Page of Swords and King of Wands: Living Out Loud

Still letting my head clear from the last eclipse cycle. With the planets in play, themes around parenting were especially loud. There were lots of stories I saw play out, but bigger themes weaved in and out of all of them.

How do you connect with people emotionally? What does family mean? What ways do we support and encourage others? How are we supported and encouraged? More basically, how do we give and receive love?

The way parenting impacts an individual isn’t dictated by the specifics of their experience. Hard experiences can either close a heart or open it.

And operating from a loving space for one person can feel like giving love to everyone.

I expect similar themes to continue for a spell and the cards seem to agree. (I always like when that happens.)

Next Week in Tarot

So for outlook, we have the Page of Swords and advice is the King of Wands from the Crystal Visions Tarot. Look familiar? Because last week I got the same cards but in reverse order. I shuffle, but the cards do what they want to do. So we’re essentially looking at a continuation of the energy in play last week.

The Page suggests communication will be a notable theme. This kid is a messenger! So listen. Both what’s said and what’s not said can relay information. In particular, any bargains struck will highlight what is most important to folks even if they’re not talking about it directly.

The advice is super simple here, though. Act in sync with what you know in your heart to be right. This isn’t about emotion, although we’ll have some. It’s more about seeing to it that all you do feels truest to who you are. Next week, live out the person you want to be.

Come to think of it, that’s never a bad idea, huh?

So next week, listen for sure. There will be food for thought in what you hear. And live out loud, the truest YOU that you can do.

Are you seeing the parenting themes out there?


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King of Wands & Page of Swords: Process vs. Event

Has the last week been weird for you? 

I’m feeling the weird.

Not that I equate “weird” with “bad” necessarily, in any context. I’d be a self-hating pink-haired hippie chick otherwise!

But you know. Weird is what it is. Weird.

Sort of like seeing the world through different glasses. Revisiting intense memories, but perceiving them from a much different vantage point. Re-writing a story in the narrator’s voice, long after having lived it once as one of the characters.

This “weird” is more a shift of perspective than actual circumstance.

If this is where you are: just let it roll through. Let the realizations click into place as the process unfolds. What else can you realistically do with it,  after all? In the end, you’ll come out with a different (read: broader) perspective. A more complete perspective is always a good thing.

And of course, this vibe is utterly in line with next week’s Tarot forecast. Go figure…

Next Week in the Cards

This week’s outlook is the King of Wands, with advice from the Page of Swords–both from the delightfully colorful Crystal Visions Tarot deck.

I’m expecting the coming week to be well-punctuated with grand (grandiose?) and dramatic gestures, intended to come across as bold and decisive. Final, even. Big moves! The King of Wands has a flair for this sort of performance–he’s King of the Fire suit, after all. He means what he does here. While he isn’t particularly prone to lying, actions definitely speak louder than words with this guy. What people DO will largely tell their stories next week, much more so than what they say. Be aware of this dynamic not only for others, but also when looking in the mirror.

The advice for us is coming from a Page, so I probably wouldn’t join team “Dramatic Gesture” just yet. Pages are the beginning, the seed of creation as opposed to the final iteration. A page will have a more cautious approach than a King and in the suit of Swords, it’s going to be a well thought out approach as well.

Get your ideas and understanding clear, first and foremost. Examine the underlying structure of any situations you wish to influence. More importantly, understand how your own thinking impacts conclusions. This page would encourage a degree of emotional detachment for clarity. You may end up making an agreement–this Page sometimes announces specific contracts or agreements–and if you do, whether  verbal or written, be sure you honor whatever you agree upon. Stay true to your word.

Basically, next week some will be some trying to skip right to the end of the book and act it out. There is a desire for putting issues to bed. Don’t be surprised to see dramatic action intended to resolve something “once and for all.” There will be attempts to orchestrate events, essentially, in a desire to resolve something or other.

I’m suggesting you take a different tack: lean into the processes and reach for clarity instead of “hail Mary” type plays. Look to stabilize yourself in the context of the greater picture and allow your thoughts to clear. Negotiate if needed and take a step back from the urge to make things happen immediately. Instead of looking big picture, reach for the next, most sensible step.

Be process-oriented and let the final events sort themselves on their own schedule. They will, just like they always do.

Are you feeling the weird? How you doing with it?


If you’d like a personal consult on all your “weird,” get in touch to schedule some one-on-one time with me.

Mess is Part of the Process: Tarot Forecast, Sept. 19 – 25, 2016

I’ve been taken lately with thoughts about transitional times–those periods in life that are just out-and-out emotionally messy, where your world feels like it’s coming apart at the seams. I’ve yet to see anyone who revels in those transitions, but really? They are SO often later described as “the best thing that could have ever happened.”

Before anybody reaches out to slap me, hear me out, man.

Like when you’re cleaning a big mess of a room. Stage one involves moving stuff around, picking up and sorting, right? And for a while, that room looks like a much bigger mess than it did before you started? That.

Post eclipse (and with the goings-on I’m seeing and sensing coming up), we are definitely in a sort of transition. It feels smoother to me here and now than the preceding days in many ways, but I’d be the first to admit there is still a big pile of mess remaining.

But I don’t care about the mess. I know it’s part of the process. I guess I’m just weird in that I have a ceaseless pool of optimism from which to draw. I see this big mess as good, helpful, clarifying in the bigger picture. And that bigger picture is what matters most.

I’m staying, long range view here, folks. Long range view.

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Aside: I originally did this forecast as an audio file, so here’s that if you’d rather listen than read. It’s a little longer than the print version (and a good representation of how my readings flow in general).


This week, we’ve got a lot of reversals – Mercury is still retro. And it might take more than one try to get things done. Things are still happening but maybe not on your timetable. Chilling, suggested. One day, one step at a time.

Monday, Lovers: Smooth flowing day. Look for points of harmony, not points of dissention. Look for connections. Good day for a date night!

Tuesday, Death Rx: Not the end of the world, okay? There is disruption right now, but it’s not pointless disruption. It has a puprose. Things will continue to unfold. Don’t fight it, have faith. Go along with the ride and it can be fun.

Wednesday, King of Pentacles rx: Don’t be looking for a sugar daddy to fix everything. Nobody is going to untangle your knots. By the same token, don’t try to bail out anybody else. That merely sends the message you don’t trust their abilities to bail themselves out. Have a little faith. Be generous, but don’t give more than you can afford. Put your own needs first as you are your own first responsibility. Make the support you offer more emotional and energetic, as in seeing others in their strength and helping remind them of that strength. Big difference in perspective with that approach.

[bctt tweet=”The best way to help another is reminding them of their own power. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Thursday, King of Wands: Good day to get stuff done. Always operate from your heart – never bad advice but extra releavant with Wands. You can expand the energy of a passion today, so aim your attention there today. And oh yeah, Mercury goes direct. Woot!

Friday, Chariot Rx: Don’t try to force it. Go with the flow, accept any pauses or slight shifts in direction as just part of the process, not indicative of failure. Okay? Detour or delays, as opposed to “no.”

Saturday, King of Cups rx: Emotions will be “a thing.” Stabilize your before you go slopping ’em around. Understand your reactions are more about how you are thinking and your emotional responses, not some picture of hard and fast reality. So if you feel like slapping somebody or guilt-tripping or whatever? Reign it in, man! Be true to yourself of course, but don’t assume how you’re feeling this second is how you will CONTINUE to feel.

Sunday, Four of Pentacles: Stabilizing energy. A good break. Don’t jump off into worry. Just enjoy the stability.

Overview/Advice: Star, Rx. Remain optimistic, but don’t tie that to a specific outcome or goal. Attach your optimism to the essence of what you want, not a specific outcome or goal. For example, if you want a job? Then focus optimism on the type of job or better, the sort of environment and work you want, not position X with employer Y by date Z. Give the Universe more to work with here in terms of opening a path for you. Look at how you want to feel, the point of where you want to go.

Affirmation – Angel Answers — YES! Yes, yes, yes. Stay positive, expect good, expect things to work out, expect success. That doesn’t mean there are never any blips, but ultimately…expect things to work out well. That helps them to work out well, but it’s also the kind of energy you want to keep with you. I’m in the right place at the right time, doing exactly what I need to be doing. All is well.

Keep shifting yourself to this orientation and practicing it. It will be become natural.

There is tendency to jump to conclusions this week that things are not going as they should. Take a step back from that. Take a chill pill. Take a nap. Distract yourself from what bothers you. Emotional? Be kind to yourself! Step back. Self-care is your friend and it’s a good week for it. Calm, centered self-care will get you through and help you retain your sense of well-being. Have some faith it IS working out because it is.

Are you keeping your faith during the transition(s)?

This week’s Tarot forecast features the Tarot Nova mini and my gorgeous new Angel Cards. If you are digging it, you may like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or a personal consult.

Ripening: Tarot Flow Forecast, Mar 28 – Apr 3

“It’s one of the side effects of being a Tarot reader. I see people freaking the *$&# out over what’s happening or what’s not happening right this minute, right now, like the world’s ending if things don’t go the way they want. And I talk to them later and we realize, whatever it was, it just didn’t matter. Or it didn’t matter the way they thought it did. It ended up being better, or it ended up giving them something they needed. It gives you a different perspective.”

I was talking to my friend. Not being judgey. It’s really helpful to me, if you want to know the truth. It’s a lot easier to stay zen, when you see this dynamic over and over.

I try to force something to happen, no way, no how. NOT GONNA WORK!! I try to avoid it? It ends up in my lap. Maybe even years later. But when it does, enough has happened between the start and the end, I know there is more at work.

It happens when it’s supposed to. That fact: endlessly infuriating and endlessly comforting, all at the same time.

Tarot Forecast Mar 28 Apr 3 2016

Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde presently, prompting us to revisit projects we’ve started but not finished. What’s ripe, or becoming ripe? What’s over-ripe, ready to be thrown out? Do this bit first, toss and purge, to make space for the new fruit to fully ripen.

I expect this week to contain both conflict and emotionality, ups and downs, since we’re leaning pretty heavily on the Swords and Cups in this weekly spread. But there are definitely lessons and clarifications on tap, courtesy what comes up through the swordplay. Think of irksome frustrations, crabby words or other bothersome incidents as instructive, especially as metaphorical for other issues in your life.

Monday, Passion Ignited – Page of Swords Rx: To get your creative fires burning, stop talking yourself out of it! Stop putting so damned many conditions on ideas. It kills the moment. It sucks the life out of the art. Drop the self-criticism and the “Debbie Downer” scripts aimed in the mirror. That dousing of your creative fires? It’s your own doing, Grasshopper. Which is wonderful news, because that also means, it’s in your hands, oh creative one.

Tuesday, Rejoice in Celebration – Three of Cups: Sweet. This one is a double-dose of advice to celebrate all that is good with your tribe. YOUR folks, your people, whomever they may be. The Three of Cups shows up on “Rejoice in Celebration”–the Psychic Tarot Oracle’s version of the Three of Cups! (What’s Neptune doing today?)

Wednesday, New Beginnings – Ace of Cups: Let fresh starts touch your heart. And let your heart, guide you in those fresh starts. No fear. Only love. Only love.

Thursday, Waiting Game – Five of Swords: I always think of Tarot Fives as growing pains, of one sort or another. Fives are ridden with conflict, but in truth, conflict is a gift. It allows for corrections, before problems become too big to be manageable. But then again, I pretty much count everything–including drawing breath–as a gift. So consider your source. Har!

[bctt tweet=”Conflict gives the gift of drawing attention to what needs to be adjusted.”]

Friday, Emotional Loss, Knight of Swords Rx: This combination screams, “Blessing in disguise” to me. Maybe VERY well disguised, I’ll give you that. And maybe upsetting and scary, too. But definitely, losses right now can be more about perception than net reality.  As in, “Remember that thing I was so upset about? Yeah. I’m really glad it happened.”

Saturday, Base Chakra, King of Wands Rx: You know how in those little airline safety presentations, they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask first, before trying to help anybody else? That. Take care of your own basic needs, security and well being first, before looking to do the same for anyone else. It’s not a mark of selfishness. It’s a mark of smarts.

Sunday, Throat Chakra, Nine of Cups: Speak your truth today. Say what you really want to say. It brings contentment. I would expect especially nice results from expressing gratitude and thankfulness, too. Beautiful day for a heartfelt, loving conversation. So speak up!

Overview/Advice, Harmony – The Chariot Reversed: Don’t push or drive others this week. You go on your path. Others may follow or they may not. But they’ll do what they need to do. YOU do what you need to do.

Affirmation: Check Your Timing. As Shakespeare said, “Ripeness is all.” We get so wound up about what is to happen when. If it’s yuck, we want it done NOW. If it’s good, we want it here, NOW. If it’s scary, we want it either far away from us, or past us. So much of life is timing. Being in the right place, doing the right stuff.

And you know, we stress over timing. But if you get quiet and listen, you can stay in the flow. You can follow those little nudges and your timing will always be right.

I am telling myself, I’m in the perfect place for ME right now, because it perfectly represents where I am, how I’ve grown and how I need to grow. What you want but don’t have may not be a “no.” It may be a “not yet.”

This forecast features the Pagan Cat Tarot, with the Psychic Tarot Oracle to represent positions and the Creative Whack Pack for the affirmation. If you enjoy these forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s Book, Everyday Tarot Archives or better yet, a personal consultation.

Do you feel “ripening” in your life?

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

Happy Eclipse.

HAHAHA!

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

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

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

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

Lots of people, standing on the EDGE of something.

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

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

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

Are you ready?!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do-it-Yourself Magick Work: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Feb 8 – 14, 2016

I have been known to…go my own way. Have my own (unusual) take on the world. Live according to my own rules.

It’s not a recipe for lacking accountability. Because my rules? They’re stringent enough.

But they are rules I can LIVE with. I do the best I can. And some days, that best is better than others. But it’s always my best.

Next week, do the best you can. Live by your own rules, but understand what–and more importantly, WHY those rules are. And for the situations where you feel like you have no outs? Well for those, do a little magic work.

In general, we need to stay busy in the coming week. Doing our thing. The week also looks like the perception is HEAVILY influenced by our attitude, so keep the attitude in focus. There’s a strong call to march to your own tune–provided you can justify why you chose that particular song.

Thusfar, I haven’t checked the astrology to cross reference Josi’s take on the week, but I’ll be doing that next. Wouldn’t be surprised to see some similarities though. I wait until after I’m done most of the time so I’m not unduly influenced. My own tune, man.

Here’s the video version, or read text version below.

For those of you who prefer the written word or just need a quick check later in the week, below are the crib notes.

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Monday, Page of Wands – Take action! Don’t just make a to-do list, but mark stuff off of it!

Tuesday, Ace of Pentacles rx – Understand there might be some delays. That’s why you need to get started. Refinement will be required.

Wednesday, Ten of Cups rx – Upright is nicer, but we can still work with this. If you have 9 things to be happy about and one thing to be bothered by, don’t focus on that one bothersome thing.

[bctt tweet=”Set aside what’s not perfect in your life to focus on what you love. That turns it up.”]

Thursday, Nine of Pentacles – Not that bad! Learning is favored, and a great time to study and pick up a new skill. Hands-on practice will be especially effective.

Friday, Hierophant rx – Take an unconventional approach. Know the rules and understand them so you can “bend a few rules” and push some envelopes.

Saturday, King of Wands rx – Don’t cram your viewpoint down anybody’s throat. Passion is awesome. But not too pushy. Too pushy backfires.

Sunday, Five of Pentacles rx – There’s a hesitation in asking for needed support and possibly exaggerated feeling of lack. To a certain extent, it’s a false scarcity. Review if the lack is real, or more representative of something you’d prefer not to chase.

Overview/Advice 7 of Wands: Make your own decisions, but be prepared to justify them.

Affirmation: Magick! Make your own magick by aligning everyday actions with magickal intentions. Whatever you feel is outside your control, well take physical action symbolic of what you want to manifest, with intention. It really does help!

Have you been finding yourself trying to swim against the tide?

This week’s forecast features the Cosmic Tarot. If you dig it, you’d probably like the book, Everyday Tarot Archives. If you’d like your own private Tarot consult, give Dix a holler.