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 – Sea Battle, Mosquito, and Broom – Neither of the girls in the cards look particularly thrilled with the prospect of bloodshed and violence. The brook indicates it’s time to brush away the worries that everything is going to come crashing down in a mess of epic proportions. Take a breath, cleanse yourself of the stress and strain that the last couple of months have piled on your chest concerning your financial stability and security. It’s time to clear the air of that fog and distance yourself from it as best you can, even if it means stripping off that pretty blue dress (your composure) and having an emotional moment in order to do so.
Air – Drippy Ice Cream and Tangle – Don’t allow your insecurities to eat your brains. Sometimes when you allow your inner critic too much freedom, it gets everything in your head all tangled up and you end up biting a chunk out of yourself purely by accident. That inner critic? It revels in the chaos and the insecurity that it causes. Don’t let it push you to the point you end up secretly nibbling away at yourself while presenting that pretty facade of “everything is okay”. There’s shit going on back there in the shadows… don’t ignore it.
Water – Tangled Rose and Cutting Board – This ties into the Air position. Everything needs pruning now and then or else it gets unruly and chaotic. That includes your emotions. Make sure that you don’t let your emotions get all tangled up and invested with the inner critic’s ploy. That mental struggle going on does not have to turn into an emotional maelstrom.
Fire – Rapunzel’s Dragon and Concentric Rings – Take some time to examine your past and how it influences how you feel about yourself and your craft. You’re skilled and passionate about your business, but what lies behind your business is both creativity and that creative spark that drives you. Don’t lose touch with that but instead explore it and how it has influenced you.
Waning – Lemon Gathering and “She stands up taller and breathes in deeper” – It’s time for a reality check. It’s okay to take pride in yourself, getting where you are at now took a lot of hard work and that is worth a bit of acknowledgement. Just don’t let that pride go to your head. Stay conscious of how you view others and grounded in your interactions with them.
Waxing – In the Boat and “while others stay fearful to open their doors” – You have someone on your side to watch your back. Don’t allow fear to rule you. That big bad wolf in your back pocket is there whenever you need him to keep watch so that you can feel safe and secure.
Take Away – There’s a serious need of cleansing indicated in these cards. A cleaning away of fears and worries and hidden judgements about both myself and others. This is a safe time to take care of this process of cleansing out those things, as you have someone in the boat with you that is eager and ready to stand guard over you and protect your back while you deal with your inner crap.
DECKS USED: NICOLETTA CECCOLI TAROT, THE EMPTY CUP ORACLE, YARN OF MAMA SHAMANA ORACLE