Playing that Hand: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct 12 – 18

For whatever cosmic purpose, I’ve been rubbing elbows with a whole lot of grief over the last few months. It started with someone in my circle who lost her son way too soon, and branched outward from there. We’ve more than tripped my 3-times rule, so it’s definitely on my radar.

I’ve noticed–it’s not how people handle the good stuff that speaks to their character nearly as much as how they handle pain.

That kind of pain can cause people to shut down, close off their energy and go underground. And I’m not criticizing. You do what you can do, dealing with pain. I don’t judge on tiny little bit.

But other times? I’ve seen people use that experience to say, “What is really important? Who do I want to be? How can I live better?”

It’s like they have harnessed the power of that intense pain energy and used it to open up the heart, you know? And that is both bittersweet and beautiful.

I know what I aspire to. Just hope that I–and most of you–have little need, anytime soon.

You play the cards you were dealt. And that’s what this week’s forecast is about.

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Lots of Major Arcana on deck – Three in the daily draws and one for the overview. The week has import. A couple of Cups, one from the Swords, and a late appearance from the Pentacles makes up the week. We start with looking for our hope (0r adjusting the story as required), move on to managing our emotions, and finish out the week rethinking what really makes us happy and what our hearts say. The week ends with reassessing–what’s in our heads, and what works or does not, on a practical level.

Monday, Joy & Stability, Star Reversed: A little difficult accessing optimism for the future? I hear ya. It’s not gone altogether here, but hard to fully believe sometimes. Be right here, right now. Appreciate the fact you have what you need TODAY, right this very minute. That’s so much more than so many have! Ground and appreciate whatever you’ve got. That’s how you turn it up.

[bctt tweet=”Appreciate having what you need TODAY, right this very minute. #gratitude”]

Tuesday, Take the Lead, Ten of Cups reversed: You cannot make everybody happy, but you can act from a loving place, you know? One thing we tried to teach our kids was that each person is responsible for their own feelings–while you are responsible for your intentions at the same time. People sometimes try to offload their own end of the equation but you gotta own your own self and nothing else. Compromise may be necessary; approach negotiations in good faith. Look for win/win.

Wednesday, Success & Growth, Knight of Cups reversed: Keep your emotions in check and centered. This may include a time-out and frequent grounding to do, but it’s well worth the effort. Distinguishing between emotional flux and actual circumstances pays dividends.

Thursday, Sacral Chakra, Five of Swords reversed: Discord stresses you out? I’m as conflict avoidant as the next gal, so I get it! But there is a call to make your “no” stick, if it was important enough to declare in the first place. I guess the secret is being picking only the battles that really matter. Focus on stabilizing and enhancing your own emotional state and you can also work out some of the stress via creative means. Anything you can cook up to be symbolic or metaphorical of what you’d like to see and execute in real life, setting your intention to use the energy that way, is a great way to do this. For example, if you wanted to reach an agreement with someone, you could write both your names on a piece of paper, and put it in a book with the channeled intention infused into that paper that you are “on the same page.” Just use your imagination, okay?

Friday, Heart Chakra, High Priestess: Ah! I like this one. Listen to your heart, tune in especially to your emotional state for inside (psychic) information. One easy way to do this is to get quiet for a minute and notice the area in the middle of your chest–imagine mentally reaching out an invisible, energetic stream from that area to “take the feeling temperature” of the energy around you. What does it feel like?

Saturday, Solar Plexus, Moon rev: Anxiety, overblown worries. Center, breathe and operate from a rational base. Don’t make long-term decisions on the spur of the moment. Worries can be abated through sleep. So go ahead–leave your worries with your spirits and angels, and then take a nap!

Sunday, Dedicated Effort, Eight of Pentacles reversed: Consider ways your work routine may have gotten sidetracked. Projects can be employment-related or even personal development issues; we’re just talking long-range accomplishments. What habits would you like to build? What routines can you put in place to support your desired, long-term goals? Planning, list-making and strategizing are favored. You may not act today, but you can prepare.

Advice/Overview: Dreams Coming True, Justice: Ever write something and fall in love with a specific sentence or two? That’s why editors rock, man. Because that turn of phrase that just impresses the heck out of you may be exactly what needs to go to achieve your ultimate objective. This week is like that. Don’t let your ego run the show. It’s gotta stay about your objective. Expect to pay attention to staying balanced, reasonable and fair. Step back, take breathers if you need to. Look to isolate the emotional component of struggles and pretend you’re thinking about someone else if that’s helpful. Logic, reason, and pro-and-con kind of detachment will serve here. In other words, don’t become married to your approach or it may stand in your way. Because I want to see you achieving your dreams!

Affirmation: I will do my best to make the best of it. We’ve got what we got. Rather than bemoan what we don’t have, let’s do what we can to make the absolute most of what we do. Fair enough?

As I read this forecast, I know there is plenty I need to attend to here, myself. Okay. There usually is.

Do you feel satisfied with how you manage the hand you’re dealt?

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9_of_PentaclesP.S. I’m gearing up to teach some Tarot! People have been asking me to teach since I’ve started flipping cards and you know what? I finally feel ready! Maybe hold the initial session in a private Facebook group, IF there is enough interest. This will be a for-pay class, but cost less first run since we’ll be doing it for the first time together. I’m thinking 2 weeks, cozy-sized group, videos answering questions, demonstrating/explaining techniques and of course, discussion focusing on what you want to learn, improving your skills wherever you are at. If you are interested and want more info, email me! Tell me where you’re at with Tarot and where you’d like to be. I’m excited! So I hope y’all are interested, because I think we’ll have fun.

Releasing Regret: Weekly Tarot Forecast, July 27 – August 2

Regret is on my radar this week. After tragedy hits, it’s so easy to find a million and one ways it might have been avoided–at least, that’s how it goes down in the imagination. Things you did or didn’t say and do play out over and over from every angle, like a broken record in your brain that just won’t stop.

We generally do the best we can. But what does one do when their “best,” in retrospect, doesn’t feel like “enough?” That’s the sort of regret that’s on my mind right now and  I find some comfort in this week’s affirmation.

[bctt tweet=”#Peace comes from remembering that only #love is real. #affirmation #quotes”]

Anything that doesn’t feel like love? You can release it. It’s okay.

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This week doesn’t look especially easy to me. Emotional fluctuation is evident. The good news is, there are up’s as well as down’s. Maybe this will hit your personally or maybe it won’t, but either way, it’s good to stay aware of the bigger picture for some. The keys to making the best of it–personal or not, by the way–are held in the advice and affirmation cards.

Monday, Conflict and Defeat – Five of Swords: There is a heaviness, a tiredness for some folks today. An air of resignation about this. Retreating for some rest and recuperation is the best strategy if you can manage it. And if are not one hit by the heaviness, be kind to others because you never know what weight they carry in their own heart.

Tuesday, Emotional Loss – Five of Cups: Palpable loss and pain. Seek comfort and solace in the affection of loved ones. “Normal” as you knew it may not be possible, but a new normal can become possible

Wednesday, Victory & Success – Six of Wands: Some hope, recognition or acknowledgement. A welcome respite for anyone struggling.

Thursday, Fulfillment of Wishes – Nine of Cups: Speaks for itself, really. A wish comes true. May it give you hope and strength, if you’re in short supply.

Friday, Sacrifice – Hanged Man: Let go. Release. Do nothing. Allow all feelings, whatever they are, to wash over you, through you, and drift away beyond you. Do what you need to do, for the greater good.

Saturday, Material and Spiritual Prosperity – Six of Pentacles reversed: This weekend holds some rewards, but some discontent as well. There’s a tendency to not trust what is going well. Look for trusted advisors to use as sounding boards if it helps.

Sunday, Material Harvest – Nine of Pentacles reversed: Evaluate budgets and spending. This doesn’t mean you’ll run short so much as you want to be sure you’re getting the best value from all your investments–financial and energetically. Specifically seek out reasons to be grateful.

Advice/Overview: Disruption – The Tower reversed: Minimize disruption. During emotionally challenging times, turn to routine, familiarity, and checking items off your list to carry you. If your default “normal” is not available, start to construct a new normal. There is comfort in the everyday activities. Simple chores, small rituals of living, a regular sleep schedule and nutritious food are some of your tools in minimizing disruption. Honor your feelings, but don’t completely set aside the business of life. That “business of life” bit can get you through a lot.

Affirmation – Archangel Chamuel: “Peace comes from remembering that only love is real.” So often, upsetting words are misunderstood, even by the person speaking them. What you’re saying to others is most often a reflection of how you’re feeling about yourself. We see everything–EVERYTHING–though the filter of our perception and emotional state at the time. And that filter can be very hazed or distorted. That filter doesn’t necessarily reflect reality.

Love is not physical proximity. Love does not reside in some magic words to set things aright or secure a particular outcome. Love doesn’t require acquiescing to another’s desires, or really any action at all. Love is an intention, a state of being that can be held in the heart for one and all–family, friends and strangers. Love can transcend time and space and physicality. In that way, love is the only thing that is real.

How are you doing out there?

Love,
Dix

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Break up and Date up: Weekly Tarot Flow, April 6 -12

Weekly Tarot April 6, 2015

This week reads like a breakup, but the week ends with a new date. Like in real life, the new date doesn’t tend to show up until after the breakup. So bear that in mind if you’ve got some letting go to do.

Looking over this combination as a whole, it speaks of fresh starts. Not a shock coming after an eclipse/full moon, a huge time of release. You have to let go of the reality you have to make room for a new one, y’know. Monday and Tuesday, there’s an burgeoning awareness of emotional complications. Wednesday is cutting free day. Thursday and Friday allow for regrouping and reconnecting with your people. And the weekend is positioning to begin anew. Very poetic! Passions appear to be an overall theme to the coming week, so keep an eye on yours, m’kay?

Monday, Fertility –  Page of Cups: Whatever happens today is born of (and in) the heart. I’m expected it to be an emotionally sensitive day, as the Page of Cups isn’t known for thick skin. But there is a point to the touchy-feelies here. In particular, do gut-checks to identify feelings, Don’t ask yourself what makes sense, ask yourself how you FEEL about what’s going on. That is going to give you a lot more information. And if your feelings aren’t quite what you expect? Examining your emotions is a fruitful activity today.

Tuesday, Passion Ignited –  Five of Swords reversed: What is worth fighting for? Because if you know that, you also know what is NOT worth fighting for. Both are quite valuable tidbits. Of course different people have different convictions and different passions. But we don’t choose what everybody else does or feels. We only direct ourselves.

Wednesday, Emotional Withdrawal –  Three of Swords: Today virtually screams LET IT GO! Seriously. Step back and you know, if there is sadness there, allow it. Take some time to yourself and allow that distance.

Thursday, Intuition –  Knight of Pentacles: Act on your instincts, intuitions and “funny little feelings” in the real world. Make physical, concrete decisions and take real-world action on those little sparks of divine insight today.

Friday, Spiritual Union –  Three of Cups: Spend time connecting with your people. There’s no replacement for love, one of the most healing powers in the universe.

Saturday, Awareness –  Ten of Pentacles: Taking charge of your own life pays off in both tangible and intangible ways. You CAN do this!

Sunday, New Beginnings –  The Moon reversed: Opportunity to start over with more honesty, less crazy. You’re in, right?

Overview/Advice –  Knight of Wands: You’re going to live what you build. Why accept what life defaults you? Put your heart into living this week. It will help you stay true, know what’s real, and decide what’s next.

Affirmation: Lilac –  Strengthen your faith. Just because you don’t know every step from A to B doesn’t mean you’ll never get to B. Oh ye of little faith, cultivate some. You’ve made it this far, right? It’s fine to ask for direction and guidance. Just don’t expect your decisions to be made for you, because that’s not how things work. You make the call and ask for backup support for the capital-U Universe. It will come.

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Something Old, Something New: Weekly Tarot Flow, Nov. 17 -23

Tarot Flow Nov 17 -23

Somebody, somewhere said, “In every ending, there is a beginning.” That’s this week in a nutshell. A mash-up of endings leading to beginnings.

We’ve got a couple of Tarot Tens, which speak to wrapping things up, and a couple of Aces, which speak to starting something new. In between, there are choices, details, and a little shot of optimism. This could work! But it’s not all sunshine and roses, every minute. The bumps in the road look to be specifically related to integrating what you’ve learned so far into your now, your partnerships, and coming out the other end with a more solid, long-term vision for the future. You can do this!

Monday, Co-workers – Seven of Pentacles Reversed: Those damn people you work with just don’t always take the long term view Agh! Somebody needs to. Could it be you?

Tuesday, Past – Nine of Wands Reversed: What did you bail on before it was quite done? That’s the clean up left. Not a lot, but a little, and that little bit remaining is important.

Wednesday, Partner – Two of Swords: A choice to be made between you and your partner. Weight it out, and consider the facts. Take into account everyone’s needs, not just those of either self or other. Rational is the way to go here. Careful balancing will give you the best result. Be fair.

Thursday, Finances – Ace of Cups: A new financial opportunity…or even just a bit of optimism. A currently small but encouraging bright spot related to money.

Friday, Past Life – Wheel of Fortune Reversed: Something that seemed like bad luck at the time maybe was not. Why? It gave you something you needed, even if you didn’t know.

Saturday, You – Five of Swords: You can wipe up the floor with any opponents today. Don’t be a poor sport if you do, though.

Sunday, Pros – Ace of Pentacles: Efforts are especially productive today, even if it seems like just a “little bit.”

Advice/Overview – Ten of Cups: You can get your guidance this week form looking to your emotional states, and in particular which options you feel “at home” with. The best choices this week ring true to your heart, and feel consistent with your family heritage. In other words, those values you carry with you, possibly some so deep they seem to run in your blood? Honor them. Honor yourself. This will guide you.

Affirmation, Leadership – Archangel Gabriel: “It is time for you to assume your leadership power and position, and lovingly guide others.” In the context of this week’s reading, I’m seeing the need to be very clear about what works for you and take the lead on moving in that direction. The people that should be walking next to you down that path, will follow. Release attachment to who comes along. Release attachment to anyone else’s choices. Just make your own, and focus on maintaining a generous, loving attitude. Lead by example, and by conviction. A heart full of joy and love makes a very compelling example.

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Optimistic Resolutions: Weekly Flow, May 26-30

Weekly Tarot May 26 - 30

Well, I’m delighted and relieved to see a more pleasant outlook for the coming week than I got for the weekend! Plus looks like a nice day off for those of you who get that sort of thing. I’m expecting an active week with those Wands showing up and the generally active tone of the overall forecast. Possibility of some sort of resolution on Friday. Overall, this week is feeling optimistic!

Monday, Ten of Cups: Great day for relaxing with loved ones, friends and family alike. Looks harmonious and happy. Yay!  Be sure to let the folks around you know how much you appreciate them. It will be well received. Caveat: Any time we’re talking Cups, there may be alcohol flowing so please, no unnecessary risks.

Tuesday, Three of Wands: A day of expectation. Look for news, feedback or an update coming in on something you’ve initiated previously, especially via mail although not necessarily. Most likely it’s positive, and deserved. This card often foretells a payout of some sort. Hope that’s how it works out for you!

Wednesday, The Hierophant: Well, it’s the New Moon in Gemini, and the Hierophant would TOTALLY approve of a spiritual ritual of some sort. New Moons are for new starts. What do you want to start? If you can incorporate traditional symbolism into the mix, it will be all that much more effective. In the everyday, muggle world, make any calls you need to make to big institutions today, tie up loose ends and present yourself conservatively and traditionally. Your best bet is going old school.

Thursday, Five of Swords: I often struggle with this card, trying to decide who is defeating whom. But here, I want to say the victor will be the one who has the clearest communication and sharpest ideas. So if you’re facing off, have your points outlined and stick to the facts for the best outcome. Quick, concise and to the point for the win.

Friday, Eight of Wands reversed:  Good chance what you thought was up in the air, not so much! I’m seeing this as a likely conclusion to something or end to uncertainty.

Affirmation for the week: I love and approve of myself. It’s so easy to play what-if, second guess and doubt ourselves to death. I’m horrified at some of the self-talk I hear—people tell their Tarot readers things, you know. I often suggest that people treat themselves with as much kindness, compassion and understanding as they would a good friend. Because some of the things people say to themselves, they would never dream of saying to their dog, let alone another human being.

First of all, forgive yourselves your mistakes. We all make them, and you don’t get the privilege of doing without. And secondly, it’s much easier to approve of yourself if you do your best. Your best today will probably be better than your best last year or last week. That’s not a reason for self-scorn. It’s evidence  of growth.

So cut yourself some slack for the past and focus on doing what you can now. I’m willing to bet life will flow smoother when you do that.

How’s your week looking?

 Tarot Illuminati by Eric Dunne & Kim Huggens

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03/13/14: First the Bad News / 5 of Swords

Five of Swords

I’ve got good news and bad news. First (today), the bad news shows up in the form of the Five of Swords paired with “cons.”

You’re going to have to fight your rights. No if’s, and’s or but’s. Without a fight, you’re dead in the water today. Be prepared to stand up for what’s yours and defend yourself. Sorry! I much prefer those roses and rainbows where the world serves you its adulation on a perfumed silver platter.

But today ain’t one of those days!

However, stay tuned (tomorrow) for the good news!

You having to fight for right?

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