Clean Your Own Space First: Tarot Forecast, Apr 25 – May 1, 2016

I’ve been spending a lot of time processing emotions in the last week or three. Very intense, very private, and very fluid emotional processing.

Many times during this process, I felt a strong urge to DUMP that dirty dishwater right into someone else’s lap. Didn’t matter who, really. Someone connected? Sure! Someone who happens to be standing too close? Yeah, probably.

But you know what? I didn’t. I didn’t do that. I keep it mostly too myself and finished up my own chores and I’m really glad I took that approach. Because now, I have some healing, and now I have a much clearer picture of additional areas I need to clean up.

That’s what I’m seeing for next week, too. The need to process internally and allow healing to take place. There will be time for talking and those conversations could definitely go down in the week ahead. Just make sure the emotional processing and reaching for clarity comes first. Don’t dump at the first sign of discomfort. Ride it out, find out where the discomfort is coming from, and then turn to outside measures once you’ve made some efforts to deal with your own, internal emotional status.

Tarot Forecast, Apr 25 May 1 2016

In keeping with all the planets currently retrograde in the sky, I’m sensing the need for a light touch. More emotional housekeeping: the kind where you clean your own digs, not offer to white-glove the neighbors’ house. It’s like the full moon we just had in Scorpio blasted out some of the crud, and it’s our job to clean up the remaining mess.

Detail work, you know? Detail work. Finish dusting out the gunk and put a shine on it.

Monday, Patience – Queen of Cups: It takes a minute to sort out emotional flux. Feeling something stronger than you’d expect, or not as strong as you’d think? That’s a clue. More than expected emotion and you’re tapping an emotional vein, buried. Less and you’ve shifted, perhaps without even being aware.

Tuesday, Light – Five of Pentacles Rx: If you’re feeling dejected and bereft, you can get your hope back a couple of ways; first, turn your attention to all the great support you have on offer or have already received; and secondly, start looking at what you DO have instead of what you do not.

Wednesday, Moving On – Ten of Pentacles Rx: Let go of your vision of perfection – the perfect family, the perfect job, the perfect situation. It’s holding you back. I call this the “Magic House Syndrome” because it became a joke, when we were having a house built, how PERFECT everything was gonna be, once we got that house. Of course it’s silly but most of us do it sometimes. So instead of Magic Housing it, look at what you find, what you have around you this very second, and find ELEMENTS of perfection and grace in your now.

[bctt tweet=”Seek elements of divinity and grace in the present. That’s where they are hiding. #OnMyRadar” username=”goddess_dix”]

Thursday, The Waiting Game – World Rx: It takes time to integrate new or disruptive lessons completely and responsibly. Allow it.

For today, I’m hearing David Bowie singing “Changes” so I’ll leave it to him to inspire you further.

Friday,  Shadow- Ten of Cups Rx: This combo whispers of family secrets–so secret nobody acknowledged them?  History may repeat itself, but you’re under zero obligation to respond in the same way as you have, historically. In fact, I’d suggest you don’t. Shine light in the closet. Acknowledge out loud what’s wrong (and what’s right). See it all, not just little bits and pieces.

Saturday, Spiritual Strength –Page of Wands Rx: Spiritual strength, that sense of being “backed up” by the unseen forces, is not coming through assertion of will. No projection required. Only observation.

Sunday, Intuition –  Two of Pentacles Rx: You want to hear the voice of Spirits? You seek to commune with the truth of your soul? Well, sit your ass down and shut up a minute, will ya? Because you cannot commune with Source when you’re running a dialogue, either out loud or in your head. Intuition fills empty space. To make room for it in your life, there has to BE empty space. Prescription: Quiet time!

Overview/Advice, Memories of Love Knight of Pentacles: This Knight is a very literal sort, and he doesn’t just think, think, think. He DOES, because while he’s extremely intellectual, he’s also part of the suit of Pentacles. So real world manifestation is his thing. Throughout the week, access your kindest, most loving memories and feelings about any person, place or situation before setting plans into motion or even opening your mouth tooooooooo wide. This will raise your overall vibration and connect you with the loving feelings, solid. It also will make for a much more pleasant week. If you retain nothing else from this forecast, remember this bit and you are covered, okay?

Affirmation – Burgundy: Awaken your passion. Creativity is healing and brings great revelations. But the presence of creative energy in your life is not automatic. It requires courting. This week? COURT Creativity and make her your mistress.

Are you in process of some emotional housekeeping?


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

Colored Glasses – Tarot Flow Forecast, Apr 4 – 10, 2016

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You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

You cannot give someone else what you do not have for yourself.  If you assume the worst of yourself, you’ll do the same of others, without even trying. You cannot IMAGINE they would want to be around you, despicable disaster that you consider yourself, so any lapse in connection has to be a rejection.

Not-so-nifty trick.

In fact, your experience is much more about how you feel about yourself than who anybody else is. Like when you accept the unacceptable in your relationships, in your job, in your life? While everyone is responsible for their own behavior, the acceptance bit is on you. Yes, we all have transitional times and I’m not judging you for them. But once you wake up? Realize what you’re doing. Don’t accept and internalize poison. Because it cripples you, emotionally.

To be able to give patience, kindness and faith TO others, you have to have accessh. Access is granted and grows, by cultivating those qualities in your own life, first in your relationship with yourself. You cannot give what you don’t have in abundance.

[bctt tweet=”Whatever you want to share, you must first give to yourself. “]

Tarot Forecast Apr 4 - 10 2016

Looking over the weekly flow of this forecast, I think of that old story of the blind men and the elephant. You know, where each of the blind men feels a different part of the elephant and thinks it’s something different? That one.

What you see is largely what you think you see. So decide going in, what you want your experience to be like and tailor your thinking to fit into that framing as much as possible. It’s like cleaning your glasses instead of leaving the (emotional) smudges on there, marring your perspective indefinitely. You decide, what color glasses you’re putting on this week.

Monday, Sacrifice – Three of Wands Rx: This is not going according to plan. Let go and let it happen according to…I dunno. Reality?

Tuesday, Material Harvest – Knight of Swords Rx: Lighten up on the worries and double down on the gratitude. It both feels better and will get you much, much further.

Wednesday, Accelerated Motion – Four of Swords: Don’t freak about the rate of change. Shifting is well (and perhaps suddenly) underway. There’s nothing more to do at present. So relax and let it happen.

Thursday, Transformation – The Fool Rx: The phrase that comes to mind here is, “You won’t make that mistake again.” Fair enough. Mildly ominous, but fair enough. Advice-wise, don’t keep doing what’s not working, dude. I’m hearing The Who in my head.

Friday, Suffering in Silence – Three of Pentacles: You may not see how it all fits together YET but I’m telling you, hardships endured are not without purpose. Even if you have to carve out that purpose yourself. Get what you can from it.

Saturday, Heart Chakra – Four of Cups: Potential to over-romanticize what you don’t have, either from past or future. Look to shift into the now, to whatever extent you can muster.

Sunday, Memories of Love – Hermit Rx: We are not who we are in isolation, or due a singular influence. Connect to those who have made a difference, either directly or energetically. Cut out those who hurt. Be discriminating on whom you connect with.

Overview/Advice, Discontent & Boredom Knight of Pentacles: Beware picking apart what’s basically good due to small (and irrelevant) details. Prioritize and weight your energy expenditures accordingly.

Affirmation: Change its name. Words matter. Listen to your words and wherever there is a topic you’d like to change, think of changing how you express it to better reflect your desired reality. Is it tossing a coat of paint on top of pain? Well, give it a go and see. Because I’d argue, you may want to change your glasses up.

How’s your vision looking lately?

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.

Singular Experience: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Jan 18 – 23

In the Tarot class I just led–my first one–I was surprised. Because one of the biggest challenges I had was adequately communicating what it’s like you truly begin to commune with the cards, develop a relationship with them over time. You can teach technique and structure. You can talk about experiences. But you cannot teach what happens, once you walk through that door.

There’s a certain point, past which your life is not going to be the same.

The experiences are singular. You can describe them. You can share the events and the details. But the feelings that go along with it all  and in particular, the knowings that breathe life into the experience, defy sufficient description.

There’s the whole “getting info” thing that people do. It’s why most pick up the cards at first, myself included. What mysteries might I tap? What foresight might I gather?

But in time, that becomes the least compelling part of an ongoing relationship with the cards.

You stick with the cards, they begin to guide you down a path. YOUR path. And it’s foggy and sometimes messy and often confusing. But as long as you stay open to the experience, humble enough to realize you pretty much don’t know squat about how the universe works outside the basics, things begin to click.

And eventually you realize, everything is different. I don’t know how well I managed to capture the magic, but I tried.

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This week? The cards definitely describe a singular experience. Perhaps it will grant a flavor of what I wanted to convey in the class. Themes of self-evaluation and self-reliance dominate.

The appearance of several major Arcana says to expect intensity, likely with emotional punch. Look for patterns to come up this week, representative of bigger issues. Overall, there is potential for a whole lot of drama here, both good and not-so-much good. You may be able to avoid some of the not-so-good by staying centered, focused on your own story.

[bctt tweet=”Stay focused on your own story.”]

Monday, the Moon: There’s a dreamy, other-worldly kind of feel to today. Could be pleasant. Could be deceptive. Either way, you can’t really trust it. But you can probably enjoy it.

Tuesday, Nine of Cups: Well, this looks like a great day! Wish fulfillment, perhaps? Gifts? A wonderful compliment? Recognition? Something nice for you today. Merry belated Christmas!

Wednesday, Seven of Wands reversed: If you find yourself saying, “It’s the principle of the thing…” Well, maybe not. Look for what’s underneath urges to “stand up to the man,” to see if there’s a more personal pain driving it. Righteous indignation? Probably not a recommended stance. Make sure you’re on focus and on task. Let the rest the world do their thing(s); just make sure you’re doing yours.

Thursday, Six of Cups reversed: Acknowledge kind gestures, but make sure your backup plan is Y-O-U, you. Support coming from other venues? That’s awesome! Appreciate it in full, but don’t budget it in. Self-reliance is the safest. Especially in the final stages of endeavors, be certain you’ve reserved enough steam to carry it home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html all by your lonesome if necessary.

Friday, High Priestess reversed: People may accidentally divulge secrets today. Look for sideways admissions and out-and-out blurting. I would not try to be coy under this energy at all, because there’s real possibility you’re telling more than you realize. On the other hand, it’s a great day to get inside information–it will sail right out of the flapping lips.

Saturday, Judgment reversed & Sunday, Knight of Pentacles: Here’s another recent repeat, both cards. I’m inclined to read these together as “keep your eyes on your own paper.” Mow your own lawn, don’t complain about the neighbors’ grass. Take care of your own business, and let everything else (and everyone else) sort themselves out. Mind your own beeswax!

MoonOverview/Advice, Wheel of Fortune reversed: Even reversed, the Wheel is a pretty sweet card. Any irritation that strikes, look to let it roll off your back. Consider frustrations as temporary setbacks, minor bits of bad luck, not representative of your life or the future as a whole. “Temporary setbacks.” That’s the phrase to deal with any distraction or frustration this week. It’s a temporary setback. Nothing more.

Happy Full Moon in Leo (23rd). Lots of complexity to this one, but in summation, only this: Expect a show. Make sure you know your lines.

Affirmation: My emotional setpoints can be changed. If you want to be happier, keep reaching for happier. If you want to feel stronger or braver, keep reaching for stronger or braver. Don’t worry about how far off you are from the totality of what you want. Just keep giving yourself opportunities, to be feeling the way you want to feel. Keep reminding yourself of times when you have already achieved this, and keep praising and congratulating yourself for all the progress you’ve made. Do not think in terms of the need or deficiency. Focus on what you’re achieving, and turn up the achievement. That approach gain you the most ground.

In short, it’s largely a week for singular experiences, feeling alone in a crowd. That’s not good or bad. Just the flavor of the week. But the quiet time allows you to review your own alignment and make corrections as required.

You ever feel alone in a crowd?

This week features the lovely and fun Housewives’ Tarot. If you dig these forecasts, you’d probably dig my book, Everyday Tarot Archives. If you super-duper dig these forecasts, you’d no doubt love a personal consultation. Give me a holler!

Peace out, friends.

Dix

Climb Little Goat: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Jan 11 – 17 , 2016

We’ve got a New Moon in Capricorn (9th) and the Goat vibe is palpable right now.  And this sucker is setting off all kinds of cosmic triggers. There is a definite shifting of gears.

And I’d tell you what this experience is like for me, but don’t know that I can in a comprehensible way. Words seldom fail me, but lately, they’ve felt damned inadequate. And when I try to use my words anyway, well, they often haven’t hit their mark.

The general impression I have, though, is like the past and present and future are all sort of coalescing into a very trippy piece of performance art.

What the Hell, Universe?

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We’ve got a few repeats from last week. My overall impression of the coming week is climb, climb, climb. Keep doing your thing! The appearance of two Knights and two Pages is notable, though. Be on the lookout for both messages, and quick turnarounds of situations (and probably, moods) in the coming week. Keep on task, keep making plans, and take your time executing. One foot in front of the other, little mountain goat.

Monday, Page of Cups reversed: Monday blues? Don’t get hung up on it. If you stay busy, and keep bringing your attention back to task, you be able to get through just fine. Maybe watch a nice movie when you can swing it. Or a bath. Prescription: Bath!

Tuesday, Knight of Pentacles: Keep double checking your facts! Mercury is still retrograde. Detail work pays off. So keep doing it.

Wednesday, Judgment reversed: Not a good day to declare war, or bang down the gavel. Not all  relevant information has come to light. So withhold judgment. Just do your thing. Not all the facts are in, so no jumping to conclusions.

Thursday, Knight of Wands: This would be a great day to go for a run. Be active, make something, cook. It’s a physical day. So it drives any physical tasks that you have. Stay focused, creative. And try to engage your passion somehow during the day. Your fire burns bright, so make use of it.

Friday, Three of Pentacles: You can pull everything together today. Like a master project planner. All the little bits and pieces are a lot more clear today. Yes obviously, Mercury is still retrograde, so not all is fine and dandy in terms of executing new plans. But you sure can work on them and review them. And Friday would be a very productive day to do that.

Saturday, Six of Wands reversed: Yes, you can get some stuff done today. But it’s not gonna be as much as you planned or wanted to. If you can accept that going in, you’re gonna be much happier with the results.

Sunday, Page of Swords: Words have power today. Even messages that you didn’t necessarily think somebody was gonna get, will probably come through clearly. Potential for bluntness, so be aware of the emotional impact. But strong communications happening today.

Overview/advice, the Fool reversed: Take your time! There is no great rush to hop right in. It’s like the  an artificial sense of urgency is coming and going throughout the course of the week. You don’t need to jump on anything before you feel competent to do so. If you jump the gun, you have the potential for regrets and some type of loss. To take your time making your determinations. Yes, you will get started. Eventually. But don’t rush it.

Affirmation: We are all co-creators within a diverse universe. Everything that happens in your life becomes a part of you: you have a piece of the experience, and the experience has a piece of you entwined. So often, we tend to think that everything is all about us, or not at all about us. And it’s neither, really.  We don’t have full creative license to decide what sort of obstacles we face, but we do have the ability to write our own parts to a large extent.

Write a part you can be proud of, the way you handled yourself and your challenges.

[bctt tweet=”If all else fails, keep climbing little goat. #Capricorn #NewMoon”]

Are you climbing?

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Eclipse me, Baby! Weekly Tarot Forecast, Sept 7 – 13

My little kitten, Thor, is OH SO HELPFUL not only with Tarot, but everything I freakin’ do…you know. Like walk and stuff.

On my radar: big shifts and life changes and transitions and oh-my-God-I-didn’t-even-get-a-chance-to-transition type changes. Serious and significant life events. Can you say “Eclipse?!” ‘Cause man, this energy is well out there and it’s feeling heavy duty.

The New Moon in Virgo September 13th–Sunday–is a solar eclipse at 20 degrees 10 minutes Virgo. If you have any intentions, especially of the practical and helpful Virgo-ish variety, get your pen and paper handy. Because the full moon in Aries that follows is a lunar eclipse as well, so it says “launching pad” to this armchair astrologer for whatever you set in motion now.

Be aware, however, that you may not be able to drive your own car directly here, because eclipses have a way of taking on a life of their own. Not much point in fighting what you get, as if you could. Disclaimer: You may want to read up from real astrologers !

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These Eights kind of jumped out at me. I am suspecting towards the end of the week, there is potential for seeing how an emotional attachment (hangup, story? I dunno) but an emotional SOMETHING that’s under the surface impacts you. Are you married to your story? And does that cost you? Potential for escaping that union, although I suspect the divorce process is raw. But then again, what divorce isn’t? This week says Eclipse all over it.

[bctt tweet=”If you’re not struggling, help someone who is. #quotes #eclipse #virgo”]

Monday – Three of Pentacles: Plan ahead! Make your lists and check them twice. (If you’re not feeling the whole Mercury retrograde shadow period yet, well, good on you! I barely have to note Mercury Rx anymore because I usually get an energetic heads up. This one started early so be aware, it might an especially erratic retrograde. Sorry! September 17 – October 9th.) Happy Labor Day to my people from the States. This is a good energy for groups, too. So if you’re hanging out with friends, family or colleagues today, pay attention to the group conversation. At the very least, I’d expect some insight to be on tap, by reaching a just a little beyond the surface of the spoken words.

Tuesday – Queen of Wands: Charge! Not the credit card kind, but the be-on-top-of-your-business kind. Focus, focus, focus and a sprinkle of hustle gets the job done. Back to work day if you had an extra day off, but it looks to be productive at least. Try to find joy in what you’re doing and keep your mood as sunny as you can. It really does make a difference. Do what you do with optimism. Bonus: Thor the Tarot kitten helper approves of this message.

Wednesday – Eight of Cups: Desire to run away from home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html? Sort of. This is more like a desire to leave emotional baggage in your rear view mirror. Be aware that you have that ability. But it doesn’t magically solve “everything.” It does, however, signal a beginning for improving your life.

Thursday – Eight of Swords: Did you leave behind some emotional garbage yesterday? Because today, there is a snapshot in front of you, showing exactly how you’re holding yourself back. You can look at it head on or try to breeze right by it. Your call.

Friday – Seven of Swords: What’s going on under the radar? What’s right under your very nose? This could be self or other. I’m inclined, though, to see it as an extension of Wednesday and Thursday’s energy, another layer peeling off the onion of self-denial.

Saturday – Three of Cups: Great night to socialize, if you’re able. If not, do look for a way to connect with your “tribe” somehow. Make a call, hop online, write a letter–I don’t care. Just celebrate the feelings of belonging.

Sunday – Queen of Pentacles: Who takes care of Mama? Remember, if you support other people and are a caretaker, you perform most efficiently if you also care for yourself. People depend on you! Rest, good food and whatever self-care routines you are into, great idea for the day.

Overview/Advice – Knight of Pentacles: Stay on track with the physical details, logical weight of evidence and just keeping your lists in order this week. The knight is a bit of a literalist, but he is great with details and follow through, so that’s a good aim to shoot for here.

Affirmation: Orange/Nurture Yourself: Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, root of our emotions and what we enjoy. Indulgence can be a healthy activity if approached properly. What feeds your spirit? What feeds your body? What feeds your mind? What feeds your emotional body? Do some of that!

Big hugs and love to everybody out there who is struggling.

How y’all managing out there?

p.s. If you enjoy these forecasts, you might also like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This week’s reading features the Pagan Cat Tarot– it was a gift. How cool is that?! And the Color Cards, another thoughtful gift. I’m blessed.

Break up and Date up: Weekly Tarot Flow, April 6 -12

Weekly Tarot April 6, 2015

This week reads like a breakup, but the week ends with a new date. Like in real life, the new date doesn’t tend to show up until after the breakup. So bear that in mind if you’ve got some letting go to do.

Looking over this combination as a whole, it speaks of fresh starts. Not a shock coming after an eclipse/full moon, a huge time of release. You have to let go of the reality you have to make room for a new one, y’know. Monday and Tuesday, there’s an burgeoning awareness of emotional complications. Wednesday is cutting free day. Thursday and Friday allow for regrouping and reconnecting with your people. And the weekend is positioning to begin anew. Very poetic! Passions appear to be an overall theme to the coming week, so keep an eye on yours, m’kay?

Monday, Fertility –  Page of Cups: Whatever happens today is born of (and in) the heart. I’m expected it to be an emotionally sensitive day, as the Page of Cups isn’t known for thick skin. But there is a point to the touchy-feelies here. In particular, do gut-checks to identify feelings, Don’t ask yourself what makes sense, ask yourself how you FEEL about what’s going on. That is going to give you a lot more information. And if your feelings aren’t quite what you expect? Examining your emotions is a fruitful activity today.

Tuesday, Passion Ignited –  Five of Swords reversed: What is worth fighting for? Because if you know that, you also know what is NOT worth fighting for. Both are quite valuable tidbits. Of course different people have different convictions and different passions. But we don’t choose what everybody else does or feels. We only direct ourselves.

Wednesday, Emotional Withdrawal –  Three of Swords: Today virtually screams LET IT GO! Seriously. Step back and you know, if there is sadness there, allow it. Take some time to yourself and allow that distance.

Thursday, Intuition –  Knight of Pentacles: Act on your instincts, intuitions and “funny little feelings” in the real world. Make physical, concrete decisions and take real-world action on those little sparks of divine insight today.

Friday, Spiritual Union –  Three of Cups: Spend time connecting with your people. There’s no replacement for love, one of the most healing powers in the universe.

Saturday, Awareness –  Ten of Pentacles: Taking charge of your own life pays off in both tangible and intangible ways. You CAN do this!

Sunday, New Beginnings –  The Moon reversed: Opportunity to start over with more honesty, less crazy. You’re in, right?

Overview/Advice –  Knight of Wands: You’re going to live what you build. Why accept what life defaults you? Put your heart into living this week. It will help you stay true, know what’s real, and decide what’s next.

Affirmation: Lilac –  Strengthen your faith. Just because you don’t know every step from A to B doesn’t mean you’ll never get to B. Oh ye of little faith, cultivate some. You’ve made it this far, right? It’s fine to ask for direction and guidance. Just don’t expect your decisions to be made for you, because that’s not how things work. You make the call and ask for backup support for the capital-U Universe. It will come.

How’s your week looking?

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