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 – Reader of Potions, Dance, Breath – This week needs to be about nurturing your health and finding balance through incorporation of your meditative practice and mindfulness. It’s easy to forget in the return to balance and seeking of the light, in the striving and struggle of everyday life, that your body needs love too. Make sure that you fit in your meditation this week, get yourself out into the fresh air to enjoy the beauty and grounding comfort of nature, and give yourself the fuel and rest it craves rather than continuing bad habits.
Air – Ten of Dice, Hope, Seven Directions – Transformation and finding peace are strong motivators for you this week. Allow yourself to stay at a slower pace, allow yourself to focus on more than work. In doing this you give your inner dialogue and mental health a chance to appreciate the light it’s moving towards, to savor your recovery, and enjoy more fully coming back into a place of comfort and security.
Water – Nine of Dice, Compassion, Transition – The theme of transition continues in the emotional waters of your life with a reminder to be compassionate to yourself and allow the changes that are developing to continue to flourish. Practicing gratitude during this time can help this along, as it will bring what is positive in your life and your accomplishments along the way into focus, creating feel-good feelings that can help you in continuing in a forward trajectory.
Fire – Four of Dice, Gentle, Cycles – Slow and steady. Make sure as you’re feeling better that you’re not piling too much on your plate at once. Feeling better after feeling horrible for so long can make it feel like you can take in the world, but instead you need to take things slow and easy, and give yourself lots of security and stability with each step back toward “normal” you take. Everything has it’s own time to shine and you don’t have to rush. In fact, it’s better if you don’t.
Waning – Divine Love – Don’t dip too deeply into the spiritual connection stuff this week. Getting to know your guides and that slow progress you’ve been making in this direction is great, but now isn’t the week to set your focus in that direction. Avoid readings that will cast your gaze in that direction and instead just focus what’s right before you.
Waxing – Balance – Seek out where you feel imbalances taking root and work on setting them into balance this week. Finding that balance will allow you to retain your peace and obtain greater clarity. Don’t allow yourself to sway too far one way or another, even when it feels that imbalance may be useful to you in the moment.
Take Away – The cards make it clear that this week needs to focus on the now. Mindfulness and balance need to take priority over willfulness or other distractions. You’re not out of the woods yet, but you’re approaching the edge of the pit. Allow yourself time to feel good, to appreciate and enjoy feeling better. That first kiss of sunlight is always the best.