I recently told a friend, I’d stopped worrying so much about what kind of work I’m doing, and starting thinking a lot more about what kind of life I want to be living. It’s a lot easier, too. I don’t know that I’m much closer to living it with the switch, but I feel better. The view is much sharper, with a lot less bother about my life not stepping up to meet my expectations. Who am I to have those expectations about how the Universe is must do my bidding, you know?
This week? It reminds me of that. The “how” questions seem pointless right now, red herrings one and all. It’s the “what” and “why” questions that are interesting…
Monday, Attitudes and Thoughts – Seven of Cups: Things are not necessarily as they seem and in particular, motivations are not the same, way deep down, as they appear superficially. This could go both for others, or for yourself. It’s a day to either dig in or wait it out, but don’t assume all is the duck it quacks like. Ha!
Tuesday, Romance – Eight of Pentacles Reversed: Work time interfering with date night? Things “okay” but not quite? Not showing enough love to yourself? Something is mostly working, but probably still a little “off” in the romance department. If you’re currently sans sweetie, this could instead apply to creative venues or even the more indulgent variety self-care (meaning “indulgent” in a good way, because I usually do). So look to fix what’s off, or at least have patience. It takes time to work this out and you develop skill as you go. It’s alright.
Wednesday, What to Let Go of in the Future – King of Pentacles: Make the “inner circle” a little smaller, in terms of who you feel responsibility to care for directly. This isn’t a “today” thing so much as it’s an ongoing awareness of what’s coming up. Don’t overextend your good intentions or that’s all you’ll have left: a boatload of good intentions and an empty fridge. Do what you can, sure. Be supportive and inspiring, great! But not all problems are yours to solve. (Note to self: shut up!)
Thursday, Crowning Influences – The Hanged Man Reversed: Do you just want to do SOMETHING? That’s what this looks like to me, the urge to do something, anything at all. The drive to take action permeates the day. That’s neither good nor bad, really. Just make sure the “something” you do makes sense and is done with optimism and a pure heart, okay? Decisive is fine. Action is useful. Just…be judicious.
Friday, What is Hidden – Six of Wands Reversed: Little mistakes go unnoticed. What we may see (or feel) as failure will most likely look more like a minor delay, a mere blip to someone else. Don’t be too self-critical, and give yourself credit for all the progress you have made. Okay? Nobody else sees us as harshly as we do ourselves, most of the time.
Saturday, Action – Strength: It’s a time to be solid, real and absolutely do the right thing. Speak truth—gently, yes, softly and with tact, absolutely. But don’t fudge facts even an iota. Be fearless in following your own moral code and do not flinch! Pure, loving intentions are what gets you through the scary bits.
Sunday, Blocking or Covering – The Sun: A happy day! The lightness (or more likely relief) as the week winds up is palpable. A good day to spend with people you care about. Laughter and joy are quite possible.
Overview/Advice – Page of Pentacles: Pay attention not just to broad strokes this week, but the details especially. Read the fine print before signing. Make sure you understand before agreeing. Wait for all the testimony before declaring a verdict. It’s not a week for premature conclusions…or should I say, it’s a week were premature conclusions would be all too easy?
Affirmation – Decide. By “decide” here, I don’t mean, decide what you want to do. I mean, decide who you want to be. This is infinitely easier and usually, much more effective. The “how” follows the “what.” Set your intention itself. Set your aims, for how you want to live, who you want to be. Then the Universe can properly support you, because you’re not offering it a specific, this-way-only path to get there.
Overall, this week is like a puzzle that by Sunday, we see a bigger picture. I like a strong finish! Mostly, observing…yourself, the people around you, your drives and worries—such endeavors can make this week very productive and informative, even if your accomplishments are not the “resume” type. Much love and good luck.
How’s your week looking?