Basic Astrology: Zodiac Rulerships by House

medical-astrologyHere is a brief rundown of the Zodiac House rulerships. Please bear in mind these are only the briefest of keywords used as a snapshots, but they should provide a quick idea as to the character and tone of each house and sign.

Aries: Pioneering, independent, assertive
1st House: Basic attitude towards life, stance in life
Rules Self / “I am…”

Taurus: Stubborn, steady, practical
2nd House: Possessions, finances, values ethics.
Rules Money / “I have…”

Gemini: Light, intelligent, multitasking, curious
3rd House: Way of understanding and learning.
Rules Family / “I think…”

Cancer: Moody, protective, emotional
4th: home, what makes you feel comfortable.
Rules home / “I feel…”

Leo: Self-conscious, vital, sincere, egotistical, loyal
5th House: Games, sports, creativity.
Rules Children / “I will…”

Virgo: Methodical, helpful, particular, fussy
6th House: Work, practical effort and health.
Rules Work / “I serve…”

Libra: Partnerships, friends, fairness, indecisive
7th House: Partnership and friends.
Rules Partnership / “I balance…”

Scorpio: Instinctive, charismatic, intense, deep
8th House: Investments, business, legacy, death.
Rules Rebirth / “I desire…”

Sagittarius: Expansive, travels, optimistic, blunt
9th House: Travel, philosophy, broad view.
Rules Education / “I see…”

Capricorn: Planning, practical, responsible, fearful
10th House: Career, role in life.
Rules Reputation / “I use…”

Aquarius: Friendly, intelligent, urban, shocking
11th House Organizations, clubs, social activities.
Rules Friends / “I know…”

Pisces: Sensitive, sacrificing, holistic, dreamer
12th House: Unconscious, delusion, sacrifice, transcendence.
Rules Hidden / “I believe…”

Learning about the Chakras – Video Class

Guess what? I have a new video class. Oh my! It was insanely more work than I thought–and I misspelled “chakra” at first so the link is still wrong, doh!–but it’s done and I couldn’t be happier.

Better yet, here’s a sample lesson for you.

Y’all know I”m not big into discounting. But this is my very first video class and I really want it to get off to a good start, so I’m giving my AFJ/Tarot people a discount for now, at least. Get even more info here, or just sign up.

P.S. IF you have already purchased the Chakra Workbook from me, please give me a holler. I have something even better for you.

Hope to see some of y’all there. And if this one gets a good response, expect to see more of ’em! Thanks for all your support, guys. I appreciate you!

Intuition Tip: Staying in the Flow

Wonder how to know if you’re “in the flow,” working with the energetic trends (either at large or within yourself) instead of trying to swim against the tide? It’s not too hard to tell!

How do you know if you’re “in the flow?”

Interpreting Tarot Court Cards: Person or Not?

Great question! The Court cards are challenging, especially for those just starting out. I know I hated getting court cards at first. As I once heard the lament, “I’m looking for an answer, not a person!” But the Court can be strong allies in your reading once you get to know the family a little, you know?

A court card generally points to 1 of these 3 options:

  • An actual person
  • An aspect of the questioners’ personality
  • A quality, energy or approach in the situation

Your first clue is context! What exactly, did you ask? What position is the card in? If I saw the Queen of Wands come up for advice, I’d probably suggest remaining strong, determined or even stubborn. No flinching! The Page of Pentacles could suggest clear communication, whereas the King of Cups may lead me to suggest acting on feelings. In the past position in a relationship spread, it may well be an ex-partner making an appearance. In an outcome position, the court could represent what qualities you can expect to manifest as a result of the energies in play. Context and the position of the card together tell the story.

Look at the surrounding cards. What came before and after the card? Stings of cards present as part of an ongoing dialog, each rubbing elbows with those nearby. What interpretation best fits into the narrative of the surrounding cards?

Personal Associations. If you have a special association for  a particular royal, that card can show up to draw your attention to something related. Say the Knight of Wands always makes you think of your brother. Does he show up in a reading to refer to the questioner’s brother, or suggest an approach your brother would take, or maybe just reveal some other parallel between your brother and the question itself?

The card itself. Look for details that seem to “pop” at you, whatever seems bigger or brighter or catches your eye. That will often show you the most relevant features of a card. So if you notice the face, perhaps we’re talking about person. If you notice a detail of the background, maybe the card speaks to the background of a situation. Or maybe it’s just showing up to give you a single idea to convey. Listen to your inner voice, whether or not the interpretation is standard.

It’s always about the Questioner. Even if the court card shows up to talk about somebody or something else, the argument can be made that every situation in an individual’s life–and the people in it–is an expression, direct or indirect–of that individual’s energy. So even if the card talks about another person, or an approach to a situation, or whatever, it’s always kind of always about the questioner as well.

As far as telling the difference, if you stay in the flow of the reading and have your radar full-throttle on, you’ll be able to just go with what you get in that flow without over-thinking. It’s that second-guessing tendency that leaves us feeling confused. Your first impulse on reading a court will normally be the best. But if you find the card nagging at you after you’ve moved past it, return to see if there is more. A card can sometimes have multiple interpretations, more than one meaning or layer to add. Just follow the vibe.

Hope that helps!

How do you do with court cards?

Have your own question? Ask Dixie!

Conflicting Advice Learning Tarot? Video on Coping

One of the most frustrating parts of teaching myself the cards was dealing with conflicting advice. In this video, I give advice on dealing with the issue.

How do you resolve conflicting advice when you’re learning?

Tips for Learning Tarot: Using Gemstones in Readings

Using Gemstones for Tarot reading: which, and how?

Short answer: I love using stones to help me, and find clear quartz is the most effective.

Do you use gemstones in your Tarot readings? How?

P.S. I’m doing a series of videos on this. Questions or suggestions on topics is VERY welcome! Just mention anything you would like to see covered in the comments.