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 – Two of Cups atop High Priestess, True Voice – Listening to your intuition and connecting with others for support from those closest to you will help you in staying on track this week.
Air – Three of Cups, Harmony atop Inner Child – Find peace and harmony with your inner child this week by connecting with others. This echoes the need for support in the more earth bound areas of your life, as is mentioned above.
Water – Four of Cups and Cleansing – Work at letting go of your lingering feelings of dejection. Seek a viewpoint of having washed away something that is no longer needed.
Fire – Five of Cups and Resilience – An echo from the Water position in this reading, what we see here is a need to remember just how resilient you are, and that what happened last week is not the end of the world. Make sure you aren’t catastrophizing it.
Waning – Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) atop Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) – Let go of the feelings associated with what happened last week. You don’t have control over everything and it’s okay not to. You don’t want to be in charge and in control of every little thing anyway. Instead of trying to cling and hold on to what you can’t have, let go and free yourself by moving forward.
Waxing – Mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) – Focus this week on easing agitation. With your anxiety stirred up and the storm now in the rear view, you need to give yourself time relax and recover your equilibrium.
Take Away – This week is all about re-establishing my emotional balance after the upset from last week, and finding the best ways possible to work through the issues that want to try and linger and cause problems later on. Leaning on those close to you, focusing on intuition over self destructive inner dialogue, and seeking the boon out of the situation are all parts of this process in the week ahead.