Weekly Forecast: the Essential Nature of Self-Care

Sometimes, it feels like we’re stuck in a hamster wheel. We’re running, running, running but we never seem to be moving forward. Our location remains fixed. The same amount of work that existed yesterday exists today. The same bills that existed last month exist this month. The same financial shortfalls that force you to stretch your money from pay to pay never end. Life feels like an endless loop. And the question remains, “How on earth am I working this hard but not even a little closer to achieving my goals?”

Today’s Tarot reading is for you.

Your Weekly Tarot Forecast reading:

Past: Three of Wands

Present: Ace of Swords

Future: Page of Swords

Advice: The Sun

Here’s the thing. The universe knows how hard you’ve been working. The universe knows how dedicated you’ve been. This is acknowledged by the Three of Wands appearing in the past position. The Three of Wands is a card representative of both hard work and dedication. It’s the card that is frequently accompanied by cards heralding in success, balloons, and a fantastic victory dance montage.

But what about you? Where are your balloon waterfalls and victory dance montages? Where is your success card? You’re in the present, exhausted by the effort you’ve put forth, and yet it feels like you’ve gained no ground. Your success card is missing. You’re not closer to your goals. Where’s the balance to your hard work?

The Ace of Swords is in your present position and is here to symbolize your moment of clarity. Something isn’t working. You realize that continuing to do exactly what you were doing will not yield different results. You’re not opposed to hard work. When it has to be done, you’re the first to roll up your sleeves. But there is nothing to gain from spinning your wheels.

There is an obstacle in your path and it is blocking your hard work from achieving the outcome you’re trying to build. Do you know what it is yet? Perhaps you’re not sure. You’ve done everything by the book. You’re doing exactly what others have done to more successful results. Perhaps you know exactly what the problem is but the solution is an elusive devil that keeps dodging your grip.

The Page of Swords is around the corner and is here to deliver the epiphany you need to crush your obstacles and finally move forward. In the future position, this card promises to deliver a future of insight and inspiration. That a-ha moment will happen… if….

You embrace the advice of The Sun Card.

Last week, in our weekly retrospective, we talked about how lessons not heeded will repeat themselves in future readings. The Universe is quiet in her guidance but she is unwavered and persistent. The Sun Card appeared in the last Weekly Tarot Forecast reading, too, which tells us that we are still not following the following the path lit by the Sun.

The Sun is a card about the expression of joy in the ways that fuel, inspire, and motivate you whether that be time spent curled up with a good book to tackling that hiking trail with friends or family. Last week, the Sun told you that the universe has so many blessings in store for you if you open yourself up to them. But you have to open yourself up to them.

This week, the message is a little stronger and more prescriptive.

Here the advice is clear: you are burning yourself out. You need to take time and space for self-care. Even if that means the dishes aren’t getting done as often. Even if that means laundry piles just a little more between loads. Even if that means you have to delegate a few more tasks out to others. You are being overburdened and, as a result, that creative and problem solving genius inside of you is too over-tasked.

It also good advice to re-evaluate your current outlets to determine if they’re contributing to your stress. You may love games but when you’re playing them – how do they make you feel? How often to do you end the gaming session with more anxiety than when you started? How might these activities rob us of the enlightenment we’re seeking? Last week’s reading on Understanding the Energy reminds us that for all plans, we must anchor ourselves to our outcomes, less we find ourselves lost and adrift.

The same is true for the series we binge watch, the friends that occupy our time, celebrity gossip blogs we browse, and other ways we opt to unwind.

We don’t have to purge all of these influences in our life but we need to be mindful of how they make us feel and the cost of energy associated with them. These activities all consume energy but are they also replenishing your energy? These activities all require mental components; are they breaking down mental blocks or reinforcing them?

By establishing the roots of self-examination, we can focus our efforts in spending more time on the right kind of activities that will fuel us because our fight is not over. The success card is not yet in our future. By shifting away from behaviors that drain our energy and leave us anxious towards activities that fill us with energy and inspire us, we can move forward. It’s written in the cards. The Page of Swords is ready and awaiting you to make time for yourself to rejuvenate with the Sun.

 


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