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 – Ten of Cups, Seven of Wands, The Rat – You will have the chance this week to gain some emotional fulfillment over your financial situation and home life this week. Make sure you stay focused on what is important, which includes making sure you are protecting those things you value most.
Air – Ace of Disks and The Whale – Be kind to yourself and show yourself a bit of compassion concerning the way you see yourself managing things right now. New opportunities will come and you need to make sure you’re not just jumping at them because they’re there. Passing up these opportunities for self care reasons is not a failure, don’t allow your inner voice to say otherwise.
Water – Prince of Swords and The Moth – Do not impulsively plow forward, but instead move with purpose. You are not in danger, and you are not going to lose anything that you don’t intentionally discard. Stay calm, let your intuition guide you, and move forward with determination.
Fire – Six of Wands and The Thistle – Don’t allow the compliments and admiration of others to turn your head. They can bolster your mood, but they should not be what drives you forward. Instead, rely upon your strength and resilience to carry you forward and keep you going.
Waning – Forgiveness – Forgiving ourselves is always our biggest hurdle, and you might find things rising up this week that you are not forgiving yourself for. Some of these things will require shadow work to sort out and work through, and now is not the time to be starting that type of work.
Waxing – Observer – Write it down to deal with later. This is a carry over from the Waning card of Forgiveness. The Observer card indicates that these issues are things that need to be noted and acknowledged. The shadow work that needs dealt with needs to be written it down revisit once the holiday rush has come to an end. Put it down on paper, type it out, somehow… in some way… write it down so that you can let go of it for the time being.
Take Away – Be picky in the opportunities that you decide to pursue this week so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. Allow the negative issues you’re feeling to come, acknowledge them and write them down, then release them. This is not about burying, but rather allowing yourself time to process subconsciously while you deal with what needs done in the present. It’s going to be a bit of a rough week emotionally, but you knew that already.