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 Hierophant and The Lovers – Remember that you are in the process of learning how to be open and how to choose love. How to choose emotion and not just logic and intuition. Take time to recognize that on this path of emotional growth you’ve been on, the emotional factors aren’t going to stay in a nice little box away from the other areas of my life. This isn’t something you can compartmentalize, so when emotions start to make themselves known in the areas of your life that you’re used to being very steadily grounded… don’t panic. And don’t close down. Ride it out instead and choose to stay open.
Air – Seven of Diamonds and Blossom – These cards are all about growth, and relate back to what was said in the Earth section of this reading in that you need to make sure you aren’t reacting negatively to this phase of natural growth. You’ve been on this path for a long time now, but that doesn’t mean growing pains still aren’t possible or won’t happen. Just remember to stay focused on what you want to come out as the end result.
Water – Nine of Hearts and Passage – Again we hearken back to the lesson in the Earth section of this reading. Here in the place of emotion and relationships we see a card of passage that moves us from a place of darkness to one of light joined with a card signifying emotional harmony. That emotional harmony is the goal that you seek. The cards here indicate that you might feel some confusion or disillusionment this week, but you need to keep your eye on the prize.
Fire – Death and Potential – With every change, a new opportunity is born. Again we have a card here that speaks of gradual change. In the Air section this was about growth, but here we see the death of what is being left behind, and the seed of something new. During the week ahead, consider what things relating to your drive and your business that you want to let go of. Only by letting go can you make room for something new.
Waning – Wing Taps – This week is going to test your calm and your resolve to stick with the changes and growth that you’ve chosen to follow through with. It may be stressful, and you’ll probably have some trouble dealing with your anxiety.
Waxing – Squirrel Smells – Centering and grounding will be extremely important this week in keeping things calm and collected and your anxiety at bay. Make sure to meditate, and use mindfulness exercises with your senses to bring you into the here and now when things begin to feel overwhelming.
Take Away – Stress and anxiety this week are going to make it difficult to stay open and allow your emotional growth to continue to have the reigns. It’s going to start showing in other areas of your life and don’t let that freak you out. Use your meditation practice as well as mindfulness based centering and grounding techniques to help yourself in staying calm and open to the changes taking place.