Woo-Woo, Out of the Closet?

Woo-Woo, Out of the Closet? 1Talking to a friend about Facebook and the complications of mixing professional identities.

“I’m sure my web people thought I had taken leave of my senses, when I started posting a steady stream of Tarot and astrology stuff! I went from posting search engine optimization tips to a constant stream of daily Tarot forecasts and astrology articles.”

“Has anyone from high school contact you to…”

“…let me know I’m going to Hell?” I finished. I always called my home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_htmltown the “Buckle on the Bible Belt,” after all. While I have respect for Christianity, the group as a whole takes a dim view of star watching and card reading.

“No, not yet. But it’s only a matter of time. The question is, who is it going to be first? It could be family as likely as somebody from high school. It’s not like I’m trying to hide it anymore. All they have to do is Google me, and within minutes, it’s pretty clear what I do. I use my real name and picture everywhere.”

By the time Saturn finished it’s way through Virgo, I didn’t much care anymore who knew what. I was tired of keeping only part of myself visible, constantly monitoring who might have a bad reaction to what. While is was probably more prudent than just putting my color on display, I ceased tracking.

I’m in my mid forties now–if I cannot just “be” at this point, how I am and who I am, when is that ever going to happen? I’m going to start living more true when I’m fifty? Sixty? Am I waiting for my parents to pass on first? For more people to start finding it acceptable? To become somehow mainstream?

Because how I think is not mainstream. Not in this lifetime. My friend Uranus sees to that. I’ll always be the crazy cat lady because it’s in my DNA. I could impersonate mainstream, but I think little bits of my soul would be burned up in the process. And therein lies the crux–Hell, to me, is living without integrity, feeling the need to hide or lie about who I am.

Whatever skills and potentials I’ve been blessed enough to receive, I want to utilize! Gifts cannot shine if you’ve got them packed in the back of the closet, huh? Somebody may think what you make is ugly. But somebody else will find it beautiful. And besides, you really keep it out for yourself, anyway. You know?

Are you out of the woo-woo closet?


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Secret Life of Gemstones

Secret Life of Gemstones 2I saw somebody mention in a discussion recently how their crystals and gemstones love to disappear and reappear. I can’t tell you how relieved I was to hear somebody else say that!

Mine do so with alarming regularity. And it’s not just me being absentminded! Sometimes, these things show up in places that I’ve looked dozens of times, or disappear right out from under my nose. I can get wrapped up in my own little reality, but I’m not that bad.

I’ve been telling myself they do this when I am over-using a particular stone or would just be better suited for another stone’s energy. When I need it, I’m certain it will appear on my radar. In other words, I simply personify the stone and say it’s the stone’s preference.

Flipped open my copy of Ask Your Guides: Connecting to Your Divine Support System and noticed that section I opened to was talking about little tricks various guides play–like hiding things to get your attention. So it’s not my imagination!

Maybe it’s the guides doing the hiding. Or the crystals themselves are the physical manifestations of guides’ energy. I don’t know! I just know the little suckers hide from me.

Do your gemstones play hide and seek?

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Tarot in Real Life: Seeing What’s Really There

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photo by circulating

Shortly after writing about believing what you want to, I was texting my daughter. I told her I was going to stop sending her Tarot decks. I’ve sent her a couple along with crystals and other, new-agey stuff. Except, well, it’s been more for me than her when I get down to it.

You know, I have a really good kid there. She was so kind, as she was explaining to me while she loves getting gifts from me and how much she appreciates the sentiment, she’s not really into this stuff and it doesn’t get used. She couldn’t have been more thoughtful in how she said it. And yeah, she was telling me something that, on some level, I already knew.

I’ve not tried to push her into any set of beliefs. I had a belly-full of that growing up, and wanted my kids to have their own choices. She’s respectful of my work and asks for a reading occasionally, but never  showed interest in picking up the cards herself.

On the other hand, for quite some time I’ve over-enthusiastically encouraged whatever interest she showed, even if it’s asking if Mercury is going retrograde. I’d go on and on and on. I’m famous for blathering on topics I like. She’s kind enough to indulge me and probably picked up a thing in the long run. But that’s not where her heart is at. Wherever her heart is at is where she should be, not where my heart is at.

In part,  it’s because I know she could do well if she choose to pick up cards or the like. She has natural inclinations. But what skills she chooses to develop is of a lot less importance than her having the freedom to follow her own path.

Maybe more than anything, I just very much want her to have all the guidance she can, you know? She’s far away from home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html and I’m not part of her everyday life anymore. If there are other sources of support and wisdom accessible to her, I want her to have the option.

Of course, I don’t need to be the avenue now, do I? And it’s not like the child doesn’t know how to access information on her own. Kids her age cut their teeth on mousepads. And if you need a message, God knows you don’t have to have a Tarot deck in your hand to get it. There are all sorts of ways that info comes in.

But you see what I was doing? Seeing what I wanted to see, baby!

Do you do this too?

Tarot in Real Life: Seeing What's Really There 3 This is the last deck I sent. Universal Waite Pocket Edition
by Pamela Colman Smith
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Vibrational Matches in Relationships (Law of Attraction)

Law-of-attractionRecently, vibrational matches in relationship came up. I have a working theory of how energy patterns mesh, based on observation, the Law of Attraction and stuff I’ve picked up along the way. Like attracts like.

Any time you’ve got two people with a big mismatch in their vibrations, it’s highly uncomfortable and one or both will end up moving toward the other position or to detach somehow. The more close and frequent the interactions, the more emotional ties, the “stickier” their energy is going to be to you.

At work, if you hang with people who hate their jobs, you’ll find yourself liking your job less; if not, you’ll start to feel trapped around the unhappy people. Other the other hand, if you spend time with people who love their work, you’ll feel more gratitude about your own. Or maybe your dissatisfaction becomes more glaring , prompting you to address it. Either way, the coming together highlights differences in a way they become uncomfortable to ignore.

Someone abusing drugs has very erratic energy. If you remain emotionally connected throughout an extended period, your energy becomes erratic, too. The drama and chaos leaks over, clogging up your own aura and leaving you drained, upset or sick. That’s why you need the boundaries.

When two people are closely partnered, they’ll tend toward the same vibrational range. They split when there becomes too much of a discrepancy. The bigger the discrepancy, the more emotional energy it requires to maintain connection.Of course, they could reunite, provided they managed to match up again closely enough. But it can be significant work realigning, so it seldom works well if both people are not committed to doing so.

The connection some feel toward ex-partners is fed by emotional energy (and can be felt from either side—you can “feel” an ex’s feelings about you and vice versa). So if you can’t get an ex out of your head, it could be because you’re in the ex’s head! To release, you have to refocus to shift your vibration off of that station. You then stop feeding the energy by adding your emotion into the loop, thus removing yourself and minimizing the vibration.

The people you always seem to “get,” the ones you feel most at home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html with, are ones who habitually vibrate in frequencies comfortable or pleasant for you. Vibrations vary with the astrology, activities, companions, and physical health, but I think most people have a set range, almost like a set-point weight, they tend to gravitate toward without undue effort. You can raise or relax your standard frequency based on how you recharge and emotionally feed.

What do you think?

Vibrational Matches in Relationships (Law of Attraction) 4 The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
by Esther Hicks
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Reading for Other Professional Readers

professional tarot readersI was chatting with another lady working at the psychic fair. We were talking about the “first fair experience.” It had made her nervous when other readers came to her for a reading. She could see who had abilities when they walked up, and at first it gave her performance anxiety.

“So I just decided not to pay any attention, none at all, and just do my thing,” she said. I thought it a sound conclusion.

I knew what she was talking about, though. I’ve gotten nervous, reading for people I know do readings professionally–and especially other card readers. I guess you always wonder about being “good enough” or something. It’s like you have to be better at it than they are, in order to justify your work.

Of course, that’s silly. Everybody brings something different to the table, because individual strengths are as unique as an individual Fool’s Journey. A lilac bush isn’t required to smell better than the roses to justify it’s place in the garden.

Not to mention, anybody who’s ever tried to read for themselves knows it’s far easier said than done. Emotional turmoil disrupts your radar something fierce, and even if you manage to get a good read, you wonder if it’s wishes or fears talking. It can be very hard to sort out.

Of course, the other thing about working in this business–many of your clients will have skills, sometimes well-developed. Those drawn to get readings are often the ones most capable of tuning in themselves. It’s the nature of the business.

I’ve reconciled this in my own head by always asking (and expecting) those coming to work with me are the ones most able to benefit. Then I don’t have to bother with the details. In every reading, I ask for information that’s accurate, helpful, and in the highest good of all concerned. It doesn’t matter how many avenues one has to get the info–only that it makes its way where it needs to go. I’m honored when I’m able to serve in that capacity, whome/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_htmlver it’s for.

Does reading for other readers make you nervous?

Schedule a consult with Dixie.

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Pendulum Video Demonstration

Here’s a video demonstration of how I use my pendulum to get simple answers (Yes, No, Sometimes, Undetermined). Pendulums do have different ways of indicating answers for different people, so work with yours until you feel confident of understanding it’s responses.

You can also dangle pendulums over maps or calendars to decide between locations or dates or whatever you fancy–just watch for where the pendulum starts to swing like crazy and that’s where you want to follow up.

While Quartz is probably most common, pendulums are made from variety of lovely gemstones. This one is Lapis Lazuli and I’m really loving it. Even though I often like to select gemstones in person, I have had good luck buying them online as well. I got this pendulum from a very nice witch in Texas.

Do you use a pendulum? Tell us about it!

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