These Saturday readings are (not usually) bearing in on any one thing or event in my life, as the question used is asking for a more general outlook. This is a self care exercise, and is not meant as a predictive reading… although that, too, happens on occasion.
The question is… What do I need to focus for self-care through the week ahead?
Earth – Five of Cups and Wren – You possess all the resources and skills needed to achieve my goals. Now is a time to set aside apathy and move away from those things that are causing distress. Instead, pay attention to what needs to be done and what needs to take place including in what areas you need to step back from, and use your innate skills and adaptability to take the steps needed to get there. Judicious self restraint is advised.
Air – Emperor and White Swan – A return to strength can be healing. It’s more than possible to maintain control and steady footing while allowing light in to heal wounds created within the darkness. That self possession and control can often look like it is in contrast to the light of healing energy, but they aren’t. Both reside within you and can work together as one.
Water – Hanged Man and Dove – Releasing the past and opening up to the present is the theme of this week when it comes to my emotions. It’s time to seek out a new perspective, moving forward into that new view is essential to adaptation and growth. Take time to examine closely the “outside the box” options that may be available to you or help you in finding balance on your path forward.
Fire – Eight of Wands and Eagle – The symbol of the eagle is one of awakening power, knowledge, vision, and spiritual growth. Combined with the Eight of Wands, there is an indication here that these cards are about advancing in those areas at high speed over the next week. Sometimes when we are growing and developing, different aspects of ourselves develop at different rates. These cards indicate that there will be a significant growth spurt in this area, and that I need to keep my eyes open so that I don’t miss anything.
Waning – Snake – Rigid adherence to a chosen path and analytical thinking. As the cards above have touched on, this week will be about moving away from these themes and embracing a mentality of adaptability while allowing the heart to have sway in the decisions taking place.
Waxing – Monkey – Unrestrained dexterity and adaptability. Don’t get so sucked in to that rigid way of thinking that you miss the bus on the growth taking place this week. You’ve made the choice to move forward… now is not the time to look back.
Take Away – More forward movement towards healing and finding balance. More growth. Full speed ahead, this week is going to be filled with bits and pieces of growth… golden nuggets that will in develop into essential puzzle pieces in the new reality I am forming with each step I take.