❤️ 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 Tarot of the Magical Forest and Whimsy Lenormand

EarthNine of Wands Rx – Let down your guard. You don’t have to be so defensive this week. Take a breath and ease up a bit on those defensive guards that keep you separate from others.

AirTwo of Cups – remember that your friends are there to help you not just in getting things done. Connect with those who have similar ideas and interests as you this week, and allow those connections to help get your creative juices flowing.

WaterFive of Cups – keep an eye on your reactions to negative experiences this week, and make sure you are staying positive instead of sinking back into old habits and pessimistic viewpoints.

FireAce of Cups – A renewed creative spark is ready to be explored this week. Now is a good time to do it, so don’t hold back. This echoes back to the position of Air in this reading where you are encouraged to involve others in your creative process.

WaningThe Stars and The Tower – Stop pushing yourself so hard. You don’t have to do everything right this minute. You’re reaching too high, and it’s going to overwhelm you if you don’t cut yourself a little slack.

WaxingThe Tree and The Ship – Take time to focus on your spiritual journey this week.  Health and happiness might be rooted in the physical, but it also has to do with your spiritual and mental health as well. Make sure that spiritual aspect is getting some attention this week.

DECKS USED: TAROT OF THE MAGICAL FOREST AND THE WHIMSY 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?

Self Care Saturday Tarot Reading with the Fantasy Showcase Tarot and Permaculture Playing Cards

EarthTwo of Pentacles atop Two of Swords – Make sure you are making choices this week that keep things balanced and don’t “upset the apple cart”. You don’t have to avoid choices like last week, just be sure that when you do make choices, that they are grounded and encourage balance in your life.

AirThe Tower Rx atop Page of Wands – You don’t have to tear down the house to add a wrap around porch and a pool in the back, but you do have to take the time to study up and learn how to do the process right. Make sure you aren’t jumping the gun in plans this week, no matter how enthusiastic you feel about them as they come up. Do your research first.

WaterLady of Wands – Those things that you are passionate about help to make you feel happy and emotionally fulfilled. Make sure you indulge in them this week.

FireThe Sun – Things are going to start looking up with the business this week. Stay positive.

WaningTen of Spades and Two of Clubs – Put away the pessimism and dooms day thinking. You need to make sure you don’t sink back into that negative space.

WaxingTen of Diamonds and Four of Clubs – Comfort and abundance lies at home this week.

Take Away – Indulge in the things you enjoy and lean into choices that foster balance and a steady foundation for the future.  Don’t do anything rash, but instead make sure you are doing your due diligence on new projects instead of just jumping in without prior research.

DECKS USED: THE FANTASY SHOWCASE TAROT AND PERMACULTURE PLAYING CARDS

📆 Transitioning from July to August

Month's End Check-In Tarot Reading with the Spirit Animal Tarot and Lisa Hunt's Fairy Tale Tarot (trimmed naked)

Here and Now I Exist – Who you are now, in your entirety.

Two of Wands and The River Walk – You are moving at a slow pace, but you have plans and you know what you want. Keep your head held high and stay watchful so that you don’t trip over any exposed roots or rocks along the way.

The Slough – What is to be left in the past as you move forward.

Eight of Pentacles and The Flying Chest – Wishful and fanciful thinking about the work getting done without actually putting in the work its not going to serve you. Plans aren’t enough, and wishes are not actions.

What Lies Ahead – An ideal state or ideal self you are seeking at this time.

The World and Midnight Garden – You wish to make your recent changes permanent so that your future is more pleasant and productive, filled with beautiful things, beautiful energies, and stability instead of uncertainty and darkness.

Limitations – Negative influences, opposition, or ill will.

Page of Swords and Puss In Boots – Remember that some of those that stand most strongly in your defense are not really on your side at all, but are being cunning and working towards their own motivations and goals… not yours.

The Boon – Positive influences, higher guidance, or divine intervention.

Queen of Pentacles and The Savior – Remember to appreciate those around you that love you, for they make sacrifices for you that you don’t even realize that they make in support of you and your need for stability.

The Wound – An unpleasant past experience or event that is ripe for some support and healing.

Queen of Cups and Pandora’s Box – Make sure you are seeking emotional support in the right places. You run the risk of getting hurt and setting loose destructive energies in your life when you seek out emotional support and validation in places you know it can’t come from.

Nostalgia – A positive past experience or event to acknowledge, reflect upon, and enjoy.

Knight of Pentacles and The Insincere Courtship – Remember the other day when you had a reading the spoke about looked to the past to see people’s true nature? This is an echo of that, and speaks specifically of Gideon and how over the years he has shown his (nearly obsessive) dedication to you.

A Warning – Something coming that can be prevented or overcome.

Knight of Swords and An Idle Moment – Don’t let impulsiveness sneak up on you just because you’re feeling bored or uninspired. Action just for action’s sake won’t earn you progress, just wasted energy.

Empowerment – A future opportunity to work toward.

Nine of Pentacles and The Naked King – Don’t be so stubborn that you ignore your accomplishments and set yourself apart from others. Instead you have the opportunity to connect with others and increase your feelings of socially based security if you allow yourself to be open with them.

Message from the Spirit World – Moving too fast is not necessarily a good thing. Make sure you slow down and pay attention so that you don’t end up making an ass out of yourself.

Message from the Mind’s World – You’re going to need to start doing a little weeding when it comes to your surroundings. It’s hard work, but you need to lighten your load. Don’t disregard plans that you’ve made when making the cut. It’s okay if it’s crowded when you’re finished as long as it’s crowded with those things that you cherish.

Message from the Physical World – More self-care is needed. You’ve only barely touched the tip of the iceberg in this area, and are still learning to look at yourself in a more positive light. Don’t let slow progress create a negative atmosphere where your self-care becomes lacking and your personal needs are not being met.

DECKS USED: ANIMAL SPIRIT TAROT AND LISA HUNT’S FAIRY TALE 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?

Self Care Saturday Reading with the Sasuraibito Tarot and Customized Sands Regency Casino Cards

EarthKing of Pentacles – Feel your supremacy through the stability that grows beneath your feet. You are strong, capable, and accomplished. Make sure you are giving yourself credit for these things.

AirTwo of Swords Rx – No important decisions need to be made this week. If any come up, set them aside until next week. Now is not the time.

WaterSeven of Pentacles – Be patient with yourself. It’s a long journey and you’re just at the beginning of learning about your emotions.

Don’t let frustration at how things are going, or the speed at which they move, to cause you distress. Trying to push yourself, others, or the projects you are working on won’t make things go any faster this week. Instead it will just create frustration.

FireSix of Cups – This week would be a good time to pick up a project that you set down for one reason or another in the past, but were enjoying while you were doing it. Take some time to return to this project and give it another look.

WaningTwo of Diamonds and Four of Spades – Again we see a notation that you should move away from decision-making this week. Don’t stew over it or waffle over it, and don’t let it linger in your mind. Instead, it’s important to set decisions on the back burner and leave them alone until next week.

WaxingThree of Clubs and King of Clubs (Clouds) – Let direction and momentum overcome moments of uncertainty this week.

Take Away – Keep moving this week and (clearly) don’t make any important decisions right now.  Whatever decisions need made can wait until next week.  Putting them off won’t hurt anything, but feeling rushed or pressured into dealing with them immediately definitely will. Explore something left behind and cut yourself a little slack so you can truly enjoy it.

DECKS USED: SASURAIBITO TAROT AND CUSTOMIZED SANDS REGENCY CASINO 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?

Alice in Wonderland Tarot, The Faux Tarot, Alice in Wonderland Lenormand

EarthNine of Wands atop Eight of Cups Rx, The Fog – Take a minute to pause, listen, and pay attention when something comes along to put your back up. Don’t allow the cloud of your emotions to let you miss something important this week or walk away from something would be beneficial in the end.

AirThe Wheel of Fortune and The Loop – Remember that things are not always going to turn out how you expect them to. It’s okay for things to change along the way, and sometimes when they do they turn out even better than you expected in the first place.

WaterEight of Wands, The Spirit atop The Spiderweb – This is an echo of a reading that was done yesterday, which speaks of the need to look into what motivations are driving your unhealthy behaviors, and to look at what you truly need to feel nurtured rather than what you think you should need.

FireSeven of Swords and The Raven – You may be tempted to resort to some underhanded behavior this week to get ahead. In an echo of the Earth position in this reading, make sure you don’t act impulsively but instead check in with yourself before taking any action.

WaningBirds and Coffin – Pause before you do anything rash. This includes cutting people out of your life.  Make sure that it’s really the right decision before you act. It could be beneficial to put it off a bit to look at things a bit more closely.

WaxingShip and Tower – A lot of what you need to deal with right now is a solitary endeavor.  It’s okay to do things on your own when needed, as long as you remember it’s not supposed to be an all-the-time thing.

Take Away – Be wary of irrational or impulsive actions this week. Go with the flow and don’t let yourself react without a bit of reflection and consideration this week.

DECKS USED: ALICE IN WONDERLAND TAROT, THE FAUX TAROT, ALICE IN WONDERLAND 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?

The Mage Awakening Tarot, Botanical Beasts Oracle, Color Lenormand Fortune Cards

EarthEight of Wands and Holly – Take a look this week and what needs your attention, and make sure that you’re hopping on those things right away. Doing so will protect you from the fallout that procrastination would encourage.

AirEight of Cups and Water Lily – You are finally out of the pit, having climbed long and hard to get there. Make sure that you stay open so that the energy can flow through you and wash away the complacency, so the clarity and purpose can come forth and its place.

WaterPage of Cups and Bat Flower – Open yourself up and allow people to see what you want. They might think you’re nuts, but sometimes insanity can be brilliant, and sharing your desires with others will help make it happen.

FireTemperance and Strawberry – Don’t push in too many areas at once. Take your time this week to allow for some space for luck to step in and pave the road ahead of you.

WaningDog and Scythe – You’ve spent a long time allowing the self-flagellation have its way with you and cling to you too tightly.  It’s time to shed this hanger-on and let it go.

WaxingHeart and Anchor – It’s time to being leaning into those things that make your heart sing, and make you feel secure and grounded.

Take Away – You have seen your way clear of the depression’s pit and this week is a chance to sweep through with fresh air, fresh inspiration, and a fresh outlook.

DECKS USED: THE MAGE AWAKENING TAROT, BOTANICAL BEASTS ORACLE, COLOR LENORMAND FORTUNE CARDS