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 – Temperance and Eagle – This week is going to require a little more restraint and moderation than normal. Make sure that you are staying aware and observant of the world around you, and don’t close yourself off. Observation is key here. This is not a time to act… just watch closely.
Air – Nine of Swords and Bee – You are more effective than you realize. The beautiful things you make, and the ways in which you reach out and touch the world, have rippling effects of positivity that spread far and wide. Don’t allow your anxieties and negative inner narrative to snuff out the positive influences you share with the world around you. Instead, focus on the joy and pleasure you get in the things that you do well.
Water – Knight of Wands and Elephant – Slowing down is such a recurring theme in the cards this summer, and here again it shows up to speak out about taking time and slowing down this week. There is also, once again, the reminder not to close yourself off in the presence of the Elephant. Make sure that you are directing your focus to those around you, rather than getting so wrapped up in your own interests that everything else fades off into white noise.
Fire – King of Cups and Crow – Direct the lion’s share of your focus and drive towards spending real and valuable time with your loved ones. Set aside superficial interactions and go for depth and meaning in the time you spend with those around you and your communications with them. Express what lives within your soul with those you love through open communication, truth and honesty.
Waning – Juniper Berry and Black Pepper – Although self awareness is an important quality to have, focusing too much on your negative qualities, self defeating tendencies, and self destructive urges is not going to be a good way to spend your time this week. Set aside your fears and worries, let go of that negative inner narrative, and turn your focus in another direction.
Waxing – Frankincense – As a few other readings have hinted at lately, now is a time of rebirth for you. You have already let go of so much of your old ways, and you are in the process of rebuilding your processes now. Don’t look ahead, but move forward. Train your focus on each step you make in the now, with the awareness that each step you make is a building block that creates the future’s foundation.
Take Away – The theme for this week is to make sure that my focus and attention is being directed in the direction of my loved ones and not business struggles, financial concerns, or my own negative inner narrative. Connect with those you love and allow them to give you the support and boost you need in your life this week, just as you provide that for them in turn. Be sure not to make any important financial decisions this week. Watch and wait… gather information at this time and make your decisions later on down the road.