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 – Starfish and Visibility – You are beautiful and capable and talented enough to both shine brightly and not be vapid. Allow those things you want to manifest to flow forward and be brought into reality. Stand tall and proud as you show them off and allow others to see them. Translation? It’s okay to share your shops with others and you shouldn’t be shy about showing off your work. Doing so is not spam.
Air – Otter, Vulture, Co-Creation – It’s time to clean out your mental closet and let go of the hangups that are preventing you from embracing a lighter outlook and more fun attitude. You don’t have to be serious all the time, take some time this week to consider how you can purge some of that dour energy and replace it with joy, humor, and a little more playfulness. You have all these qualities within you already, you just need to take out the trash in order to uncover them.
Water – Octopus and Ritual – Sometimes when emotions start to move towards overwhelming, you find yourself confused with how to deal with them. You might feel the urge reach out to those incompatible to the situation or share more than is healthy with those you shouldn’t.
(Note as well that sharing too much was a theme in yesterday’s reading concerning people spiriting off with my new ideas, and I think that the Octopus here relates to that reading as well.)
To tamp down on this temptation, make sure you are falling back on those steadfast people in your life that are dependable and have become established in your life as safe. Repetition and rote might sometimes feel stagnant and it may feel like you’re being a pain in the ass to those you care about most, but they are also safe, and when it comes to your emotions? You need to lean into the safe and dependable.
Fire – Unicorn, Lamb, Compost, Genius – That inner spark within you is a precious thing and a part of what makes your soul sing. Allow it to thrive and flourish by discarding “half baked” ideas that have no future and following through on the ones where potential lives. You know how to tell the difference, just listen to your soul and have patience. Those shimmering diamonds of greatness will rise to the surface… and the rest will sink.
Waning – Death – You are moving out of a time of transition and into a time of recovery as you begin to find your balance and settle into the new reality that has been given room to grow. Your time of growth is not exactly over, but turning to a new stage where it’s time to become familiar and comfortable in your new skin, having left the old one behind.
Waxing – The Emperor and Six of Wands – Taking some autonomy and control will create admiration in others this week, which means there’s an opportunity to garner some of that praise and encouragement that you are so loathe to admit you need. Keep in mind that the Emperor is not active, he is a passive projective. So do your thing and tend to your own business, everything else will fall into place on its own.
Take Away – “Stay in your lane” and on track both concerning your responsibilities and concerning your support system. Focus this week on settling into your new reality on the other side of the emotional growth spurt you’ve been going through. Your period of growth is coming to an end for the time being, but the time of adjustment still stretches out before you. Make sure that you are prioritizing instead of compiling, all those things not worth your time are really…. not worth your time. So don’t bother to direct your energy there.
There is a neediness represented in these cards today that needs addressing as well. The Octopus especially, but also within the Starfish, and the Six of Wands. Make sure that you stick to those trusted people in your inner circle to fulfill that neediness that arises this week. Now is not the time to branch out.