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 – Nine of Swords – Financially speaking, make sure that you are standing strong in the boundaries that you have set for yourself during the week ahead. There will be plenty of temptation to mess with your resolve as your anxieties rise and you become a bit more high strung, but by sticking to your boundaries, you’ll have better future results.
Air – Two of Cups – Make sure that you are staying closely connected with those you love in order to keep negative inner narratives at bay. Your connection with them and their support it’s necessary during this time.
Water – Seven of Cups – It’s hard to make it responsible choices when you’re feeling emotionally needy. You need to be aware of what it is you are in need of, so that you don’t try to”fill the hole” with something that’s not going to resolve the issue.
Fire – Four of Swords – Rest when you can, and look for the “easy way” when one is available to you. You have too much going on to add an extra work to your plate that you don’t need to worry about right now.
Waning – Lilies and Crossroad – Your tolerance for others might be a bit short over the next week. Make sure that you are keeping your own council and following your own moral compass, and let them deal with the consequences of their own choices without involving yourself.
Waxing – Man and Whips – Just as you struggle with tolerance for others in the week ahead, so too will you struggle with your own snark and outward reflections of that lack of tolerance. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Make sure you are taking this potential to heart and taking steps to mitigate the fall out.
Take Away – Grumpy times lie ahead and you are not particularly kind mentally or in your communication with others during these moments. Make sure you lean into others to help lift you up and out of your funk, and practice self awareness to ensure you’re not hurting anyone unintentionally. Give yourself a break when you can, and watch out for “self medicating” behaviors.