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 – Eight of Wands and Regret – Go Now or you’ll regret it. This reading was done just before J dragged you out to a walk in nature, and these cards are an encouragement to get that nature time. You need it. You need more of it, so make sure that Saturday isn’t the only day you go out and spend some time among the trees.
Air – Ace of Cups and Patience – Be kind and patient with yourself and these emotions that have risen up. Remember that what you’re feeling is temporary, and will pass. It’s not the end of the world, even if it might feel like it right now, and in the end the good feelings will come back… you just need to have a little patience.
Water – Five of Coins and Mystery – Make sure you’re not allowing the unknown to feel like it’s the end of the world. You’ve been doing a lot of that lately. Your issues with uncertainty and instability are creating an overreaction and dooms day thinking.
Fire – Two of Hearts and Effort – Allow your loved ones to connect with you and help lift you up. Let yourself lean on them. It’s okay to need help when it gets too much for you alone, and right now? It’s too much. It doesn’t matter that it’s not physical work that’s overburdening you… they can still help.
Waning – Child and Mountain – There’s a lot of new things going on in your life right now that are blocked in one way or another. IKEA not having the shelves you need in stock, and Etsy’s security issues causing business problems while you’re trying to get things back on an even keel, being at the top of the list. These cards indicate that those obstacles are going to start easing up during this week, allowing for movement once more to resume.
Waxing – Ship and Anchor – The energy and feelings of finding “safe harbor” are coming. You need to focus on the things that will help further these feelings instead of allowing yourself ton continue to dwell on the “unanchored” uncertainty of feeling adrift.
Take Away – Subdrop and an approaching MDE… this situational depression overlapping these other issues is more of a struggle than I’m used to, even in the deepest of MDEs. I find myself struggling to function at all, when all I want to do is hide away, sleep, and cry.
Today’s reading is a road map to finding myself a better “place” to “stand” emotionally.