Mini-Reading | Heart’s Desire & 8 of Swords

Eight of Swords Tarot

Who’s standing guard?

“What is blocking my heart’s desire?

(Sorry if that’s too corny, but that’s what I came up with)” -the z

Corny, not an issue for Tarot. Sometimes, Tarot can be pretty darned corny anyway.


Listen to the recording for the full reading, but here’s your Cliff Notes version:

What’s blocking your heart’s desire? YOU. Fear. Fear of getting hurt, not being good enough, fear of failure. Fear that if you try and fail, you’ll have nothing. You hold on to the dream because it seems more comfortable; you can’t fail in your imagination.

What have you told yourself that you cannot risk? What have you taken off the table? This is limiting you.  The options you’ve discounted, whatever you’ve determined unacceptable risk? Look there. Your quest for safety is costing you here.

Pay attention to the people you are around especially–who is supportive of you? Who is not? Because the folks that are not? They are a problem, weights around your ankles.

It requires a risk, moving through the fear and realize that your “worst case scenario” isn’t that bad; at the very least, it’s much kinder than the true worst-case scenario–not giving it your all. Living your life without allowing yourself to grow to your fullest capacity. Stretching your wings, you may fall. But you can’t fly without trying.

Hope this helps. Good luck, Z! ♥

Mini-Reading | Never-Ending Demads and Rev. 2 of Wands

Reversed Two of Wands

Not choosing is a choice.

“Thanks Dixie, for this opportunity! I do have a burning question today…..

How do I deal with my mom and my sister?????

They make me do most of the work, and get treated like the outsider. My mom has ALWAYS favored her. I have been the good kid, and she played the role of black sheep, and yet gets more respect. My sister drinks daily, and has a pattern of manipulating and lying. I’m the older one, it’s just us two girls, but I’ve always thought we were living out the prodigal son story.

We are brought together now by circumstances, to work together in this situation, the three of us, plus my mom’s sister. I feel like I have to keep quiet, and be treated as if I have no credibility or any say in anything. She calls my mom and influences her to get everything done her way, which results in more work for me, and less for her.

They both claim that I have more free time and should do more, but my sister does the bare minimum and yet has the maximum control. She claims to be busy, and then sits at home smoking and drinking, but my mom believes her. I have put in hundreds of hours over the past couple months, and my own home and family have suffered from it.

I don’t like feeling this resentment, and I have managed to avoid it over the years by living my own life and having my own success.

I don’t know enough astrology to interpret this, but I saw that Saturn is transiting my 3rd house, which relates to siblings. I have very early memories from when we were babies, and my mom would hold her and ignore me. Others have noticed this as well. My mom has always been pretty obvious about it. Sometimes I feel that I was put here to teach them how to act decently, through example, and I had a dream about that once.

So how do I now fulfill my family obligations, with love, not resentment? They are seemingly making it impossible for me to stay in this situation with peace and self-respect, or respect for them. But I can’t walk away… this is a true obligation.

I tried to “pour love on it” but the negative seeps in as well. I want to uplift this situation, and make it the best it can be. I want to act with the highest INTEGRITY AND KINDNESS, yet I’m being pushed pretty hard, and spoken to with anger and sarcasm.

Did I mention this was a burning question? Sorry it’s so long!!!” -FeellikeCinderella…

Not fun, Cinderella! Don’t worry about the length. Sounds like you’ve been feeling left out for a long time now…Listen to the audio for the full reading, summary below.

Cinderella gets no rest!

We’re looking at choice, making versus abdicating choice. There is push-back here, but it seems you’re the only one who lets yourself get pushed. You’ve got a season’s pass on the Guilt Trip Express, lady! I am not surprised you are feeling resentful. I would be, too!

You need to take your choice back. Note: it’s not the choice over WHO does what–that’s not yours!–it’s the choice over what YOU can comfortably do. There is a big difference. You’re getting caught up in a need for consensus here. In the threesome of you, Mom and Sis, the two of them will always pick you as the labor force. Given.

Hey, you’re the black sheep already, right? So why be the black sheep who has to do all the work, too? Why not be the happier, well-rested black sheep who doesn’t feel like crap for checking out on her own home and the people who feed her? You’re pouring all your emotional resources down a bottomless pit, and keep waiting for it to be topped off.

I’m not saying don’t contribute. You wouldn’t feel good about that. I’m saying LIMIT you contributions to what you can reasonably afford. Your responsibility is NOT everything heaped upon you. It is what you can feel good about, do with love and without resentment. Then let Sis and Mom decide for themselves who does what outside that. You give ONLY what you can without resentment. No more. Let the others judge it how they will; that’s there issue. You run your life by your own yardstick and no one else’s. Handle the situation the same you’d hope to see a child of yours handle it if they were faced with similar. Martyr isn’t the best option.

Saturn in the 3rd, the timing is perfect. As in, setting boundaries (Saturn) with siblings (3rd), perhaps limiting (Saturn) communication (3rd). It will be work, because Saturn always demands that, as well as integrity. But the work gives you mastery (Saturn) over the situation.

Take your choice back. Don’t allow your sense of obligation be determined by others. The example you set is one of appropriate boundaries. You officially have permission to say, “No.” It’s hard at first but gets easier and it sure feels good.

Hope that helps. Much love!! ♥

Mini-Reading | Struggles and Rev. Tower

Where’s the struggle?

“Why am I struggling so much to achieve my goals?” -Lilliput

Hear the full reading via recording. Summary below.

Why is Lilliput struggling?

We got the same as today’s Everyday Tarot!  May want to check that out…

So first off, look at what you’re avoiding, what you don’t want to see. What assumptions are you operating under? Some of your “rules,” over how things have to be, what options you can pursue, may be creating problems.

Pay special attention to who you align yourself with. I think a lot of the weight is related to those whom you surround yourself with, where taking on some of their perceptions is a handicap. Avoid people who are either all doom-and-gloom, just as much as you would want to avoid people who ignore your reality, encourage you to make bad choices, who don’t have your best interests at heart. If you’re watching your finances, stay away from the “pals” who encourage you to go out drinking all the time to forget! Just as much as you’d avoid Debbie Downers.

Look for people who are optimistic, encouraging and helpful. The people around seem to have a big impact. You’re looking to shift your vibration and there is a tendency to align up with whomever you’re around the most. So those who are sketchy, iffy, not well grounded, contribute to keep you off-balance.

Make friends with those that look for the next step up. And keep looking yourself, at that next step up. Because once you plug into hopelessness, you won’t be able to see and act on opportunities that come your way. I know it’s heavy…but you empty that backpack of rocks you’ve been carrying one rock at a time.

And get some sleep. Journal, pray, meditate, do whatever helps you let go first. You need some oasis here. So whatever you can do to get some breaks without compromising your needs, this helps you shift your vibration a whole bunch. Friends can be a helpful part of that. As you shift yourself, you’ll also find the people around you shift…

Hope that helps you get back on track and big hugs! ♥

Mini-Reading | Panic and Ten of Pentacles

Family Connection

“I’m having problems breathing and with some panicky stuff – there have been differing points of view about it. Is this an indication of a healing gift coming up for me that I cannot yet see? (In other words, NOT physical?)” -Dillion

Hear the full reading via recording; see the summary below.


I believe physical issues and energetic issues are intertwined. You can treat either the physical or emotional causes, and both provide relief. Often, a dual approach is best anyway.

The idea you can’t “catch your breath,” that you cannot safely rest, is related to security. As in, you feel responsible for everyone else’s security! You are always on the end of a very long list. It’s your family at the center of this, with you trying to make sure they are okay. You’re totally the savior, the rescuer. It seems like you can never slow down.

Feeling the need to clean up other people’s messes when you have no control over the decisions that create the messes is kicking your ass here. Your well is dry, you know? Because there is so little left over to replenish. You don’t even worry about taking care of yourself at this point. You worry that if you get to the point you cannot continue to hold your family up, they will fall.

You need better boundaries. What you give has to come out of what’s left over AFTER you give to you. Anything short of this, you are running the risk of compromising yourself to the point all those balls in the air will eventually fall. YOU are your own closest family member, m’dear. You feed everyone else, and there is endless need. You are starving.

Serve yourself first. Always first. That’s not selfish. It’s self-preservation. And when you limit what you give out to the masses, you’ll find that it encourages your family to call upon alternative solutions some of the time. Everybody becomes better off for it. You don’t have to solve all the problems. You just have to solve yours. Support for the family is much easier when you’ve set limits and are well fed and rested yourself.

Hope that’s helpful and much love to you! ♥

Mini-Reading | Spiritual Quest with King of Wands

“OK, my question: I’m working my tarot and psychic skills, which I’d eventually like to use to help others just like you do, Dixie. But sometimes I feel lost, like my striving is all in vain or that I’ll never see the growth that I’d like to see. Am I on the right path? ” -Colorfulness28

Full reading via recording, summary below:


Fear and nerves gets in the way as you learn to access psychic/intuitive information consistently. It definitely takes practice. Worry about doing it “wrong” keeps you second guessing yourself and really is a huge block. You have to give yourself permission to be wrong before you can learn to be more right…every single reading is a leap of faith without exception.

Look at creative venues to help you get in better touch with the flow in a playful way. A serious approach is appropriate working with clients overall, but as you develop your skills, you especially need a sense of FUN. And even then, this kind of work should always keep a sense of love, fun and non-judgement…not just of your clients, but of yourself as well.

Look at non-related creative activities–art, cooking, singing, or painting birdhouses! (Why do I want to keep talking about birdhouses? Be sure to tell me if you figure it out! Ha!)

You’re wanting to smooth the way for relaxation, fun, and a sense of creation. Anything that you visualize and then put together is great for this. Any activity that takes you outside yourself is helpful. Take some creative time right before you do your meditation and readings and see if it smooths the way for you.

Hope that’s helpful and much luck and love on your path! ♥

Reversed Chariot | Owning Your Feelings and Nothing More

Take-home message from a reading…

Don’t worry so much about your focus, exactly where you’ll end up, who believes it is right and who believes it’s wrong. This isn’t an area you need to lead.

Especially don’t worry about taking care of others with these choices. How others feel is not yours to determine. Respect is not about doing what others believe is best for us, nor trying to make others do what we believe is best for them. Respect is trusting each individual to make their own decisions, as well as determine their own feelings about our decisions.

We are each our own spiritual director, you know?  Avoid the temptation of emotionally absorbing negative reactions. Some of what you question is not your own feelings, but those you absorb from others. There’s no reason for you to act on someone else’s feelings. I would also suggest working with some psychic self-defense, charging yourself with light and love whenever you start to absorb too much. Know what’s your and protect yourself from what’s not.

What does the reversed Chariot say to you?