Legacy and New Stuff Around Here

200px-Runic_letter_othalan.svg I have a phone app that suggests a daily rune. Today is Othala. It means “homeland” or “ancestral lot.” It’s associated with the home itself along with heritage, inheritance, security and legacy.  Othala represents a richness, with the inheritance either material or not, creating identity. As the last rune of the Elder Futhrak, it suggests a culmination, a completeness.

How appropriate for a Scorpio moon, huh?

My family, as Jehovah’s Witnesses, raised me to value and preserve the integrity of staying true to beliefs regardless of outside pressure, including death if necessary. Being willing to die for your integrity is no small matter.

That was an incredibly powerful legacy to inherit–though I’ve no doubt spent much of it in a matter not approved by my benefactors.

You can leave your kids a fortune, but you don’t get to dictate how they spend it.

Of course, I inherited much more than that. As we move into the Full Moon in Scorpio, matters of value, legacy and heritage are highlighted.  What we’ve inherited but may forget or take for granted, what we’ve passed on ourselves, and what of all that energy it may be time to recycle. That’s what’s bouncing around in my mind.

What’s on your mind?

 In Other News

Don’t forget, I’m doing my forecasts in a weekly format now. I’ll probably bump it up tomorrow so you don’t lose track midweek, as that’s the downside I’ve found of doing them all at once. The feedback has been pretty good so far. Are you digging it? Would you like to see something different? Let me know.

I’m doing another  Woo-Woo Wonderful! show tomorrow with Josi on Magic Gardening. It’s been 6 months now! You don’t want to miss this one. It will be available via recording or on iTunes if you’re not available live. But have sunglasses ready because I just did my hair and it ROCKS. Har!

I’m thinking of starting a study group on Lenormand with private video meetings. It would be free to join, but I’d like to work with a fairly stable group and may seek permission to use clips from the discussions at some point in the future. It’s just a thought right now though, but if there’s enough interest, I think it could be a lot of fun. If this sounds intriguing to you, give me a holler.

I do have some other fun stuff in the works, but it’s all top secret at the moment. Make sure you’re on my mailing list if you don’t want to miss anything!

Be well.






Foolish Friends: My Interview in Theresa Reed’s “Talkin’ Tarot”

Talkin' Tarot with Theresa Reed InterviewI’ve been a fan of Theresa Reed’s straight-talk-keeping-it-real attitude for some time now; I’d run across her work occasionally over the years, but really plugged in when I started following her on Twitter.  She clearly knows her stuff.

As I got my own woo-woo web presence underway a couple years back, I found Theresa’s generosity in supporting talented peers a great example of values I wanted to embody in my own work. There are so many inspiring folks in this field! I’ve gotten the opportunity to get to know Theresa a little since then via online community, and she’s been every bit as delightful as she comes across from her work.

So you can imagine how honored I was to be interviewed for her “Talkin’ Tarot” feature this month. Check it out here.

And if you leave a comment, be sure to tell Theresa I sent ya!

Have you run across the Tarot Lady before?

A Very Tarot Shelf for Christmas

See what the Big Monkey made me for Christmas? Got a hand-crafted, reversible Tarot shelf. How awesome is that?!

Now on Amazon – Everyday Tarot Archives: Living the Major Arcana!

Essays on each of the Major Arcana

UPDATE: Both this e-book and the second volume, “Living the Minor Arcana,” have been combined into one volume.

Available in either paperback version or Kindle version.

I’ve been wanting to pull together some of my best Tarot writing for a long time now. As recently noted, I’d done quite a lot of work over the last few years. But reviewing, editing, and (God help me!) formatting it all is no trivial task.

Therefore, it’s with the pride of accomplishment I introduce Everyday Tarot Archives: LIVING the Major Arcana! It went live yesterday just in time for Summer Solstice. Fitting, don’t you think?

To y’all who have told me you like to go back and reference columns on specific cards, this should help. This volume only covers the Major Arcana, but I will be releasing additional volumes that cover the pips as well; we’ll be hitting every card in the deck at least once. I may release a paperback version eventually, but it won’t be available before the entire series is done so it be a single volume.

For less than the cost of a latte (i.e. $4.99), you can own Everyday Tarot Archives: LIVING the Major Arcana. Currently, it’s available exclusively on Amazon in electronic format. Amazon Prime members can borrow the book for free. Even if you don’t own a Kindle, you can still read on one of the many free Kindle reading apps (for smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs or online).

And if you do borrow or order this book, I would VERY MUCH appreciate it if you would take the time to post an honest review on Amazon. I’m not looking for 5-star reviews so much as I’m hoping for good feedback to help people make an informed choice about purchasing the book. I know what I do is not for everyone, and I want the people who buy the book to be happy with their purchase.

Thanks for your support and any help you can offer spreading the word.

Where’s Dixie and Today’s Everyday Tarot?

Spirit Psychic Fair Tarot Dixie Vogel

I thought my table looked pretty nice, anyway.

Sorry I didn’t have an Everyday Tarot for you this morning. As you know, I was reading at the Spirit Fair this weekend. I thought I’d written far enough ahead to cover today, but I was wrong. I may have caught it anyway, but last night turned out a little upside down.

My daughter became ill last night and was in great deal of pain, so we ended up spending the night in the  hospital. She’s fine now, sleeping currently. It looks like  her gall bladder. They’ll do some more tests next week and she’ll decide how she wants to proceed. But I skipped working at the fair today. As we were joking when I went in to pick up my stuff, no telling what I’d have ended up channeling under the circumstances. Ha!

Just thought y’all might be wondering. The fair was pretty quiet yesterday, but I did a few readings and got TONS of compliments on my freshly colored hair. Not quite what I’d planned, but then again, when is life what you’d planned? Nonetheless, I’m very grateful she’s okay.

How are y’all doing?

Woo-Woo, Out of the Closet?

Talking 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 hometown 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?