Make Connection: Five of Pentacles

If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness. -Sharon Salzberg

Solitude is regenerative. The nature of quiet, reflective spaces affords an opportunity to sink deeper into the heart, without distraction from the outside world. It’s more than being able to hear yourself think. You can feel yourself, feel.

Isolation differs in that it seems there’s no real choice but to be separate. The energetic difference between solitude and isolation isn’t in the outward appearance. It’s emotional. That means you have direct influence courtesy how you choose to frame it.

“Feeling Alone” is the Five of Pentacles from the Psychic Heart Tarot. While this rendition is non-traditional, the meaning is not. A woman walks alone in the night, though the cabin with the light still inside is not far off. It’s reachable. The divide as pictured isn’t one of great distance or hardship. Not Earth, but water winds between the woman and the cabin. Fractures between the self and others is an emotional divide.

You can connect if allow yourself to bridge the emotional divide. For a true connection to fire, the heart’s gotta be open.

[bctt tweet=”Open heart = good life. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Hydrangea from Botanical Inspirations is “thankfulness for understanding.” Begin by letting yourself off the hook for whatever you’re not pleased with in your life–just do the best you can in the present moment. And after that? Everything else is much easier to let go.

Be generous with your positive assumptions, handing out that benefit of a doubt like gumdrops–first to yourself, which makes it possible to give to the rest of the world. You’ll find it routinely given back to you in turn. Maybe it sounds a little crazy, but it always works that way.

You could feel isolated this week. If you focus on the points of divide, it won’t get any more comfortable.

Or you could opt for some solitude, however your spirit calls for it. And the rest of the time, assume the best of everyone–not because they always deserve it, but because you deserve to feel as good as you can. Feeling good frees up your emotional energy for pursuits to make life richer.  I like to allocate my emotional bandwidth by what gives me the most joy. It’s a very good way to live.

All roads lead home, friends. But you get to decide which one to walk.

If you’d like a 1-on-1 consult on your road to home, give me a holler.

Peace Out.

7 of Pentacles: Be Your Own Tree

This is what I’ve been waking up to, lately. In my head, playing on the ol’ psychic soundtrack.

It’s not a forecast in my mind, so much as a prescription. You know? A prescription.

The Seven of Pentacles in the non-traditional Psychic Tarot of the Heart is “Awaiting Results.” I love the how she’s becoming the tree–seeing herself as part of the results that are coming into being.  Aligning herself with her future expectations.

I’ve seen the Nasturtium from Botanical Inspirations recently, too. Because the quote stuck in my head.

[bctt tweet=”He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Lao Tzu #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

All roads lead home.

Feel your part, the role your energy plays in the whole of experience. Be solid and steady and consistent, in keeping your self centered and grounded. Align, by grounding, plugging in, listening to the inner voice.  Then you can feel your way through anything and you’ll already be growing towards the sun.

Be your own tree. And be happy, every opportunity that presents itself.

And if you wanna chat one-on-one, you know where to find me.

Ace of Pentacles: Secrets to Success

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” -Joseph Campbell

I used to watch interviews sometimes, with outrageously successful people talking about the secrets of their success. Yes, I was looking for tips! Insights I could utilize myself.

Because I already knew I am wicked smart and creative and I wanted to understand, what do they have going on that I did not? I wanted some of that.

And I often got annoyed at the advice I heard.

“Follow your heart. Dream big. Don’t let anyone else tell you what you can or cannot do. Take a chance. Listen to your gut.”

Sure, they seemed sincere and were clearly trying to help. But really, how do you do this? I wasn’t able to hear what they were saying about focusing on what they wanted, because I was very much focused on what I was missing. You can’t feel your way to what you want when you’re energy is fully engaged with obsessing over not having it.

The Ace of Pentacles from the Psychic Heart Tarot is “Strengthening Bonds.” Add to that Sweet Pea from the Botanical Inspirations deck, and we’ve got “Blissful Pleasure.” Merry Christmas!

Our job isn’t to sort the world into righteousness and sin. I mean, you could do that if you wanted to. But oy, what a thankless, unpleasant and generally unrewarding task. Not to mention how it’s never done.

I prefer another option. I’ve made it my job is to find my own, personal righteousness–living, breathing, and simply being in a way that feels like the best way to live. And there are perks.

Then, the appropriate connections show up. The support appears. No need to go seeking. No need to toil and fuss and fight and scheme a way through to an end result. No split energy, and no mixed feelings. No mental wrestling over what might go wrong or what’s not going right or when, how, and wherefore all of this might work out.

What you need just shows up. On cue, as you let it in. It takes a light touch and a shot of faith to hit that sweet spot but man, when you do? It’s so much easier and so much more fun. You manage to get out of your own way.

[bctt tweet=”Appreciation is how you get out of your own way. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Pentacles are real-world, physical manifestation. The Ace is the seed, the beginning of physical manifestation. This week, try to let go of everything that doesn’t please you. You don’t have to worry or wrestle anything into shape. You just have to feel your way through it, following that bliss, those good-feeling emotions, looking at what pleases you merely because it pleases you. In that state, the action you take will be inspired (and therefore, effective).

That is enough. And if you try this as an experiment even for a few days, you’ll see just what I’m talking about.

Armchair Astrology

Mercury is direct! So the kinks we’ve seen over the last few weeks when Mercury was retrograde should all be at least in the process of unkinking. Expect issues surrounding communications in particular to go smoother.

We’ve also got some serious astrological action in Capricorn at the moment. That translates to responsibility: doing the right thing, best you can, and being a grown up about it. Goals are more achievable with a step-by-step approach. Capricorn season isn’t just a time to do you work–with Venus in Capricorn, you’ll be rewarded most if you can find ways to LOVE your work. So set about identifying lots to appreciate about your own productive projects to see them blossom. This isn’t an all-at-once thing. It’s a step-by-step and love-every-step thing, for the best outcome.

Zodiac Look-Ahead Readings

I’ve had a lot of fun doing the 2018 Look-Ahead readings this year. As the season is drawing to a close, I’m doing a last call. If you’d like an extensive peek at what to expect next year, order one by sending $50 Paypal and letting me know if you have any areas of special interest and I’ll get you fixed right up with an email summary reading, pictures of your cards and a full-length mp3 with all the details!

Merry Christmas to all my friends and best wishes for a successful 2018! 

Death: Transforming into Your True Self

I am at the tail end of a personal pathworking experiment. I’ve been working my way through each card of the Major Arcana, waiting to have a recognizable, personal experience with each energy before moving on to the next card.

Aside: I’m using an oversized, majors-only version of this deck, which is gorgeous! I will eventually get the whole deck because it’s gorgeous.

It’s been a really interesting practice. It’s taken a couple of years(!) now and during this time, my worldview has shifted considerably. I can’t say it was due this exercise, although I couldn’t say it wasn’t, either. There were lots of surprises in the way I experienced each of the cards. And I’m interested in seeking exactly how The World makes itself known to me. Because all the cards have, once I gave them the chance.

But the point of the majors is really the transformation process–the Fool’s Journey, where the fool sets off to experience the world but instead experiences himself. Because you know my favorite thing to say here: all roads lead home.

This week? It’s kind of like that.  There is change about. Serious change. But all roads continue to lead home, forevermore.

Don’t let the pretty picture fool you. “Release” from the Psychic Heart Tarot is Death, Major Arcana key 13. Not a soft, fuzzy energy at all! While it’s an attractive depiction, the notion of a transformation is still well-illustrated. The man here is clearly being reborn, becoming someone different than before. No matter how you slice it, that’s kind of a big deal.

I also pulled from the Botanical Inspirations deck for advice and got Violet, associated with faithfulness and modesty.

Here’s what I’m feeling from this combo:  not only is the world changing, but so are you! What you have always taken as the last word may no longer ring true. The stimulus for this re-examination may be outside yourself or even global, but the impact feels quite personal. What used to be, no longer is.

That’s okay. Beyond okay, it’s perfect. Because evolution is both constant and unavoidable.

It may be uncomfortable. Massively uncomfortable? I can’t say. Because to be clear, YOU have a lot of say in that! Maybe annoying to hear, but utterly true. Maintaining your center is key in making this easier. Hell. Maintaining your center is key to everything.

[bctt tweet=”Just maintain your center. That’s your only job. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Shift focus from control, from trying to effect some change, to integrity–personal integrity. Let go of everything that does not feel 100% TRUE to who you are, at the micro level. This is what you aim to live. Inner focus is always easier than mucking around in the state of the world, or your loved ones or the children or neighbors or friends or humanity at large.

Your individual energy flow IS part of the collective, and you get to decide what you want to add to the mix. So remain faithful to who you are.

And modesty here–understanding that you don’t know all or have to know all–is a relief. At least, it sure is for me! Because I’m way over the idea I have to figure it all out, even for me.

That’s the job. Transforming into your true self. All I have to manage is right here, right now. Being real, in the moment. Being loving, in the moment. Being honest (and honestly me), in the moment.

That’s do-able.

How are you managing out there?

P.S. I’m going to do the Zodiac 2018 Look-ahead Readings special again this year, starting after Thanksgiving. I’m thinking of adding a special bonus this year, so keep a watch out for the announcement, coming soon…

Icing on the Cake: Tarot Forecast, Jan 30 – Feb 4, 2017

I blame astrology–but one recurring theme of my life has been people that I care about exiting–sometimes quite dramatically.

I know, I know, we all deal with this to one degree or another. But it’s been notable for me, at least to me. It’s been a function of my life for many, many years. Important relationships, poof! Friends, sure, but also close family. I have not always taken this well mind you, but maturity has helped me make a lot of progress on that front.

This feature of being me has given the opportunity to find lots and lots of different perspectives on the phenomena. And being who I am, I always look for the perspective that feels best to me.

Our connections, meaningful as they are to us, giving so much fun and love and healing and growth, are all interludes in our lives. We each live inside our own hearts and heads with our own, unique perspectives and no amount of explanation or persuasion can fully admit another. And that’s beyond okay; it’s how this works. That’s how we’re built. It’s a gift, really, when we can share bits and pieces of it with another, but wholly unnecessary for a happy life.

Think of it like icing on the cake. It’s great to have icing but with or without, the cake still tastes good.

This week coming up? It’s a lot like that. The only thing that really matters is sticking true to who you are. This is your cake. Let the universe ice it.

This week’s forecast audio…

The week as a whole may require you to step back a bit to get your orientation, so take your time and let the week’s events roll over you. There is a very clear flow to this forecast, gradual and progressive. I’m seeing/feeling plenty of hysteria out in the wild–so you’ll have to make the choice to opt out if you’d prefer not to ride on that train. Disciplined focus and a determination to feel good are your tickets to a better experience.

Especially notable in this week’s draw is the number of Sevens–the sixteen of the Tower reduces to seven, and we’ve got the Sevens of Wands, Pentacles, and Cups, along with the Chariot, Seven in the Major Arcana! Tarot Sevens offer a clarifying force: focus, drive, and turn points are often called into play. There’s also a sense in Tarot sevens of being separate, standing alone to make one’s decisions while the rest of the world does whatever it does. So if you keep that in mind, you’ll have more success.

Let’s hop on in to the day-by-day and see what we’ve got going.

Monday, Rebuild (Tower) – This angel has lots of heart energy going on…a very soft interpretation of the Tower. Take wherever you are, make peace and start focusing on what you want. Read: focusing NOT on what’s wrong, what might be wrong, how long it will be wrong, how to force the wrong out of your experience. Focus on what you want, and ways you can add that energy in your life. Focus is not the devastation, but the rebuilding. This works from applying it to yourself, all the way out: to your family, neighborhood, country, or world. I recommend focusing on what you want to build!

Tuesday, Strengthening Bonds (Ace of Pentacles) – Look for common ground. You disagree on 25 things with your neighbor but agree on two? Focus on and explore the two you agree upon! That’s the basis for moving forward. That is the only space in which progress is possible.

Wednesday, Base Chakra + Love (The Lovers) – Security and stability comes from the heart, not external circumstances. If you want to offer that to others, or find it for yourself, come at it form a heart space. Look for and express love and kindness. Focus on the energy of love and kindness to activate the vibration of love and kindness. If you are feeling a bit alone, to activate more love, focus your attention on things that help bring out that energy for you. A pet you love, food or a movie, whatever, doesn’t matter what it is. Just feel the appreciation, as appreciation is the same family of vibration as love, so it will activate love. Love is always good medicine.

Thursday, Choose your Battles (Seven of Wands) – Self-explanatory, don’t you think? Trying to get others to be you is always a losing proposition, so I never recommend it. ‘Nuff said.

Friday, Awaiting Results (Seven of Pentacles) – Don’t push to know all the details, how it’s all going to be, now, now, now, now, now. Set out your intentions and be clear, and let the world morph around your clarity and focus of feelings. The results of the vibration you’re offering will settle themselves.

Saturday, Daydreams and Decisions (Seven of Cups) – Lots of visions dancing in your head. Mentally a very active time. You get to decide what you focus on. Let your mind wander, sure, but steer it towards the “wouldn’t it be great if…” end of the scale. Make any necessary decisions, WHILE you’re in a good feeling place.

[bctt tweet=”Make decisions steeped in the feeling you want for the outcome. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Sunday, Move (Chariot) – We’ve had some clarification this week. Monday, we decided what we want. Tuesday, we searched for common ground. Wednesday, we helped ourselves and others feel a bit more secure, coming from a heart-centered place. Thursday, we acknowledged not everything is worth fighting about, Friday, we sat back to let the flow come. Saturday, we get into a good-feeling place with our imagination and make decision from that good-feeling place. Sunday, you may have the option to take some action on it–inspired action, that comes from being connected, plugged in and being in a good place.

Overview/Advice, Darkest Fears (Nine of Swords) – Some of what you feel is “wrong” is worry, imagination used against yourself. Understand the yucky feelings you may have may not be premonition signaling an eventuality, but more born of personal fears. Look for where you can come together with the portion of your experience, however humble it may be, that you find is representative of what you want to see. I don’t mean come together to complain! Look for areas of commonality, harmony and agreement. This will help soothe and even out your energy, giving you more clarity. It’s a step towards living a happy life, which is kind of why we’re here.

Hope that’s helpful and hope you have an awesome week.

How’s your cake coming?

This week’s forecast features the Psychic Heart Tarot. If you dig it, you may like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or a personal consult.

Centered: Weekly Flow Tarot, May 30 – June 5

Crocheted BlanketsI have been a little crazy, with my crocheting. Like, I’ve gotten started with it and suddenly, I’m whipping it out it like a mad woman.

Yes, it’s significantly opened up my creative force. Y’all have NO IDEA how many ideas come to me when I’ve got a hook and yarn in my hand. I often keep a notebook beside me. It’s insane.

But it does a lot more.

It calms me. It’s meditative. It helps me get out of my fears or frustrations or mind chatter, wherever I happen to be, to very simply get centered.

Centered. That’s how I feel after manipulating yarn into fancy knots for a few hours.

It’s nothing short of magic. And this week? You need to grab on to what centers you and make it happen, baby!IMG_5158

There are ups and downs in the week’s forecast, as per normal. But the feeling of environmental instability is notable. So what do you do with that? You create your own stability. I’m seeing this spread as a whole as a very clear call to be responsible for staying centered. That means not getting sucked in to drama. It means speaking from the authority of what YOU feel good about, what your inner guidance system says, regardless of what outside energy is like. You carry your own calm this week. Which works wonderfully, provided you commit to the process.

Monday, Just Breathe – The Empress, rx: Self-care, not other-care, is where efforts are best focused today. I know you sometimes hurt for others. But you cannot do much for others if you’re underperforming yourself. This is PRIORITY ONE, folks.

Tuesday, Simply Love – The Wheel of Fortune: Opening the heart is magnetic–it opens up opportunities and draws others not only to you, but your work as well. Luck today comes from huge gratitude and a loving attitude. That’s where your fortune lies. Turn up the love.

Wednesday, Challenging Times/Solar Plexus Chakra – The Fool, rx: Challenging times are opportunities to identify and reclaim your own power. In this way, what we may have called “mistakes” can be rightly considered gifts. Move slowly today, and stay rooted in your own authority to fare best.

Thursday, Share the Love – The Chariot: Don’t know which way to go? Easy. What does your heart tell you? What option is most loving? Do that.

Friday, Refusing to See – Four of Cups: Some people will be distracted by their own misconceptions today. Don’t need to be one of them! Acknowledge what’s in front of you before extrapolating on it.

Saturday, Healing Begins – Knight of Wands: Listen to your heart’s desire and take steps from that place. MOVE towards what you want!

Sunday, Coming Together – Eight of Wands: So situations are not a done deal, quite yet. But? Things are moving quickly, perhaps behind the scenes. Have faith and hang in.

Overview/Advice, Find Balance – The Emperor: Do not let the pushes to and fro–from outside, or from fears or desire–lead you off center. This week, keep grounding, keep pulling back to your center, your core. Grounding exercises, in fact, are an awesome way to recharge. Do one of those millions of “being the tree, rooting in the ground” visualizations. Get outside. Participate in physical activity. Basically, whatever brings you back into your body is worthwhile. If anything upsets or bothers you this week, look to call upon your own authority to pull back to center. Don’t react; retract until you feel steady. You have the right. You have the authority to refuse to budge until you feel solid. So do it!

Affirmation from Archangel Metatron: “Call upon me to clear and open your chakras, using sacred geometric shapes.”

IMG_5159Even if you’re not into sacred geometry (and aren’t interested in pursuing it at present), you can certainly look to clear your chakras. Looking at your physical needs and honoring them. Finding space for joy and pleasure, and honoring that. Feeling and enforcing your personal power, and honoring that. Feeling the love in your heart for yourself, for those in your circle and for humanity…and honoring that. Communicating your truth, seeing with your inner eye of intuition and connecting to source–honoring each bit of your life.

Perhaps it can be a week-long quest, with each day of the week focusing on a chakra. Red for Monday, Orange for Tuesday, etc. Working with gemstones or even clothing in the colors of the rainbow will help with chakras.

Meditation–especially using mandalas–or some geometrically-based art projects or mandala coloring is another perfect activity to connect to Metatron’s healing force.

In terms of thinking of this as a weekly affirmation, I’m taking as advice to take ALL our needs into account and addressing the world’s challenges from a clear, solid place. The theme of the forecast this week is all about pulling back to center and this affirmation echos that.

Center. Ground. Stay true to who you are.

[bctt tweet=”I am solid, balanced and centered. #affirmation” username=”goddess_dix”]

How do you center?

This week’s forecast features the Radiant Rider-Waite minisis, The Tarot for the Heart, and Archangel Affirmation Cards. If you like the forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or better yet, find out more about working together one-on-one. ♥