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 – Ten of Cups and Cleavers (Galium aparine) – take some time to really appreciate what you have and where you are this week. Enjoy those around you with a sense of gratitude, seek peace and quiet to help further is anxieties in the areas of your finances, resources, and stability. Much of your anxiety is fueled by your perception, so focus that perception towards the good that you have and foster emotional peace in this area.
Air – Ace of Wands and Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) – Combat your negative inner narrative by taking a look at just how good you are at putting into motion your ideas. Give yourself some credit and allow that to be a balm for the wounds that your inner narrative has created over the past few months.
Water – Knight of Wands and Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) – Turn around and face forward.
Make sure you are looking ahead as you move into the coming week. There’s no point ruminating on the past and rehashing over the mistakes you might’ve made. This only creates negative space for pessimism to grow. Instead, look forward toward feelings of hope and what you hope to achieve. Allow that hope to lift you up emotionally. This is a conscious choice for you to make and is completely within your control.
Fire – Page of Swords and Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) – Don’t be cruel to yourself just because things are slow right now. Use this time to give yourself an opportunity to learn how to do even better to further things along. It’s okay to feel frustrated with the lag in the business, just don’t take it out on yourself.
Waning – Mountain and Tree – You need to start taking better care of your physical health so that health and mobility issues are less of an issue for you. This involves not just making sure you are eating more healthy, but also ensuring you aren’t cutting your PT short but doing the full routine.
Waxing – Lady and Coffin – Pay attention to changes that might be indicating that you’re moving back deeper into the pit of depression. You have a chance to change the potential backsliding, but it’s going to require self awareness.
Take Away – This week is all about working on clearing the lip of the depression’s pit, and what’s needed to make sure that even should I not clear the lip, no backsliding happens.