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 – Two of Swords and Foo Dogs – You’re going to have some decisions to make this week concerning your home and finances. Make sure that you lean heavily into the stability aspect and that you are paying attention to what needs a little extra balance and structure. Now is not the time to take risks or go off of guesses. Find the sure path with level ground and save the risk taking and adventures for later on down the line.
Air – Two of Cups, Basilisk atop Harpy – Do not allow carelessness and negativity to pollute your connection and communication with others. Sometimes your head goes on little tangents or gets a bit too wrapped up in it’s own self and you forget to look outward on how your words are affecting others. The potential for one of those moments is coming up in the week ahead, so do your best to stay mindful in your connections and communication with others, as well as their reactions.
Water – Justice and Minotaur – What goes up must come down and you’ve been on a bit of an emotional upswing lately, regardless of the somewhat chaotic nature the last week has held. These cards go hand in hand with the Air section of this reading, as you are at risk of sliding into a more negative space and getting lost in your head with that ugly negative self talk that so often can drag you down. Here’s your warning… the scales are looking for a way to tip off balance. Be aware. Be alert. Pay attention and do what is needed to stay balanced.
Fire – Five of Cups, Mermaid atop Goblin – Bad feelings are coming and it’s important that you don’t close them off or shut them away. Feel your feelings. It’s important. If you close the emotions you’re feeling off it will only make them worse, giving rise to a “fight” response that will create resentment and negative interactions with yourself and others as a result. This is not healthy for you or for your ambitions. It’s not healthy for anyone. Feel your feelings. But while you’re doing so, keep your head up and look for the silver lining in the situation.
Waning – Tiwaz (Courage/Justice) – It’s time to slow down. As indicated in the Earth section earlier in this reading, there are things at play that need a slow and careful approach. Pause and think rather than simply going with your gut, and when you come to a course of action? Pause and think some more.
Waxing – Berkano (Fertility/Growth) – The question in this prompt is specifically “what do I need to focus on moving toward” for self-care in the week ahead, and what I need to focus on is growth. Personal growth. I have an opportunity to grow and flourish into the newness of how I deal with things in the methods I use to confront this week’s challenges. I can fall back on old habits… or I can reach for new methods and use this opportunity to grow from them. I need to focus on that growth.
Take Away – Slow steady and ultra careful on the home and finances front this week. There’s some potential for emotional upheaval this week, and miscommunication could very definitely play a part in the mess of it all. Don’t make any important decisions or changes this week in the home and finances while going through the mess of emotional upheaval. And don’t close off. Use this upheaval as a chance to practice your new methods instead of falling back on old habits concerning how you deal with this sort of thing.