❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

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?

Antiquitarian Tarot and For Strange Women Botanical Oracle

EarthThree of Swords atop Queen of Wands – Don’t let sour grapes ruin the strength and focus you get out of those things that bring you joy. Sometimes shit’s going to go wrong, but that shouldn’t change the pleasure you get from the pursuits that you love.

AirPage of Swords – Remember during this week what you have learned about keeping your inner narrative in check.  You’ve spent the summer learning to use positive self talk and optimism in a battle against that inner voice, and you will need those new skills this week.

WaterKnight of Swords – Its okay to be impulsive now and then, as long as you’re not hurting anyone in the process, so stop restraining yourself so often from acting on your emotions.

FireAce of Swords – Time to begin the strategy, planning, and communication with others needed to get things going in preparation for the holiday rush. Your ambition is gearing up.

WaningViolets and Mugwort – The veil between the spirit world and ours is beginning to open this week. Make sure you are not allowing family members that have passed on to slip in and screw with your head or your mood.

WaxingBats and Tarantula – Make sure that any decisions you make this week are made with a clear head, and only after a moment of reflection with yourself.

Take Away – Make sure you are staying on top of using your newly learned skills to keep your negative inner narrative in check, and don’t let road blocks or other problems squelch your enthusiasm, ambition, or the good that can come from thinking ahead and a bit of extra planning this week.

DECKS USED: ANTIQUITARIAN TAROT AND FOR STRANGE WOMEN BOTANICAL ORACLE

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

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?

Rebirth Tarot and The Hush Tarot (deck modification)

EarthThe Hermit – Giving yourself a little extra alone time right now wouldn’t be remiss. Just make sure that it’s healthy alone time and not you trying to hide away.

AirKnight of Wands Rx – Slow down and take a breath. It’s September, not November. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with lots of “should be doing” thoughts and tasks.

WaterThe Fool Rx – Set frivolity aside and be serious about how you’re feeling this week. You need to be self aware and paying attention so you don’t stray emotionally into something you can’t handle.

FireTen of Cups – Do the stuff you like to do that makes you feel good about yourself and your work this week. There will be time enough for the tasks your less enthusiastic about later on.

WaningTwo Left Cards – Remember that vulnerability is something that you go to those you trust for help with. Don’t retreat into you self. Instead, reach out to those that can help you find solid ground when you’re feeling vulnerable.

WaxingTwo Right Cards – Just make sure that you are sharing these emotions and vulnerability with those that you trust to provide you with safety and security. It is with those who have helped to shelter you during the storm that you can find support when you need it.

Take Away – Don’t let the upcoming holiday rush get you worked up this week. You still have time to enjoy a little down time and relax in the company of trusted loved ones.

DECKS USED: REBIRTH TAROT AND THE HUSH TAROT (trimmed naked)

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

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?

The Essential Tarot, Pythia Botanica Oracle v2, and Brune Lenormand

EarthSix of Cups and Forget Me Not – Take time this week to look at and appreciate just how far you have come. You’ve accomplished so much, and you need to reflect on this in order to tone down a bit that constant drive for “more”.

AirTwo of Swords and Jasmine – Be sure to lead with your heart as you make difficult decisions this week. Not everything has to be solely based in logic.

WaterKing of Pentacles Rx and Lilac – You’ve spent a lot of time ignoring your emotions and shoving them aside. This week you need to instead make sure that they are getting their due attention. Just as everything cannot always be based in feelings and intuition, neither can it always be based in logic and practicality. Sometimes emotions have to take the lead.

FireKing of Wands and Pitcher Plant – Lead the way to enjoyment and taking intense pleasure in the things you do with others this week. In other words, Gideon is in great need of your time and attention.

WaningMountain and Dog – Some of the people always so ever-present in your life may be a bit scarce this week.  Make sure you aren’t leaning into feelings of loneliness because of this.  You need the alone time.

WaxingWhip and Lily – Take care of yourself and give yourself the rest and pampering you need this week.  The last week was damned hard and you could use a bit of extra rest to help you recover.

Take Away – Be open to your emotions and give yourself a bit of extra self care this week.  You need it.

DECKS USED: THE ESSENTIAL TAROT, PYTHIA BOTANICA ORACLE V2, BRUNE LENORMAND

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

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?

SCS

Overall ThemeLadybug – Take care to focus on positivity and optimism this week. You will need their extra influence in your life to help combat any tendrils of depression or pessimism that are trying to rise up and make a mess out of things. Lean into happiness instead of self-flagellation.

EarthKing of Pentacles (Blue Morning Glory) – Make sure that you are staying on top of your responsibilities this week. Ground yourself often to ensure that the stress doesn’t start getting to you, and nip problems in the bud before they have chance to grow in your garden.

AirThe Hermit (Eryngos) atop The Emperor (Peony) – You will have very little chances left to take advantage of alone time and turn it to your advantage. Take charge of you urges to waste that alone time in unhealthy ways that could end up harmful to your mental health.

WaterKnight of Pentacles (Field Bindweed) – Make sure that you are being patient with yourself this week. No beating up on yourself for having to take things slow or because you struggle emotionally while trying to understand how you’re feeling or how to handle it. This is a slow journey that you’ve chosen, and there’s going to be times during the development of your emotional intelligence where you feel stalled out or lost. It’s just a part of the process.

FireThe Lovers (Adonis and Rose) – Healthy choices are going to be needed in order to make the most out of this week. Make sure you’re taking your vitamins, eating healthy, and treating yourself well so that you have full stamina and a well grounded foundation with which to work from.

WaningThe Bat and Hellebore – Take care that you don’t lean too heavily into your intuition’s past advice this week. There is something “off” that needs rectified. Something you missed or misinterpreted along the way, and you need to pay attention so that you can see it clearly and get it sorted out.

WaxingThe Opossum and Peony – Allowing people to think you are shy lets you blend into the background and see things from a different perspective. Hang back and watch this week, as you will learn more from listening in the background than you will from stepping out into the light.

Take Away – Make sure you are taking care of your needs this week, including those that have to do with grounding yourself so that you can stand tall and strong in the face of responsibility, pressure, and uncertainty.  Make sure you are paying attention this week so you can figure out what’s not quite right that you missed the first time around and fix it before it becomes a problem.

DECKS USED: BOTANICA OCCULTA TAROT AND WOODLAND WARDENS ORACLE

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

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?

Self Care Saturday Tarot Reading with the Old School Tarot and Jester Lenormand

EarthThe Empress atop Ace of Cups – Be gentle with yourself as new emotions rise up. You don’t have to beat yourself up about it, but you do need to watch how these emotions might influence your actions, and whether or not you’re giving yourself the nurturing energy you need to work through them. Self-medicating is not your friend, but rather it’s a self-destructive urge.

AirJudgement – Make sure you’re staying focused on the big picture, and not bearing down into becoming hyper-focused on one thing. Keep an open mind in your inner narrative, as there’s no need to be judgmental with yourself or others.

WaterCapricorn Rx – Take care not to be selfish or self-centered this week. You may have a tendency to lean into these themes right now, and you need to make sure that (as the Air position in this reading recommends) you stay focus on the big picture. That includes how you are affecting others.

FirePage of Pentacles – Revisiting the tried and true with a new outlook would be an excellent pursuit for you in the days ahead.  It’s time to start prepping for the holiday rush to come. Look at some of those menial tasks and re-invest in them this week.

WaningBirds and Tree – It will be helpful to you to step away from the fanciful and the spiritual a bit this week.  You need to connect and lean into the practical instead.

WaxingLily and Crossroads – Again we see a call for practicality as decision making becomes a theme to focus on this week.  Not so much those split moment decisions, but some of the larger and far more important ones that build over time and require some depth of thought to work through.

Take Away – Make sure you are focusing on the big picture and the practical decisions that need to be dealt with this week.  Don’t put them off until later.  They’re a long time coming and now’s the time.  Don’t be selfish, but instead lean into your desire to see things from multiple perspectives before finalizing anything major.

DECKS USED: OLD SCHOOL TAROT AND JESTER LENORMAND

❤️ Self Care Saturday (On a Sunday)

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?

Pussy Cat Tarot and Calihuni's Lenormand

EarthThe Devil – There is a warning here that there is shit coming up that you’re going to need to pay for. Unexpected shit. Cut back on your spending in order to begin preparing for what’s coming. It’s okay to treat yourself, just be extra careful to be responsible about it.

AirTen of Cups – happiness is a valid reason for doing something. Don’t let your inner narrative end up picking on you for making choices that make you happy. Stretch into the happiness instead.

WaterTwo of Wands Rx – Don’t let circumstances make you feel trapped this week. Instead, take a minute to really look over your options and make a plan. Emotionally speaking, you will feel much better with a plan in place rather than backed into a corner or hindered by avoidable blockages.

FireTwo of Pentacles – Take care not to get so wrapped up in one thing that you begin neglecting another this week. This pattern has been surfacing a lot lately, and you need to get a handle on it before it gets out of control.

WaningThe Masculine and The Lily – Set aside tried and true methods this week and do a little bit of exploration and experimentation instead.

WaxingThe Fox and The Mountain – Be clever concerning obstacles and roadblocks in your way this week. There are ways to overcome these issues that arise, but you’re going to have to take a moment to be smart about it and think outside the box.

DECKS USED: PUSSY CAT TAROT AND CALIHUNI’S LENORMAND