4 of Cups | 9 of Pentacles | 9 of Wands | 10 of Wands | 3 of Pentacles
It’s like you are being offered opportunities that you are not taking advantage of. What are your reasons for not responding? I do see some clear signs of escapism. You might be feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by too many obligations at this time (escapism might be how you cope with stress and it can look like: excessive drinking, excessive pot-smoking, excessive social media time or even excessive sleeping, if it’s more than you need).
Be mindful of your opportunities as they are presented because some opportunities will not come around a second time. You might miss something really special if you focus too heavily upon the leisure-lifestyle. There really can be too much of a good thing – even while in quarantine.
Remind yourself of who you truly are: independent, trust-worthy, accountable, organized, and prosperous (even during quarantine). You are someone who is able to handle the details; if you work with others they know they can depend on you to do your part. Best of all – you enjoy what you do. If you work for yourself, this work feels like a great fit and if you work with others but are given a lot of autonomy at your job, you are a great fit for the team you work with and people genuinely like you.
I know you are tired and I know you feel like you don’t want to take on any more responsibility at this time. What burdens can you set down? How can you manage your stress level a little more healthfully and a little more responsibly? Where do you truly need to focus?
As you near the end of the week, I see other people admiring your work. You give your work your very best and it shines. Others think highly of you and they know you go above and beyond. This type of admiration is what leads to raises and future job prospects. Always do your best work, especially when you are signing your name to it. And, I think you need to know your best work, isn’t always perfect work. Sometimes your best work, is showing up when others do not. Sometimes your best work is trying hard. Sometimes your best work is being proud of what you do and not judging the results more harshly than the people around you do.
The Chariot | Knight of Cups | Temperance
You might be the type of person who really enjoys momentum and always wants to be “on the go”. Maybe you are someone who enjoys traveling or a night of wining and dining out on the town. You also might have a strong sense of ambition, feel a lot of personal motivation and the desire to get your work done. But instead of charging forward, you are now being asked to be still, to listen, to reflect and to create balance in your life. This is no easy task for anyone who is filled with a lot of fire and the motivation to make their dreams a concrete reality and it can actually feel frustrating to feel like you are not moving forward with your goals. Please remember: Your dreams are still there. Your sense of ambition is still there. Your ability to do the work is still there. But, instead of going full force you are being asked to concentrate on the here and now which can feel quite a bit slower. This doesn’t mean you can’t work on what your vision will look like, or create the necessary steps to get there.
You might be wondering: Where are you going? How are you going to make your first move? What steps are you going to take that get you from point a to point b? When are going to get to your final destination?
Some of the answers to your questions will only come from quiet contemplation and self-reflection. Does some aspect your life need to slow down in order for you to see who or what is most important to you? Are you meant to concentrate your efforts on healing your most fulfilling personal relationship or the relationship you have with your self? When you think about spending time nurturing your self or a significant relationship, how does this make you feel? Do you feel impatient? Do you feel frustrated by the idea of slowing down? Do you feel like choices are being taken away? Is it possible that some of your person drive is actually burning you out because you want to get to your destination as fast as possible instead of focusing on some quieter moments along the way to your destination?
Healing will come from self-reflection, be open to the inner guidance that comes from listening to your intuition. Focus on the simple moments that balance out the whole (making meals for yourself, drinking water, regular sleep, exercise, and nature). Make the time, create the space and allow your personal healing to lead you to a path of self-discovery.