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 – The Hanged Man and Bleeding Heart (Independence) – It’s time to take a look at your inner workings and start seeing them from a different perspective. This softer side of you where emotions come from and where the heart rules, are not weak or as vulnerable as they feel. They are simply under developed and need time to grow. Do not forsake them for the hard outer shell of logic just because logic is the more comfortable and familiar fit.
Air – The Hierophant and Borage (Optimism) – Lighten up. You don’t have to be so serious all the time. People will still take you seriously even if you let loose and allow yourself to have some fun. A little fun and some expressions of joy will also refresh your enthusiasm for teaching at those times when it feels like you’re dragging a bit in those areas of your life.
Water – The Empress and Campanula (Alignment) – This is an echo of yesterday’s Tarotholics reading. It is an encouragement to be kind and supportive of yourself by looking at all that you have accomplished, and allowing yourself to take pride in your capabilities and the rewards of your hard work. Let the knowledge of your accomplishments be a balm for the wounds your inner critic has wrought.
Fire – Four of Pentacles and Iris (Inspiration) – You are well entrenched within a place of stability right now. Take this time to wallow in your creative spark and let your inspiration fly free. The business is slow but steady, your finances are in-hand. Now’s the time to do some creative exploration and have a little fun.
Waning – Beech – You may have some trouble with concentration this week and struggle with distractions and memory. It’s okay, just remember that this time is temporary and look at it as a time to set big decisions and heavy responsibilities to the side until things are back in balance again.
Waxing – Elm – Although concentration may not be your strong suit over the next week, communication will be. Not the inane conversations of small talk and passing conversations, but deep and connected communication is possible this week, including some of those profound word drops that seem to pop into conversations with people out of nowhere and change lives. So make sure that you pay attention to what you say, and how you say it… be sure that you speak with empathy as well as an open heart and open mind.
Take Away – This week is an ideal time to distance yourself a little more than usual from your responsibilities and obligations. Fill that time with endeavors that allow that inner spark within you to shine, and with people that are conducive to true depth of communication. Take some time for yourself this week… everything else will take care of itself.