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 – King of Wands, Widower, Master – The combination of the widower and the master indicate that in order to move forward with my drive with my business and finances I need to step away from the emotional aspects of money and business a bit and keep a stable and practical mindset on these topics this week. This means no emotional spending and keeping a practical eye on my finances and where my money is going. (ie: Buy the supply of chain for the business, and not the pretty deck that will make me feel all happy and giddy to have in my hands.)
Air – Ace of Pentacles and Thoughts – Don’t get so lost in your thoughts that you miss a rising opportunity. It’s easy to get so deep into your head that the world outside of your mind gets its volume turned way down. This week you need to make sure you’re paying attention.
Water – Eight of Cups, Sorrow, Gift – There is a risk this week of looking gift horse in the mouth, and walking away from something prematurely as a result. Build off the concept of not getting lost in your thought mentioned above, make sure that you are paying attention and squeezing ever last drop of juice out of situations that can be to your advantage. And don’t throw out the rind, either.
Fire – King of Pentacles, Soldier, Longing – It’s okay to wish for better times, but don’t let those wishes distract you from your goals. Stability and security take a balance between defending what’s yours and going after what you want. Focus on keeping those aspects in balance this week.
Waning – Tapas (Zeal) – It’s time to start examining things that are not currently serving you. Like all migrations, these elements can be brought back into your life later when they are of use again, but at the moment they are just added baggage that doesn’t need to be carried.
Waxing – Asana (Physical Postures) and Vrkshasana (Tree Pose) – Take some time to connect with nature and ground deeply. You need this for balance and calm. Make the time to do this, even if it means reaching beyond your norm to get it done.
Take Away – Practicality is the theme of the week this week, along with ensuring that I am paying attention to my surroundings and possible opportunities to shed old baggage in order to free up space for more useful elements to grow and flourish. There is also a need to spend some time connecting with the earth, even if that is through extra time at the farm. It’s possible I could ask to stick around after my shift for a bit just to get a meditation in on some bare earth. I’ll have to ask them about it and see what they say.