Don’t Drown. Surf! Weekly Tarot, April 17 – 23, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, or at least, it feels that way to me. Plenty of it, I don’t feel super warm and fuzzy over. Decisions that are not mine. Situations that may impact me, directly or indirectly, or they may not–beyond the fact that I’m seeing it all and having FEELINGS about it.

But either way, I do know what my own choice is about. HOW I want to live. WHO I want to be. WHAT I want to direct my own, precious attention toward.

That’s the kind of mood I’m feeling for next week. Like, there’s plenty of mess within your field of vision–mess that you have FEELINGS about–and most of that mess, you don’t have much say in. Sort of akin to parenting. Ha!

Look for guiding lights–thoughts and perspective from traditions that speak to you and give you comfort. Worry less about what other people are “getting” and just keep your corner of the world as tidy as possible.

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Re-enactment of the cards I forgot to photograph. Death should be reversed, but is pictured upright here.

Video Transcript

(Full transcript, minus the outtakes at the end and a couple of “ummms.”)


Gonna do a little Tarot for you. The week of April 17 – 23rd, 2017. Hang on.

Hey, this is Dixie from afoolsjourney.com. Here with your weekly Tarot forecast. I have got the Gilded Tarot here this week. And just gonna lay a few cards, down and dirty. And see what we got.

Oh, good lord! I’ve got Death again. Which, I just had last week. Got the Hanged Man, which may have had for the last week one. I used the Osho Zen last week, and I don’t always translate that immediately in my head.

I don’t want to stop and think on video. ‘Cause it’s an ugly enough process when I’m doing it in real life. Okay. Starting off the week, where we’re at, let’s take a look here. Death reversed, five of pentacles, and page of cups. Mmmmmmm. Reversed.

I don’t want to say this is Chicken Little and the sky is falling, because I don’t think it’s quite that bad. But there’s a sense of somberness, and I’m seeing like, a funeral procession, as far as how people are reacting in general. You know, I’m gonna say news, but it’s not necessarily an issue of world wide news, although, that’s entirely, way too entirely possible, but what they’re hearing, what they’re doing in their personal life, a lot of reacting to the emotional message instead of necessarily reacting to the facts. Which, actually people do quite a bit but they don’t always recognize it.

Starting from that place, though, there’s an idea, “Who’s learned from this? Have we learned from this? We might not have learned from this.”  There’s kind of a feeling of being on the outside looking in, there’s nothing that can be done, yada, yada, yada.

So when you have that kind of thing going on, one option that you have is kind of looking to tradition and seeing what’s usually done here and why. Or looking to, you know what? I usually don’t recommend that people look to their spiritual authorities or whatever. But I don’t want to say that this is a person so much as look for inspiration in spiritual texts or in quotes or poetry or whatever it is that usually inspires you. Okay, ’cause there’s comfort in that. And the outcome of all of this, what your goal is, okay, what you can expect, from the week, is to exercise a little bit of faith.

Also since we did end up on the hanged man, I would heartily suggest that you don’t force anything. We’ve got a smack ton of planets in retrograde at the moment and there will be no forcing anything. It’s like fighting water, if somebody’s like, going under water. And the harder you fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, the more you go down.

Okay? So that’s…be aware. Call on your faith. It really is okay. It will continue to be okay. However, life is gonna feel slow as mud, so I don’t know what to tell ya’ other than cope, cope. You’re good at that. You’re good at that.

Now let me pull a card for overview/advice. To see if we have any special…[laughs]. Okay.We’ve got, got the Emperor reversed!

And the Emperor reversed says, Don’t try to control-freak it or you’ll be sorry! Because you’ll have a mini revolt on your hands!

So, really the best you can do to take care of yourself and stay in the flow and let go of the need to control, because kind of central to the energy this week as far as what I’m seeing is a feeling of being on the outside looking in, being left out in the cold, and there’s nothing you can do, aaaggghhhh. And [shug], you know, you can feel that way or you can feel like I have faith in the Universe, Universal forces, and God, spirit, guides, you know, the law of attraction, whatever it is that you believe in, assuming you believe in something. And I am assuming that because you probably wouldn’t be watching me if you didn’t. But have faith in whatever it is to take care of things. Your job is to take care of yourself, to take care of your mood, your state of mind, your thoughts, and do the bast you can with that.

So that’s what I got for you for the coming week. I hope it is helpful. Go out there, stay safe, be happy, do what you can and what you can’t? Let go! Okay? Ahhhhh.
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Benefit of the Doubt: Tarot Forecast, Dec 12 – 18, 2016

My kids give me shit about my age sometimes, but truth is I don’t really care how old I am. Not that I’m going to admit that. I will tell them to shut up anyway. But in truth, I like where I am, and look to always like where I am.

Isn’t that the mark of a happy person?

Being at peace with wherever you are. Liking yourself. Knowing your life is your own and it’s worked from the inside-out. How you focus determines your experience.

Energetic weather in the wild is kinda wonky right now. At least, the way I’m feeling it. Intense, fast-moving. Ups are way high and the lows are way low and they both are shifting poles pretty rapidly. So it’s good to have some coping skills on hand.

Finding and holding your center will do you a world of good under these conditions (or any, really). What we’re shooting for here is an inner knowing that it’s okay, a sense of realizing who you are and who you want to be and that nothing can rock your peace. Your calm. Your happiness and sense of who you are.

Easier said than done? Sometimes. But it becomes easier and easier to maintain this stance, the more you practice it.

Practice when it’s easy and when conditions become less than optimal, it will be your default setting. Look for ways to feel good, as much as you can. Appreciate whatever you can. Live as happy as you can. And don’t bother with what anybody else is living. You cannot vibrate for another and you cannot force them to your perspective.

But you can look to keep your perspective as pliable and possible. You can do your best to make peace with your now, being true to who you really are. You can stay centered in your respect for yourself. Everything else will form around that core if you keep steady to that energy.

There’s a joke, where I live. “Don’t like the weather in Kansas? Wait five minutes, it will change.”

I didn’t say it was a funny joke.

But next week? It is a lot like that.

The good news in that is that whatever is utterly under your skin on one day? Probably be a non-issue within 24 hours. It’s a quick-change week, so don’t get too wrapped up in any sort of drama because it will be short-lived. That’s something to work with, huh? So let’s hit the day-by-day play-by-play.

Monday, Death: Might be a tough day. Sorry! Could even be an ugly or upsetting event in the news. In a short-term forecast, the “weightier” cards like Death don’t have the same implications as other, longer term readings, though, so no need to get overly wrought up. But do understand the day may have some heavy or difficult energy, nonetheless. It is what it is, but don’t worry about it much because why? Look at tomorrow.

Tuesday, The Sun: Pretty much the exact opposite emotional tone from yesterday. Yay! It’s a great time for fun activities. Look for things to appreciate and feel joyful, and make the most of these kind of days when you get them. Enjoy! Because that’s why we’re here.

Wednesday, Knight of Wands rx: Progress is happening, even if you feel impatient about it. I’m seeing someone tap, tap, tapping their foot. But do know we’re moving forward and call upon your patience mojo. It’s totally warranted.

Thursday, Queen of Wands: Perfect follow-up to yesterday. See? Here’s evidence of the progress we’re making. Enjoy the progress. It’s a good creative day, with lots of room for joy.

Friday, High Priestess: Action? Not so much. Turn inward, get grounded and have quiet, reflective time. Meditation is super-charged. Intuition is right on. Passive, receptive trust in your knowing. And know everything is okay.

Saturday, Hanged Man rx: Antsy feeling, like a drive to do something, do something, do something. The picture folks have conjured is not entirely clear. Postpone action a bit and work on your faith. Get your mindset CLEAR, before you take action. If you don’t have the faith in place, don’t make the phone call, write the letter or whatever. Faith comes first and don’t move on anythign until you got it.

Sunday, Eight of Cups rx: Want to toss up your hands to walk away? You’re not quite ready. The situation isn’t there, all the facts are not out, etc. Just trust! Keep working on the faith. We’re getting there…

Overview/Advice, Two of Wands: Pointing towards a couple of things. Standing your ground, being firm and convinced in what’s right for you and settling in for that. Not activism or convincing others, but for YOU. The second element that’s highlighted here is paitence. It’s a longer term energy, the long game for this coming week. There are ups and down, but breathe deeply, take your time, and let it unfold at it’s own pace. MAKE PEACE with where you are. Rushing won’t get you away from what you’re unhappy with…get where you want emotionally first, and the outer circumstances morph accordingly.

Affirmation: “I am developing the skill to direct my thoughts.” You may not realize how much impact this has. We’re not truly responding to what’s happening outside ourselves. It’s what’s happening in our heads! You can have the exact same experience, but whether it’s Heaven or Hell is determined by what you’re thinking about it.

Any new circumstance you’re exploring, do an emotional temperature check. See how you’re feeling about it. If you’re feeling uneasy, uncomfortable for any reason, look to shift your thoughts. If you do this early on before you get a lot of momentum, it’s much easier to shift. If you can shift up the emotional tone of the situation, you completely shift your experience. This changes the outcome. A lot of what is good or bad in your experience, as in pretty much ALL of it, is a function of how you think about it, which determines how you feel about it. This week, practice checking in on your feelings and ask, “Is there a way I could think about this that would feel a little better?” Don’t worry if that something you could think would be considered “true” as some kind of objective reality. Just look at ways to frame it to feel better and choose that.

[bctt tweet=”The benefit of a doubt is really a gift for yourself. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

We talk about giving someone else the “benefit of the doubt” as if it’s really about the other person, a gift of some sort. It’s not. But it’s definitely a gift. See, regardless of the situation and regardless of how convinced you are that it’s likely one way or another, you can still assume it’s coming from a malicious, ugly place (and maybe it is), or you can assume no ill-intention as default (and maybe that’s true, too). Even if it’s coming from an ugly place, getting upset about it doesn’t help you and your experience. If you assume even the ugly is not about you because it never is–even if the other person thinks it is, it’s still about how they look at the world–then you’ll have a much happier life.

Personally? I think that’s a very awesome gift!

Are you free with your benefit of a doubt?

This forecast features the Radiant Rider Waite in a Tin and some Abraham-Hicks Divination Cards.

I’m still running the 2017 Year-Ahead Zodiac Reading Special, so get your order on if you’d like to see what next year is bringing!

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?

Featuring the Cosmic Tarot Deck this week. Want a personal consultation? Give me a holler.

Flavors of Love (for Heart-Day Haters) / Hanged Man, 2 Pentacles Rx, Knight of Cups

Hanged Man 2 Pentacles Knight Cups
I wanted to give you all something special in the dailies for Valentine’s Day—and please hear me out if you find it a wretched holiday. I get it. People hate a reminder, of what it feels like they do not have. So I took that into account when pulling cards.

This mini-spread-on-the-spot is (left to right), the love we have, the love we want, and how to get it.

Hanged Man, as the love we have: Each of us no doubt has some “invisible love” in our daily lives. This is affection we don’t have to seek or to earn. We have family, we have friends, we have kitty cats or dogs or whomever, the souls who show up time and time again somewhere or other in our lives and act in a loving way. We have the universal, spiritual love of our fellow human beings, or the divine if your belief system is so inclined to acknowledge such a current. This is the love we may not notice, tears of strangers upon hearing of another’s pain. We may discount this type as meaningless since it isn’t what we’re looking for. But think of how much the world would suck if this love didn’t exist! And remember not only how much of this you have, but how much you give. It’s worthwhile. Acknowledging it directly amps up the vibration of love in your life overall, makes the world a better place and certainly cannot do anything but good. You can easily add self-love into this category.

Don’t you feel just a little better already?

Reversed Two of Pentacles, as the love we want: We don’t want to have to worry…no hiding parts of the self. We look for comfort that we are “okay” on the days we feel anything but. We look into another’s eyes for confirmation of our worth when we are not so convinced ourselves. We want promises and guarantees and someone with whom to share our load. We want to exhale! The trick about this love it cannot ever be complete. We can get genuine promises, but there are never valid guarantees between mortals. People can die without our permission. We may find those who accept and value us as we are, who may share our load, but they cannot carry the entirety of our self-esteem. They can only support us as we seek to more fully treasure ourselves. Self-worth is an inside job.

It’s true, damnit!

Knight of Cups, as how to get it: Putting aside the imagery of this young Casanova wannabe, he’s onto something. The Knight of Cups drinks fully and completely of every moment. He allows himself (and okay, his date) to become vulnerable in doing so. To open yourself up to love, you have to put yourself at risk for pain! Communicating affection opens up the possibility of rejection. Allowing someone in means you could hurt–perhaps a lot–when they are no longer there. It’s the great paradox of the heart: you cannot have love if you’re not willing to risk losing it. The fact that it’s something given freely (and with risk), lasting however long it does, is part of what makes it so incredibly precious.

FEEL the love in your life that you don’t have to seek, and give of that brand of love freely. Manage your own self-image, but allow those willing to support you in seeing your true value to do so. But no matter what, absolutely, positively allow yourself the risk to feel. Without that, you miss not only the hardest, but also the most rewarding part of life. Isn’t feeling what being human is?

I love you guys! ♥

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P.S. With a Full moon in Leo, it might be an excellent time to let go of anything getting in the way of loving yourself!

Life’s White Spaces: Weekly Flow Tarot, Dec. 22 – 28

Tarot Dec 22 -28

Happy Solstice/New Moon! There is unquestionably some magic on tap, but it’s a Capricorn new moon. So you have to turn on the faucet yourself.

This looks to be a very transitional week. I’m reminded of cleaning out a closet to make way for new clothing, or clearing out a room so someone can move in. Looking at next week as a whole, it strikes me as a mix of emotion and action. But the twist is that most of the “action” potential is rooted in inaction. Big happenings are settling into life’s white spaces—what’s not is as important (or more so) than what is. It’s what you are not doing, not saying, not forcing, that opens up the room to allow. Even saying that is making me feel all existentialist or something. But let’s hit the highlights, day by day.

Monday, Question – The Hanged Man: The question here is one of inaction. Maybe not what you should do, so much as what you should leave alone. For any situations where you are feeling unsure, faith and allowing situations to play out is the recommended strategy.

Tuesday, What to Take from the Past – Page of Cups: Strong, loving heart energy is what you want to access today. Jaded and loving don’t mix. Look a for a pure, uncomplicated, and heart-centered approach. No finesse or relationship management required or desired. I won’t say it’s necessarily easy. It requires a sometimes staunch faith to execute. Some might call this naïve or simplistic. I call it potent, very potent energy.

Wednesday, Hobbies and Talents – Four of Cups: Pastimes and activities you enjoy are a form of meditation. They definitely allow a different perspective. These kinds of activities today may alert you to what you’re missing as much as what you have. You don’t have to seek these answers, by the way. The act of losing yourself in personal expression creates space in your head and your heart, not filled up with daily bustle. It provides a contrast so the points can be more readily perceived.

Thursday, What to Avoid – Four of Wands reversed: Merry Christmas! Advice? Be extra respective of other’s partners and family, even if you don’t feel all that enthused. Not the day to suggest a divorce to anybody! Now maybe this is common sense on a day people often spend with family or maybe not, but the reversed Four of Wands suggests not to disrupt any apple carts. What you don’t say counts! It’s also an important day to honor commitments.

Friday, Co-Workers – High Priestess: The High Priestess is another one of those between-the-lines energies. In the position of co-workers, it would suggest an unspoken understanding related to people you are partnering with. This could be work of course, project related. But it doesn’t have to be. It can speak to any flavor of joint project. Partners may know more than you think they do. Listen for what’s not said. If you are in doubt regarding your own behavior with co-workers, wait, hold back or remain silent. This is another example of the white spaces.

Saturday, Pros – Strength reversed: It’s interesting to find Strength reversed in the “Pros” position. I’m going to say having limits as to time, energy and resources is actually helpful today. It allows you to be human, and encourages you to grant yourself permission to let go of some things in order to direct your resources into others. Your strength shows up via energy freed by what you are not doing. White spaces.

Sunday, Resolution – Nine of Wands reversed: Problems are resolved via not being the last holdout! Stubbornness is not helpful today. Yesterday, we looked at how much was too much. Today, let the “too much” part go. That’s the resolution.

Advice/Overview – Chariot Reversed: Avoid singled-minded focus (read: myopic). The Chariot is indirect anyway. Reversed, it’s so indirect as to be confusing.

AffirmationClaim Your Boundaries: I spoke to someone recently about their circle, and how it’s shrinking. I had a rather vivid image, of a circle around the person, getting smaller and smaller. I don’t think of this as inherently bad. It’s like extract, the essence being accessed. The energy is not so watered down. Reducing a sauce by cooking it down, you know? You allow the heat and time to do it’s work. That’s what this coming week is about. New moons are for starting new projects, new energy patterns, but an inherent component of a new energy pattern is continuing, day by day, to release existing patterns. You have to have white space before it can be filled. Boundaries management is always a vital skill. But for this week, you’re not trying to direct the entire orchestra of everyone in your life. You’re not off to save the world or find the “magic right words” to teach kindness to someone on the internet. You are only regulating yourself. People get confused, thinking boundaries are about regulating the behavior others. They are not…otherwise, setting boundaries would be an impossible proposition. We cannot control anybody else. But boundaries never regulate others. Boundaires specify what you allow into YOUR experience. That is much, much simpler.

Are you noting some “white spaces” in your life?

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Lion to Lamb – Weekly Flow Tarot Forecast, Aug 25 – 31

Tarot Forecast

Seeing the week start out with so many of the Wands, I am thinking we begin with some heat, some motion and a lot of activity. Expecting a busy week, with recuperation needs to catch up with us at the end of the week. The flow here reminds me of the old phrase about March, in like a Lion, out like a Lamb? That’s this week. Roaring on Monday all the way through napping on Sunday.  So plan your activities to tackle high energy demands early in the week and you’ll be more free to flow into the end of the week with less stress.

Monday, Lesson – Queen of Wands: Why me? Sometimes when faced with challenges, we ask ourselves, “why me?” This queen would tell you, it’s because you need to know you are strong, because your will is being clarified, because you need to prioritize and crystallize your intentions. She says that life is the sandpaper that smooths the wood. The Queen of Wands teaches the lessons of strength, perseverance and single-mindedness to complete a quest. Emulate her today and you’ll graduate this lesson with a passing grade at least.

Tuesday, Situation – Page of Wands: Think active, laying the groundwork for what is to come. Pages are young, so things are just getting started. There may be big plans, exciting plans, or a message with possibilities. This is a day for setting the stage. If you have to-do tasks for long term goals, employment related chores, or the inspiration to begin a creative project, it’s an excellent time for starting to get things in order. Just understand there may be changes and morphing along the way. But for now, getting started is what counts.

Wednesday, What you can Change –King of Wands: Quite literally, you can change what you DO. You cannot control what anybody else does, or thinks or believes. But you can change what you do. So if you want a change in what’s going on, make a change in what you do. Keep following through with what you started earlier in the week.

Thursday, Coworkers – Strength: Get some extra patience, help and support from those you are working with, or offer some up if you’ve got some to spare. Here, “coworkers” can be anyone with whom you share common objectives. The idea being that getting through life’s difficulties is a whole lot easier if done in a group, and that group support is on offer right now. Gentle, easy-going and patience, it doesn’t have to be dramatic. But the results of group endeavors might be. Just not the endeavor itself.

Friday, Conscious Desires – Hanged Man Inverted: Tap, tap, tap, foot tapping! This is impatience. This is an urge to “meddle” and mess and an undercurrent of anxiety. There’s an itch to just “do something.” I’d say most likely, you’ll have trouble completing something concrete, it’s sort of a hard-to-grasp energy here. But you can make lists, contingency plans, organize and classify. That counts as “something” that can be done. So do it, and then take yourself a walk to burn off nervous energy. Ground, okay? Ground.

Saturday, Blocking or Covering – Two of Wands reversed: Are you feeling kind of insecure, wall-flowerish? That timid response can be a liability if nobody understands what you’re trying to say. Be clear. Stand up for yourself as needed without being argumentative. Being clearly yourself and clear about yourself doesn’t start a standoff. It helps avoid misunderstandings.

Sunday, Body – Ace of Cups: An emotional day, or day to emotionally recover. Time outside, time around the water, meditation and overall quiet does an awful lot of good. I’m also getting the feeling we really just need a chance to process the rest of the week! Don’t overbook today. Allow spaces between the activities because the most important parts of this day happen in the spaces.

Overview/Advice – 10 of Cups Reversed: You may not see consensus among those you care about this week. Family and the family of friends you call your own might not see everything eye-to-eye with you. That’s okay. You don’t have to agree with someone to love them anyway! Otherwise, we’d only have to look in the mirror for companionship. I’d be very aware throughout the week of putting the love first, the opinions and differences clearly second. You know what I mean? Peace is worth cultivating. You have to make your own decisions, and should. Just don’t let differences in perspective drive a wedge between you and loved ones. Opinions change, but people that give a damn about you are VALUABLE. If feelings are getting a bit raw, seek space to allow a little cool down time. That helps. And look forward to some nap time on Sunday if you can!

Affirmation: “Woo-Woo” is wonderful. Love this one! Be you, free and true. One of the toughest things for people to get over when they are really kicking in with tuning in to their own intuition, more into the “woo” as we say, is NOT outside criticism although there is that aplenty. It’s the self-criticism that shuts them down! Without it, they can begin to hear the inner voice and getting that kick-ass guidance system fully operating. Stop worrying about how or why or God help us, what next, what next?!? Just DO. This is a great week—okay, I think every week is a great week for really turning the connection on high.

We’re starting out on fire, so make the early week active as Hell, knock out as much as you can, allow others to be there for you as they show up, and sink back into the comfy chair to figure out what happened next weekend. But through it all, be YOU, be honest with yourself and take deep breaths to listen, listen, listen to what your gut tells you. Don’t you know, it never steers you wrong?

Does this fit your week’s schedule?! Sounds busy, sometimes kind of challenging, but damn productive. Go get ‘em!

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