18 Feb Pick A Card Tarot Reading | Weekly Forecast For 2/19 – 2/25
Transformational energy is in the air, and it could affect your week ahead in surprising ways.
Jonathan Lionheart is here today with a pick your own card tarot reading, so you can get personalized insights on what’s to come and ride the waves of change with grace and ease. Enjoy!
Hi, this is Jonathan Lionheart with your Weekly Tarot Reading. I’m excited for you to take a look at the cards for your week ahead.
I’ve had a number of clients who have recently been in somewhat of a stagnant place. But from what I’ve seen so far, and what I’m reading into, it’s looking like it’s going to be a really sort of revolutionary week. So I’m excited for you to take a look at what’s coming up.
You can always grab a private reading with me down below. And I look forward to connecting with you soon. Let’s jump in.
So give yourself just a few moments to take a few breaths. Allow yourself to relax back into your body, letting go of the day or thoughts or worries just for a few moments. You might bring your attention to your heart space. And notice if there’s anything that has been on your mind or that you’d really like to bring some resolution or some clarity to… you might place your attention here for a moment. And then find your breath again and let go. So we’re gonna look at the energies and the week ahead.
Calling out to Mother, Father, God, the Angels, and the Archangels, the deep ones, the rooted ones. We call out to the grandmothers and the grandfathers of the north, the south, the east, and the west. Please be with us now, bring forward a clear message. And the right kind of supportive energy for those who are listening right now. Alright.
So you’ll be using your intuition to choose between the three different options today, which will subsequently bring you to the right reading. So the first option will be underneath the cube. Second option will be here underneath the double helix. And third option will be underneath the triangle.
So notice which card, which of these different symbols is speaking to you today. Trust your intuition. And once you’ve landed on the one that feels like it’s calling to you the most today, you can fast forward to the right part of the reading if that’s helpful.
First Card – Cube
So we’ll start here with our first option underneath the cube. So for those of you that chose this first option, this will be your reading
All right, let’s take a look here. So first card is going to be the Situation. Second card will be the Obstacle. And third card will be the Outcome. And then underneath the cube we’ve got your Advice card for the week ahead.
So let’s take a look at our Situation card for the coming week. So as you can see, we’ve got our Lovers card. This is a really powerful Major Arcana card. Even just the symbolism itself has a lot of fire to it, energy, creative energy.
I like to think of this as the card of emergence. And emergence is when something new that couldn’t be seen that was developing starts to take form. It’s when a new phenomena presses forward into your life.
So the card that comes before this is The Hierophant which is all about structure, tradition, doing things the well known way.
And so when the Lovers card shows up, it’s actually about your unique flavor, your unique way of moving into life.
Sometimes this kind of emergence happens as a result of meeting somebody that brings something new into your life. So for some of you, this can be a sign that you have met somebody, or that you will meet somebody that is bringing an added alchemical burst into your life.
This could be a lover. This could be a romantic person. This could also be a friend or a business partner. What it means is that there’s the possibility of meeting somebody that is going to ignite something in you.
For others, this can be a sign that there is a choice before you. There is an important choice between doing things the safe way, or the way that you’ve known in the past, how to do things, or listening to your heart, and following the call, the higher calling of your soul.
This could be a really exciting week for some of you. This card is always bringing something that is catalyzing, that can be transformative.
It’s an important week for you to be listening to your heart, listening to the signs that are deep within you, and being willing to be a bit of a radical.
So let’s take a look at why it might be getting in the way, the Obstacle for the week ahead. And I want to be clear, just because it’s called the Obstacle… sometimes this is the necessary friction or tension that we need in order to burst forward.
So our Obstacle card this week is the Nine of Cups. So I sort of like this as an Obstacle card. And I’m not seeing it as being… sometimes the Obstacle card can be read as the card in reverse.
But the way that I’m seeing this is you might actually be feeling somewhat sustained, happy, content in your life in some way. You might notice that our guy here sitting. He’s sitting very squarely, he’s very rooted and grounded. He’s got sort of a smug smile. All the cups are well balanced behind him. So there’s this presentation of things being really well put together.
However, he’s guarding his heart. And the tapestry or the cloth behind him is hiding the table beneath it. So on the surface, you might be feeling very content, like things are really well put together. And when you’ve got something that can feel like a catalyzing element, something that is shaking stuff up. This can be the reason that you go: “Well, I don’t want to. I don’t want to mix things up too much. Because look how well organized and well put together everything is.”
In other words, the Obstacle this week could be a sense of comfortability, or a sense of homeostasis that’s in your life right now.
So for some of you, this might be that you’re in a happy relationship, and it feels comfortable where you’re at. And even though you’ve met this person that’s making you question things, you go, you know, “I really am just going to keep it safe.”
For others, this could be more along the lines of a work situation where you already feel like, you know, you already know how to do the thing that you’re doing – What’s the purpose of mixing it up?! – even though deep down, something is reminding you that you have something important to give. And even if it’s scary, maybe you should, maybe you shouldn’t. So this is your obstacle card for the week.
Our Outcome card as we head forward is our Three of Wands. And I like this in terms of the progression of the cards that we’ve seen so far. Because it’s letting me know that it’s quite likely that you’re going to…. it’s quite likely that you’re going to be willing to look at some of the momentum that might be happening as a result of the Lovers card here.
In other words, you might start to do some research on the thing that is speaking to you. You might be willing to look at your life, serious circumstances, or your romantic circumstances, and look at them with a little bit more curiosity, or even a critical lens… is also possible that you are waiting to get some information, whether that’s waiting to hear from somebody, waiting to hear back from a job of some kind.
You’ve started to move things, or you’re going to start to move things, in a particular direction.
And then there’s going to be a bit of a waiting period. The Three of Wands tends to be a sign of positive momentum. So whatever it is that starting to get going, it’s a good thing. There’s good movement that’s happening here. And you should get excited, because this week feels like it’s going to have some, some new energies and some new possibilities.
Let’s take a look at your Advice card. So with everything that’s happening here, what’s the Advice that’s being brought to the table?
So the Four of Swords is great advice. I feel like this could be universal advice, all the time, which is, take the time to check in with yourself. Give yourself the room. You need to listen to your deeper sort of sense and your deeper wisdom. It’s a guard that definitely indicates being in a place of prayer.
For some of you, that means meditation. For others, that’s contemplative prayer. It’s going inward, being still, and listening to the insight and the guidance that’s wanting to come to you from spirit, from your angels, from the different places that you gain wisdom.
So what a powerful week for those of you that chose this first card. A lot of… I love the Lovers card as a… it’s kind of a revolutionary card. It’s a revolution that can happen in somebody’s life. So I look forward to hearing how the week goes.
And you’re always welcome to reach out and say, “Hey.”
So thank you for those of you that chose the first card.
Second Card – Double Helix
Let’s take a look at our next element here. So for those of you that chose the double helix, our second option here, this is going to be the reading for you.
So let me just get tuned in with this group. All right. So for those of you that chose this second card, this is going to be your Situation card, Obstacle, and our Outcome.
And let’s see here, so the Situation for the week ahead. Some of you that have been watching me for a while know that this is one of my favorite cards. It’s one of my favorite cards because it marks a turning point in someone’s life.
Some of the different philosophies out there see our developmental process as being a series of plateaus, followed by sort of quick, transformational moments, followed by somewhat of plateaus.
And so this card, the Eight of Cups, shows up after there’s been a significant plateau of some kind in our life. In other words, we’ve gotten used to a particular pattern of some kind, we’ve been with somebody for a long period of time, or we’ve worked at a particular place for a long period of time, or we’ve been experiencing a certain dynamic in the way that we’re relating to life for a long period of time.
This is the card that shows up when we start to go: “You know what, I’m ready for something new. I’m ready for the next depth of meaning.” It’s the willingness to start to look for new value for something that touches us in a deeper way.
So the mythos behind this is: We’ve got our guy in an area that, at one point, may have been a very fertile valley with greenery and water. And now it’s become a swamp. The water has become stagnant. And so this individual has decided it’s time to go look for something new. And he’s heading up the mountain, and he’s heading up to look for or to gather more wisdom, or to see what’s out there that might bring about some more value or meaning in his life.
So, for some of you, this could be that your job has become stagnant in some way, or you’ve lost your connection with the meaning behind what you do.
For others, this could be a relationship dynamic that has started to dry up. It’s not really giving you what you’ve wanted.
It’s also possible that you just feel a little bit stale in your life in general, and it’s not one particular thing or the other, but you’re needing something. You’re ready for something to change, and you’re actually gathering the courage to step outside of the comfort zone.
So let’s take a look at our second card, our Obstacle card. And I was just saying in the previous one, Obstacle cards don’t necessarily mean that there’s some specific thing that’s in the way. It just means that it’s where there’s some tension or where there’s the unnecessary tension that can create some of the change.
So this makes plenty of sense to me. We’ve got our Fool card hanging out in the Obstacle position. And as many of you probably know, the Fool card is this place of freshness, newness. And, on one hand, that can be really exciting. The possibilities are endless. Who knows what could happen next? It’s kind of the dreamer. That which is the reason that the fool is stepping off the cliff is that we don’t know. Anything is possible. He could walk right across the gorge with no problem whatsoever.
Now the Fool card also comes with a lot of naivete. And this fresh new place, this sort of unbounded energy can be scary. So in relationship to your first card, the Eight of Cups, part of what might be creating some resistance or some friction is the unknown, is the fear of the unknown, of not being able to tell what would happen if I were to change course, if I were to walk away from this person, if I were to go back to school, if I were to step into a new direction, I don’t know what would happen what what could possibly happen here.
So I tend to be the type of guide that will say, when you come into contact with the unknown, learn how to breathe and be with the unknown. You learn how to say yes to the unknown in small ways, which could mean when you’re sitting in prayer and meditation, breathing and allowing yourself to be in relationship, be intimate, with the unknown.
In all truth, Spirit, God, Creator is unknown. We might have a relationship there. But it’s beyond our comprehension. How can I be intimate with and start to develop a sense of relationship with the unknown? So that’s just a little aside for some of you.
What this means is that the choices that might be on your table, or the reason that you might be deciding to hang out still in the area that might have become stagnant, is that there’s some fear. It’s scary to touch base with something new.
For others, it could be as simple as you’re meeting somebody new this week, or you are coming into contact with a new context that is just new for you, and might bring up a little bit of sense of naivete or not knowing.
So let’s take a look at your Outcome card for the week. So our Outcome card here is our Ace of Wands. And I like this. It feels like it jumps right into perfect alignment with what we’ve seen so far.
The Ace of Wands is that creative spark of energy, the excitement that comes with fresh beginnings. There’s almost sort of a fundamental, young fundamental movement forward energy, this energy of fresh starts. So this creative spark goes hand-in-hand with the Fool card, because there’s such new potential that comes with the Fool card, with the not knowing, that anything feels possible.
You could feel by the end of this week, particularly as you start to flirt with stepping into new territory, new directions… You could start to feel really excited. You could start to feel, like, energized and curious and engaged with life in a way that maybe you haven’t felt in a while, particularly if it’s been, if you’ve been in a little bit of the swampy area. This new energy that’s flooding in could create quite a bit of creative energy for you. So there’s something new that’s happening.
And let’s take a look at what the Advice card is for you with this particular setup that’s in front. Whoo, okay, so this is a pretty strong Advice card. We’ve got our Ten of Swords, which is saying, advice-wise, it’s time to let what’s dead or what’s dying to die. It’s not really worth it to keep hammering at something that has really come to an end.
I mean, this is a bit of what this fella has come to realize. And look, we’ve got, we’ve got two individuals with the red cloaks on. But this guy has come to the realization that something’s come to an end and is heading up the mountain. He’s coming into contact with all this fresh new energy. This is saying: Let what’s done be done.
So you probably know what this is for you. You’ve probably already thought about this, felt into it. It’s likely it’s not something that’s like a mystery to you that I’m revealing right now. It’s more, like, you know, the thing that has been falling apart or disintegrating beneath you. And it’s time to say, “Okay, let’s go with the direction that life is taking us.”
So for those of you that chose the second option, this was your reading for the week. I hope this is helpful. Let me know how it resonates. And I look forward to connecting with you again soon.
Third Card – Triangle
All right, so for those of you that chose this final card, we’ve got our little ace here. And I’m curious if anybody knows what this one is called. My dear friend made these for me. And it’s… I just call it a triangle. But I think that there’s way more going on here. So let me tune in with those of you that chose this third option.
And this will be the reading for your week ahead. So, first card will be the Situation. Second card will be the Obstacle. And third card, we have a bit of a double third card situation going on here.
So let’s take a look at the Situation to begin with. Nothing like a little bit of Devil card to start us off. So this is our Devil card hanging out in the Situation category.
And the Devil card tends to represent a sense of being stuck, feeling manipulated. It can be a sign of addiction. It’s basically the deep, darker parts of ourselves that can be unruly and unwieldy. And that can cause both a place of subjugation, as well as being the dominator or the persecutor. So this is a complicated card. There’s a lot of intense energy that spirals around this particular card.
So for some of you, you might start asking yourself the question, “Am I in a situation…” – whether this is a relationship, a work situation, or otherwise – “…where I feel like I’m being manipulated, dominated, and I feel trapped, I feel like there is no way out of this situation?”
For others, you might start to peer into what is your relationship with some of the substances. This can be everything from media, to drugs, to alcohol… “What is my relationship with my environment? And does it feel healthy? Does it feel like it’s boosting me, building me up? Or is it detracting from my life?”
So there are a lot of directions this particular card could go. I almost want to pull our second one and get a little bit more information to get a feel for what this Devil card is referring to.
So let’s take a look at the Obstacle in relation to this, because whatever it is here could have somebody stuck. You might be feeling really stuck or trapped. There’s there’s a couple of different places.
So let’s take a look at our Obstacle card here. So Obstacle card is our Seven of Wands. Now this almost immediately makes me curious if you have yourself trapped in some way. And that can sometimes be in reference to these chains that are around the two human-ish creatures down there. It’s tended to be seen that the chains are loose enough for them to get away. And so: What is the situation or what might be the context that you’re in right now? Where you are keeping yourself sort of stuck or guarded in, that might not be best for you?
The other side of this is that the Seven of Wands can be a sign that you’re a bit in the obstacle position… could be a sign that you’re a bit worried about getting attacked, or surprised.
In other words, if you decided to start to move away, the Seven of Wands is often a sign that you’re moving in a particular direction that is positive for yourself. You’re gaining momentum.
And then the storyline is that this individual has been surprise attacked by those around him. And so if you’re in a context that you feel trapped in, it’s quite possible that the reason that you feel stuck is you’re worried you’re going to get overly criticized. You’re going to get attacked. You’re going to get belittled. And you’re going… and you don’t feel necessarily strong enough to defend yourself.
So you might be having to deal with somebody this week that really makes you feel small, scared, worried… This could be a partner. This could be a boss. This could be a family member. And you’ve been sort of allowing yourself to be in the muck and the gook of it, because it’s scary. You don’t want to get dismantled by that person.
Now, I’m so curious because we have this double Outcome card. So there’s, there might be a split here in the group that is reading this one, or it could just be clarification. So let’s take a look at what we have here.
Yeah, so my sense is that there’s a split. And so for some of you, the Outcome is in process. In other words, you might not get a full sense of how to move through this situation, until you receive some more information, or the whole of the situation starts to ground itself.
This Eight of Wands can be an indication of very quick changes. It can be a sign that there are messages headed your way. I often think of it as a time where the energy hasn’t fully grounded itself. So it’s up in the air. You’re not sure of exactly what’s going to happen next.
So for some of you, whatever it is that’s felt a little bit intense or stuck, it’s not necessarily going to find its full resolution just yet.
For others, we’re headed towards a situation where there’s going to be a much greater sense of safety. In other words, you could decide to take the challenge to stand up for yourself. And in doing so, you actually start to feel like you’ve carved out a little bit more room for you to feel safe, for you to feel content.
For others, it’s possible that you come to realize that you’re not actually going to get attacked for what it is that you’re wanting and that you need. In other words, you might have an older story or an older experience that’s shading over the context that you’re experiencing now. And when you realize that it’s just… it’s not the full truth of what’s happening, you’re going to feel way more at peace, way more safe.
So let’s take a look at the Advice card, because this is a bit more of a complicated one-week reading. In other words, there’s more that’s going on here than can be fully expressed in the reading alone. But let’s see what the Advice card is for this week ahead.
The Advice card is the Empress, which means: Please, please, please nurture yourself, take good care of yourself. Be willing to be willing to stay grounded. You might connect with nature a little bit in the week ahead.
It’s also a reminder of the abundance, that there’s more options, there’s more possibilities than you might be realizing right off the bat. And even just that… what is the saying from the Bible? “The magnificence of Heaven is all contained within a mustard seed.” So worst translation, that’s the worst quote ever, but it’s something along those lines. And just realizing that there’s more possibilities than maybe what you’re seeing. Anything at the moment starts to open up that mustard seed of Heaven.
In other words, it starts to create some peace. It starts to create some possibilities that maybe you didn’t notice before.
So please stay grounded this week. Please take good care of yourself, love yourself up. Be nurturing.
All right, so for those of you that chose the third card, this is your reading for the week. Thank you for tuning in with me, and for everybody else, always a pleasure to connect with you. I love hearing from you. And I look forward to connecting again in the near future. Take good care.