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 – High Priestess and Pine – Stand strong and listen to your inner voice. You’ve been injured and this isn’t the time to push yourself or let yourself be impatient. Instead, trust that everything will come in its own time. Allow your body to speak and tell you what it needs to recover and be strong once more. Accept that just like the growth of a pine tree, your healing is going to take time and patience.
Air – Page of Wands and Wasp Sting – Leaping forward quickly into anything at this time is going to hurt. Put away your aggression toward yourself and others and allow yourself to step away from thoughts of work or things you just can’t do or get to right now. It’s okay to put these things down, rather than “stinging” yourself over them again and again.
Water – Ace of Swords and Hornet Sting – Hornets are more calm than wasps, but their stings are more painful. Combined with the Ace of Swords, we again see a warning not to dive into any new ideas right now. No matter how cool they may seem or how interesting they are. Now is a time to chill and rest. Anything else is something you will end up regretting.
Fire – The Emperor and Diarrhea Rx – Control yourself and you won’t have to pay the consequences of ignoring these warnings and going full boor into things better left alone at this time. You’re not going to like the consequences, so make sure you are keeping yourself and all that enthusiasm in hand.
Waning – Friction – Again we see an indication that this week isn’t about movement but about chilling and relaxing. Stepping back away from agitation and active movement, now is a time for rest.
Waxing – Specialization – In the things you do put your attention in, avoid anything new (as noted above). Instead focus on the things you know and are familiar with, and delving deeper into those things.
Take Away – This week is all about rest, recovery, and recuperation. It’s not about new ideas or interesting new projects. If you want to pour your energy into something? Pour it into the stuff already per-existing in your life that you know and enjoy.