Wear Gloves. Weekly Tarot Forecast, September 14 – 20

Thor Kitten is wondering, “How you doing with this eclipse stuff?” Because it’s edgy out there!

When I used to work in detox, my supervisor had a really simple rule: “If it’s wet and it’s not yours, don’t touch it. Wear gloves.”

While that approach would pretty much always serve you well, looking at the emotional tone of the coming week, that came to mind.

If it’s messy and it’s not yours, don’t touch it. Wear gloves – keep your distance and perspective. Clean that psychic grime off you and stay meticulous in your own habits. Because we’ve each got plenty to manage. No need catching something from somebody else!

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I hate to say this, but it looks like a really uncomfortable week on a number of levels. Potential for freak-outs or breakdowns especially at the end of the week, although in light of the fact we just finished an eclipse, this would be expected. Lots of Swords and a hunk of Pentacles, with just one bit of detached Cup energy to end the week. So expect some conflict, confusion and practical matters going awry. But hey, we can do this! Let’s hit it day by day and see how to navigate, shall we?

Monday, Seven of Swords reversed: Delusion or denial surfaces – you start to get a sense of what’s been overlooked. Eh, it my book that’s a good thing but it can be kind of sucky at the time. Just allow it to surface and know, what needs to happen is happening.

Tuesday, Seven of Pentacles: A little planning here, a little planting there. Long range perspective is great but understand, things don’t always go as we hope. Just do the best you can with what you’ve got to work with. This is a “crossing things off your list” and appreciating what you’ve done so far day. Good, we can use that!

Wednesday, Page of Pentacles: Messages come through. Trust your ability to understand them, but double check details and keep your wits about you. Mercury is going retrograde (which you’ve probably already noticed –it’s been a hell of a shadow). There feels like a lot of between-the-lines hitting today. So note it but keep doing your job.

Thursday,  Strength reversed: Routine and consistency is in short supply. Frayed nerves. Make sure your own shelves are full of consistency, and order an extra side of patience because there may not be enough to go around. If it’s not yours, don’t touch it and make it yours. Keep on those gloves!

Friday, Ten of Swords: Whoa – who is unraveling at the seams here? Hope it’s not you! Overwhelm, potential overreactions and freak outs. Don’t let it get that far, okay? Not that you control everybody but you do control YOU. Hearken back to your routine, stay on task and keep a fresh pair of gloves handy.

Saturday, Four of Pentacles reversed: Work on eliminating unnecessary anxiety and eradicating worry with backup planning. This is partially a recovery from the energy of Friday. We’re looking to stabilize here. Stay on task for your issues and don’t be distracted by anybody else’s, okay?

Sunday, Eight of Cups: A day of release. Walk away from what does not matter and let it go. Some distraction might be nice today. Take good care of yourself.

Overview/Advice, Queen of Pentacles reversed: You cannot take care of everyone. Focus first and foremost, on taking care of yourself. Just like they tell you in those flight emergency talks, in case of emergency, you must put on your own mask first. There’s a potential for letting sleep, nutrition, or other self-care issues to slide this week and you need to be bringing your best game. So if in doubt, nap it out!

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Affirmation – Courage: Ariel – “Be courageous and stand up for your beliefs.” No matter who is dropping what bomb around you, there is always the choice to do what you believe to be right. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s harder, but it’s a really simple test. Act true to your beliefs. Then even if something doesn’t go as planned, you can feel okay about it. My personal rule of thumb is never to do something in private that I’d be uncomfortable about becoming public. That’s served me well. Stay focused on YOU this week, stay true to you, and you’ll be in the best position to weather the post-eclipse storm and get the healing you need to out of the whole shebang. Good luck!!

How you doing out there?!

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This week’s forecast features the Pagan Cat Tarot and Archangel Oracle Cards.

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.

Heart and Brain: Weekly Flow Tarot, Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2015

When my kids were little and getting in trouble for something, I integrated praise or even jokes into those talks, at least as much as I could manage. The point was remaining emotionally engaged with them throughout. I wanted them to know I loved them, I still saw them as good kids, even when I wasn’t remotely pleased with specific behavior. This week’s energy reminded me of that…you need to exercise both heart and brain to be successful.

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I look at this layout, and I see making rational choices despite emotional pulls, doing what makes sense. It calls for maintaining an awareness of and respect for feelings without letting them run the show entirely, you know? I see the potential for tough love, but even more, a decision to work through challenges and continuing to behave in a loving way, while still doing what needs to be done. The mix of Swords and Cups is very suggestive of a parent lovingly (but very clearly) correcting a child, or someone having a heart-to-heart (aka “Come to Jesus”) talk with someone. I’m not saying those types of scenarios are inevitable, but I’m seeing that as one way this could express. Saying what needs to be said in a loving way, as opposed to what’s easiest to say, or avoidance.

Monday – King of Swords: Rationality for the win, especially in the world at large. Do what needs to be done–no more, but no less, in terms of having expectations. The King of Swords is fair always, but never a pushover. He doesn’t demand so much as he expects. Follow through is a good idea, as is approaching ever question from a rational, thoughtful platform.

Tuesday – The Lovers: Choose to be kind. Choose to see the good in people, wherever and whenever you can.

Wednesday – Queen of Swords: Another opportunity to make clear, rational decisions. This time, it’s more directed at home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html, starting with the mirror and working your way out. The Queen of Swords always suggests prioritizing to me. She has a laser focus so even when she does multitask, she can always tell you what is top of the list. This approach will serve you well.

Thursday – Page of Cups: Say what’s in your heart. Be honest, even if it feels a little vulnerable.

Friday – Eight of Swords Reversed: Opportunity for a leap ahead or significant progress, if you’re willing to overcome fear to do it.

Saturday – Eight of Cups Reversed: Don’t leave everything behind. Just what doesn’t work for you anymore, what you’ve legitimately outgrown.  There is a baby in the bathwater, you know? Fish out the baby.

Sunday – Eight of Pentacles: Keep working away at what you’ve been doing all week. Stay the course and hey, get your chores done before the next week begins! It looks busy, next week.

Overview/Advice – Nine of Pentacles: Thor Kitten is helping by pointing this one out to us as important. Use what you’ve learned! You have the skills and understanding you need here. Any stress that comes up this week, look to approach using what you’ve already learned, and with a refined sense of class. “Grace” would make an excellent keyword to keep in mind.

Affirmation: Azure – Protect Yourself. This affirmation and picture suggests clarity. You have something you need to say? Say it certainly, but stick to the point. You have something that’s not working in your process? Cut it off, as soon as you see it’s a problem. Don’t wait. Boundaries are your friends. Know what you can and cannot do my friends, and commit to only that in the former category.

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This is not a comfortable week for pushovers or procrastinators! Those that stay on task, on point, and are kind but fair–including fair to themselves–fare best.

How’s your week looking?

If you enjoy these forecasts, you might like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This week’s reading features the Pagan Cat Tarot and Color Cards.

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