3 of Wands: Personal Choices

I’ve made a whole lot of moves over the years that 1. “sensible” people would consider a bad idea or at the very least, iffy, and 2. I couldn’t clearly see the outcome at the start.

Doing these things anyway has altered the course of my life. I’ve yet to regret a single one of those choices.

Moreover, they’ve taught me that if I take care to follow my inspiration in the moment–the one and only true point of power–the future takes care of itself.

That’s what the upcoming forecast reminds me.

Next Week in Tarot

Outlook is the Three of Wands; advice is the Six of Pentacles (Coins) reversed from the Legacy of the Divine deck. Well-loved cards!

Ever had an idea that you knew, right at the time it struck, was inspired? You felt in your gut you’d just had a great idea…until you started second-guessing yourself. Some of us start almost immediately talking ourselves out of inspirations. And we get ambiguous so we turn to others for reassurance.

Problem is, the energy you show up with is going to be reflected in others’ responses to you. So when you do the “should I or shouldn’t I?” dance, you take that angsty “I don’t know”  vibe and magnify it.

Others cannot provide that sense of excitement you feel with inspiration because you have to be in tune with it before you can feel it to begin with. And if you ARE in tune with it, you don’t give a big, fat diddly squat what anybody else thinks. See how that works?

Own your own diddly squats and protect them fiercely.

I also did a short video because, video!

Plans are still coming together. The future is on course, already. You don’t need to get yourself all wrapped up in the unfolding process, fiddling with the specifics and micromanaging the whole shebang. Doesn’t help!

Also? Don’t need to take a poll on what you should and shouldn’t be doing. Your cues are internal and frankly, we don’t need others talking us out of the wisdom carried in our own hearts, you know?

Mostly, we seek outside input when our energy is split–should I or shouldn’t I? It’s when we’re feeling uncertain, insecure or otherwise tentative that we look to others to shore us up.

Instead, cut to the chase. Get your own energy on straight first. Shore YOURSELF up and the outside support converges where your energy is already pointing. So many people try to operate the other way around and it’s always sluggish and messy.

Have you found this to be the case for you?

If you are looking to clarify what’s up with you (without being told what to do!), give me a holler for a personal consult.

 

Be the Tree

One of the nice thing about doing readings on the regular is a consistent awareness of energy shifting in the collective. This comes naturally to all of us to some degree, but there’s nothing like that clue-by-four to the head when you find yourself saying very similar things to multiple people over the course of a few days.

Themes definitely emerge. That’s what I was feeling this week.

The world felt awash in Neptunian confusion and a soluttion emerged crystal clear in the form of a vision I got during a pre-reading meditation.

I saw a majestic tree silhouetted against the sky, very much like the one pictured above. [Photo courtesy Rob Hooper Art.]

While this tree stood immutable (as trees do), the world was quickly changing around it. Like a time lapse video, I saw seasons coming and going, sunrises and sunsets. People came and went. Flowers bloomed and died and bloomed again. The entire world shifted around the tree while it stood solid, grounded and strong. It was just being.

And as I watched all this unfold, I heard the simple message clear and concise: “Be the tree.”

Be. The. Tree.

Now, a tree is just a tree. A tree doesn’t envy the bushes. A tree doesn’t pretend to be a flower to elicit more affection. A tree doesn’t chase the sun to make sure he gets enough light. A tree doesn’t worry about how much rain is coming or when. A tree doesn’t seek approval or manipulate or worry about being understood by the other trees.

A tree grows for sure, and develops more branches and character over the years. But at the heart of the matter, that tree is always utterly and unapologetically a tree.

What if we were more like the tree? What if we decided to be who we are, purely and unapologetically? What if we left the workings of the Universe to the Universe, and just brought our authentic selves to every day, living completely in the moment?

That would be a very good way to orient ourselves, especially in the next week.

Tarot this Week

For outlook, we’ve got the Six of Wands (!) and advice comes in the form of the Sun. Woot! From the Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck. What an optimistic forecast!

Here’s the video version.

In short, expect the world is working out for you. Don’t reach for it and don’t give whit one about who may agree or disagree. Do your best to remain happy and make play and joyful activity a priority here for the best outcome.

And if you’d like a one-on-one to get your roots reointend, give me a holler.

Have a great week, folks!

 

Fool: Fresh Start, a Step at a Time

Well, today didn’t go as planned. When I came over here to write up your weekly, the site was a mess! It took me a while to figure it out. I ended up fixing it the hard way…oops!

A new adventure, I guess. But I learned something and I didn’t get all stressed about it, so that’s a good outcome as far as I’m concerned.

Sort of like the coming week’s forecast. Got a video for y’all.

Next Week in Tarot

Here we’ve got The Fool as outlook, with advice as the Ace of Wands from the Star Tarot Deck.

Now, I like the Fool card, a lot. This site wasn’t named “A Fool’s Journey” by accident.

But there’s one thing to know about the Fool, and that is this energy is really about what you don’t know yet, not what you do know. It’s the sense of seeking, looking for bigger understandings, that sets the Fool apart. His desire is strong.

The Fool is hungry for experience, knowledge and understanding. He knows it’s not always easy to obtain this, but he’s willing to do what’s required because it’s important. He trusts his true feelings to guide him.

With the Ace of Wands as advice, that’s a very good plan!

Don’t reach way out into the future. Take each and every step from the now and the future sorts itself. Expect new experience and adventures in the coming week and allow your heart to point the way. You’ll never go far wrong with that.

Be well, friends! And if you want a little one-on-one, give me a holler.

 

Lovers & King of Cups: Finding Your Flow

Those that are afraid see the world as a very scary place.  Those that are angry see the world as a very unjust place. Those that are hopeful see the world as a very optimistic place.

Those that are realistic see the world as it is.

But the dreamers see the world as what it’s becoming.

It’s all there. The scary and optimistic and what is and what’s becoming. It’s all there to see. What anyone sees most, however, is a function of their own emotional setpoint.

This coming week, your setpoint will be quite noticeable. All the better to choose your own setting.

This Week’s Tarot

For the outlook, we’ve got The Lovers! I like that. Advice comes in the persona of the King of Cups, both from my well-loved Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck.

And look! Another (quickie) video version of the forecast here. Note: I don’t think I saved this video at a high enough quality, but hey, it’s the words that count, right?

 

There is unquestionably ease to be found next week and it’s quite easy to access: let your heart do the talking. An open heart is all that’s required.

As you go out into the world, keep checking in with yourself emotionally and use what feels best, most loving, most kind, and the most true to yourself as your failsafe GPS.

This is actually a pretty nice way to live, should you decide to give it a try.

Want to hook up? Give me a holler!

World & Eight of Wands: Open and Ready

When you set intentions, it’s far from a one-and-done deal. The process is gradual because it’s a becoming, not a once-off event.

I wanted to spend less energy on judging. I decided it wasn’t a good use of chi for me. My conclusion, this is a good thing, that is a bad thing, this is how someone should behave, etc. doesn’t serve any useful purpose.

If I’m not going to back-seat drive other people’s lives (and I’m not), then what point is there in outlining what’s righteous based on my perspective?

My job is to live my truth, not decide yours for you.

And there’s benefit I’m finding from this approach. Instead of pondering what something “means,” I just look for what feels best to me. I let my heart lead the way. I make my decision and then line up behind that. I let the Universe drive the rest of the Universe and I just steer my conscious life.

This coming week, ignore the foregone conclusions and instead, focus on being attentive to options that suddenly crop up.

Next Week in Tarot

We’ve got a quickie video of this one! Because it’s been a while since I’ve been on camera, mostly.

The forecast is The World and advice is the Eight of Wands, shown here from my well-travelled Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck.

Yes there is a picture of what’s happening (either collectively or personally but I’m leaning toward personally for this forecast). And yes, it looks complete, with restrictions and boundaries and all that whole “set in stone” vibe intact, that’s how it’s coming across.

BUT…with the Eight of Wands as advice? Act as if it’s not set. Act as if all the options are still in play. Just keep your mind open and keep doing your thing, expecting the best.

There may pop up an opportunity that 1. is unexpected, and 2. has very little notice. Be ready to move decisively to make the most of this!

If you want help getting lined up, give me a holler. I’ve been doing a lot of audio readings lately (where you get a pic of the cards and a full length mp3 recording) and have gotten great feedback on them. People love the audio. Real-time Dixie. Ha! So if you’d like to give this a try, I’d be happy to see what I can get for you.

And be well, friends.

Five of Swords & Queen of Swords Rx: Do-It-Yourself Love

I’ve been considering the notion, “What someone thinks about me is none of my business.”

This is far easier to preach than practice.

Sometimes, we want to feel understood, heard and seen. Moments of feeling known that way are powerful.

But we’d best never rely on someone else to provide us that kind of juice. We can appreciate the energy when we get it, since it’s one way of being fed. But it’s always best to still be able to feed oneself, you know?

The drive to be understood–or validated, whatever you want to call it–is strongest when we feel the most vulnerable. If you’re not sure of your own worth, it’s natural to look for outside reassurance.

But those kind of holes cannot be filled from the outside. It helps for a minute but the hits of confidence doesn’t very long if we don’t strongly know our own goodness.

Self-love has got to be self-generated. Getting clear for yourself on what feels best to you  and not worrying much about anything (or anyone) else is exactly the sort of approach I’d recommend for the coming week. Take a step back and focus on the view you enjoy most.

Next Week in Tarot

The forecast cards wanted to come out as a duo, so I pulled the advice as a duo as well.

For the outlook, we have the Five of Swords and Four of Cups reversed.

Advice comes in the way of the Queen of Swords reversed paired up with the Lovers, all from this well-worn but still lovely Legacy of the Divine tarot deck.

It may appear battles are lost or won, and decisions are set this week. You may not feel satisfied with  some of the outcomes. There’s a tendency to get stuck mentally in what you don’t dig here, running things around and around in circles in your head. Don’t.

The Queen of Swords reversed is sharp and critical. Teamed up with the Lovers as guidance, she suggests stepping back from critical analysis and instead focus on harmony, wherever you can find it. That harmony may (and often will) be found through focusing on entirely different topics.

So you don’t need to “make your peace” around issues that disturb you. Instead, reach for ANY peace, for ANY harmony.

We think it’s the outer circumstances of our lives that dictate our subjective feelings, but it’s really the other way around. Shift your feelings and you’ll shift your experience.

You don’t need anybody’s cooperation. You just need to decide for yourself, what matters most to you.

Place priority on loving yourself and watch the rest fall in line.

Want a one-on-one with me to plot out an action plan together? Give me a holler!