25 Feb Pick A Card Tarot Reading | Weekly Forecast For 2/26 – 3/4
Does it ever feel like just when you’re starting to make progress in life an obstacle shows up?
Jonathan Lionheart is here today with a pick your own card tarot reading, so you can overcome any roadblocks in your path and find success in the week ahead. Enjoy!
Hey there, this is Jonathan Lionheart with your Weekly Tarot Reading. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.
So I wanted to briefly talk about a dynamic that I see in the reading that’s coming up, which is called a Threshold Guardian, which is this understanding that as we’re going through a developmental process, in other words, we’re learning something new, we’re growing into a new level in our development, just as we’re getting ready to sort of graduate into a new level of manifestation, or into a new level of self-love or capacity in life, we’re going to come right up against something that challenges us. It’s like the final boss in a video game, we come right up against something that tests us to see if we really are able to hold this new level of coherence, this new level of awareness.
So let me know if you have this experience, if you’ve ever had this experience, where something got particularly hard, where you got sort of tempted, just before stepping into another layer of awareness in your life.
Otherwise, I hope you have a wonderful week. And let’s jump right into the reading. And you can grab a live reading with me down below. And as you know, I love hearing from you. So take good care.
So as we do each week, give yourself a moment to just pause. Take a few breaths, maybe following the exhale, allowing it to be a little bit longer down into the sensations of your body. Just taking a moment to be here.
Call out to the Grandmothers and the Grandfathers of the north, the south, the east and the west. Call out to Mother, Father, God, the denizens of light, the angels, the archangels, the deep ones, and the rooted ones. Please be here with us now. Bring through a clear message. And please bring forward the perfect energy to support all those who are listening now. Thank you.
All right. So we’ll be doing a pick-a-card reading for the week ahead. So what are the perfect options for those who are watching today?
So as usual, be using your intuition to choose between these three options here. We’ve got our double helix, our beautiful cube, and our triangular fella here. So give yourself a moment and just notice which of these cards is speaking to you in this moment. You might feel called to one of them, your eyes keep returning to one where you just have a feeling. So trust your intuition. And once you’ve chosen one of these cards, you can fast forward if you like to the reading that corresponds with the card you’ve chosen.
First Card – Double Helix
So for those of you that chose the double helix card, this will be your reading for the week ahead. So I’m going to open this up for you now let me just tune into this group.
Right, so first card will be the Situation. Second card will be the Obstacle. And third card will be the Outcome. All right, let’s take a look.
So Situation for the week ahead is our King of Cups. And often court cards represent individuals. Sometimes the court cards represent attributes within yourself or what we might call, like, archetypal presences in your life, in other words, certain dynamics that are showing up in a powerful way.
And so specifically with the King of Cups… the King of Cups has learned to create a kind of sturdiness and foundation throughout all of the emotional things that might be happening. Anything that might be occurring in life, this individual has learned to find themselves and stay rooted within that particular situation.
The King of Cups is also an individual that has great compassion, great empathy. He’s able to feel others and experience and empathize with others without getting lost in someone else’s emotions. This is a pretty high level of maturity, particularly for those of you that might feel to be empaths feeling somebody else, while not getting pulled off into their world, or like you’ve been emotionally hooked, is a very powerful competency.
So for some of you, the arrival of the King of Cups could be a sign that there is an individual like this who has been showing up in your life. This could be a father figure. This could be a potential romantic connection. This could be a boss. This is somebody that feels… that you feel like you can trust, someone that has a kind of solidness to them, a kind of both warmth and trustworthiness could be showing up in your life. And it’s just being highlighted so far. We’ll see a little bit of what might the dynamic be.
For others, this could be a capacity that you are cultivating in yourself. In other words, you’re learning to stay rooted, grounded, while still being compassionate, compassionate. You’re learning to find your rock in the midst of the ocean that allows you to be with the trials and tribulations of life without getting pulled off center.
Let’s take a look at the Situation card for your… or your the Obstacle card in relation to our King of Cups.
So the Obstacle card is the Three of Cups. And some of you may know that often this card can be a representation of over-partying, particularly if it’s in a negative position such as an Obstacle-like position or in an inverted position.
It can be where we’re being… we’re being a little bit too hedonistic. There’s excessive drinking. There’s a little bit too much partying too much leaning into the fun and the distracted avenues of life.
The cupscan often have this element. There’s… it may not be the case, but sometimes alcohol is represented. Sometimes we say, when somebody is an alcoholic, we say that they’re lost in the water. They’ve fallen into the depths of the water, because alcohol is actually a tear… Lucena… it opens up the emotions. But too much of it actually stagnates the emotions.
So it’s possible that some of your friends, for some of you, this could be that some of your friends are asking, wanting you to spend more time, be out be partying. It’s possible that you’ve just had a period where you’re giving in a little bit too much to the hedonistic parts of life.
And the reminder is that there’s this other capacity that might be wanting to come in, which is the individual that knows when it’s time to be celebratory and joyous and let loose a little bit, but also knows when it’s time to be clear, crisp, and sort of on, on-target and focused.
But let’s take a look at your Outcome card for the week. So, Outcome card, we’ve got our Empress. And the Empress is the opposite side of the Emperor, which means that she’s full of vitality, creativity, lusciousness. She’s the creative elements of life, and not so much in structure, but listening intuitively to life and to the creative process.
So some of what I’m seeing here is this need for this kind of balance, because the emotional content of these two cup cards has an inherent sort of creative attitude towards it.
So it’s quite possible that for some of you, what’s wanting to happen this week is maybe steering clear of the celebratory group partying piece and, rather, sort of getting connected with a creative impulse inside of you, finding your way of connecting to celebration that also feels generative.
In other words, sometimes partying is really great and really generative. And sometimes what’s most supportive and creatively healthy for you could be just some self-care, could be heading out into the wild, could be painting, could be creating in some other fashion.
So my sense is to be paying attention to the pool, to go with the group to follow other people’s energy, to follow the impulses of others or others emotions, and really tap back into what is the… what is the creative exploration that wants to happen for you this week? Is there something… The Empress is often considered to be in the first trimester of pregnancy… Is there something creative in you? Or is there something in you that’s wanting to be birthed into life? Whether that’s career, work, relationship, just the life phase? And what is it? What’s the environment, and the type of nutrient that you need to give yourself in order for that birthing process to happen with grace?
All right, let’s take a look at your Advice card for the week ahead. So the Advice card, we’ve got our King of Wands. So this is that side of the spectrum that is the great leader. Are you willing to be a powerful leader for yourself, for the people around you?
One of the most important qualities of a leader is somebody that is both capable of accessing and listening to the truth inside of themselves, while also being able to listen to those around them without getting pulled off track.
In other words, can you be available to the information around you, the feelings, the thoughts, the ideas of those people around you, take them in seriously without getting swayed off course, right?
There’s a deep, grounded foundational capacity here. So this can be for some of you listening to your own deeper leadership, wisdom.
And for others, being willing to touch base with those that you know, that are great leaders, maybe have a conversation with a mentor, or somebody that, you know, has cultivated a kind of wisdom in themselves.
So for those of you that chose the first card, this will be your reading for the week ahead. Thank you for tuning in with me. I look forward to touching base with you again next week. Take good care.
Second Card – Cube
All right, so for those of you that chose the second card, our lovely cube, this will be your reading for the week ahead. I’m just going to tune in with the group that chose this second card here.
All right, let’s take a look. So your first card will be the Situation. Second card – oops– will be the Obstacle and it has a nice little secondary friend there. And our final card will be the Outcome.
So let’s take a look at your Situation for the week. For those of you that chose the second card, we’ve got our Emperor. And I like to think of the Emperor as the great organizer, the one that is able to create powerful, strong, healthy structures, systems, all of the different elements of organization that go into life in order to make and in order to create room for the creative impulse to move through.
One way of thinking about this is that there actually has to be a guitar or a violin for music to happen through it… there has to be the hollowed out and the structure and the strings for then music to start to resonate through it. So the Emperor is the form itself – the structure itself.
So, for some of you, this might be… the Emperor can represent an actual individual, a person that is holding like a father figure like position. This could be a boss, this could be just an archetype of your father. In other words, the feeling sense of the person that sort of can be strict and dominating, but also has a good plan and creates structure and ideas.
For some of you, this could be an element that you’re starting to bring into your life, which is the mastery of form, the ability to run a business, the ability to structure your time in an intelligent way. The, you know, the Emperor has to keep an entire country put together, you know, an army that’s trained, resources that are making their way to different places, all the different organizational pieces. So this individual, you might be making your way into the wisdom that it takes to create a thriving life, a thriving business. This can also be even a thriving relationship.
So let’s take a look at the Obstacle to this Emperor influence. And we’ve got two cards here. We’ll start with the bottom one. So we’ve got our Moon card. So I move… I always love when there’s this kind of dynamic, because when there’s the Emperor card, which is structure and form, the Moon card is the place of confusion of uncertainty of the unconscious, which doesn’t, the unconscious doesn’t play by the rules of the structured material world. It plays by its own world of symbolism, and primal instinct.
So some of what might be getting in the way of you trying to create some structure, some order may be developing a particular business process or plan in your life, is that there’s something deep in your psyche, that is making it murky or confusing. This is the feeling of when you’re trying to put something together and it should just be falling into place. You keep running into a wall, like an invisible shield or wall, or somehow something gets mixed up or messed up. That can be, that’s very much what the Moon card can often be… a sign of is that there’s something that hasn’t been, hasn’t been brought to consciousness for you.
So for some of you, this might look like feeling some deep fears, some existential fears. It could be that you’re having really wild deep dreams. You could be feeling very distracted, maybe even obsessed with something. And so this might be a bit of the obstacle that you face this week.
And I like to, I like to think of this as a good sign that when we’re growing, and some new unconscious material comes to the surface, it’s a sign that you’re reaching new levels and new layers of yourself. Yeah, okay.
So the other obstacle card is the Tower card. And so this can this can be, I mean, these two cards go so well together. This can be a sign that either something has already begun to shake and destabilize in your life, whether that’s a big thing in your life, like a relationship, or a career situation, or somebody, or some health issues. This can also be a way of looking at life, which certainly would speak to this particular moon card correspondence… in the sense that, “Oh, I always thought that I was going to be a fireman. And then I realized that I hated being a fireman, and that I built my whole life around this. And now I’m having to, like, rethink, like, ‘Who am I? Who even am I? Or I always thought that I was a Christian. And then, for whatever reason, I started reading the Tao Te Jing, and it spoke more deeply to me than the Bible. And now I’m having to like rethink ‘Who am I?’” Like, this is the deep kind of sense of self-identification of who you are getting shaken getting mixed up.
I like this, there’s a lot of tension between the situation, which is trying to get organized. Often the Emperor can show up, like, on the darker side of the spectrum, trying to control things, trying to keep things, like, sorted, organized, put together. And these are those trickster attributes that are mucking it up, making it nearly impossible to control things. So there’s a real strong sort of forced surrender vibe going on here for this second group.
Let’s take a look at the outcome. When I say forced surrender, it’s having worked with hundreds and hundreds of people now on the process of deeper away, getting, like, integrated, awakening, which has to do with both digesting trauma and the psychological elements and also bringing more of your higher intelligence in.
It just is a pretty normal occurrence for the part of us that thinks it can be in charge and in control, coming up against life circumstances that create sort of a forced surrender, and that forced surrender ultimately adds to grace, even if it’s a fierce grace, towards greater availability to life.
So anyways, hopefully, that’s precisely the direction that things are heading… is that there are some changes that are happening that are outside of your control. And if you allow some of that movement to happen, the outcome is this Two of Wands, which is giving you much greater perspective on what’s possible. You can actually reach this week, a greater sense of stability, and a greater sense of being able to look at all of the possibilities before you.
It’s possible that you’ve had your eyes sort of narrowed on a very particular thing, trying to control something, trying to keep something together. And when you let go and you create some room, you actually get a greater horizon. You’re able to see that the world is in your hands, that there’s way more possibility than you might have been thinking.
Alright, let’s take a look at your Advice card for this week ahead. So Advice card is the Five of Wands. And the Five of Wands in the Advice position is… Be willing to have the complicated conversations. In other words, be willing to hash it out with yourself, look at many different perspectives internally, take in information that you don’t usually take in.
Great example for that is if you happen to be a conservative, being willing to listen to some of the liberal perspectives. If you’re a liberal, being willing to listen to some of the conservative perspectives. Similarly, like, being open to the many different ways of looking at life and possibilities, and being in the healthy kind of dynamic argument that produces new perspectives and new ideas.
Alright, so for those of you that chose the second card, that was your reading. Thank you so much for tuning in with me. And I look forward to connecting with you again soon.
Third Card – Triangle
All right. So for those of you that chose our third card, this will be your reading. So I’m just going to tune in with those that chose the third card.
All right, let’s take a look here. So for those of you that chose the third card, this first one will be the Situation. Second one will be the Obstacle. And third one will be the Outcome.
Excuse me while I take a sip of my drink here, alright, so let’s take a look at your Situation. For those of you that chose the third card, Situation this week. I don’t know who… there was another one that got the Devil card last week for the Situation. So maybe this is the same group or similar individuals.
So the Devil card has many different correspondences. On the high side of the spectrum, this is a certain kind of mastery of the material around those that have become very good at working with money, very good at working with massive corporations, that sort of thing.
However, often the Devil card is a sign that you could be dealing with a situation where you feel stuck, manipulated, out of control. This can come up when there’s a kind of obsessiveness. Definitely in the realm of addiction.
It’s… we’ve got this sort of demonic, devilish creature here and two humans. The two humans have begun to grow horns. So the more time that they spend in the particular situation that they’re in with this devil, the more they’re becoming like it.
So the best representation of that is… Let’s use addiction as a as an example. Somebody that knows that they’ve got a problem with something like alcohol… The more they keep sort of staying with the alcohol, the more they start to justify their use of alcohol… Or whatever drug it may be, or whatever particular obsessive addictive situation that might be – we can say the same thing with dangerous or toxic relationships – somebody that is with someone they know is bad for them… The longer they stay there, the more they sort of adapt and become a part of the unhealthy dynamic that they’re in.
So for some of you, this might look specifically like addiction, it could be something like too much media, it could be pornography, it could be alcoholism, it could be drugs, it could be any of these different things.
For some of you, this could be being in a seriously codependent relationship or relationship where your two nervous systems have fused in an unhealthy manner.
For some of you, this could be feeling like you’re being bullied or attacked in a workplace situation.
So let’s take a look at the obstacle so that we can get a bit more understanding. And just to say that this… Yeah, okay, so let’s also take a look at the Obstacle. So the Obstacle card is our Page of Cups, which makes me think that it’s quite likely that the the Devil card situation that we’re talking about here could be some kind of romantic or alcohol oriented situation. This could be like, oh, yeah, I just like to get a little bit tipsy… only, I like to get a little bit tipsy all the time.
Or there could be… it could be that there’s somebody that likes to pop up into your life, who wants to sort of have some sort of intimate connection with you, only to then just disappear… again, somebody that’s basically playing with your emotions.
It’s also possible that you’re the one that likes to play with somebody else’s emotions. In other words, you know that you have somebody that’s really into you. And so when you’re feeling a little bit down, or you’re feeling a little bit lonely, you go over and you sort of get a little bit of time with them, knowing that you’re not really interested in sort of manipulating them.
And that could be happening one way or the other. In other words, somebody could be doing this with you, or you could be doing it with them. But there’s some form of using somebody else, either using substances, using someone, or being used by someone.
So that’s definitely the flavor that I’m getting from this particular situation so far.
Let’s take a look at the Outcome. So Outcome card… this is a good sign, this Seven of Wands is a sign that there’s good momentum in the right direction.
In other words, you’re starting to grow out of whatever this dynamic is, whether you’re starting to see it with more clarity, or you’ve been in the process of sort of making your way out of it.
The only tricky part with the Seven of Wands is that your momentum might exacerbate some of this dynamic, because as you’re growing out of it, this person or this situation is going: “No, no, come back, come back,” which is what’s happening in this particular image – this positive momentum. This individual has now been surprised, attacked.
And it’s like you’re making the right choices, you’re going in the right direction. And the people around you want you to stay in homeostasis. They want you to stay in the place that they feel is comfortable… “How dare you grow and be healthy. How dare you make good choices for yourself.”
And so the Advice that comes along with this card is: “Stay the path.” Right? “Keep moving. You’re going in a good direction. Haters gonna hate. You take good care of yourself.”
Let’s take a look at your Advice card for the week ahead. Yeah, so this makes a lot of sense to me. And this also makes me really happy because there’s a healthy progression that’s happening here.
And the Advice card is: “Go spend time with people that authentically love you, that really want the best for you. Focus on the relationships that help you feel good about yourself.”
I was just looking at some research that was showing that you can get rats addicted to cocaine when they’re in a lab environment. In other words, they’re in an alien environment and when you’re keeping them socially separated, you can get them highly addicted to cocaine to the point where they’ll kill themselves. When they are in their natural environment and they’re able to socialize with their community, you cannot get them addicted to cocaine. They will not get addicted to it.
And so the takeaway from something like that is: “Go spend time with good people that love you, that care about you.”
And the tendency to want to get caught up in unhealthy relationships, to get pulled into unhealthy obsessions or addictions, greatly decreases. So spend time with family, if family is a healthy place, spend time with friends, go to healthy meetings, women’s groups, men’s groups, spend time with good relational counselors. That is the advice that is going to help you continue to move forward in this positive momentum.
So for those of you that chose the third one, thank you so much. That was your reading for the week ahead. Let me know how things are going everybody. I always love hearing from you even if I can’t answer you right away. It’s always great to hear from you. And I look forward to connecting again in the future. Thanks so much. Take care.