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 – Knight of Swords and Blackberry – Lean into love when it comes time to fight for where you want to go. Goals are all well and good, but it’s about more than just getting there. Rather, it is about how you get there. The choices you make along the way and the methods you use are important. Make sure that as you push towards your goals that you come at them from a place of love.
Air – Knight of Pentacles and Hazel – Another reminder to soften the way forward. Soften your inner narrative and make it that of what you would speak to others… to those that you care about. It is a long journey, and one that will take time and hard work… but now is the time to do the work that you want to carry forward. Be your own friend, your own caring companion instead of your own personal abuser.
Water – King of Wands and Gooseberry – Take time this week to find your footing in the ordinary and every day. You are the king of your castle, the king of your passions, the king of your destiny. But that doesn’t mean you need to be constantly advancing. Sometimes even kings need time to gain their equilibrium. Embrace the ordinary and enjoy, allow it to help you find your footing after the emotional mess of what has been the past few weeks.
Fire – Strength and Elm – Allow others to help you and move forward in the direction you want things to go. Stop expending all of your energy now and allow yourself time to rest this week. You will pay dearly with pain and sacrifice if you do not take the opportunity this week grants you, so stand strong against your urge to work, and give yourself the break that you have earned and deserve, and the time to recover that you so greatly need.
Waning – Cobalt atop Copernicium – Volatility resides within both of these elements, and like the Fire position above, these cards are a warning that it is time to ease up and unwind. You may suffer from a bit of passion deficiency as the week drags on and you begin to unwind more and more. It’s a natural ebb and flow. Don’t fight it.
Waxing – Neon – Ideas and not action is the name of the game in the week ahead. Write them down, daydream upon them, wallow in their brilliance and take copious notes for later. Just allow that innovative creativity flow; without pouring time and energy into the fruition part of the equation… for now.
Take Away – The encouragement in these cards is very strongly leaning into reminding me how important this time of rest is for me right now. It’s a chance to find my footing and my equilibrium, and to do this I need to make sure that I am being kind to myself both in my actions and my inner narrative.