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 – Ace of Swords and Intuition – Use your intuition this week to weed out the good ideas from the bad ones. Instead of hemming and hawing over whether an idea is good or not. You have an opportunity to get yourself back on track with your physical health, but you need to follow your gut and allow it to lead you forward. Head, mental health, emotions… none of those are going to keep you on track… but your intuition absolutely will.
Air – The Hanged Man and Storm – This week you return back to your regular dosage of meds, and you need to make sure to stay objective as you watch out for any repercussions of the shift back. The up in meds seemed to have helped in tugging you back from the depression’s edge, but it’ll still be a few weeks before you know for sure that you’re out of the woods.
Water – The World atop Three of Swords Rx, and Mother – You still have plenty of time to enjoy your time off and your new connection with your emotions. Take this time to enjoy the new world opening up before you instead of struggling under the knowledge that the holiday rush is coming and will force you into focusing on something else for a while.
Fire – The Empress and Crafty – Only work on the things that make you happy this week and give you comfort. No stress or forcing yourself into work you aren’t feeling or don’t want to do. There’s plenty of fun and creative things you can do that won’t weigh on you the burdens of responsibility. This is your week off. Have fun and give your soul the nurturing spark it needs.
Waning – Goose – Don’t worry about what others want and need this week, and don’t concern yourself with their demands or the collaborative projects and goals that are upcoming. This week needs to be focused upon you and what you need.
Waxing – Steller’s Jay atop Humpback Whale – You’re going to be having some contact with your family this week. Make sure that you don’t just pacify them, but instead speak honestly about how you feel and what you want.
Take Away – These cards are all about me and nurturing myself, keeping my needs in mind, and allowing myself this time to relax and recover instead of trying to push work on myself at a time when rest is needed. There is also, of course, a warning to make sure I’m watching out for my depression levels and to connect with those things I enjoy.