The weekly Tarot reading October 17-23 is centered around compassion for self as well as self mastery around the emotions.
The General Tone Of The Week:
The King of Cups has presented as the first card in this spread. He is centered and calm within himself and has learned through trials in his life that true inner power resides where you are able to navigate your emotions successfully in ways that enhance your personal power. So having compassion for yourself and for others will come into focus this week as well as practicing self mastery around your emotions.
The Focus Of The Week:
This week is a good time to think about upgrading your skills or practicing ones you have learned recently as indicated by the 8 of Pentacles. It is a time of building and it may be necessary to spend some time alone this week working on the things that you most want to create, learn or move forward with. Getting hands on experience in an area you are thinking about going towards will be helpful to make decisions around your future this week. Be methodical in your work and practice patience with yourself and your goals. Rome was not built in a day. They say it takes at least 10,000 hours to master an area in life, so just take one hour at a time and be diligent.
What May Challenge You:
In your efforts to hone your skills and progress them, you may feel a little isolated and unsure of the direction you are going and whether or not all your hard work will pay off. This is showing up in the 8 of Swords. Just because you may not see the end result now does not mean what you are doing presently is not worth the effort. Call upon the calm energy of the King of Cups when you are feeling restricted and tense about your direction or choices and navigate your choppy emotions in skillful ways.
What Will Help You:
Tap into the energy and confidence of the Queen of Wands to get yourself moving confidently forward. Be willing to be adventurous, creative, extroverted in your approach and have faith in your talents and skills.
Your Mind Body Spirit Cards.
The King Of Swords suggests your mind will be clear this week and you will be less likely to get caught up in negative thinking that hinders your progress to move forward. Call upon your intellect to solve any problems or obstacles you may face this week in order to find the clearest path forward.
The Ace of Pentacles suggests that this week would be a great time to start a new exercise regime or other health habit. Ace’s are all about new beginnings in Tarot and the Pentacles suit relates to material objects as well the physical aspects of your being. Use the fresh momentum of the Ace to get you started towards a healthier lifestyle if you have not yet already done so.
The Spirit will be in rest this week as indicated by the 4 of Swords. Take some time to yourself to be in contemplation and meditation to recharge yourself after all the hard work you will be putting in as represented by the 8 of Pentacles. Balance activity with rest as well as the mental and emotional aspects of yourself in order to feel alignment and clarity.
Question To Ask Your Self This Week:
- How might I manage my emotions better in order to be more productive?
- What are the daily things I need to do in order to be moving forward with my plans, goals and desires?
- What new thinking can I adopt if I am feeling restricted and isolated while I work on my own for a period of time to hone in on my skills/passions/desires/craft?
- Where can I be more assertive and confident in my abilities and skills?
- Where do I need to be more analytical than emotional in certain situations?
- What steps can I take to start a healthier lifestyle this week?
- Where can I allow myself to rest in order to recharge?
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