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?

Pazzol Deck, Flowers from the Dead Oracle, The Fantod Pack

EarthKing of Wands and Bee – Get your ass in gear with your business. You have a lot to do and you are dawdling. It’s time to seize up your motivational “oomph” and toss it into the fire to burn brightly and light the way.

AirKnight of Cups and Rabbit – What you desire is right there for the taking. Use those quick reflexes of yours to snag it up.

WaterSix of Wands and Hawk -You may need a little extra praise and admiration from others this week to help lift you up. There’s nothing wrong with that, just make sure what you take to heart is given in honesty and sincerity.

FireTen of Cups and Possum – Don’t forget that work can make you happy. You are in the fortunate position of being able to do what you love, which has allowed your business to grow and thrive over time. Work at getting back in touch with that joy that doing what you do so well provides.

WaningThe Limb atop The Bundle – Don’t allow yourself to be tied down by fear of failure.

WaxingThe Blue Dog atop The Ancestor – Accidents can just as easily be fortuitous as a misfortune. Stay open to the potential for happy accidents.

Take Away – Like so many of my readings over the past week, this is about the holiday rush, but it also reaches beyond that to the general “malaise” I’ve been experiencing this week and how it has been dragging me down.  The advice here is to get moving and once started, things will begin to roll along easier. Sitting back and not doing anything isn’t helping anything.  There is also a reminder that I received the other day… that accepting praise and allowing it to lift you up is not necessarily a bad thing as long as you are selective with who it comes from.

DECKS USED: PAZZOL DECK, FLOWERS FROM THE DEAD ORACLE, THE FANTOD PACK BY EDWARD GOREY

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?

Mio Im's Tarot, Season of the Witch Samhain Oracle, This Deck Is Haunted Oracle

EarthEight of Cups and Elements – It’s time to focus upon moving away from what isn’t working for you and seek a more harmonious path. Your health needs attention right now. Don’t ignore the discord and discomfort, but instead use it to tell you what patterns and habits need to be discarded for something better and healthier that will put things back in balance.

AirThree of Hearts and Centaur – Look closely at what is making you happy… and what isn’t. This week, make sure that you are focusing on those things that make you happy. Not the things that should… but what actually does. In doing so you will be able to give your inner narrative something more genuinely positive to focus on. Keep in mind that satisfaction is not necessary the same as happiness.

WaterPage of Swords and Ritual – What habits in your life need re-examined with a critical eye? These cards tie into the Air section of this reading in that you need to look at what you are doing, look deep and examine if these habits are truly making you happy, or just a form of self medicating to bury unresolved past issues.

FireQueen of Wands and Grief – Don’t allow confused and conflicting emotions to pull you away from what needs encouraged to flourish this week. You have a lot of prep work to get done. Allowing feelings of failure or being hyper focused on what isn’t going well at the moment is only going to hold you back and slow you down.

WaningBoogie Man atop Planchette – Don’t let worries about the influences of your father plague you this week. He came through the thinning veil last year and really upset your balance. You are more prepared this year, and in a better place.

WaxingEctoplasm atop Living Doll – Work on remembering and acknowledging all of the ways that difficulties and the pain from your past has transformed into positives in your life and in yourself.

Take Away – The advice in these cards is about focusing on what is truly important.  That includes self care, but also in finding those things that truly make me happy.  Set worries and inner conflict aside, let go of the “shoulds” and look for the truth beneath those thoughts and desires.  Where does the truth truly lie?

DECKS USED: MIO IM’S TAROT, SEASONS OF THE WITCH SAMHAIN ORACLE, THIS DECK IS HAUNTED 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?

Tarot of Haunted House, Abandoned Oracle, Oracle of the Shapeshifters

EarthKnight of Cups and The Feral Child – Over the past week you have set the groundwork for what you want in the area of your finances and spending. Now is the time to dig in and really make it work for you. Don’t fall back on the old habits, or they will eat away your chances of having what you want any time soon.

AirSeven of Wands and Surprise! – Keep an eye on your six this week. Something is coming that is going to spark feelings of defensiveness, and it will come from an unexpected corner. You might want to take a moment to consider if fighting fire with fire is really the answer.

WaterThree of Pentacles and Crematorium – Don’t hesitate to invite others in to help you this week. Overwhelming yourself by trying to do everything on your own is not healthy for your emotional balance and can have irreversible consequences. Ask for help.

FireThe Empress and Dismemberment – One thing at a time. There is a crapload to get done, but you need to make sure you only focus on one thing at a time. Fragmented focus doesn’t just slow you down, but is destructive to both your well-being and your goals.

WaningMermaid of Immersion – Dawdling and screwing around is no longer an option. You need to release these time wasting (but entertaining) pursuits and train your focus on what is ahead.

WaxingTwo Kitties – There have been some readings lately that indicate you can juggle both your emotions and the holiday rush, but you still have to set one as priority over the other. As the card says… you must choose.

Take Away – The transition into prep for the holiday rush is well and truly underway this week and you need to make sure to keep your eye on the prize.  There’s plenty of room for emotion and other interests, as long as you keep what needs to be your focus as the priority.  Make sure that you’re asking for help!  Falling into old habits is not healthy, either in finances or in how you deal with your responsibilities.

DECKS USED: TAROT OF HAUNTED HOUSE, ABANDONED ORACLE, ORACLE OF THE SHAPESHIFTERS

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?

Черное Таро, Oracle of Nightmares, Halloween Oracle

EarthThe Emperor and Imagination – Use your imagination this week to stay on top of things that are your responsibility. A bit of predictive projection about what is to come is not a bad idea right now.

AirQueen of Wands and Illumination – Be sure that you are staying aware of your inner narratives this week and bringing to light what’s going on inside your head. Make it a focus… even your main focus wouldn’t be a bad idea this week. You need this awareness right now for things to go smoothly later.

WaterWheel of Fortune and The Shadow – Be aware that with Gid going away soon, you’re going to have a lot of doubts and worries that’ll be running rampant this week. Lots of ups and downs as concerns that are usually not an issue now arise to screw with you emotionally. Keep in mind that this is a reaction to that upcoming vacation and not based in reality.

FireEight of Pentacles and Disquiet – Don’t let restlessness push you into working yourself to death this week. This is very likely your last few days off until the end of December.

WaningHearth atop Lady de los Muertos – Be sure that you don’t let the changes going on right now as the transition towards the holiday rush slides into full swing draw you from your sense of comfort and security this week.

WaxingJack-O’-Lantern – Shore up on your protections and check your wards. Make sure everything is in place and ready for the “time of inattention” that the holiday rush can cause.

Take Away – I need to take this week to get as much recuperation as I can while I have the chance, and not allow my restlessness for the holiday rush cause me to take for granted this time. There is also a reminder here about staying positive, and staying aware of what’s going on in my head so that I can course correct any negative inner narrative going on instead of allowing it to get out of hand and drag me down.

DECKS USED: ЧЕРНОЕ ТАРО, ORACLE OF NIGHTMARES, HALLOWEEN 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?

Cerise Tarot, Copper Rabbit Oracle, Archeo Personal Archetype Cards

EarthDeath atop Cloak, Page of Swords – You may feel as if you’re getting knocked down a peg or two this week in reference to how much you think you can accomplish vs how much you can actually do. This experience will be a necessary reminder to pace yourself and continue your new path of a better work/life balance. Your plate is not going to get any bigger, so keep a hold on your expectations.

AirCrown and The Empress – Only you have the ability to make self-care make sense for you and a priority in your life. It may help this week to reflect on just what putting this as a priority does for you and the benefits it generates.

WaterTower atop King, The Lovers – Extraneous distractions are going to work hard this week to keep you from getting laid. Remember that intimacy is about far more than sex, and will be far more important this week. It’s not a personal failing that sex isn’t in the cards for you this week, so don’t self blame.

FireDagger and Ten of Cups – Don’t allow others to piss in your Cheerios this week. Make sure you are focused on what you need and have , and let others stew in their own slew of shit.

WaningDuende – It’s not yet time to allow that spark of creativity and entrepreneurial fire kindle to life. Hold back for just a bit longer.

WaxingSage – Centering, balance, and connecting with your spirits and guides needs to be the theme of this week.

Take Away – There’s going to be a bit of a struggle this week emotionally as some old battles rise up and other new ones start to show their faces.  Make sure you are staying focused on self care and on yourself and not falling into old traps.  Wait just a bit longer before diving in gung-ho on work.

DECKS USED: CERISE TAROT, COPPER RABBIT ORACLE, ARCHEO PERSONAL ARCHETYPE CARDS

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?

Journey of the Bearded Tarot, Forest Fae Cards, Universal Folk Oracle

EarthQueen of Air and The North Wood Fae – Your time off didn’t really give you that rested feeling that you were seeking. Make sure to take some extra time this week to rest and pamper your body. Picking your meditation practice back up would also be advised, as it will help calm the anxious running on of your brain.

AirThree of Fire and Forest Sister – There is a lull of calm that comes after chaos, which is an opportunity for progress if you seize upon it. Keep an eye out for these opportunities in the week ahead.

WaterQueen (The Empress) and The Mandragora Mother – Give yourself what you ache for and long for this week. Get out in nature and seek out those liminal spaces, frolic among the trees and hanging moss, and find the peace that your connection with both provides.

FireKnight of Water and She of the Mossy Brae – Take caution with those that try to spark your interest this week. Remember that flattery is often a tool used to manipulate.

WaningLoyalty – Make sure that you are looking at your relationships with others using a critical eye. Blind trust is not a good idea this week.

WaxingManifest – Now is the time to plot and plan, dream and conspire. What do you want? Start thinking about what you want in the days and weeks ahead, where you want things to go, and how to get there.

Take Away – There is a warning here about taking things (and people) at face value, and a risk that you could come up against those seeking to emotionally manipulate you. Instilling a bit of skepticism into how you view the world and others that approach would be a good idea for the week ahead.

There is also an encouragement to keep an eye out for small opportunities in the calm after chaos. Nothing big, but those nickel and dime opportunities that add up to obtaining bigger goals in the end.

Taking care of myself, my body, and my needs will also be an important theme this week, which includes getting out in nature.

DECKS USED: JOURNEY OF THE BEARDED TAROT, FOREST FAE CARDS, UNIVERSAL FOLK ORACLE