Let us start with the 1st stressor, Family. The 7 of Cups card is saying tensions run high as you feel as though bits of you are spread thin and pulled in many directions. Feel like everyone wants a piece of you? What are your boundaries? The 5 of cups card is saying that there are options and offerings but make sure you are not turning your back to what's being offered to you. The balancing energy is the 6 of cups. A little effort on your part will go a long way in keeping the peace and everyone having a good time,
The second stressor, societal pressure, cultural or religious influences, peer pressure and how that influences you. The 3 of pentacles card says that your hard work has paid off, its time for gatherings, indulgences, parties and sharing, Your personality is saying with the 9 of swords, no f*ing way, I'm dreading seeing so and so, I don't want to, omg another holiday party, no bloody way! So, the balancing energy is the 2 of pentacles, the infinite magic of spending time with your partner or close friend or yourself. Take the time to savor the little things that bring you joy and fulfillment.
Last but not least in terms of stressors is materialism vs spirituality. How are you engaging with the materialism and commercialism of the holiday? These are not mutually exclusive, sometimes we lose balance during the holidays. The 4 of cups card says the although everything is balanced and going well, there is a tendency to have a bit of a self-pity party. The oh woe is me comes shining through. Your materialism says that you'll feel miffed if the beautiful blue Manolo's you had your eye on and wanted as the perfect accessory to your winter white are no longer on sale. Your spirit says with the knight of pentacles that your common sense, responsibility, and practicality are intact and that you can achieve your dreams through perseverance and hard work. The grounding energy is the World card. Meaning , the world is at your fingertips, all you have worked and strived for is there for the taking. Enjoy this holiday season, treat yourself kindly , you deserve it!