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 – Seven of Swords and Lion – You can allow others to support you and take on some of the burden while providing the strategy and instruction needed to help them do a good job. Don’t forget that they don’t have to know how to do a job to do it… they just need someone there to guide their steps and keep things on track.
Air – Ten of Pentacles and Bear – Now that you are aware of where you are at in your journey and that the whispering lies are just that… you can begin to move in a direction that will allow transitions to begin. The bear is a symbol of death and rebirth, and you need to remain confident in your footing as you go through the cycle of your depression so that your rebirth will go more smoothly.
Water – The Star and Dragon – A sign of hope and encouragement. Look toward the light and allow the dragon’s message of strength through adversity to carry you through. It’s okay to shed tears, as you must purge in order to be reborn again.
Fire – Two of Cups and Ant – If you want to keep things running smoothly with your business right now, you need to make sure that you’re planning things carefully to conserve your energy and keep things balanced while you work through the effects of the depression. Low energy means low output, so use your energy and your time wisely.
Waning – Pelifo – Don’t allow paranoia and negativity to continue to drag you deeper. You are aware of what’s going on and the negative inner dialogue is in full swing and very seductive. Make sure that you keep it in its place and don’t sink into the embrace of those whispers.
Waxing – Cerbeu atop Honcdonk – Work on connecting with your true and authentic self. Make sure that you are not closing off your emotions, but are instead allowing them to be expressed freely. Gratitude is important. Take extra effort in seeing the positive message in your COTD pulls.
Take Away – With awareness comes strength. You are aware of what is happening and in touch with the fact that your depression is not an emotional illness but a mental one. The mental games depression plays may stir up the emotions, but this is simply a reaction to the mental part of the equation. Do not allow those emotions to damage you… instead share them and work harder at looking to the positive in the ways you are able. Do not overwhelm yourself or push yourself too hard right now… it’s okay to go slow.