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 – Three of Swords and Cloak of Invisibility – Now is the time to turn around my attitudes and habits concerning my current situation. Throw off that cloak and come out into the light and use this time to delve into the disaster of the physical world repercussions of Covid-19 on your life and fiercely confront and find a way forward from these struggles. Be fierce… prepare to win.
Air – Eight of Wands, Empress, Skipping Stones – I need to look at delving for those things that will help nurture and calm me. Now isn’t a time to be stirred up and agitated, it’s a time to pause and reflect, to wait, and seek out methods and paths that will fit you. Now is a time for planning, not action.
Water – Five of Cups and Disappearing Ice – Take time to focus on what you do have instead of training your focus on what you don’t. It’s time to count your blessings and work on accepting that there are some things that are out of your control. Once things are out of this holding pattern you will be able to find momentum and stability once more, but for now it’s time to let go and have a little faith that things will come around and balance out in the end.
Fire – Six of Swords and Flowers In Your Hair – Now is a time for taking a leap out of the stagnancy of worries and fears, and into the joy of exploration and creation. Take advantage of this extra time not just to plan but have a little fun. It’s okay to not work all the time… try and fit a little play and pleasure into this week as well.
Waning – The Bounty Fool – This is actually a really appropriate card for the moment, with funds on the decline and very little income coming in, and resources such as food and the like so difficult to find and keep up with. I read the book for this card, and it provides a reminder that I really like. That reminder being that “there’s really no lack of abundance, only a lack of imagination controlling the moment”. This is a really good point. Although over the next week abundance may seem to be in steady decline, it will be important to remember that imagination and “outside of the box thinking” can help… and even step in to “save the day”.
Waxing – The Fool’s Tax – The “Fool’s Tax” is the price you pay for not listening to your intuition and not following your inner guidance. Everyone has to pay up for bad choices because that’s how you learn from them. Make sure that you are paying attention your intuitive voice and moral compass this week, and take care to make good choices in order to help mitigate such repercussions as much as possible.
Take Away – It’s time to start looking at things and dealing with the current situation a bit differently. Beating yourself up isn’t working. Now is a time to nurture and inspire. Take time for fun and creativity as well as self care, and focus your mind and your drive upon preparing for when this cloud of disease and destruction lifts so that you can hit the ground running once this time of stillness and waiting has ended.