Edge of Something: Eclipse Week Tarot Forecast, Mar 21 – 27

Happy Eclipse.

HAHAHA!

Because, really. When is getting bowled over by the Universe feel “happy”?

But we’re talking Aries/Libra. In the realm of relationships, the me/we axis, man. It’s about the balance. It’s about FAIRNESS. It’s about justice and rightness. Keep yourself righteous, even when it’s hard, and you should come out okay. (Find some more lovely, general eclipse tips at the Astrology Zone.)

Personally, I’m doing alright. I will say that I’m finding myself suddenly revisiting some old situations, that have otherwise seemed to be set in stone. And it’s alright.

The vibe in general is like..the edge of something. Something important.

Lots of people, standing on the EDGE of something.

Even though it’s way not settled and even though I’m not sure how all will fall, I’m sporting an inexplicable faith all’s gonna turn out right in the end, just fine. Just the way it needs to.

I have no idea why I’m so convinced. But I’m not going to try to argue myself out of it.

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I’m seeing this week as wildly fluctuating in terms of emotional tone, totally edgy. Sensitive. Raw and real. That’s not good, not bad. But be aware and build self-care into your plans. Other people are playing a prominent role here with several court cards, and we have a couple majors to emphasize the point–what happens will be around for some time to come. So make it count, folks.

Are you ready?!

Monday,  Flowering, Queen of Pentacles reversed: Coming into our own stride, but not quite there yet. It’s a process, yeah? A process. I expect to see results, although the project as such is still unfinished.

Tuesday, Breakthrough, Justice: It balances in the end. Sometimes, the process isn’t pretty but the end result is worth it. Expect “just rewards” to show up, whatever that may be.

[bctt tweet=”Getting what you deserve can be gift or curse. You get to pick.”]

Wednesday, Success, Six of Wands: A good day! Recognition for successful endeavors and leadership skills. This is a nice one for Eclipse day. Enjoy it!

Thursday, Compromise, Six of Pentacles: It needn’t be all for your desires, or all for your responsibilities. Break it up–time, energy, money. A little for work, a little for fun. A little for me, a little for thee. No winner-take-all here. Look for the win/win and you’ll achieve your ends.

Friday, The Creator, King of Wands reversed: Get in touch with your creative flow today. It mitigates stressors and helps you connect with yourself on a deeper level.

Saturday, Participation, Four of Wands reversed: Decide what you want your participation to be, and pull back from what doesn’t fit with your life, or anything you don’t feel good about.

Sunday, Thunderbolt, The Tower reversed: Some disruption is likely, but the end of the world, it’s not. Don’t mistake it for such. Back off anyone overblowing issues and overreacting, as that crap’s contagious. Deep breath and plan b, to the rescue.

Overview/Advice – Adventure, Page of Pentacles reversed: Don’t be afraid to try something new, but make your risks measured and gradual. Adventure is definitely calling. And it’s fine to answer. It’s great to answer! Just put on your walking boots and check your map, before you go out the door.

Affirmation – Sensitivity, Archangel Haniel: “You are extra-sensitive to energies and emotions right now. Honor yourself and your feelings.” Well, if that doesn’t describe an eclipse week, I don’t know what does! I can’t add much to that. Honoring yourself and your feelings? Always good advice.

How are you doing? Stay safe and sane out there! ♥

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This week’s forecast features the Osho Zen Tarot and Archangel Oracle Cards.  If you dig these, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or better yet, a private consult.

Group Think: Weekly Tarot, Feb 1 – 7, 2016

This week’s forecast: A lot of emphasis on how we interact with others, both when things are going well and…well, when they are not going so well. Also some advice on when to take action on important projects.

Balance called for in deciding when to act in general this coming week – enough info is required to make a reasonable judgement, but not so much as to invite analysis paralysis.

[bctt tweet=”80% sure is generally good enough.”]

Are you seeing group dynamics at work in your world?

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Just Fix Yourself: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Dec 7 – 13

“You’re so brave, to have hair that color,” the old woman says to me, stopping me in the grocery store. “It’s bold!”

I smile big and thank her, the same way I always do when somebody calls me “brave” for having pink hair.

As if it wasn’t just hair. As if it would never grow back. As if pink hair color was poison or a dirty look from somebody’s grandpa would knock me over, dead.

“Do you think I could do that?” she asked, a little sheepishly.

“Well of course you could! With your gray, it would take great!”

“I’m seventy. Do you think it’s okay for a seventy-year-old to have pink hair?”

“Well, I’m going to when I’m seventy! I don’t see why not. You’re an adult! You can do what you want!”

A peculiarity of my life is being an outsider. It’s all over my astrology. It doesn’t matter what I do or how hard I try. One way or another, I’m not going to fit in.

So I don’t try.

It took me a while to get adjusted to the idea, but I’m comfortable enough with it now that I can embrace it. I do embrace it! I know how old I am–and it’s old enough to wear my hair however I damn well please.

It’s tremendously freeing, not to worry about what other people think. It can take some effort, sure.

Even more effort is required to stop trying to control what other people think, about you or anything else. But I think it’s the most difficult of all to overcome what YOU think about yourself…that’s why some of the “fixers” can get so far under your skin.

[bctt tweet=”The hardest perceptions to manage are self-perceptions. #fixyourself”]

Weekly Tarot Dec 7 2015

This week’s forecast looks like a description of a transition, potentially clouded by self-perceptions. Because we’re in entirely working in the minor arcana, I expect even the more challenging of these energies to be transient, not long lasting. I get the feeling of being tired, worn out, limping with weak knees but trying to walk up the last hill to get home.

And you know how it is, when you’re pushing to finish something difficult or unpleasant, how you go about it, both physically and psychologically, makes a huge difference in the overall experience?

Yeah. That.

Monday, Find Balance – Two of Pentacles: The message here is pretty self-explanatory. Look for balance, compromise, and dividing attention rationally. Understand you only have so much energy to go around and cannot always run in deficit. Prioritize and decide what’s “must do” and what’s “let go.”

Tuesday, Opportunity Beckons – Four of Cups: If you’re feeling discontented, you can make changes. Look to articulate what you actually want. Disquiet is an invitation to reevaluate. Compare what you are doing with what you’d like to be and then begin steps in the “like to be” direction.

Wednesday, Spread Your Wings – Two of Wands: You see the flow we’re in this week? It’s about identifying and adjusting, over and over. Those little bits of discontent are gifts! The allow you to see the dirt, the messes in your life you’d like to clean up.

Thursday, Healing Begins – Six of Swords: This is the transition we started earlier in the week. Periods of change and growth are without fail difficult. But they are generally worth it. Expect an easing.

Friday, Coming Together – Two of Cups: [Note – We had the same card, for the same day, last week.] And I’m going to give you the same advice I did then: choose love! Choose love, love, love. Twos are choices. Realize, loving and being together, or doing what another wants are very different. Sometimes the most loving thing to do is let go. But whether you hold on or let go, always do it with LOVE.

Saturday, Moving On – Eight of Cups and Sunday, Refusal to See – Two of Swords: Flare up! Growing pains, right here. Letting go and leaving something behind you, are you really looking at the whole picture? It’s like after a breakup, sometimes folks see ONLY the good from what they left, or ONLY the dark parts. Every situation will have some of both, although one may well outweigh the other, sometimes dramatically.  Just be gentle with yourself and let the progress you’ve fought for over the week integrate, okay? Naps are always appropriate!

Overview/Advice, Joy & Stability – Four of Wands: When one’s world feels in flux, certain things are very helpful. Routines are a great support. Surrounding oneself with positive messages and people help. Taking good care of the body and the mind go a long way to regain stability. You know what lifts you up versus what drags you further down. Care for yourself this week by continuing to lift yourself up.

Affirmation: I can change my life by changing my thoughts. I will not attempt to control others’ experiences. Because the two came out together. My thoughts, my life, and my experiences are the point here. Not who agrees or who doesn’t. Obviously, not everything goes all sunshine up just because you reach for a more positive perspective. Some parts of life hurt, some things suck, and there is some struggle inherent in the human condition. But that being said, how you view it can always make it better, easier, less painful, less struggle. And that, my friends, is very much worth the effort.

Also notice how both these thoughts go hand in hand? We own our own life path, not that of anyone else. This is kind of a big issue for me personally, because I’ve spent most of my life surrounded to some extent with people quite determined I’m horribly broken.

And you know? I’m okay with that. I need to be okay with that, with people who see me as broken, because I only own my personal percpetions.

What I’m not okay with is people insisting on “fixing” what they see as broken in me. That mission will get you booted from my world.

Don’t be that guy (or gal), that pushes for the fix for others. It’s not your life, not your right. Just fix yourself.

Do people try to “fix” you?

If you enjoy these forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This week features the Psychic Heart Tarot Oracle and Abraham-Hicks affirmation cards. Get yourself a personalized consultation here.

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Lovingly Uncompromising. Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct. 26 – Nov 1, 2016

Thor the Warrior Kitten just has a knack for finding the center of action. 

I really hope y’all are not getting sick of kitten pictures with the weekly cards. He’s not a seasoned enough reader to help much yet, but his heart is in it.

And the heart is totally the star of the show next week. So there you go!

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You now that space in time where you know in your heart something you really want to do, something that is important and meaningful to you but it’s scary? It’s like…putting yourself out there, naked. Not your image. Not your mirage. But YOU, the real you?

It could be something little or something big, from anyone else’s perspective. But it’s a big deal to you, it lives in your soul, a dream that’s itching to break free from the world of ideas into the world of manifest reality.

Maybe you wonder…What if everybody laughed, and not in a good way? What if I fail? What if my closely held dream turned to dust instead of reality? What would I hold onto then?

It won’t always work out. But reaching out in the direction of your heart? Never, ever a mistake.

We’ve got several Major Arcana on deck this week and a notable preponderance of Wands – so action is favored with the understanding that action will have lasting impact. You ready?

Tarot_8_StrengthMonday, Just Breathe, Strength: The topical card of “Just Breathe” suggests anxiety but better, a way to address it. Few actions ground better than breathing. And to pair it with the Strength card is a perfect match. One wonderful thing about the Strength card is that it’s universally accessible energy. You don’t have to have some kind of superhuman power to access it. The traditional version shows a woman taming a lion with little more than her infinite patience and purity of heart to keep her on track. If you’re feeling hit here, or have an obstacle to overcome–go right to the core of the matter with gentle, steady attention. Maintaining boundaries and especially not getting flustered will serve you well.

Tuesday, Change Your Focus, The World: What really counts? This is a big-picture day. Let small annoyances roll off your back and focus instead on your responsibility for the final outcome. You have the mastery you need at your disposal. Grownups earn paychecks. Be dependable. Happy Full Moon in Taurus–what are you releasing?

Wednesday, Trust, Ace of Wands: Let joy be your guide today. The project that gets you excited? The thought that quickens your pulse and gets your blood pumping? That is where you direct your feet. Take a specific, concrete action, however humble, in the direction of your passion. Trust yourself. (Ouch–Tarot is looking at me again!)

Thursday, Dreams Coming True/Solar Plexus Chakra, Knight of Cups: There is power to manifest in your emotional state. To work it, it’s vital to maintain appropriate boundaries. Your feelings may be intense, but in flux right now. Don’t allow anyone else to step on your dreams in this state, okay? You are in the process of figuring out your own feelings. Don’t let somebody else overrule your process here.

[bctt tweet=”Fiercely protect your dreams. #quotes”]

Friday, Love, Four of Wands: Activate the circle of love–contact your best buddies, spend time with your family of freaks, or otherwise invoke the sacred space of the heart today. I don’t care who or how you go about it. Be creative if you need to. But we’re looking to generate a combination of safe space and combine it with warm, loving kindness.

Saturday, Manifest, Seven of Wands: This has a very “march to your own drummer” kind of vibe. Take the risk if (and only if) it’s authentically YOU, your energy, your heart you’re putting out there. That’s a little scary, I know. Far scarier than being a copy of someone else. But this is how you create and hone your authentic life. This is how you make it real!

Sunday, Love Abounds, The Fool: Another heart-centered day. I’m loving all the love here! Approach all with a completely open mind. Look, listen, learn and soak up all that you can. Just do it from a loving space. That love is like a layer of armor; it will keep you safe today.

Overview/Advice, Rebuild, The Devil: Where have you over-indulged? What options have you taken off the table? Because that’s where you need to clean house this week. This card suggests letting go of something that’s been a stumbling block, a barrier between you and fulfilling your purpose. With a full moon in Taurus, I wouldn’t be surprised if some habits of overindulgence or plain, old-fashioned stubbornness are in focus. The Devil suggests an element of collusion, your personal cooperation in creating said situation. So let’s all put on our grown-up pants this week, look at the big picture and be the person we aspire to be. Authentic. Real. Passionate–but still responsible. If we’re going to stick to our guns, let’s be properly armed here. Only do what you can legitimately answer for, but be sure you do what you know, deep down, to be right. Remain steeped in love and the kindness will soften any rough edges.

Affirmation: Magenta – Connect to Your Deepest Inner Knowing. That’s a pretty good, all purpose affirmation. But the second part is implied here, filled in by the rest of the forecast. ACT on your deepest inner knowing. What good is having a connection to it if you don’t do anything with the connection?

I cannot promise you things will always turn out pretty. Believe me, I’m acutely aware of that fact. Life has plenty of pain. I think of pain as a sort of currency, the price we pay for loving, for learning, just for giving a damn, you know? I refuse to waste pain, so I end up having bought a lot for mine. And if the price of chasing my dreams is a skinned ego? Well, I’m ready and willing to pay it.

Because I’m not willing to leave this material plane not having lived every bit of life coming to me!

How about you? Do you have a dream you’re ready to get underway?

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Right Place, Right Time: Weekly Tarot, Aug 10 -16

How often do you wanna just slap the Sally Sunshines of the world, who constantly assert the whole “everything happens for a reason” crap? You create your reality, you’re at the right place at the right time, there are no mistakes…etc. I say that sort of thing myself, full well knowing if I heard it at the wrong time, I’d want to slap me! When you’re hurting, it sure doesn’t feel like it.

But I’m going to say it anyway: you are in the right place, at the right time. Even if it doesn’t feel like it.

Anytime I see this many inverted cards with 5 days of 7 reversed, I know it’s going to be a two-steps-forward-one-step-back kind of week, most likely without a constant sense of clear direction and perhaps some strife. Bearing that in mind might help when you’re on the “one step back” of the energetic dance. Seeing the number of Wands (Fire energy) with some swords in there for good measure, I’d bet on some intensity as well.

That said, there is a lot of reassurance here as well.

August 10 - 16 Forecast

Monday, Sacrifice – Participation, 4 of Wands Inverted: What do you have to give up, to fit in to the group, be it work, family, friends, whatever? Is it worth it? It may well be, I’ll hasten to add. I cannot answer that question for you. I can only say it looks like a letting go is required to be a part of that gang. But that looks like the question at hand.

Tuesday, Material Harvest – Ripeness, 9 of Pentacles: Knowledge, education and training pay off financially. Being a class act across the board and comporting yourself with professionalism is highly recommended. Now, the fact this card appears at all tells me many will be tempted to behave otherwise. So heads up, huh?

Wednesday, Positive Movement Forward – Playfulness, Page of Wands Inverted: There is a time for work and a time for play, but you can maintain a fun-loving, pleasant attitude throughout. Make an extra effort to be upbeat today. It will help both you and the general populace at large.

Thursday, Stand Your Ground – Fighting, Knight of Swords: Looks like you may be on your own with a moral question, or at least it feels that way: the “on your own” part, as well as the “moral question” part. Be prepared to articulate your convictions, along with the reason for them. Integrity may not grant you a unanimous decision, but it sure feels a lot better and it can win the respect of the right people.

Friday, Partnerships & Alliances – Possibilities, 2 of Wands Inverted: Unlike yesterday, today smells of compromise. Of course, “compromise” isn’t a dirty word. It’s all in what you compromise. Wants versus needs, preferences versus moral questions, you know? Let go of what doesn’t matter; stand firm on what does. Choose your battles.

Saturday, Love Begins – Healing, King of Cups Inverted: Let loved ones in to what’s going on in your heart. Connect and share. It’s okay–you don’t have to feel 100%. The love in and of itself is healing.

Sunday, Rejoice in Celebration/Third Eye Chakra – Ice-olation, 3 of Swords Inverted: Another advisement to connect–both to spirit energy and loved ones. Darkness isn’t vanquished through fighting, but through light. Love heals, love comforts, and love wins.

[bctt tweet=”Do not flail against darkness. Just shine light. #quotes”]

Overview/Advice, Emotional Loss – Trust, Knight of Cups: Mourning a loss? It can feel like a free fall. Allow yourself to be supported, by loved ones and by spiritual convictions this week. It’s not taking the easy way out, to reframe and choose to believe. It’s healthy and healing.

Affirmation: All is well in my world. Sometimes, this is a damn hard affirmation to wrap your head around, isn’t it? Sometimes it feels like we are anything BUT well! Truth is, though, our scope of understanding is limited. We’re in school, and we don’t get to peek at the full lesson plan.

I can say there have been lots of times when I felt like my life was pretty much done in one way or another–things would never feel “okay” again, so I thought. And I can say with certainty, each and every time, that feeling was temporary. If you’re there now, my heart goes out to you. I hope the thought such states are temporary is of some comfort.

I would urge you, any time you feel too much hurt, too much darkness in your life, make it a point of shining light. That can mean helping someone else, surrounding yourself with beauty, caring for an animal, making something creative, planting flowers, even cleaning house. It doesn’t matter how you make light. Anything that engenders feelings of joy, love, or gratitude is like a floodlight energetically. It makes a difference.

You are in the right place, at the right time. You just may not know it, right now. You do know how to shine a little light, though. So when you don’t know anything else to do? Do that. Shine a little light. It will help.

How you doing out there?

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This forecast features the Psychic Tarot Oracle, Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and Power Thought Cards by Louise Hay. If you’d like more personalized guidance, find out more about working with Dixie in a private session.

Regrets and Recoveries: Weekly Tarot Forecast, July 6 – 12

happy-mothers-day-tarot-kitty.jpgI recently had to put my very sweet, psychic cat to sleep. I knew it was coming, having plenty of warning. I did the best I could for her, to keep her comfortable and to make her last days happy. She’s always been a chow hound and was on medication that made her hungry, so I fed her whenever she wanted, which was a lot.

But even as I was preparing to take her in to the vets for the  last time–she hid when she heard me get the carrier, but was too sick to hide well–knowing it was the right thing to do (and wanting with every fiber of my being not to do it), I found myself thinking, “What if?”

“What if I’d taken her in sooner? What if I were a better healer? What if I had practiced my Reiki more and worked harder? What if I’d prayed harder, done more magic, held more faith?” I believe in magic and miracles. So why couldn’t I pull some of that off for her? Some people would think that ridiculous, and others would say, of course I shouldn’t blame myself for my cat getting cancer. But feelings don’t always fit into tidy little boxes.

I never knew I’d miss being woken up before the sun rises by a cat hollering at me, demanding to be fed.

Looking at the week as a whole, I’m getting a strong whiff of “what if?” Looks like regret and recovery color the emotional landscape in the coming week.

Monday, Mind, Playfulness/Page of Wands reversed: Is your mind playing tricks on you? Or maybe you’re feeling a little cranky? Would be a good day to lighten up and not take yourself too seriously.

Tuesday, Co-workers – Schizophrenia/Two of Swords: Well, I don’t like the looks of that! I mean, who wants to see the word “schizophrenia” associated with co-workers? Expect indecisiveness or endless weighing of options around the job.

Wednesday, Parnter – Adventure/Page of Pentacles: Your partner(s) = grounding. I used to say sometimes, “Even going to the grocery store can be an adventure with the right attitude.” I’d add to that, anything can be an adventure, with the right attitude–and the right company. Seek the right company.

Thursday, Underlying Influences – Intensity/Knight of Wands reversed: Look at what you feel driven to do today. Look at issues where your reaction is out of proportion to the stimulus. Find yourself speaking with way more emphasis than expected? Or is someone else being more intense that you’d think a situation warranted? That’s like a big, fat neon arrow pointing to what’s really going on.

Friday, What to Know – The Dream/Six of Cups: Know that your vision of what’s ahead could be unrealistic, naive or lacking full insight into the nuances of reality. Potential to dream things up and not allow for reasonable setbacks in planning.

Saturday, What you Can’t Change – Healing/King of Cups reversed: It takes time to get over hurt. The only way out of pain is through it. Allow yourself to feel what you feel and let that energy go. It can and will, once expended.

Sunday, Hobbies and Talents – Participation/Four of Wands reversed: Don’t sulk! Get out there and do what you love (and are good at doing). The day is a lot more rewarding that way.

Overview/Advice, Present, Ice-olation/Three of Swords reversed: Pain subsides over time, and when it’s properly felt. Don’t allow yourself to become isolated and wallow, but do allow yourself to feel whatever it is you feel. This appears to be a healing, a lessening of hurt, but the hurt is still there. Not forever, but for now. Hugs anyone? ♥

Affirmation: Every “reality” has been focused by someone into being. When I or someone I love struggle, one of my perspective hacks is to tell myself, “There is a reason any person is where they are. If someone is struggling, they must have something to learn or grow from it, or they would not be there.” Don’t confuse this with blaming folks for their own headaches, because blaming requires a judgemental stance and I don’t go there. Honestly, I find this type of reframe incredibly comforting, because it gives purpose to the sting. If I’m in a tough spot due my choices, it’s easy enough to slip on this re-frame. If conscious choices don’t seem to factor in, then I put it in context of divine purpose, soul contracts and choices of the higher self. Maybe that doesn’t resonate with you, but I’ll tell you if you can make the leap from “life sucks” to “serves a higher purpose, even if I don’t understand it right now,” the cost of admission is the same but you’ll feel a lot of relief.

I think I’m doing alright, letting go of my regrets to make way for the recovery bit. But if you have a pet, go give them a nuzzle, okay?

Are you dealing with regrets and recovery?

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