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 – Valet D’épée and The Demon – Work smarter, not harder. See the angel coasting along in the back draft of the demon’s wake? They’re both going to get where they’re going, but the angel will be far less tired. The Page of Swords combines with this card to indicate that I still have a lot to learn to get where I want to be, and I need to use my mind to discern easier ways to get there than the hard labor route I’m currently on.
Air – Eight of Cups and The Pruning – Work on moving away from damaging and unhealthy thought processes. Your negative inner dialogue has the ability to take over if you don’t keep it under control. This has been the case over the past week, and it’s time to put your foot down and set it aside before it does some actual damage.
Water – Le Monde and Neglect – Your negative emotions are holding you back and tying you down. Untangle yourself to move forward. This is an echo back to the positron of Air in this reading, and speaks of the influences that that inner dialogue have had on you. You’ve forgotten how beneficial leaning into optimism can be, and it’s time to bring that back into focus now.
Fire – Seven of Coins and Devour – Don’t get so fixated on things moving slow that that is what consumes you. There is a part of you that worries if you do not continually obsess over the things you want to accomplish, that they will fall away and you will forget about them before you can accomplish them. This obsessive behavior, though, is not healthy and can bleed you dry if you let it.
Waning – Revenge – No drama allowed. You need to let go of the tension that getting all wound up has created. There’s no need for the extra tension and drama, and it’s just getting in your way and making things uncomfortable.
Waxing – The Demon Ship – Bonding with your crew. Get in close with your friends and loved ones. Let them know what’s going on, and allow yourself to have some fun times and relaxation with them instead of everything being about work.
Take Away – This week is providing me time to recover from the mess of nerves, tension, and restless discomfort that has been churning inside me throughout the past week. I got myself all worked up and had nowhere to expend that energy. Instead it was trapped inside causing unnecessary chaos and struggle. The advice here is to focus on releasing that struggle and tension, and go back to working on focusing on positivity and optimism. It works… if I’m willing to do it instead of discount it.