Justice: Just Live It

I’ve noticed a rather infuriating phenomena: when I get an all-but-overwhelming urge to set somebody straight, if I step back and take a deep breath, I realize that doing so would generally make me guilty of exactly whatever I’m fired up to criticize.

I usually manage to catch myself, which is good! Hypocrisy is not a good look. I can’t very well go on saying “it all starts and ends in the mirror” day and and day out without holding myself to the same standard, after all.

I don’t think it’s just me, either. If you’re emotionally distanced enough from the topic of a debate, you can observe this dynamic over and over again. It difficult to spot where you have heavy emotional investment. But try observing debates on issues where you have some detachment and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

Damn you, Law of Attraction! 

Next week? I wouldn’t try to set the world right. Instead, I’d suggest personifying the reality you want to propagate.

I advocate for this “live it” approach a lot, I know. And I know not everyone agrees with me on that. So be it! As far as I’m concerned, the only way to claim your own power consistently and fully is in the choice of who you want to be. That’s all I see anybody has control over or rights too, anyway.

Maybe you’ll want to consider the idea, anyway. Next week will offer ample opportunity.

Next Week in the Cards

Forecast for this week is Justice–advice is the Knight of Swords. The cards pictured are from the Star Tarot deck.

Choices have consequences. I expect we’ll notice consequences (including the unintended kind) becoming more and more evident as the week rolls on. Bills are starting to come up for the decisions made up to this point.

So what to do individually in such an environment? The Knight of Swords advises clarity, behaving without hesitation in strict accordance with your own standards. He practices what he preaches and it he does so without hedging or excuses.

In short, he isn’t an “ends justify the means” kind of guy. In fact, this Knight is NOT all about the feelings. He favors reason, science, intellectual clarity and equality in all his dealings. If he has one standard for those he agrees with, then he is careful to apply the same standard to those he finds less enchanting. He’s nothing if not consistently fair.

It would be a very good time to make sure you’re clear about your principles and make even more sure you’re living up to them personally.

Make your actions match your words and spend your energy MOVING toward the world you want (as opposed to trying to herd others away from the world you don’t want). This may sound like semantics, but in practice it’s as different as night and day. You can either obsess over all you find wrong, or you can leave it in the dust as you move forward.

I’m moving forward. What you do, my friends, is always your call.


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Queen of Cups Rx & Justice: Don’t Be an Ass

I was talking with a customer service rep a few days ago. He wasn’t able to do what I wanted to be done.

“I’m frustrated with this answer, but I know it’s not your fault,” I told him.

The relief he expressed was palpable, even through a text chat.

I acknowledged his job is a hard one and customer service reps are getting hammered. I expressed appreciation for his efforts, regardless of the outcome. He was doing his best and I knew that.

I don’t know how many people he’d dealt with before me, or how they’d behaved. I don’t know was going on in his personal life or what other worries he was juggling. All I know is I felt a wave of relief and appreciation wash over the me minute it became clear I wasn’t going to dump on him for being the bearer of bad news.

Essentially, I was the recipient of profound appreciation for a kindness as humble as not being an ass.

I’d like to think I can almost always meet the “don’t be an ass” standard of humanity. It’s not an especially high bar, but worthy of consistency nonetheless.

Next week? I’m expecting plenty of the feels. This might get messy. Be kind anyway.

Next week in Tarot

This week, the outlook is the Queen of Cups (coming in reversed/pictured upright) with Justice for advice–here, pictured from The Good Tarot.

Emotions continue to rule the coming week–don’t expect them to retain consistency with any specific version of reality. Don’t expect the emotions to necessarily even agree with one another. The “feels” are not about conforming to expectation or answering to reason. Hello!

Emotion doesn’t have to make sense. It just is, and just being is enough.

Graciously accept whatever emotional wave rolls in–fighting doesn’t help anyway. Besides, even the most challenging emotions always roll back out again. Feel it. Cry your tears or rant your rants or whatever you’ve got to do. Let it flow through and when it subsides, consider a nap. Naps are good medicine.

But in terms of dealing with one’s fellow humans, employ the judiciousness and careful thoughtfulness of Justice. Weigh out responses. Act fairly and impartially. Do what you’ve agreed to do. Don’t try to force others to be you. Be as reasonable as you can manage. It will make things easier, especially as everyone out there is riding their own waves of the feels.

There is valid role for both emotion and reason, It’s not difficult to honor both. The difference isn’t in the which so much as it’s in the when.

Be kind to yourself and one another out there.

If you’d like a personal consult, please reach out. I’ll  work with folks on fees as needed during these weird times we live in. Stay well, friends!

Knight of Wands Rx: Impulse Control & Stability

The last few years, I’ve changed how I interact with the world at large, and a lot. While I do still follow the news, I don’t discuss it with anyone other than my husband. I am also much less emotionally vested in what goes on around me–and even less vested in deciding who is right or wrong, good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate.

To some, such a stance is nothing short of abdicating responsibility to right the wrongs of the world. But to me? Maintaining my personal balance and perspective is the only way I have anything meaningful to offer anyone.

I am not any less caring now than I was before. I am just a whole lot more centered.

The coming week, I’m suggesting you prioritize maintaining your own center and personal balance.

Next Week in Tarot

We have the Prince of Wands reversed (aka the Knight of Wands) for our weekly outlook, followed up by Justice as advice from the Tarot Illuminati deck.

The Knight of Wands is passionate, loyal and intense. But reversed, he’s especially prone to hard-headedness, impulsivity and jumping to conclusions.

In other words, I’m expecting a week of people having rather marked and emotional responses to what’s going on around them, generally without fully understanding what’s going on around them.  If you watch the news or have internet access, you already know what I’m talking about on a global scale. I also expect this on a personal level. So not anything super new here, but it will likely be even louder right now.

Justice coming in as advice is straightforward enough: slow down. Breathe. Get clear. Find your center and maintain your balance. Independent thought and full consideration of the facts are in order.

Weigh out decisions logically, giving a full hearing to all with relevant information, whether or not you are warm and fuzzy about the source of the ideas. Libra (who rules the Justice card) demands fairness. She doesn’t make declarations based on whom she likes best. Ideas must be judged according to their own merits, independent of source.

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We’ve got an eclipse on and there’s plenty of raw and intense emotion to go along with it. You can manage this if you are conscious about it. Breathe deeply, and make a point to regularly replenish yourself as needed so you remain solid and clear. This is more helpful to others than most people realize because an example is much, much louder than anything else you can do. A sense of stability is just as available as it ever was. But like always, it’s an inside job.

Are you feeling stable?

If you need a little help, give me a holler for a private session to sort it out. And take care of yourselves out there!

~Dix

Ill-informed Urges: Weekly Tarot, April 24-30, 2017

You ever get that itch, to DO something, deal with something right-this-very-second–not so much because you think the issue is ripe for the undertaking, but more because you just want it d-o-n-e-done? That? I call it “crisis mode” and I became well acquainted with the state during custody hearings years ago and many times since, as a parent. Because parenting can be hard.

But really, that urge to “get this shit over with” never really did much helpful that I can tell. Faith goes further.

This week, I’d suggest you soothe yourself and do as little as possible to get immediate relief and nothing beyond that, if you are feeling that way.

Plenty of Swords in the coming week’s forecast–some worry and clouded presentations to be anticipated. Information isn’t complete or clear cut and the urge to act anyway grows. I’d say don’t do anything drastic, though, because it seems likely it WILL NOT turn out as intended. Force won’t work. Just little seeds you can plant (Ace of Pentacles), some of which may grow up nicely. Mmm’kay?

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Video Transcript

Hi. This is Dixie from A Fool’s Journey. I am here to do your Tarot forecast for April 24th through 30th, 2017.

Okay. Let’s see what we got here. Boom, boom, boom. I’ve got the Gilded Tarot deck. It’s a pretty deck. I love this deck.

Oh goodness. Swords, swords, cups…ah.

The first thing that comes to mind when looking at this, is…sigh. A lot of questionable words going around, and people who think they know what’s going on, but they don’t necessarily know. The truth.

We’ve got King of Swords, Nine of Swords, and Seven of Cups reversed to start. So going into the week there’s a sense of, maybe you were sort of clear on it to begin with, but then you start worrying about it and the guilt sets in.

And there are all these other inputs. Or sources of information that’s just kind of mucking things up. So eh. Be aware of that.

Okay? Moving in, going through the week, I’m seeing this, Seven of Swords reversed, Three of Swords reversed, as a tendency to want to hide what you find, what you think others will find unacceptable.

And not only what you think, but what you feel like. Like somebody, you know, lying to their boyfriend or girlfriend or whatever. Or hiding an expenditure from their spouse. It has that kind of feel to it to me.

And the worry being that there’s not gonna be love or acceptance. That really doesn’t feel very good. We end the week with action, although I don’t know necessarily that it’s inspired action. Because it’s the High Priestess reversed. So the outcome of this is something does happen, but I’m not sure if it’s what we want to happen.

But…to clarify it, I pulled a secondary card on that and I got Ace of Pentacles. So in this, do, do the least that you can.

We’ve got a lot of planets retrograde. It’s kind of a murky, mucky time. So do, do what relieves a little bit of the pressure, but don’t, like, “Okay. This has to be a grand gesture, this is gonna fix everything that’s ever been wrong!” ‘Cause how often does that crap work, anyway? You know?

But in this case, little bit, little bit, little bit, okay? And then for the outcome/advice, I have got Justice reversed. Um, don’t try to force what you consider to be fair, because that will throw you off balance.

Your balance, your happiness, your peace of mind, you comfort level in your own head and in your own life and in your own little circle is THE MOST important thing! That’s your job. It’s not your job to fix your kids or your spouse or your coworkers or your neighbors or your Facebook friends. It’s your job to take care of you! Do what you need to do to do that; let everybody else do their own jobs.

Okay? That’s my forecast for you. I hope it’s helpful. Let me know how your week went. Does this help? Does this, kinda, help keep you in the zone? Let me know.

Take care, peace out from Dix the Zen Goddess. Ommmmmm! Bye-bye.


This week’s forecast features the Gilded Tarot. Get a 1-on-1 with Dixie here.

 

Bucking the System? Tarot Forecast, 3/27 – 4/2/17

I was getting a quick, fun reading at a fair one day–some sort of oracle stones. The reader asked me if I was a risk taker. I’m hesitating, thinking very earnestly on the question.

“I don’t know. I don’t feel like I’m that much of risk-taker.”

“How many different colors do you have in your hair?” she asked.

We laughed, and I got her point. What is no big deal to me–hair grows out, yo–may FEEL risky to others. In this case, the “risk” was mostly disapproval from people who don’t like grown women dying their hair weird colors. But it’s a legitimate “thing.” And I know it’s perceived as risky because I cannot count the number of people who have told me they’d love to do the same if they could find the courage.

Weird hair color and blue, glittery nails on someone much too old for such silliness by conventional standards is a tiny, even trivial example “bucking the system.” But it IS bucking the system. It’s about what I value on a personal level–color and glitz that makes me happy–versus what is considered conventional or socially acceptable.

This coming week is kind of like that.

Welcome to my Tarot forecast where I do things differently every week. Ha!

The Week Ahead

The Ten of Cups and Lovers combined speak to surrounding yourself with people that harmonize with you. Not yes-men and yes-woman. Yawn! But people whom you respect and respect you. There is space for synergy by teaming up with those you feel comfortable with emotionally. Harmony will be amplified, especially early on this week. It’s a way to ground yourself in stability before dealing with anything else.

Matter of fact, being grounded may come in handy mid to late week. The Seven of Wands teamed with the Tower and suggests calling out a naked emperor! Individuals may speak up to power or established systems. There is a feeling of fighting City Hall here, where the little guy stands up to the powers that be. This seems more personal to me, not necessarily a mass protest, but individuals speaking up in smaller ways.

In other words, don’t buck the system for the sake of bucking the system. Stay firmly grounded in what’s important to YOU in your own life. This is not worrying about others nearly so much as it feels like taking care of your own business.

But the other side of this process? Justice shows up to promise fairness–not to be confused with equality. In other words, the outcomes won’t be the same for everyone, but they will be applied equally and that’s motion forward.

Obviously, this is a forecast for the collective so that energy will play out differently for different people and for some, it will be less personal than for others. But don’t be surprised to see examples of it around you as you make your way through the week.

Tarot Advice

For advice, the Four of Cups teamed with the Seven of Cups suggests daydreaming about outcomes, playing what-if. There’s nothing wrong with that game. It can be incredibly beneficial, a lot of the time, if it’s used to understand and mold your ideas and help you remain optimistic. But understand the what-if’s you’re coming up with is incomplete, as they represent a transitory phase of the situation. Outcomes will have elements of your what-if’s but it won’t be a perfect match because the information is not yet fleshed out. Your dreams are baking this week, so it’s all still in the oven. Let it bake, you know? Let it bake.

We wind up with Death–there has to be a dying off and cleansing before your dreams can move forward. There is a energetic cleaning (which can include physical cleaning, especially symbolic physical cleaning). The new we’re moving towards, of course, is the final card here, the Six of Wands. Wow, that is a resurrection, huh?

My sense overall is that this is a good thing, a helpful breakthrough of sorts. So treat it as such. If you get yourself firmly grounded and feel the support and love of likeminded individuals, clearing out what is just not right isn’t so hard and in the end, it helps you keep moving.

Hope that’s helpful to you  and that you have a great week! Take care of yourselves and be well.

You ever find yourself fighting the big guys?

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Seeing What You Believe: Tarot Forecast, Nov 21 – 27

I used to work graveyard shift, in a data processing office.  I liked the quiet of it. There’s a certain peacefulness about empty cubicles and dimmed light.

One night, my boss wasn’t coming in. So it fell upon me to run the daily backup. This task was a big deal, getting it done properly and on time. I’d had only a quickie, 1-off training and I was insecure about screwing it up.

My boss was going to be available via phone during the process and repeatedly encouraged me to call her if I had questions. Which I did! But with just a few pointers along the way, I got it done and daily backup went off without hitch. Yay!

So you can imagine I was just a smidge taken aback the next day to hear my boss loudly and liberally complaining. About what?

How many phone calls she fielded from me.

Whaaaaaa?!?!

I was beyond pissed.

It’s funny now, but man, then? Whew.

Back then, I didn’t understand that it had nothing whatsoever to do with ME.

It never does, because it cannot. By definition, what other people do represents their own perspective, drives and needs. We cannot see from another’s eyes nor walk in their moccasins, so we don’t know for sure what motivates them. People generally do what they do because they believe it is best for them. And we may understand a fraction of their process for getting there if that much–or think we do.

The funny thing is, when I remember this night, I see different things at different points in my life, too. My perspective has changed, which changes the meaning of the incident to me. One can only see through their own eyes; the range of color visible is completely determined by beliefs.

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This week is a lot like that.

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Lots of inverted cards. Life is going to be moving a little slower than most of us would prefer. Doesn’t mean nothing is happening, only that you have to take your time and work your way through, patiently. Know that the superficial appearances do not necessarily represent a greater reality. Withhold judgement.

I know, I know.

But it will keep you out of trouble, honest.

Monday, Justice: Be fair, be balanced, and weigh out the facts. Take your time to make sure all is fair, and don’t expect unfair advantage for yourself or capitulate to demands of others for unfair advantage. Fair, fair, fair! All things must remain even-handed for the best possible outcome.

Tuesday, Ace of Pentacles rx: Trouble getting going–starting the car, hearing your alarm, waking up, getting a new project underway? Just part of the vibe today. Take it slow and easy. Determination is fine, but don’t get frustrated if it takes two or three shots at the basket to get the ball through the hoop.

Wednesday, Strength rx: Feeling tone similar to yesterday. Impatience or potential tendency to give up. Like when you are a crocheter, and you mess up, you may have to undo and redo, trying more than once to get the hang of up. Don’t throw up your hands and give up! Relax a bit. Acknowledge yes, give yourself some space, and come back to it later for a better result. You’ll get it eventually.

Thursday, Five of Wands rx: Don’t fight! This is the battle card. Reversed, I’d advise you to choose your battles and know, most are not worth fighting. Politics, for example, would be best left off the Thanksgiving menu. Look for the kindness and thoughtfulness and positive qualities of the people in your vicinity and ignore the rest and you’ll have a good day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nine of Pentacles rx: Some knowledge is eluding you due lack of emotional readiness. You may be hearing part of the story, some of the facts are not being included. Just let situations ride without having to draw conclusions this red hot minute. It will work out better that way.

Saturday, Four of Swords rx: Difficulty relaxing and possibility that folks are wound up. Get the fact this is an emotional event, not an outer reality event. If you’re focusing on the spot on the carpet instead of the rest of the (very clean carpet), your experience will be dominated by the spot, not the nice bits. Be aware of the power of your focus.

Sunday, Eight of Pentacles rx: You may not complete all your plans for this time period. Some things may not work just so. That’s okay! Do what you can and realize it’s not the end of the world. Shuffle around what doesn’t get completed. Schedule light, and save some time for something encouraging.

Overview/Advice, Seven of Cups: A cautionary tale, the moral of which you don’t know what you don’t know. Things are not always as they seem. The feel around this entire week is that deliberate, conscious action, focusing on what you want to see and dismissing what you dislike, and allowing things to play out is the best course. Some things are just not as the initially appear, both on a personal level as well as collective level. Reserve judgement. And I wouldn’t be running my mouth about controversial topics lest I end up eating those words later.

Affirmation: I prosper wherever I turn. If you want to be more prosperous as most do, start looking for what is already going well. Many times people looking for more whatever in their lives, we begin focusing on what makes us want that prosperity–the lack! Start looking for what is already working to turn up the FEELING of prosperity. Don’t bother taking score, but look for ways you can feel it now, turning up appreciation. This is how you attract prosperity from multiple directions.

Have you noticed seeing what you believe?

This week’s forecast features the Gilded Tarot and Louise Hay’s Power Thought cards. Get a personalized consult here.