It’s What you See – Weekly Tarot Forecast, Nov 2 – 8, 2015

I was uncharacteristically fussy last week. Whiney even.

Of course, I’m as human as anybody else and I can get stressed and fret. There’s nothing wrong with having those feelings. But I wasn’t shedding them as quickly and efficiently as I normally do. I was not letting go–massaging them and looking at them from every angle and in general, just working them way too much.

Even I was getting tired of listening to me!

Towards the end of the week, I decided to shift my focus. Enough already! The next day, the Universe tested me with a couple of vandalized tires crapping out on the way to a Tarot gig. I had even gotten up on time, damn it!

I am proud to say I overcame the fussy and was able to go on to give some awesome readings the rest of the day.

It wasn’t just what happened to me. It was how I was thinking about it. This week? A lot like that.

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Looking over the forecast as a whole, there’s unquestionably an edge to the coming week. There is a sense of tiredness here, and I expect some emotionally sticky moments without a doubt. I am thinking Wednesday will be the most challenging although throughout the week, it’s going to be vital to keep a tight grip on your perspective.

In particular, don’t focus exclusively on what you feel is lacking. That’s a prescription of a sour mood if I ever saw one. Keep coming back to that thought this week, every time you feel frustrated. Ask yourself: Am I focusing on the lack? What do I still have? What can I be grateful for instead?

See if you can shift your focus to blessings, to plans, to what you CAN do, what you DO have. If you take nothing else from this forecast, keep that thought in mind and it should carry you through!

Monday, What to Let Go of in the Future – Emperor Reversed: That drive for control? Micromanaging–or rather, trying really hard to micromanage others via stunning wit or even your life via perfect planning? Totally not working. And you know it. If anything, it’s turning your hair gray and making you crankier than an old lady who hasn’t had her coffee. Let it go, Grasshopper. Let it go. Control is mostly illusion anyway.

Tuesday, What to Take From the Past – Ace of Swords: Clarity, clean and sharp focus. I’m thinking of the 18-year-old about to graduate high school, full dreams and certainty. I mean, you sort of want to laugh in that fresh little face–so cute, all that certainty! (But you don’t laugh, because it’s mean.) The cluelessness, sure, we don’t need that. But that energy young people so often have, with such a singleness of focus, the drive and even to some extent even the idealism where things are so pure and simple? We could stand a little bit of that, even a long way south of 18.

Wednesday, Crossing – Death: It’s not an easy time. That’s all. Big transitional energy that’s heavy and hard sometimes. That’s what’s weighing many people down. Understand it doesn’t last forever and be kind to your fellow humans because even if you’re not weighted, they might well be. Great day to purge anything symbolic of what you’d like O-U-T-out of your life! Scrape up the gook and dispose of it.

Thursday, Heart of the Situation – Ace of Cups Reversed: All things appearing as bigger than they are due to emotional drain. Like those funhouse mirrors? Take some downtime if you can. Dream a little. Be kind to you.

Friday, Surprise – Page of Pentacles Reversed: Details are less important than they may have initially appeared. Early day off work? Do be sure and track expenses, though, as we don’t want today’s surprise to be coming up short on cash. Okay?

Saturday, Mind – Eight of Wands: I don’t know! Not me, as in Dixie doesn’t know. That’s what this card says, in the position of mind. It’s a mind not yet made up.

Sunday, Romance – Five of Pentacles: There’s love available for you but you may not be feeling. If you need a hug, you will have to ask for it directly. Love and mind-reading are two different things. Make your desires explicit.

Overview/Advice, Underlying Influences – Four of Cups: This is a week pitting experiences against expectations. It’s a little harder because it looks to be challenging to judge at points what is reality versus what is interpretation. I want to fall back on some of my old standbys: don’t date potential. Don’t expect other people to be you. Give yourself space to think, to grieve, to get quiet, and to know your own mind. Let emotions flow, to you and through you. If in doubt, nap it out.

Affirmation: When I reverse the thought, I reverse the condition. That sounds like a load of Law of Attraction crap, doesn’t it? Ha! Well, this is from the Abraham-Hicks deck but y’all know me. I have mixed feelings about the Law of Attraction as is generally postulated in popular culture. However…your experience IS highly dependent upon your interpretation of it. Let’s say your car breaks down. Okay, that’s no fun. But whether it’s a world-ending tragedy or a minor blip in your life depends very largely upon how you think about it. So while changing your thoughts will not pay the car repair bill, they can move you from a place of victimhood to gratitude, that these are the kind of problems you have: solvable.

In every bitter pill, there is some blessing. I’m not saying ignore the hurts and struggles. I’m saying don’t put them in the center of your life. Ground yourself in blessings and love, and let the struggles be but a small part of the overall picture. Okay? It’s all about the perpsective!

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This weeks forecast is using the mini Radiant Rider-Waite in a tin and the Deck of 1000 spreads, with some Abraham-Hicks affirmation cards.

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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.

Regrets and Recoveries: Weekly Tarot Forecast, July 6 – 12

happy-mothers-day-tarot-kitty.jpgI recently had to put my very sweet, psychic cat to sleep. I knew it was coming, having plenty of warning. I did the best I could for her, to keep her comfortable and to make her last days happy. She’s always been a chow hound and was on medication that made her hungry, so I fed her whenever she wanted, which was a lot.

But even as I was preparing to take her in to the vets for the  last time–she hid when she heard me get the carrier, but was too sick to hide well–knowing it was the right thing to do (and wanting with every fiber of my being not to do it), I found myself thinking, “What if?”

“What if I’d taken her in sooner? What if I were a better healer? What if I had practiced my Reiki more and worked harder? What if I’d prayed harder, done more magic, held more faith?” I believe in magic and miracles. So why couldn’t I pull some of that off for her? Some people would think that ridiculous, and others would say, of course I shouldn’t blame myself for my cat getting cancer. But feelings don’t always fit into tidy little boxes.

I never knew I’d miss being woken up before the sun rises by a cat hollering at me, demanding to be fed.

Looking at the week as a whole, I’m getting a strong whiff of “what if?” Looks like regret and recovery color the emotional landscape in the coming week.

Monday, Mind, Playfulness/Page of Wands reversed: Is your mind playing tricks on you? Or maybe you’re feeling a little cranky? Would be a good day to lighten up and not take yourself too seriously.

Tuesday, Co-workers – Schizophrenia/Two of Swords: Well, I don’t like the looks of that! I mean, who wants to see the word “schizophrenia” associated with co-workers? Expect indecisiveness or endless weighing of options around the job.

Wednesday, Parnter – Adventure/Page of Pentacles: Your partner(s) = grounding. I used to say sometimes, “Even going to the grocery store can be an adventure with the right attitude.” I’d add to that, anything can be an adventure, with the right attitude–and the right company. Seek the right company.

Thursday, Underlying Influences – Intensity/Knight of Wands reversed: Look at what you feel driven to do today. Look at issues where your reaction is out of proportion to the stimulus. Find yourself speaking with way more emphasis than expected? Or is someone else being more intense that you’d think a situation warranted? That’s like a big, fat neon arrow pointing to what’s really going on.

Friday, What to Know – The Dream/Six of Cups: Know that your vision of what’s ahead could be unrealistic, naive or lacking full insight into the nuances of reality. Potential to dream things up and not allow for reasonable setbacks in planning.

Saturday, What you Can’t Change – Healing/King of Cups reversed: It takes time to get over hurt. The only way out of pain is through it. Allow yourself to feel what you feel and let that energy go. It can and will, once expended.

Sunday, Hobbies and Talents – Participation/Four of Wands reversed: Don’t sulk! Get out there and do what you love (and are good at doing). The day is a lot more rewarding that way.

Overview/Advice, Present, Ice-olation/Three of Swords reversed: Pain subsides over time, and when it’s properly felt. Don’t allow yourself to become isolated and wallow, but do allow yourself to feel whatever it is you feel. This appears to be a healing, a lessening of hurt, but the hurt is still there. Not forever, but for now. Hugs anyone? ♥

Affirmation: Every “reality” has been focused by someone into being. When I or someone I love struggle, one of my perspective hacks is to tell myself, “There is a reason any person is where they are. If someone is struggling, they must have something to learn or grow from it, or they would not be there.” Don’t confuse this with blaming folks for their own headaches, because blaming requires a judgemental stance and I don’t go there. Honestly, I find this type of reframe incredibly comforting, because it gives purpose to the sting. If I’m in a tough spot due my choices, it’s easy enough to slip on this re-frame. If conscious choices don’t seem to factor in, then I put it in context of divine purpose, soul contracts and choices of the higher self. Maybe that doesn’t resonate with you, but I’ll tell you if you can make the leap from “life sucks” to “serves a higher purpose, even if I don’t understand it right now,” the cost of admission is the same but you’ll feel a lot of relief.

I think I’m doing alright, letting go of my regrets to make way for the recovery bit. But if you have a pet, go give them a nuzzle, okay?

Are you dealing with regrets and recovery?

If you enjoy these forecasts, you may like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives: Daily Dose of 78 (Living the Whole Deck). This week’s forecast uses the Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen paired with the Deck of 1000 Spreads.

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Fog off the Mirror: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 8 – 14

Weekly Flow Tarot, June 8 -14, 2015

Is anybody besides me ready to do a jig of happiness over Mercury retro ending?

Lordy, lordy. This retrograde round has brutal from my seat anyway–enough that I barely noticed the full moon in Sagittarius we just had, and it’s hard to miss the largeness of a full moon Sagittarius. I was literally pushing myself to the limits to take care of business.

This retrograde also has featured elements of emotional clearing that has surprised me, considering it went  down in Gemini, an airy, intellectual sign. I guess that makes it possible for more detachment than usual; easier to clean house that way. As Mercury stations midweek, we’ll be on the final stages of the emotional clearing bout, and not a moment too soon if you ask me.

But I shouldn’t bitch. After all, we get what when need to get when we need it. This week, looks to be plenty of that.

Monday, The Waiting Game – Seven of Wands: Don’t wait for others to back you up on what you know is right. You may have to fight the tide a while before expecting acknowledgement, let alone buy-in. I don’t care if you’re doing your solo while the chorus is singing an entirely different song. Stay on YOUR page, don’t deviate, and let the world catch up…or not.

Tuesday, Partnerships & Alliances – Ace of Pentacles reversed: Is the money an unspoken issue in a partnership? Is there secret resentment over workload distribution? Look to practical, physical concerns in partnerships. This could be a simple as who does the dishes. Or not. But be aware of very tangible issues planting the smallest seed of discontent in partnerships. Go out of your way to be not only fair, but generous as well. It’s worth it, isn’t it? Also note: if you hear your brain saying, “It’s the principle of the thing…” look at that topic very closely because it’s a potential issue waiting to blossom.

Wednesday, Heartache & Loss – Eight of Cups reversed: That pain? It’s from not letting go completely. Accept what’s gone is gone, and let yourself feel the loss. You don’t have to nurse the hurt, just allow it to be so it can flow through you, you know? Only then will you be able to move on, clean and clear.

Thursday, Movement, Choices Decisions – Three of Pentacles reversed: Plan in pencil. Fast-thinking and flexibility is your friend. Yes, you want to map out what you’re doing, sure. Just be ready for some fast footwork once projects get underway. You may need to reconfigure your route. Stay frosty out there, friends!

Friday, Power – Ten of Cups: Ahhhh! The strength and joy that comes in the form of a loving family–and here, I mean your emotional family, whether they are blood-bonded to you or not. Those people that love you can fill your heart and give you rest, solace and the drive to go on. Appreciate the Hell out of them, why don’t you?

Overview/Advice – Page of Pentacles: Be clear, direct and decisive with both communication and action this week. Make sure your behavior matches your objectives. While you’ll be called upon to remain flexible, you will not be called on to be ambiguous. That is a meaningful distinction. In fact, a lot of the energy this week looks to be aimed at minimizing ambiguities and confusion. I’m seeing someone wiping the fog off a mirror to get a better view. This week, you will have the ability to clear some fog off the mirror. The bonus with a clear mirror is that you also get to see who is behind you.

Affirmation, Divine Order – Archangel Raguel: “Everything is how it needs to be right now. Look past the illusion, and see the underlying order.” We are where we are for a reason, no? What looks like a mess, close up and in the middle, can be–okay, generally is–part of a bigger picture. Even legitmate messes don’t just “happen.” They are there for a reason. Whether or not they serve a purpose, however, is our choice.

How’s your week looking?

 

Not How; What or Why Instead. Tarot Flow Forecast, March 2 – 8

I recently told a friend, I’d stopped worrying so much about what kind of work I’m doing, and starting thinking a lot more about what kind of life I want to be living. It’s a lot easier, too. I don’t know that I’m much closer to living it with the switch, but I feel better. The view is much sharper, with a lot less bother about my life not stepping up to meet my expectations. Who am I to have those expectations about how the Universe is must do my bidding, you know?

This week? It reminds me of that. The “how” questions seem pointless right now, red herrings one and all. It’s the “what” and “why” questions that are interesting…

Monday, Attitudes and Thoughts –  Seven of Cups: Things are not necessarily as they seem and in particular, motivations are not the same, way deep down, as they appear superficially. This could go both for others, or for yourself. It’s a day to either dig in or wait it out, but don’t assume all is the duck it quacks like. Ha!

Tuesday, Romance –  Eight of Pentacles Reversed: Work time interfering with date night? Things “okay” but not quite? Not showing enough love to yourself? Something is mostly working, but probably still a little “off” in the romance department. If you’re currently sans sweetie, this could instead apply to creative venues or even the more indulgent variety self-care (meaning “indulgent” in a good way, because I usually do). So look to fix what’s off, or at least have patience. It takes time to work this out and you develop skill as you go. It’s alright.

Wednesday, What to Let Go of in the Future –  King of Pentacles: Make the “inner circle” a little smaller, in terms of who you feel responsibility to care for directly. This isn’t a “today” thing so much as it’s an ongoing awareness of what’s coming up. Don’t overextend your good intentions or that’s all you’ll have left: a boatload of good intentions and an empty fridge. Do what you can, sure. Be supportive and inspiring, great! But not all problems are yours to solve. (Note to self: shut up!)

Thursday, Crowning Influences –  The Hanged Man Reversed: Do you just want to do SOMETHING? That’s what this looks like to me, the urge to do something, anything at all. The drive to take action permeates the day. That’s neither good nor bad, really. Just make sure the “something” you do makes sense and is done with optimism and a pure heart, okay? Decisive is fine. Action is useful. Just…be judicious.

 

Friday, What is Hidden –  Six of Wands Reversed: Little mistakes go unnoticed. What we may see (or feel) as failure will most likely look more like a minor delay, a mere blip to someone else. Don’t be too self-critical, and give yourself credit for all the progress you have made. Okay? Nobody else sees us as harshly as we do ourselves, most of the time.

 

Saturday,  Action –  Strength: It’s a time to be solid, real and absolutely do the right thing. Speak truth—gently, yes, softly and with tact, absolutely. But don’t fudge facts even an iota. Be fearless in following your own moral code and do not flinch! Pure, loving intentions are what gets you through the scary bits.

 

Sunday, Blocking or Covering –  The Sun: A happy day! The lightness (or more likely relief) as the week winds up is palpable. A good day to spend with people you care about. Laughter and joy are quite possible.

 

Overview/Advice –  Page of Pentacles: Pay attention not just to broad strokes this week, but the details especially. Read the fine print before signing. Make sure you understand before agreeing. Wait for all the testimony before declaring a verdict. It’s not a week for premature conclusions…or should I say, it’s a week were premature conclusions would be all too easy?

 

Affirmation –  Decide. By “decide” here, I don’t mean, decide what you want to do. I mean, decide who you want to be. This is infinitely easier and usually, much more effective. The “how” follows the “what.” Set your intention itself. Set your aims, for how you want to live, who you want to be. Then the Universe can properly support you, because you’re not offering it a specific, this-way-only path to get there.

 

Overall, this week is like a puzzle that by Sunday, we see a bigger picture. I like a strong finish! Mostly, observing…yourself, the people around you, your drives and worries—such endeavors can make this week very productive and informative, even if your accomplishments are not the “resume” type. Much love and good luck.

 

How’s your week looking?

 

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Review and Rewind: Weekly Flow Tarot, Nov. 10-16

Weekly Flow Tarot Nov 10-16

Literal Tarot was literal yesterday when I cut my finger on a Page of Swords day. I did notice echos throughout the week of my perceptions of who I am versus the reality. This coming week, it appears we’ll have opportunity to act on what we noted last week. The good news is, if we’re not satisfied with how things are coming out, we can write some new endings!

Monday, Attitudes and Thoughts – Queen of Swords reversed: There could be tendency to be especially harsh or critical, judgmental. It may not come out of the mouth so much as show up in behavior, in facial expressions, or even in choices. Do put a little extra effort into thinking logically and keeping the facts straight. Don’t make assumptions. Double check. Review.

Tuesday, Spirit – Four of Pentacles Reversed: This is a pulling in, an over-conservative approach to life. In the position of Spirit, I would tell you to take a few risks, and trust your team of invisible friends to have your back. You know what I mean? Why are you worried? Rewind and make adjustments.

Wednesday, Resolution – Six of Wands Reversed: You win some, and you lose some. The resolution today is not to expect everybody to follow your lead, not to insist on winning them all over, or winning every battle. Look at the war, not the individual skirmishes. You decide what really matters to you, for you, and release the rest. Always truly release the rest. Rewind,

Thursday, Question – Nine of Pentacles: What have you really learned so far? Lessons have a sometimes rather dramatic tendency to repeat themselves until you’ve “gotten it.” Get it, and you’re good. So that’s what you want to ask yourself: what can I learn from this? The answer could surprise you. It could also help you leap ahead. Review-note what you’ve learned-and rewind-and act on it.

Friday, What to Take from the Past – Page of Pentacles: How did you used to make things work, organize your day and get things done? Just because you’ve had changes in your life since doesn’t mean you didn’t have good ideas. Look to practical, detail-oriented strategies that you may have left behind. What served you well at the time that you don’t do anymore? Rewind.

Saturday, Immediate Future – Ten of Cups Reversed: Loved ones may not be 100% on board with all of your choices, but that doesn’t change the fact they love you. Allow family (biological or chosen) their space and the freedom to have whatever feelings they have. It’s not a reflection on you and love wins out over minor disruptions. Rewind and let others manage their own reactions..

Sunday, Heart of the Situation – Seven of Swords Reversed: This isn’t about intentional duplicity. But someone may be fooling themselves just a touch. Double check your assumptions to make sure it’s not you. Review (and rewind if  warranted).

Overview/AdviceKnight of Swords Reversed: This suggests to me a methodical approach to the week. The Knight of Swords is traditionally a pretty speedy fellow, quick to make decisions and quick to regret them! Reversed, he’d be well advised to back up, slow down and double check. We’re still reviewing and, if appropriate, rewinding for another go!

Affirmation: Blue – Activate Your Healing Power. Sometimes it feels discouraging to revisit old issues. Why haven’t I mastered this? Why am I not further along? We want old woes to be yesterday’s news. But these periods of review are more than “proof” we don’t make the grade. They are healing checkpoints, invitations to refine our processes and also appreciate how many strides we’ve truly made. Take that as the gift it is. Soothe the raw spots in your life with love. Love always helps.

Are you getting a bit of review déjà vu lately?

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