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?
Theme – Three of Swords – Keep your disappointment in check this week. Everything may not go perfectly, but everything that happens this week, including the disappointments, are happening for good reason. Like beets and eggplant, they’re good for you in the end, even if it doesn’t feel like it when you’re choking them down.
Earth – Knight of Swords and One of Flowers – New goals will take focus and strategy. You are on the right track, just make sure you don’t lose track of your goals and your process to get there. Write down what you want and how you are going to get there and use this to return your focus to your target again and again.
Air – The Hierophant atop The Lovers, Four of Flowers – Make sure you are open and forthright with your doctor during this upcoming appointment. Make a list of everything you want to say so that you don’t miss anything, and while you’re there be sure to push about having tests done and possibly seeing a specialist.
Advocate for yourself in this area and don’t allow it to be brushed aside or the issue to be downplayed. Your pain and discomfort are a sign of needing the attention of a professional. They are worth the man’s time even if he might not think so.
Water – Two of Wands and The Vixen – Strategy and prioritization are both going to be extremely important in how you plot your course as you come out of hiding. Here, too, writing things down could help you immensely. Having a concrete plan can give you a sense of security that you feel like you are lacking at the moment.
Fire – Ace of Swords and The Guide – Be wise about what you take on right now. There is a great deal on your plate and you don’t want to get weighed down as it will then restrict your creative thinking.
Waning – Ring and Anchor – Stop worrying about the damned mortgage. Everything is fine. Yes, you’ll be needing to negotiate new terms next year, but next year isn’t now. Hopefully interest rates will have gone down by then. It’ll all work out, but now isn’t the time to worry about it. Set it aside until it’s the right time to deal with it.
Waxing – Moon and Birds – Make sure you’re getting enough time with Gideon this week. Yes, you have gone back to work, but he is able to lift you up and keep you balanced, and that is something that you need right now. Some time chatting with Gid and spent in his company is just what you need to help keep things on an even keel this week.
Take Away – The cards this week indicate that you need to be proactive. Not just with your doctor, but with your life in general and those things you already have on your plate. There’s a lot of different things going on for you right now, and you need to consider making a list and then sorting out the path forward with each of those things. In doing this, you will feel more grounded and organized, and more empowered as well.