Eight of Cups Rx: Instead of Leaving it Behind

I’ve been reaching lately for a perspective that feels both honest but also comfortable, authentic to who I am. I can catch bits and pieces of it but it’s not as consistent as I want.

So I keep reaching.

The rawness remains palpable. However, I’m thinking the message for next week will help.

Next Week in Tarot

For outlook next week, we have the Eight of Cups reversed. Advice comes via the avatar of the King of Cups. These images are from the Radiant Rider-Waite.

An upright Eight of Cups would speak to walking away from an emotional situation or investment. But reversed, it’s suggesting more a desire to leave it all behind, but any attempts to do so aren’t entirely successful. There is difficulty letting go. Remember this if you’re having a hard time stepping back yourself.

I’m feeling the collective vibe as emotionally exhausted, worn down and worried. Know the next week will offer distinct opportunities for emotional soothing and distance from turmoil, although it’s unlikely we’ll be able to release the whole of it. There is, however, value in any relief you can access.

The King of Cups always, always, always acts from the heart. Most of us understand that, if we follow the cards. But one thing people can forget about this king is his special brand of kindness.

Specifically, the King of Cups doesn’t offer a conditional kindness, reserved only for those of whom he approves. His kindness is universal. While his tender heart may sometimes make his path a little (or a lot) more challenging because empathy carries a cost, it gifts him a depth of grace he would never be able to reach otherwise. He’d never get that if his goodwill were reserved only for those he judged as righteous.

The King of Cups loves without requiring reciprocity. That’s huge! He offers universally good intentions. You don’t have to deserve or earn love from the King of Cups. You are loved not because of who you are, but because of who HE is.

This next week, I will be looking to follow this King’s lead. I’ll be consciously fostering a kinder, more loving outlook not only for on those I agree with–that’s relatively easy–but much more importantly, toward those whom I do not agree with. It’s not about what goodwill I may judge as deserved or not. It’s about being true to who I am.

There is good everywhere, if you’re looking for it. I’m looking!


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Two of Swords & King of Cups: Help with Uncertainty

In times such as these, I don’t know that it’s so much the facts of a current situation that weigh on people as the uncertainty.

We may be okay, today. Our loved ones may be okay, today. But since we don’t know what to expect tomorrow, many are struggling just the same. And not being able to see a clear path from now to then just makes it all feel that much less secure.

There’s no real cure for uncertainty other than waiting (and faith, if you’ve got some available).

But the advice for next week can be well implemented in times of uncertainty and it will help.

Next Week in Tarot

I pulled out The Good Tarot this week because, well, I wanted to see something “good!” Pretty pictures sounded like a great idea to me. For outlook, we got the Two of Swords (air). And for advice, it’s the King of Cups (water).

Many choices are being made right now–some of them hard. In fact, whether we do or don’t do anything at all, in that very doing or not doing, a choice has been made. One need is being weighed carefully against another and we’re making the best of what we’ve got to work with. This is on both personal and collective scales.

Advice is just as straightforward as the outlook: live from your heart. Speak from your heart. Act from your heart. The King of Cups is creative and caring. He’s very aware of emotional currents and not afraid to express his feelings or acknowledge another’s. He doesn’t need to agree with you to be emotionally supportive. The point of view doesn’t matter. Only the “give-a-damn” factor matters here.

This coming week, make the most rational decisions you can and focus on the love. As I’m fond of saying, there’s plenty of both beauty and ugly out there. Our choice isn’t about which exists. Our choices are about what we amplify, by means of our attention, discussion and personal energetic contribution. That’s it. So use your choices to amplify what you want to see more of, okay?

Stay safe. And share as much love as you’ve got to share. It helps.

p.s. I know many  are struggling right now. If you think some Tarot Love could help, please reach out. I’m happy to do whatever I can, so I will be offering sessions on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis for anyone who needs it while we’re in the middle of all this crazy. ♥

Lovers & King of Cups: Finding Your Flow

Those that are afraid see the world as a very scary place.  Those that are angry see the world as a very unjust place. Those that are hopeful see the world as a very optimistic place.

Those that are realistic see the world as it is.

But the dreamers see the world as what it’s becoming.

It’s all there. The scary and optimistic and what is and what’s becoming. It’s all there to see. What anyone sees most, however, is a function of their own emotional setpoint.

This coming week, your setpoint will be quite noticeable. All the better to choose your own setting.

This Week’s Tarot

For the outlook, we’ve got The Lovers! I like that. Advice comes in the persona of the King of Cups, both from my well-loved Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck.

And look! Another (quickie) video version of the forecast here. Note: I don’t think I saved this video at a high enough quality, but hey, it’s the words that count, right?

 

There is unquestionably ease to be found next week and it’s quite easy to access: let your heart do the talking. An open heart is all that’s required.

As you go out into the world, keep checking in with yourself emotionally and use what feels best, most loving, most kind, and the most true to yourself as your failsafe GPS.

This is actually a pretty nice way to live, should you decide to give it a try.

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Emotional Grace Period, Recommended. Weekly Tarot, March 20 – 26, 2017

I am an emotional creature. I value strong emotion as an important part of who I am, though it sometimes presents it’s own complications. To compensate, I’ve had to develop some skill in managing emotional response without overwhelming anyone too near the strike zone.

Thank you, Saturn.

Naturally, I’m not always perfect at this endeavor. You can just ask the landlady, after my butterfly bush meltdown.

But more often than not, I am successful. I step back. I ground. I meditate, at least when I get to the point that I can. I journal. I go outside. I clean. I take a nap. I distract myself in whatever way seems to help. In short, I do everything I know how to do to talk myself off that ledge.

I mean, dumping an inferno of emotion purges, that’s for sure. But while it relieves the pressure, that out-of-control feeling just sucks and there’s always a hangover after the fact. It’s just not who I want to be, you know? That’s not how I want to feel. So I do my damnedest to take a different route.

Next week, I’m expecting how we handle intense emotion to have relevance.

Full forecast video.

We’ve got a slew of repeats from recent weeks and inversions galore. It has the feel of sludging through mud, man. And notice the dominance of the cups in the week’s cards. Emotions remain “a thing” with a friendly, yellow-alert level Tarot-reader advisory to reign in knee-jerk responses (lest you have something to regret later). We’re wanting to sidestep the collateral damage factor. It can be done, but will require restraint to pull off. [bctt tweet=”Enforce a grace period before acting on strong emotions this week. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Weekly Tarot Forecast in Bullet Points

  • Monday, Eight of Swords rx. You’ll have the chance to free yourself from the knots you’ve been tied up in, right here. Open window of opportunity, and you’ll likely get a nudge to go. Don’t hesitate, it moves fast.
  • Tuesday, Three of Cups rx. Don’t expect your friends to necessarily “get you.” That’s too much to ask. Look to feel comfortable in your own skin and the rest doesn’t matter. It’s your job to get you and nobody else’s.
  • Wednesday, King of Cups rx. Emotional impulsivity is a potential issue. If you’re feeling strongly, don’t complete the real world activity without emotionally stabilizing. Powerful emotions that are very short term.
  • Thursday, Five of Wands rx. Pick your battles! I mean, you can pick all of ’em if you want, but it would be unnecessary bickering.
  • Friday, Three of Pentacles rx. Life won’t go as you planned. It’s still okay. Just be flexible.
  • Saturday, Ten of Cups upright. YAY! This is a good time. Hook up with your family–blood or heart family, either way. Surround yourself with loving vibes however you can, even if it’s just the thoughts you are thinking.
  • Sunday, Empress rx. Even inverted, it’s still a good card. Prioritize self-care. Don’t expect everything will just fall into place perfectly today, because maybe not. But progress is good enough.
  • Overview/Advice: Knight of Cups reversed. FEELINGS are very strong and change very quickly. Give yourself a grace period, between feeling strong emotion and taking action this week. Grace periods will save your tail.

Maybe your experience will be different than what I’m expecting–I hope so! But even if it’s not, you can do this. Just give yourself a grace period before taking action to let the feelings enough that clarity can re-emerge. Take any real-world actions once you’re bathed in the energy you would like for the outcome and you’ll do well.

Much love, and stay safe out there.

Dix

p.s. This week’s forecast features the Radiant Rider Waite. Get your Tarot on 1-on-1, or just get my book and flip to a random page to give yourself a DIY bibliomancy reading!

 

Freedom Via Perspective: Weekly Tarot, October 17 – 23, 2016

I had a meltdown last week. And I’m thinking what I learned from it, will come in handy this upcoming week.

It was over my butterfly bush.

I planted this bush years ago and it grew and grew and grew, crazy big. I let the morning glory vines run amok over it. The butterflies and hummingbirds and bees ate from the blooms. I kept birdseed in the bush, and scattered seed down in front. This bush became a haven for the local wildlife. It gave me some privacy (along with the tree that sprouted up next to it) oh, the smell of those delicate lavender blooms in the breeze!

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Wild and untamed. Just like me.

I adored that butterfly bush and pretty much every day sat outside and admired it. I was even planning on, come time to move, taking a whole bunch of branches so I could plant baby butterfly bushes wherever I ended up. My lovely bush’s children! See, I had this figured out.

I’m not kidding, by the way. I’d discussed this with the bush.

So when my landlady stopped by to tell me she needed to “trim it away from the house.” I winced, knowing she’d take way too much. But you know, what are you gonna do?

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“Trimmed.”

When I later went outside to survey the damage, I expected to be unhappy. I didn’t expect the empty space that greeted me. She killed the bush and the tree next to it and pretty much everything else, excepting a cluster of random flowers that had migrated a couple years ago and a pathetic little shrub I’d never cared for much.

I freaked the Hell out. I cried for two days after and–though I’m not proud of it–became hysterical when the landlady came over to “smooth things over” after the fact, suggesting I should buy a bench to put on the pile of mostly empty rocks.

It was not pretty.

Of course, I eventually did what one does when they’re upset about anything. I looked for ways to feel better.

I bought a shepherd’s hook, and some colorful and butterfly-friendly flowers (in pots!) to help fill that space. And while it’s certainly not the same and it will take a while to rebuild my wildlife oasis, it IS much more cheery than the rocks and it did make me feel a lot better. I can now look over there without feeling upset.

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And once I started feeling better, I realized it’s not the bush itself that gave me so much joy. That’s what I first thought, in grieving the bush. But it’s not true.

When the landlady looked at the bush, she saw an unkempt mess growing too close to the building and making the property look run down. I get that. Whereas I saw this beautiful, wild hunk of nature that fed birds and butterflies and ME.

But it was the exact same bush we were looking at. It wasn’t that one of us was right and the other wrong. It wasn’t the bush itself that gave me so much joy (or her so much frustration). It was how we thought about that bush, shaping feelings around it.

It was specifically my love and appreciation for that bush that gave me such great joy. The love and appreciation came from ME. It grew in my heart, not in front of my house.

The bush was my excuse to feel good, sure. And it was easy to use it that way. But I can love and appreciate anything! My capacity for love cannot be cut down with a chainsaw. I can love and appreciate new flowers, new bird feeders, and the opportunity to learn more about how to attract wildlife I enjoy so much. Happiness doesn’t come from butterfly bushes, even ones so majestic as mine was.

[bctt tweet=”Appreciation isn’t born from circumstance. It’s from how you think about circumstance.” via=”no”]

All feelings are like that. It’s not outside conditions that determine happiness. It’s how you feel about those conditions. And how you feel about those conditions is driven by how you think about those conditions. You have control over what you’re thinking.

Do you realize how much pure, unadulterated freedom there is in knowing that? Use that insight. Don’t let my butterfly bush die in vain!

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Audio Version of Forecast

We’ve got lots of Cups and Swords this week. Expect for emotion to run high in the beginning of the week particularly, and strong potential for conflict afoot. So let’s see how we can get you through this as intact and as happy as possible!

Monday, Five of Wands: A contentious start. There are plenty of things people are fighting about. It’s out there. But is is something you want to engage in? Sure, you can. But does it help and does it make you happy? Just know you can either engage or not. Personally? I’m gonna go hide from it all and dig on my flowers. But what you do is up to you.

Tuesday, The Moon: Lies out there. Lies, lies, lies. You may be hearing the lies or be tempted to tell the lies. But reality is blurry today. I’d suggest to keep yourself on the straight and narrow, honesty-wise. You can use this flavor of energy constructively for creative projects, old fashioned escapism like good novels, movies, or art. Anything Neptune-ish. A nice bath will wash away a lot! Good nap day, too. Get plenty of sleep.

Wednesday, Ace of Cups: A touch emotional and a little raw. Not overwhelming, but a little raw. So tread lightly and be kind, starting with yourself and working your way out.

Thursday, Five of Cups Rx: This energy is a little lighter reversed but still not super fun. There is a feeling of being let down or disappointment.  To deal with it, stick to what you know is right and feels okay to you and don’t worry about anybody else. Not like you control that anyway. But give yourself permission to focus on you. Manage your own feelings.

Friday, King of Cups: Emotional maturity is the order of the day. Be kind, generous and compassionate. Which always starts in the mirror with yourself, period. Not a battle day. More a supportive circle of people kind of day. Either do it for others or hang with those who do it for you.

Saturday, Five of Swords: Contentious energy. While the Five of Wands (Monday) is the fight, this is the victor emerging from argument. On a personal level, it’s really going to be about how emotionally attached you are a particular outcome. If you feel emotionally defeated, realize it’s a FEELING based on your thoughts, not a REALITY based on the hard and fast. You have control over thoughts.

Sunday, Hermit Rx: Mix alone and social time. Don’t completely withdraw to your cave. Spend some time for you, some time interacting, which will make the best day.

Overview/Advice, Queen of Wands Rx: Avoid stubbornness and controlling tendencies. This Queen Rx can be a control freak. Other people’s issues? BUTT OUT! Life will go a whole lot better that way.

Affirmation: I love life. There is a lot of struggle and strife right out our windows right now. You decide whether you sit and stare out the window, whether you go outside and engage in the fighting, or whether you pull down the shades and turn on a movie. Focus on what makes you happy, your intentions, desires, needs and wants. Let the world deal with their own needs and issues. It’s not your job to fix the world! But you can help–by improving your experience. The collective is nothing more than individuals doing their part. You want a happy world? You do your part by turning on your happiness. Each person, doing their own thing in their own lives, inspiring by their example, is how collective change is born. So be that person.

How are you doing staying in your own lane?

This week’s forecast features the Zombie Tarot and Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cards.  You may also like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives or to book a private session.

Self-Contained. Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct 3 – 9, 2016

One of those things I learned from parenting: there is no bigger setup for failure than trying to control someone else’s life.

Even if your intentions are golden.

Even if they’re headed for a big, fat brick wall.

Even if you’re “right.”

Your responsibility–or more accurately, your RIGHT–to run any life begins and ends with you. Nobody else but you. Not your kid or your mother or your brother or your high school classmate.

Just you.

Everybody has their own perspective. Everybody has their own thoughts and feelings and priorities. Unless someone is looking for your input specifically and explicitly, why try to force it upon them?

That’s what comes to mind, looking at this forecast.

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The week begins in fits and starts. There’s a tendency to rescue others, or be more accurate, TRY to do so “for their own good.” There may be questions about how others are going to manage this or that and the feeling like you must involve yourself because, well…you are the only one who can step in and fix for them.

That’s not a good idea. But you know that, right?

You do nobody any favors when you look to be their strength. Instead, see the capacity in them, help remind them of their own strength and stand the Hell back out of their way while they find their own footing. Your job, and your only job, is to find your footing. Not your neighbors.

Eyes on your own paper, yo!

Audio Version of the Week’s Tarot Forecast


Monday, Two of Pentacles rx: Prioritize, baby! It ain’t all your job, everything in the world. Don’t fuss at yourself for what you don’t get done. Do what you can and let the rest go.

Tuesday, Eight of Cups rx: Feeling of claiming something doesn’t matter to you, but it does. How you feel is how you feel. Denial doesn’t change it. Don’t fool yourself! Be aware, anything that you react to more strongly emotionally than you would expect, that points you’ve tapped into a feeling vein that is attached to something else.

Wednesday, Page of Pentacles rx: Don’t spend more than you’re comfortable spending. And don’t try to take on extra tasks that are not yours. Take it easy, physically. Let others manage their own issues.

Thursday, Ten of Wands rx: Opportunity to drop or release obligations, ideas, details, issues, responsibilities that are NOT yours or that you’ve carried needlessly. Good day to let go of issues you’ve been holding onto without cause.

Friday, King of Cups rx: Be aware of potential of fluctuating emotional states. Sit with emotions for a while, put them to the scrutiny of reason before acting. Behave in an emotionally mature way and take your time…kind of testy feel, possible overreactions. Don’t take sloppy emotions in the wild personally, because it’s not.

Saturday, Ten of Pentacles: Fun! Good day for family activities, or friends that feel like family. Good money day. Check your mailbox! Maybe there’s a check. Lots to apprecite today.

Sunday, The Moon: Good possibility some of the info you run across today may not be entirely accurate. Doesn’t have to be a big deal, but there is a blurring of truth here. No drastic action. Good day for imaginative projects, or watching movies. Reading fiction, too.

Overview/Advice, Knight of Cups rx: The theme of this forecast is check your emotions and go slow in emotional matters. Knee jerk reactions are not your friend, so don’t be in a hurry to resolve. Take your time. Be easy and gentle. Pull back and soothe yourself when you are feeling emotional, to get centered and grounded before moving. Or opening your mouth!

Affirmation: We are each responsible for the thoughts we think. Sometimes we try to dazzle others with facts, facts, facts, reasons, reasons, reasons, emotional appeals, etc. It’s not your job or my job to convince anybody else. It’s our job to think our own thoughts and let others think their own thoughts. Think thoughts that keep you calm, centered and in a good, appreciative state. That’s ALL you have to do. You’ll connect with those whose vibes match you. However it works out, it’s okay. All you have to do is feel as good as you can and everything else goes smoothly.

Look to be self-contained this week, emotionally. Not that you don’t love beyond yourself or you don’t enjoy some awesome connections, too. That’s a good thing. But in terms of stability, happiness, your emotional state, making decisions and whatnot? Look within and don’t meddle. Self-contained is your keyword here.

Are you (usually or often) self-contained emotionally?

[bctt tweet=”Your only job is to look after yourself, your own connection. Plug in.” via=”no”]

This week’s forecast features the New Vision Tarot and Abraham-Hicks Money and the Law of Attraction cards. If you like it, you may like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or a personal consult.