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?
Central Theme – Page of Wands – This card is included because it demanded to jump out from the deck twice during the initial shuffling process when I was thinking about self-care for the week ahead, but had yet to begin shuffling for a specific element. It speaks of focusing on the things you want to be passionate about. Letting your focus move to those things that you want to include in your path, those values that are important to you, and giving them the time and attention needed to help them grow in strength and purpose.
Earth – Three of Pentacles, Boundary atop Humility – Suck it up when it comes to your pride and ask for help. You don’t have to do everything yourself, and in fact, it’s not good for you to try. Re-align your boundaries to allow yourself to ask for the help you need when you need it… and even sometimes when you don’t think you need it.
Air – The High Priestess and Nurture – Spend some time this week researching the mediumship you are interested in learning to expand your intuition. Feed your mind the information it needs in order to begin connecting the dots and allowing growth in that area to begin.
Water – Justice, Create atop Body – When the body feels good, the mind feels good. Let yourself find the healthy balance you need in your body… go hiking and commune with nature, create a space for the time you need to allow yourself to feel healthy and hale… and as a consequence, your emotions will follow and feel better as well.
Fire – The Empress and Transform – It’s time to look at your business in a healthier light. Let go of the workaholic mindset that is fostered by the holiday rush. Let go of the guilt and the unreasonable expectations. Be kind to yourself instead.
Waning – Man and Scythe – Stop being so damned ruthless and demanding with yourself. You’re allowed to be kind to yourself and you need it. That narrative in your head demanding more and more from you, then shaming you when you need to rest or fall short on those demands, isn’t healthy and you need to shut it down.
Waxing – Ship and Child – Work at looking at your journey with a more innocent and youthful gaze. You’ve lost track of the efforts to take on a more positive and optimistic perspective. It’s time to return to looking at each day as a new adventure instead of as just another day.
Take Away – The encouragement here is to remember that this week is still a part of my time off. It’s a reminder to enjoy the week instead of ducking my head and diving into work. The reading indicates that there’s more than enough time to do both and have a healthy happy week were I also manage to get things done, rather than just focusing on work.