Tangled Yarn – Tarot Forecast, Apr 18 – 24

My radar has been dinging off the hook lately. Overdrive! There is a lot of stress and angst out in the wild right now. I know, because I’m feeling it. I’m talking to people who are feeling it.

Folks are overwhelmed, scared, mad and otherwise wound the Hell up. Bombshells are dropping left and right, and many folks are not at all sure what steps to take next. It feels like things have been going SO FAST and there is a sense in the collective of just being rattled at a little shell shocked.

Lots of lives have lots of tangles right now.

Well, if this is you, pay heed. My astrologer friends have been talking about retrograde season coming into swing. And while I am often frustrated by the slow-downs and delays and otherwise frustrating aspects of retrogrades, right now? Not so much.

There are a lot of knots to untangle in the yarn of life and the only way to do it is to slow down, go back and review. It will all get sorted but one tiny section at a time.

This energy is coming into swing now, so you may have already felt the slow down. If you haven’t yet, heads up.

Tarot Forecast Apr 18 - 24 2016

The tone overall next week is emotional, with physical, real-world implications of how you express that emotion built in. If you’re feeling stressed, lean into self care. It helps. Understand that knots may take time to untangle and the Universal energy flow will be supporting this activity now. So don’t freak out about the size of your tangles, just pick up an end and start the process.

Monday, Sacrifice – King of Pentacles: Be willing to spend on what (or who) matters to you. Think in terms of investment, not necessarily expenditure. And by “spend,” we could be talking cash, sure. But we could also be talking time, attention, patience, what have you. Many times, we put a LOT of energy in what we don’t want: worry, fear, obsessions, anger, angst, what have you. That leaves us in a survival-we-hope mindset and emotional state. And it sucks! In all of that, you’re intensifying your experience of what you don’t want. You’re investing your life force in it. Why? When clean up is required (and it probably will be this week), focus on WHERE YOU’RE GOING with it! A lot of the same action. But much, much different vibe during the execution. Look forward, eyes fixed on where you want to be.

[bctt tweet=”Invest in getting what you want, not avoiding what you don’t. #OnMyRadar” username=”goddess_dix”]

Tuesday, Material Harvest – Ace of Pentacles: Another nudge to invest. I’d specifically look at investments that are supportive of making money, now or later, or that support you physically. We’re in the realm of real-world today, tangible and physical. Good potential for what’s started now to pay off well coming up.

Wednesday, Spiritual Union – Knight of Cups Rx: Oh all the feelings! Back and forth, to and fro. This speaks moodiness in personal relationships. Not necessarily bad moods, though. So if you like the mood, great! Enjoy it. Appreciate it in the moment it’s there. But if you don’t like it, don’t stress. It’s likely to be short lived. Ride the waves like a surfer dude (or dudette). Self-care for the win.

Thursday, Firm Foundation – Seven of Cups: Potential to identify entrenched false assumptions. Question what you assume here and look for supporting evidence of what you feel you “know” because there may be some misunderstood or misrepresented conclusions in the mix. Base your actions on what you KNOW, not what you assume or suspect and you’ll be good.

Friday, Rejoice in Celebration  – Ace of Swords Rx: Look for opportunity to get out of your head and not overthink things today.  Have a little (distracting) fun with friends! Full Moon in Scorpio – great for massive, deep release.

Saturday, Harmony – Seven of Wands Rx: It’s a get-along day. Definitely a time to reserve energy and choose battles wisely. Sure, you can go against the crowd, but only do so with a POINT. Because not everybody needs to be you or see the world as you see it. That doesn’t matter. If it’s not so important? Eh. Get over it (and yourself) and save the fights for stuff that matters.

Sunday, Emotional Loss – Eight of Cups Rx: There is a hint of a sting here–sorry!–which looks to be from old business, something you did not completely release yet emotionally. What you thought you were over but you’re not quite may come to visit.  This doesn’t strike me as super-intense. The trick here is allowing yourself to feel whatever it is with acceptance. Let it come to you, feel it and let it wash away. Feel and release. And afterwards? Baths or showers help a lot to wash it right off…

Overview/Advice, Material & Spiritual Prosperity – Four of Cups Rx: Be ready to bump yourself out of a rut and try something new. At the same time, realize general discontent isn’t great for prosperity (in any sense of the word “prosperity”). Instead, take discomfort as a helpful nudge to make changes. Appreciating what you’ve got and building on gratitude IS great for prosperity, however.  So bear this in mind, throughout the week and every time you can, look to reorient your outlook to one of appreciation. It will both improve your results and lighten the burden at the same time. Win/win, friends.

Affirmation: Lilac – Strengthen your Faith. Fear closes down our vibration and locks us up tight. Faith and courage opens up our energy and makes us more magnetic. Also? Lilac is a lovely color (and smell). It’s also a great plant for protection and romance. Strengthen your faith this week–start by reflecting on all the times faith and love have come through for you. Hand your worries over to your spirits and let them sort it out. It’s a very, very freeing experience.

Are you feeling tangled? How do you manage it?

This forecast features the Pagan Cat Tarot, with the Psychic Tarot Oracle to represent positions and the Color Oracle for the affirmation. If you enjoy these forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s Book, Everyday Tarot Archives or better yet, a personal consultation.

Leveling Up: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Feb 29 – Mar 6

“It’s intense. Not bad necessarily, but very intense.”

She had that deer-in-the-headlights,-what-the-Hell-is-that-supposed-to-mean look.

I was talking about the upcoming eclipses, and how it’s felt since the recent full moon in Virgo.

I wasn’t trying to be scary but, you know. People would prefer sunshine and daffodils.

“Well, you know all these changes you’re going through recently? It’s really hard right now. Stressful. The changes are not bad–they’re for the better in the long run. All of them are good. The work you’re doing now is very hard, but it’s going to a good ends. And it all counts! Next week, you’ll have made a lot of progress from this week.”

She agreed.

“And I’m in the same boat, with my projects. It’s intense. Overwhelming sometimes. But with a purpose and a payoff.”

And this, my friends, is what this next week is about. Might not like the feelings now–most of us might be more than a little tired. But the point of all that effort is firmly intact. And it’s worth it.

We’re in the process of leveling up. That means the stakes are a little higher, and the work is a little harder. But the rewards are also a little sweeter. Like it or not, matters not to the Universe. So do your best and insulate yourself.

Oh, and one more thing? With Eclipse season upon us, what we’re doing now, what we’re working through has IMPACT. So…do your best to do your best, okay? Meaning, don’t cash in your integrity for an apparently easy shortcut or gain.

Do the RIGHT THING, whether you think you’re being watched or not. It always matters, but now? It matters even more than usual. Pressure is high and many situations will intensify to the crux. You want to be above reproach if anything happens to come crashing down in your lap, you know?

March 8 is the first Eclipse and it’s gonna be a doozy. Don’t say I didn’t give y’all a heads up on this…

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Ah, the cards. I’m seeing evidence of the incoming eclipse and general, highly sensitized astro-weather out there, in next week. I am expecting emotions to be veritably crackling and largely visceral, especially the first part of the week. Thursday through the weekend looks much easier to manage. But Tuesday and Wednesday are high alert days, just so you know.

Monday, Judgement Reversed: Who do you most often blame when something goes wrong? Other people? Yourself? Default patterns are usually less-than-useful. Potential of missing important information due being wedded to a particular narrative. Keep an open mind in anticipation that the story may be quite a bit different than you initially thought.

[bctt tweet=”Whose fault is much less relevant than, ‘what now?’ #tarot”]

Tuesday, Three of Swords: Ow! Sorry, there’s no pretty spin for the Three of Swords. This card shows a loss, and the hurting over that loss. Now, since this is a public forecast, I can certainly wish this feeling is not personal to you! But there’s a good chance, it’s going to be personal to somebody–including maybe somebody you interact with. So step lightly with compassion, and carry tissue. Kindness is the order of the day.

Wednesday, Ten of Swords: Too much! The Ten of Swords shows up when we feel overwhelmed, betrayed, tapped out and back-stabbed. It’s the rock-bottom feeling we’re talking. Although there is a smidge of a bright side with this card–no place to go but up. Schedule extra downtime today and make space in your schedule for self-care. Time to tend to your wounds and get yourself a good night’s sleep. Everything will unquestionably look better in the morning.

Thursday, Six of Wands: Yes! A rebound! Take a deep breath, put on your ass-kicking shoes, and go forth to face the challenges of the day. You have the capacity to conquer them.

Friday, Queen of Wands: Focus and determination in equal mix with passion is the recipe for success. Not bull-headedness…unless it’s something you really need to be bull-headed about. Some issues are worth digging your heels in over, you know? And as always with the Wands Royalty, be sure you’re not being a control-freak all over other people. Only control-freak yourself, man.

Saturday, Page of Cups: A little case of the feels, today. Be kind, and spend time with others who are kind. Loving energy always heals but today? Loving kindness is super-charged. Take advantage.

Sunday, Ace of Swords Reversed: Plans probably won’t go as planned. This is not a huge problem–we’re talking loose plans or early stages here. So lean into your power of flexibility to make up any lost ground. You can save the day with quick thinking.

Overview/Advice – The Magician: To make this week work, attending to your thought processes and focusing on what you DO have control over will be paramount. I find the Magician a very encouraging card in this position, because he reassures me, people will indeed have the magic powers they need to navigate any difficulty successfully. Remember, the gift of the Magician is in channeling the energy sources available to him. He takes the same things everybody else may have it hand, but uses them intentionally. So throughout the week, as you’re allocating your energy, your thoughts, your actions, do so deliberately and intentionally. This will help you sail over any rough patches and come out the other side feeling accomplished.

Affirmation: I am beautiful and everybody loves me. This affirmation always cracks me up. On a surface level, it’s so obviously untrue. I know there are people who do not love me! However, I also know people frequently underestimate how many people do love them. Here’s what I’m thinking, it terms of advice: see your own beauty. Assess yourself as kindly as you would a dear, beloved friend. Only allow people into your inner circle who DO actually love you. I am considering this affirmation not so much a reflection of some sort of objective reality as advice, for creating the reality you would like. Act in accordance with what you find beautiful in yourself. Only do those things in private that you would not be ashamed to have known publically. Only invite kind, loving and loyal people into your world. Don’t give the assholes a vote! You do this, and this affirmation can be true. You just have to decide to make it so.

How are you faring out there?

This week’s forecast features the Cosmic Tarot deck–and if you dig the forecasts in general, check out the Everyday Tarot Archives or just get a private session with Dixie for personalized advice.

Condensed Soup: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Dec 21-27

Some of the most intensely fruitful periods of my life, growth-wise, understanding-wise, finding-peace-wise, have been the most difficult.

Surely it’s not a surprise. And it’s cold comfort when you’re in the middle of it. But again and again and again, it happens the same way. It’s that damn pressure that forms the diamond.

I’m expecting pressure, incoming.

Weekly Tarot Forecast, December 21, 2105

Looking like a Major Arcana sort of week! As in, 5 of the 8 cards are majors. In everyday terms, that means the stuff we’re dealing with is likely to have significant impact, not trivial, but serious, hard hitting. Does this surprise anybody? Sky watchers, I know you are already hip. Winter solstice and a full moon this week. Bam! Balance is an ongoing theme this week. We’re looking at a cycle of release and readjust, release and readjust. Sort of like what life is about generally, except condensed. There is soup this week and it is condensed soup!

Merry Christmas.

Monday, Find Balance – Two of Pentacles: Evaluate what you need to manage, and what it takes to manage it. This means releasing that which is not essential. Even if you thought it was essential before, is it? Don’t beat yourself up for not being able to finish everything. Because it’s likely you simply will not be able to anyway. Just do a little of everything, and keep things spinning, okay?

Tuesday, Release – Hanged Man: Let go of the inner control freak, right here and right now. What you cannot control, just pray and let it go. That really is your best bet today. And you know what? Leaving it to Spirit, the Universe, God, or just somebody else to handle does provide relief.

Wednesday, Shine – The Sun: Soak yourself up in some happiness. Outside? If it works. Inside, otherwise. But look to add a big dose of joy to your day. Treats, movies, hugs, art. I don’t care what you do. Just do it!

Thursday, Balance – Temperance: Opportunities for unique solutions taking into account all sides of the coin may present. This is another call for balance, as well as compromise.

Friday, Clarity of Belief – Ace of Swords: Feeling thoughtful? Focus on what’s truly meaningful in your life. Good energetic weather for realigning priorities. Clarity is there, if you truly seek it. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, Helpless and Hopeless – Eight of Swords: I’m feeling this as sadness about what’s lost, with a side of, “How do I go on now?” Feel whatever it is you feel. As if you could do anything else. But don’t fight it. Really, that’s the only way through it. And if you open yourself up to all the feelings, you can generally see which restrictions are real versus which are self-imposed.

Sunday, Heal – The Star: Lots of sleep, healthy food, water, and love are all great investments today. A chat about possibilities with a trusted partner works, too. If that doesn’t play out for you, have that chat with yourself. Welcome optimism back.

Overview/Advice, Manifest/Third Eye Chakra – The Magician: Keep bringing your attention back to seeing what you want–not in the delusional sense, in the acknowledgement sense. In the “driving your own experience” sense.

Affirmation: I will not attempt to control others’ experiences. [Recent repeat.] This one doesn’t need a lot of explanation. Honestly, we cannot even control our own experiences completely. How are we going to control anybody else’s? I am also big on the notion we simply don’t have the right. Self-determination is central. It’s how we learn, how we grow and it’s a very personal business. I know a lot of people who “know” what’s right for me, most of whom I do not agree with.

[bctt tweet=”Even if you don’t respect the choices, honor the right each has to walk their own path.”]

Most of us are doing the best we can. Some are not perhaps, but it’s not like we have an outline to what’s going on in someone else’s head or heart to know for sure. More importantly, it’s not our business. Watching over my own pot of condensed soup is plenty enough for me!

Is your life a little like condensed soup right now?

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It’s What you See – Weekly Tarot Forecast, Nov 2 – 8, 2015

I was uncharacteristically fussy last week. Whiney even.

Of course, I’m as human as anybody else and I can get stressed and fret. There’s nothing wrong with having those feelings. But I wasn’t shedding them as quickly and efficiently as I normally do. I was not letting go–massaging them and looking at them from every angle and in general, just working them way too much.

Even I was getting tired of listening to me!

Towards the end of the week, I decided to shift my focus. Enough already! The next day, the Universe tested me with a couple of vandalized tires crapping out on the way to a Tarot gig. I had even gotten up on time, damn it!

I am proud to say I overcame the fussy and was able to go on to give some awesome readings the rest of the day.

It wasn’t just what happened to me. It was how I was thinking about it. This week? A lot like that.

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Looking over the forecast as a whole, there’s unquestionably an edge to the coming week. There is a sense of tiredness here, and I expect some emotionally sticky moments without a doubt. I am thinking Wednesday will be the most challenging although throughout the week, it’s going to be vital to keep a tight grip on your perspective.

In particular, don’t focus exclusively on what you feel is lacking. That’s a prescription of a sour mood if I ever saw one. Keep coming back to that thought this week, every time you feel frustrated. Ask yourself: Am I focusing on the lack? What do I still have? What can I be grateful for instead?

See if you can shift your focus to blessings, to plans, to what you CAN do, what you DO have. If you take nothing else from this forecast, keep that thought in mind and it should carry you through!

Monday, What to Let Go of in the Future – Emperor Reversed: That drive for control? Micromanaging–or rather, trying really hard to micromanage others via stunning wit or even your life via perfect planning? Totally not working. And you know it. If anything, it’s turning your hair gray and making you crankier than an old lady who hasn’t had her coffee. Let it go, Grasshopper. Let it go. Control is mostly illusion anyway.

Tuesday, What to Take From the Past – Ace of Swords: Clarity, clean and sharp focus. I’m thinking of the 18-year-old about to graduate high school, full dreams and certainty. I mean, you sort of want to laugh in that fresh little face–so cute, all that certainty! (But you don’t laugh, because it’s mean.) The cluelessness, sure, we don’t need that. But that energy young people so often have, with such a singleness of focus, the drive and even to some extent even the idealism where things are so pure and simple? We could stand a little bit of that, even a long way south of 18.

Wednesday, Crossing – Death: It’s not an easy time. That’s all. Big transitional energy that’s heavy and hard sometimes. That’s what’s weighing many people down. Understand it doesn’t last forever and be kind to your fellow humans because even if you’re not weighted, they might well be. Great day to purge anything symbolic of what you’d like O-U-T-out of your life! Scrape up the gook and dispose of it.

Thursday, Heart of the Situation – Ace of Cups Reversed: All things appearing as bigger than they are due to emotional drain. Like those funhouse mirrors? Take some downtime if you can. Dream a little. Be kind to you.

Friday, Surprise – Page of Pentacles Reversed: Details are less important than they may have initially appeared. Early day off work? Do be sure and track expenses, though, as we don’t want today’s surprise to be coming up short on cash. Okay?

Saturday, Mind – Eight of Wands: I don’t know! Not me, as in Dixie doesn’t know. That’s what this card says, in the position of mind. It’s a mind not yet made up.

Sunday, Romance – Five of Pentacles: There’s love available for you but you may not be feeling. If you need a hug, you will have to ask for it directly. Love and mind-reading are two different things. Make your desires explicit.

Overview/Advice, Underlying Influences – Four of Cups: This is a week pitting experiences against expectations. It’s a little harder because it looks to be challenging to judge at points what is reality versus what is interpretation. I want to fall back on some of my old standbys: don’t date potential. Don’t expect other people to be you. Give yourself space to think, to grieve, to get quiet, and to know your own mind. Let emotions flow, to you and through you. If in doubt, nap it out.

Affirmation: When I reverse the thought, I reverse the condition. That sounds like a load of Law of Attraction crap, doesn’t it? Ha! Well, this is from the Abraham-Hicks deck but y’all know me. I have mixed feelings about the Law of Attraction as is generally postulated in popular culture. However…your experience IS highly dependent upon your interpretation of it. Let’s say your car breaks down. Okay, that’s no fun. But whether it’s a world-ending tragedy or a minor blip in your life depends very largely upon how you think about it. So while changing your thoughts will not pay the car repair bill, they can move you from a place of victimhood to gratitude, that these are the kind of problems you have: solvable.

In every bitter pill, there is some blessing. I’m not saying ignore the hurts and struggles. I’m saying don’t put them in the center of your life. Ground yourself in blessings and love, and let the struggles be but a small part of the overall picture. Okay? It’s all about the perpsective!

Are you in a transition?

This weeks forecast is using the mini Radiant Rider-Waite in a tin and the Deck of 1000 spreads, with some Abraham-Hicks affirmation cards.

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Do and Process: Weekly Flow Tarot, Apr 27 – May 3

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It can take weeks, months, or years to fully grasp the impact of transitional events. This week looks sort of like one of those “getting it” weeks to me. I’m seeing a call to surrender, letting the Universe have it’s way. I mean, it’s going to anyway. So do you want to be swimming upstream against that?

The Tarot Tens are really jumping out and saying, “Hello!” Tens can be an almost overwhelming vibe in Tarot, as they are the culmination of much energy built up and manifest in the solid, signaling endings that ultimately are what allow for new beginnings.

That means we’re still in our cleaning and purging cycle. We have mostly wands and swords, so we’ll be splitting up energy between thinking and doing. Do and process, do and process.

Monday, Heartache and Loss – Two of Cups: Well, Ouchie Monday, right there! I don’t think we’re  talking about actual loss of love. This looks more like feeling lost, sadness over an emotional disconnection or missing someone. Feeling an absence of some sort. And while there is discomfort, there are also advantages. Very helpful to realize this–or realize the feeling is coming from within, if that’s the case.  One of my keywords for the two of cups is “harmony.” How does the feeling of harmony factor in to your life, right now?

Tuesday, Partnership & Alliance (Sacral Chakra, Throat Chakra) – Queen of Wands: I didn’t pull out the chakra cards from this deck and they wanted to come out and play. So, especially in all joint ventures, speak clearly, speak true and speak from the heart. Consider what gives you joy and feeds you creatively as relevant! This Queen is a very passionate woman, true to her identity and ideals.  She means what she says. So that’s your goal for today: say what you mean and mean what you say.

Wednesday, Movement, Choices, Decisions – King of Wands Reversed: Progress has that pesky habit of not abiding by your timetable. Nothing to do but feel gratitude for what you’ve got thus far and keep rolling with it. The King of Wands always lands on his feet, eventually! Spend some time feeling good about progress before making decisions today. This helps shift your energy into a positive frequency, which leaks all over to everything you do in that state. It’s actually a pretty cool trick.

Thursday, Recognition and Reward – Ten of Swords: Acknowledgment from the heavy lifting you’ve done in the past. This can be external – serving as an inspiration through your battles. Or internal, as in seeing the incredible gifts you’ve managed to extract from tumultuous transitions. Acknowledge what has made you so much stronger.

Friday, Disruption – Ten of Pentacles Reversed: May be a minor disappointment with a family member, or feeling like a partial disappointment to your own family. Don’t sweat this too much. Even reversed, this is a very positive card. It’s possible the disappointment is imaginary, even. Another way this could manifest with someone’s “perfect family” or “perfect life” that really isn’t. Keep in mind, perfection isn’t a realistic goal to strive for…improvement is. Excellence is attainable.

Saturday, Power – Ace of Swords: Rescued from any of the week’s fears, doubts or disappointments by the Ace of Swords: one clear idea. A single thought, understanding or concept can really give you power right now. If you’re not sure where to find it, give yourself some quiet time to listen.

Sunday, Conflict & Defeat – Ten of Wands: Are you overcommitted, overbooked or overwhelmed? Damn. This combo really makes me want to eat some comfort food and follow up with a nap. Consider that an official recommendation.

Overview/Advice – Seven of Cups: External appearances may be misleading…or not. That’s the thing. You don’t know! Sometimes, what feels like the worst thing in the world ends up becoming your greatest blessing. Sometimes that beautiful blessing ends up having unmanageable baggage. The key to getting the most out of whatever life experiences come your way is practicing detachment.

Affirmation: Archangel Raphael: “Give your cares and worries to us angels, and allow us to take your burden.” Now, whether you believe in literal angels or not, you can still release your fears to God, or the Universe, or the fates, or your higher self–whomever or whatever you consider as the powers that be.

This week is a call to gain perspective. We’re reaching for a new clarity on old business and there is no way to do that AND stay married to your current storyline, driven to maintain a certain narrative. Instead, observe and release. Observe and release. Allow whatever feelings that arrive to surface and let them flow through (and out) of you. That’s the way you make leaps forward. You cannot jump way ahead if you’re holding up the wall where you stand.

[Dixie: Specializing at torturing metaphors until they scream, all for your reading pleasure.]

If you’re ready, the light could really come on this week. It won’t come through struggle, though. It will come via surrender, allowing clarity to emerge on it’s own time, wading through the outgoing reality until you make it through to the other side.

Do and process, do and process.

How’s your week looking?


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Revisionist History: Weekly Flow, January 19 – 25

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Many years ago, I went to a reader at a psychic fair and asked my favorite question to ask of readers: “What do you see regarding my spiritual development?

Am I doing it right? Am I missing something? Am I progressing fast enough?

It seems those questions never go away completely, at least not for me. Because I try to follow the dots, I try to do what I’m led to do when I’m led to do it, but it doesn’t always work out “right” by my expectations. It feels like failure, but that doesn’t mean it is failure.

Almost 10 years ago, I got the opportunity to buy a low carb community. I had all the signs there, clear as day, in my face obvious, this was the right choice, so I did it. Enthusiastically and with both feet, I jumped in! A couple years of relentless work went by and I was incredibly disappointed, in both myself and my spiritual support system, when that venture didn’t end up as successful as I’d hoped.

That path, however, branched out in ways I could not have anticipated. It pushed me to expand my knowledge base and skillset way beyond my comfort zone.  More recently, that chain of circumstances has left me managing a sizable low carb Facebook page, at a time when I’m getting clear signs I need to attend to my own eating habits and health. Not wanting to be a big, fat hypocrite, I have very much cleaned up my own act. Had I not found myself at the helm of that community now, I’d probably still be eating junk.

So I could say that initial decision was a failure. Or I could say, it gave me exactly what I needed, even when I had no idea I needed it. There have been SO MANY times, so many projects and plans and ventures, that have gone down exactly the same way. It’s almost as if the Universe conspired against my will to look after my best interests and turned “failures” into big, fat blessings. When I manage some perspective, I can begin to see at least some of the many layers I would never have been able understand at the time.

There are echos of the past ringing throughout this weekly forecast, along with the ability to redefine some of that past. While I’m usually not a big fan of revisionist history (in the self-serving sense), this week it can work in your favor—not by denying what’s come before so much as reframing it. Reframing your history is an incredibly powerful tool. It’s a good week to wield it to your advantage.

When I did the draw for last week, I felt the urge to do a second for this week. I noticed we got the same affirmation (after shuffling). That suggests this week is a continuation of last week’s vibe. Hello, Mercury retrograde (Jan. 21 – Feb. 11, 2015)!

Monday, What you Can Change – Ace of Swords Reversed: You can change how you think, and what you accept as immutable reality. Really, one single thought, a core concept reversed, will put everything else in an entirely different framework. It’s a day to question assumptions and convictions to see if they hold up. Whatever you’ve just decided is, well, is it?

Tuesday, Friendship – Nine of Pentacles: A world of education at your fingertips, courtesy friends. If you are having trouble mastering your lower impulses especially, friends can provide a veritable how-to manual. Even if you don’t ask for advice directly, look for instruction on dealing with your own situation by how your friends have dealt with their life.

Wednesday, Romance,  Queen of Cups Reversed: Connections are intact and strong, but I’m expecting excessive sentimentality and/or out-and-out moodiness with this Queen on her head. Tears are quite possible. A hot bath and (maybe) a glass of wine will soothe jangled nerves. Regardless, know the emotional intensity is a passing thing. Don’t treat it as permanent. Just let it flow through you and run it’s course.

Thursday, Career – Emperor Reversed: Work mate says, “You’re not the boss of me.” Not a good day to play dictator with coworkers! Possibly, there is a boss that lets things get out of hand. As far as you are concerned, keep yourself in check with work-related issues. Self-control is the name of the game and personal responsibility pays dividends.

Friday, Success – Six of Pentacles: Generosity pays off today. You may be either benefactor or donor, but group endeavors and giving of your time, energy or money has rewards. This is the magic that brings it all together. Yay!

Saturday, Past – Eight of Cups Reversed: Eh…echos of the past. What do you claim to “be over” but aren’t, completely? This floats in your brain. There may be triggers, there may be tears. Don’t be frustrated that that emotional history is not scrubbed clean from your life. It’s not a sign of weakness, dealing with past issue. It’s a sign you’re strong enough to continue your work at a higher octave.

Sunday, Blocking or Covering – Strength: This is the note that plays in the background throughout the week. Slow, gentle, steadily dealing with each day, each feeling, each challenge as it arises. Going into a Mercury Retrograde the 21, we’re clearly reviewing the past but as dull as that sounds, it’s got an enormous perk: We have a chance to adjust it’s meaning! That is a wonderful, if sometimes underappreciated, gift.

Overview/Advice – Five of Pentacles Reversed: Stop focusing on what you don’t have for God’s sakes! Go back to focusing on what you do. How you view your station is utterly and completely your own choice and while a perspective of lack drains you, a perspective of gratitude feeds you. Be willing to reach out for support when you need it, all while retaining responsibility for your own damn self.

Affirmation – I am safe in the Universe and all life loves and supports me. What needs to happen, happens. The Universe has your back.

Are you feeling echos of the past lately?

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