Hierophant & Knight of Pentacles: Fill Your Own Cup First

I’ve felt kind of guilty lately. I have a long list of small commitments that remain unfulfilled. It’s not that I don’t mean to, but sometimes life distracts.

I also want to do the best I can with everything I do. Which means I have to be able to focus on it.

A person has to have their mind, body, and spirit mostly in sync to reach that clear, knowing, in-the-flow zone.  And to get <<==there, you’ve got to fill your own cup first.

So if I want to get more done, I’ve got to quit pushing and fussing at myself for not having it all done. Because even the most minor case of the guilties isn’t filling my cup. You can’t give what you don’t have. So I make a point of giving it to myself, first.

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Next Week in the Cards

The week’s outlook is represented by The Hierophant, with advice coming in as the Knight of Pentacles from the (gorgeous) Star Tarot.

Of course we take action. But it’s best taken when you’re in the zone, clear, and focused.

You’ve got to fill your cup first. Relax, distract, get quiet, get centered. Take good care of your physical needs and be kind to yourself. Get your body and your emotions clear. Then you’ll know exactly what to do and when to do it.

Get in te zone and tune in.

Signed Dix “Repeats Herself But Only What’s Still True” the Zen Goddess

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Hierophant Rx: Set Your Own (Nontraditional) Standards

I  love my wildflowers. And I love the little bit of chaos that comes when you plant a dollar’s worth of wildflower seeds in pots around your front porch. There’s not order to that. There’s no rows. There’s not segregating the flowers by height or genus or color. That is a little bit of chaos. And there’s nothing to be done for it.

There are just those flowers, opening as they see fit, wearing whatever color they happen to be wearing. They respond to their own internal direction and our big mouths don’t have any say.

That’s the Hierophant reversed.

The Hierophant reversed doesn’t give a flying rat’s ass about what anybody else thinks. He understands, other people and circumstances are inherently uncontrollable. So all he can do with this is decide, for himself.  How he’s going to be, and how he’s going to look at the world. And that’s how you access the power, of the Hierophant reversed.

That’s what’s on my radar for right now. No explaining. No justifying. No second-guessing.

You set your own standards. Committee of one.

Video Transcript

Hey. This is Dixie from A Fool’s Journey. And I’m gonna see what card comes up and talk kinda about what’s on my radar for right now.

So hang on.

Hi. Thanks for tuning in, staying tuned, let me draw a card here. Okay. I’ve got the Hierophant reversed.

You make your own definition for success. You decide what your own standards are. It doesn’t have to be traditional. It doesn’t have to be what anybody else thinks is okay. You don’t need anybody’s approval. And please don’t justify it.

I was planting some flowers this year. And, I didn’t put them in the ground. I got a little box of wildflower seeds and put them in various pots. And what I was noticing as I’m watching these, ’cause they’re a fun kind of flower to grow, because you’re never quite sure what you’re gonna get.

You watch it, and it opens a little bit, and it opens a little more. And it opens a little more. And the fun or the excitement of it isn’t even so much the flower. It’s like, watching it unfold. Watching things kind of come together.

And if I was in a really orderly, A-B-C, everything has to be this way kind of traditional, controlling place, I really could not have enjoyed that little bit of chaos. And the thing is, when you march to the tune of your own drummer, there’s more than a little, little bits of chaos in your life.

Whether or not anybody else thinks they’re okay or appropriate or whatever, doesn’t matter! What matters is what feels right to you. And listening to your own song, and kinda being in your own place.

So that’s the message for right now. Let your life unfold as it is and don’t worry about what’s okay for anybody else, ’cause nobody else gets a vote!

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Okay? I hope that’s helpful to you or interesting or whatever. And come visit me on a fool’s journey dot com. Subscribe to my channel, all that good stuff. Take care, peace out from Dix the Zen Goddess. Bye bye!

This week features the Radiant Rider Waite, because that deck’s been working it for me lately. And me. If you wanna hook up for a private session, shoot me a line.

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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.
Peace out from Dixie. Bye-bye.


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Purposeful Destruction: Tarot Forecast, Week of 4/10 – 4/16, 2017

I was contemplating, just how much we spend our lives reinventing ourselves. You know? In so many ways, on a day-by-day basis.

We’re children. We’re grade-schoolers. We’re college students or girlfriends or bus drivers or parents or woo-woo folks or, or, or… We’re either victim or victor courtesy of the definition we give our stories.

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But some stories no longer work. They were appropriate in their time, but conditions change–the most often, us. We evolve, grow, and that’s a wonderful thing. The awkward and uncomfortable bits can get messy.

It’s easier when you realize what’s going on. This week? It felt like that, to me. Our stories are shifting around. The outside world is not grounded, and there is a definite clearing of the decks.

Full Moon in Libra (4/10). The lights are coming up.

Your job is to reinvent yourself.

Transcript from the video below.


Hey! So this last week has been kinda nuts, huh? What are you gonna do?!

I will do my best, though, to see what I can get for you for some Tarot guidance for the week ahead.

Hey, this is Dixie from A Fool’s Journey dot com. I am here with some weekly Tarot for you, for the week of April, what is it? 4th through 10? [No, Dixie, it’s not.] 2017. I hid my cheat sheet.

I have, this week, the Osho Zen deck. Now I prefer to read these guys without reversals because it’s a nontraditional deck and it can get a little sloppy if you start bringing too many things into it. But we’ll take a look anyway.

[1] Ten of Wands, Moon, Hierophant [Advice/Ten of Swords] [2] Death, King of Pentacles [3] Ace of Swords

Ho, ho, ho. Okay. The first thing that I want to say is, we start the week with a sense of being overwhelmed! Like carrying a weight of the world on our shoulders. It’s important that you, you let go a little bit. You wanna realize that being very upset or very worked up about things you have no absolutely no control over is probably not your best plan. But what are you gonna do?

Moving into it, as, as the week progresses, there is a shift of the energy. I do feel like it gets a little bit lighter. But not fluffy. Okay? Absolutely not fluffy. We’ve got Death! But we also have Abundance, which is the King of Pentacles.

Okay, so. Understand that what’s going on, that all of the things that are happening right now are a function of stuff getting rooted out or changed in the world. That Death is associated with Scorpio, Pluto energy, so we’re talking about death and rebirth! Transformation. What’s rotting and icky and old getting rooted out. So, is it a good thing? Well, it’s a necessary thing for life to continue. Does it feel good? Not usually. But what are you gonna do?

Now the outcome of this, um, for the outcome, we have Consciousness. Hmmmmmm.

So the point of all of this is there is a new awareness or a new ability to deal with things that comes through the course of this. Now since this a forecast for the collective, I’m expecting to see this, kind of on a large scale, but also on kind of a more micro scale. So macro, micro. So, whatever feels like it’s just being torn up and uprooted and messed around, something fierce in your life, understand that there’s a reason for it. And you’ll come with a new awareness, and ability, once it’s done.

Okay? Let’s do a take-home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html message, or a, a advice/overview. Okay.

For that, I’ve got rebirth. Which is, I believe the ten of swords [it is]. No, wait a minute. Yeah, that’s the ten of wands. Eh. Anyway, rebirth.

So, it’s a good time to reinvent yourself.

Now if you follow astrology, you know that several planets are either retrograde or going retrograde. We’ve got Mercury retrograde, starting the 9th, I believe it is? So, there’s going to be a lot of review and looking back and then adjusting and fitting it into current circumstance. Understand that’s kind of a part of what’s going on. Doesn’t mean there’s something wrong.

So this week feels a little heavy to me, but in the big picture, in the bigger, broader view, it’s, I think it’s gonna be a good thing. Although I’m an eternal optimist, so what are you gonna do?

So that’s my forecast for the week. I hope it’s helpful to you. Yay! And if it’s not, maybe next time or maybe somebody else suits you. I don’t know.

Take care. Peace out from the Zen Goddess.


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Steering with Feelings: Tarot Forecast, Jan 23 -29, 2017

I went to a therapist once upon a time ago, just one visit during a patch when I felt like my life was a wreck. It kinda was a mess, if you want to know the long and short of it.

She told me, “Of course you feel that way. Look at what’s going on. I’d be worried about you if you didn’t feel that way.” And that  was that.

It was nice to be reassured, I wasn’t losing it. To have “official permission” to feel lousy. But it would have been nice to find ways to feel better.

This week’s forecast reminds me of that time, and others like it in my life. There is an intensity to the energy here. Strong desires, strong emotions, and our job as I see it, is finding ways to feel better and keep grounding and pulling back to center. Because as you do that, you’re finally able to get whatever clarity you can from the experience and find ways to feel better.

That’s a nice description of a life I’d like to live, actually.

Get whatever clarity you can from the ride and find as many ways to feel good as possible.

This coming week? Do that. The week is a little sluggish in terms of the sort of progress most would like to see–especially midway through–but ends on a high note. Use your feelings to steer and you’ll fare just fine.

Audio version of the day-by-day play-by-play.

Monday, Opportunity Beckons (Four of Cups) – It’s a good day to consider possibilities that you’ve not entertained before. Look at what has not been on the table or already dismissed as unlikely, don’t. Thinking your way through is never as effective as feeling your way through. You can drive yourself insane trying to figure out details instead of allowing the Universe do the heavy lifting for you by lining up your energy.

Tuesday, Confront (the Moon) – Whatever drives you insane to see in others represents some uncomfortable energy in YOU. The only way something can push your buttons that way, it has to resonate with some level in you. Sorry! Is what it is. I wouldn’t think of dealing with this so much confrontation, but more being aware. Make peace with where you are, and accept it along with the decision, you’d like to keep moving to a more comfortable place. Aim love at yourself and it takes away a lot of the punch. This will help.

Wednesday, Manifest (Magician) – A very empowering energy. The polarity of wanted vs,. unwanted is highlighted. Many things go on in our lives we care about, but feel no control over, apparently external circumstances. But we do have control over how we feel, and that control is accessed in how you think about any given scenario. We have the power of framing.  You can nudge yourself in the direction you want to go, looking for ways to think about it that feel better. Just look to feel a little better about it, a little better about it from wherever you stand, and keep on doing that. Practice that skill and it will serve you well.

Thursday, Sadness and Isolation, Three of Swords – You may not get everything you want, and it’s okay, it will be okay, it remains okay, always was and will be okay. But if you’re having a sad day and feeling a little beat up? That’s okay, too! Or if someone else is, around you. These blues don’t last very long and it’s not something you really have to fix. Just accept and love yourself as you are, and be kind. That help speeds along, brightens the tone and lightens up the energy very shortly.

Friday, Teach (the Hierophant) – Connecting with others in an educational format has the possibility to bring joy. Really, any mentally stimulating activity will do. You don’t try to “teach” anyone else how to be. The most powerful way to teach is through a clear example. Some might say it is the only way.

Saturday, Heart and Crown Chakra + Nurture (Empress) – Feed your heart and you’ll feed your soul at the same time. You’re looking for joy, something that feels creative, fun, activities that speak to the heart and spur your imagination. Follow your heart to strengthen your connection.

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Sunday, Control (Strength) – The only control you have a right to exercise is over yourself. This is a kinda rocky feeling week. If you can get plugged in, open yourself up to possibilities you hadn’t considered in the flow of the week, challenge yourself to direct your responses to the outside world consciously directing your thoughts, and let unpleasant feelings pass. You inspire others not through pressure or persuasion, but through example, clarity and personal knowingness. This keeps you plugged in, that is where true control comes from. It’s a helpful approach in general.

Affirmation: I know who I really am. We’re all made out of the same stuff. Considering how many are feeling, understanding that we are spiritual beings living a physical experience. Knowing we’re all part of the same source energy, it will make harmony, love and healing a whole lot easier.

This forecast features Psychic Tarot for the Heart. If you dig the forecasts, you might like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. Or…Get your private consult on here.

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Firmly Rooted in YOU: Weekly Tarot, July 25 – 31

So, I just realized I didn’t finish and publish next week’s Tarot. AND I’m kind of shocked I didn’t realize it until today. ‘Cause, it’s Wednesday! But since I’ve written most of it and all, I’m gonna put it out there anywho…

Hope your week is going well, with or without Tarot. ♥

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As I look over this week as a whole, it strikes me how important remaining grounded and centered is. Like there is a whole lot of noise, in the background. Noise you don’t want to think about. Noise that doesn’t feel good to soak in. Noise that is potentially jarring, disruptive or yucky. But how much you tune in to the noise really dictates the quality of your experience.

So what do you do? You want to tune that noise out. Not try to outshout it (which just adds to the noise pollution).  You can only do this if you’re taking good care of yourself and breathing. The more calm, centered energy you can bring to the table, the easier your ride is and the more you’re part of the solution at the same time.

Stay rooted in who you are and what you want to be about. Nothing else matters and it helps the world as a whole when you add your good mojo into the collective pool.

Monday, Five of Pentacles: There is a feeling of lack, “not enoughness” out in the air. You don’t have to join in, you know. Look at what you DO have, what is going well, all the places you currently get support. It’s not your job to crack this nut for anybody else–as if you could, anyway. But if  you’re around a lot of this vibe, look compassionately and hold everyone else in a knowing they can improve how they feel themselves. Your only job is to be a good (and kind) example.

Tuesday, Knight of Cups: Realizing there is a good chance the day will be emotional, offer yourself an emotional setpoint to start with. As you get up or begin a new section of your daily activities, decide in advance you’d like to feel good and spend a minute generating a good feeling by thinking stuff that it makes you happy to think about. Hold yourself in this place for a bit and allow it to build momentum and then bam! You’re emotionally inoculated. How’s that for a prescription?

Wednesday, Seven of Pentacles: Admire your progress. Take note of it, because that amplifies it.

Thursday, Ace of Pentacles: A good day to do something with your hands, or go outside. Physical activity that feels good. Good food or comfortable couches also work, though. The point is, be present in and enjoy the feeling of your body.

Friday, The Hierophant rx: Don’t look to established wisdom to decide for you. Do a gut check and ask yourself, “What feels the best? What is really ‘me?'”

Saturday, The Tower rx: What happens is not as serious as it may have first appeared. Anything that appears to break down now is exposing information that was needed and is useful. Everything is really okay, so relax and know it’s working out.

Sunday, King of Cups rx: It would be easy to take one’s mood out on another. There is only one, sure-fire way to avoid trouble here. Make sure your mood is a good one, before you attempt to socialize.

Overview/Advice, Three of Pentacles: Plan for everything to work out. Expect that everything will be alright (because it will) without demanding the foreknowledge of HOW it will be alright. Don’t try to orchestrata how others should contribute or participate in the process. They will bring their own moves to the mix. But as you put yourself into that good-feeling place, you start to draw the right mix of people and circumstances to create with you.

Affirmation: I see myself enjoying absolute, continuing abundance. This one is hard to reach if you’re not feeling that way. But you can find non-monetary forms of abundance to start generating the FEELING of more abundance. You can look at a garden and appreciate the vegetables or diversity of flowers. You can appreciate the abundance of art or food or music or whatever it is that you enjoy. Those feelings are accessible to everyone who is not focusing on what they don’t have. And by doing this, you start aligning your energy with what you do want. That’s the only way to get it.

Much love.

Dix


This forecast uses the Tarot Nova with an Abraham-Hicks affirmation card. You should already know about Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives and the whole consult thing.

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