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 – Nine of Wands and Jonquil – This week it’s going to be important to make sure you’re not just aware of what’s yours but be willing to defend that claim if necessary. Sometimes life allows a bit of lackadaisical relaxation and carelessness, but this week is not a time for such notions. Yes, vacation is all well and good, but make sure you are not letting go of anything you should be holding on tight to.
Air – Page of Swords and Stephanotis – A lot of new ideas are swimming around in your head right now, and writing them down so you can take your time exploring them is great. But when it comes to exploring this week, make sure you allow others in on your ideas and get their perspectives and their help in whatever ways it is offered to you. You’re not in this alone, so don’t try to function as if you are.
Water – The Hierophant and Heartsease – You need to spend some time this week learning to be a little more gentle with yourself. It’s time to seek out methods bringing yourself to that kinder place when you need to access it. Scolding yourself over being a dick doesn’t get you anywhere. There has to be a better way. This might be something Gideon can help you with. It’s not about “be nicer to yourself” but rather finding a method of identifying and triggering that kindness and compassion when it’s needed.
Fire – The Tower and Tiger Lily – There are times when tearing shit down is the way to go… and times when taking the safe route is best. This week you’re going to be pulled in both directions, and you’re going to need to find the middle road between the two. Find a balance between the two that allows a bit of both.
Waning – Cherry Plum and Red Chestnut – It’s time to move away from careless abandon and worried tailspins. Neither of these are going to do you any good moving forward.
Waxing – Wild Oat – Now is a time to look over your path and make sure you are moving in the direction you desire to go in. Seek clarity in looking over how things are going, and seek out honest truths and understanding concerning your trajectory and the hurdles you may face or have faced. A little latitude is good… a lot, not so much.
Take Away – This week is going to be a delicate balance between what needs to dealt with and the peace and quiet you need out of these days off. Unfortunately, you just can’t abandon all responsibilities, but there’s still plenty of room for relaxation and self care. There’s lots of teetering balance in this week’s theme it seems. And a need to be aware of my surroundings as well as where I want my path to lead.