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 – Temperance – Take time this week to slow down. It’s okay that you’re not getting everything done that you might have planned. Physically speaking, taking things slow is the best thing for you right now. There is also guidance here to take things slow getting your new card (to be picked up tomorrow) set up.
Air – The Star – Stay hopeful. Stay open to optimism. Do not allow negative self talk to drag you under and sour your emotions. Keep a cool head and take things at a slow pace.
Water – Six of Pentacles – Sometimes the small kindnesses you give others are in fact a warm and welcoming light in a cold night. For now, focus on providing that light, and taking sips of the comfort offered to you in turn.
Fire – Six of Swords – When your world begins to feel as if it is cracking and crumbling, make sure you are getting out in nature. It is through your time in the shadows of the wet woods that you find peace and restoration.
Waning – The Deer – Timidity and hesitation are not going to be helpful for you right now. Note how the deer walks with caution, how she paused often and is skittish in the extreme. These qualities have their place, but that place is not here in the week to come.
Waxing – The Kite – Spread your wings and seek to look outside yourself this week. Be open with others instead of closing yourself off and shutting people out.
Take Away – The cards for this week are providing me with advice on how to deal with and navigate my grief, while being supportive of others in my life that are also grieving.