The energy of today’s reading is about being balanced and not giving too much away to the point where others expect you to give without question. “Love yourself enough to say no to others’ demands on your time and energy”. Today’s card is from Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance deck, which I highly recommend. Boundaries are important for protecting your personal space and energy. Ishtar is a ‘multidimensional’ goddess. She represents the divine feminine in all it’s aspects and nurturing is one of her qualities.
Today it is important to nurture your energy and realise where you might be giving too much of it away. Step back from any dynamics and relationships where you can see it is a drain or you feel resentful. Become more assertive in protecting your time and energy. You will feel like you can breathe better if you do. This card suggests that when we step back and show others we value ourselves, they will also.
Ishtar’s feminine energy guides us in this situation with both power and gentleness. There is not need for anger or aggression. If you feel this though, look at your pattern of not self caring and stepping back earlier, rather than just blaming the other person/situation who you feel burned out by. Nurture your energy and put things down today.