As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States today and prepare for what is often a very busy time of year full of family, friends, shopping, eating, and much more, it is quite important to make sure you take time to care for yourself in the midst of it all. If you believe you simply can't do it all because there are not enough hours in the day or feel like you wanna quit something but the deeper reality weighs in, you simply can't. Don't quit, rest.
Self-care is crucial to balancing the way we think and feel about the present. And done correctly, as in, we actually relax in the moment, we will create a new feeling about what's to come, not just at the busy holiday season but any day of the year.
Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, I'm pulling five Tarot cards to take a look at what self-care reveals. I am going to start a conversation with the cards to show us exactly why it's so important. We often hear the expression be sure to "make time for yourself". Let's throw it all in now. I'm going to angle these questions around the present, and how we will feel moving forward.
Card 1 – Divine Wisdom
Open up by taking time where we put everything aside. Only we can do that for ourselves, no one else can consciously do this for us. People around us should subconsciously support and understand us when we need our space. The most important part is to use this time to step away from worries. Set a tradition that's personally yours. If we can't do that then we are heading toward a point to where what we are attracting is going to feed the confusion.
Card 2 – Justice
We can control how intense we are with our stress. We will be able to stabilize what we are confused about by being relaxed and focused. This card also asks us not to complicate our time with self-care. If you feel like you are unsure what to do, or what will relax you, then we're being triggered by the idea alone. Step back and take a walk. It's time to start with simple things.
Card 3 – The Chariot
Cards 4 and 5 – The Page of Swords and The Ace of Swords
Having the Page of Swords and Ace of Swords come in this reading shows us that our attitudes will be more enthusiastic, we will be more logical about how we want to handle the stress and responsibilities in our lives. The page of swords is a direct character shift. We will be more passionate. The ace of swords is a key and we need this to grow perceptions. Discerning what our next moves are without dreading it will help us sense the best steps to take. This card comes in when we are confident.
I like seeing this combo because they speak of how to be objective. They show that if you’re not passionate or keen on an idea, then be patient. Circumstances will play out to your comfort level and know you are sensitive enough to catch when that's coming. Creativity will also bring the changes you need. Now is the time to pull in options with what you want to be responsible with. Now is a good time to mention when we feel our ideas and plans start to slow, we are coming to a point to where we should take some time for self-care. We may not have energy and we are going bottom out again, it's not a critical need yet. But taking the time will reset and bring the benefits of the justice and chariot cards on again. Also, this is how you will establish a healthy cycle. The momentum of having a self-care ritual will have a huge impact.
The Big Picture - Self-care
Take Time to Meditate
I've enjoyed pulling cards over self-care. If you have any questions about how this will fit your needs, please reach out to your favorite advisor. We can build something that connects you to those around you in a much healthier way.
Happy Thanksgiving and make sure you take care of yourself, today and always!