Waterlogged: Tarot Flow, Aug. 17 – 23, 2015

It was late at night; I was laying on the couch. I had been crying–so much crying, there were no tears left. Exhausted but not sleepy, I just watched tree branch outlines shimmy back and forth through the window shade, rhythmic outlines, back and forth like the hypnotist’s swaying watch. There was just nothing left…no thoughts that hadn’t already been thought to death. No emotions that hadn’t been cried out. And nothing to do, nothing at all.

I didn’t know where I was going, but I knew for sure: it was going to be different. 

Looking at this forecast, I’m remembering that night, mid Pluto transit. Because this week’s forecast, is like what followed that night. I surrendered, because there were no other option. The gift of surrender, however, is the fresh start that follows.

Weekly Tarot Forecast

Looking at this layout, I’m expecting one emotional week! Lots of cups and water-related cards. I would hasten to add, “emotional” doesn’t equal “bad emotions.” But it may not be all fun, and without question, a bit on the intense side. The absence of swords entirely–the mental element–is quite notable.

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Did you set an intention for the recent Leo new moon? Because this week, it looks like lots of potential for take-off with a dramatic flair! Just know that you’ll likely be taking off with a case of the feels, man.

Monday, Disruption – Creativity, The Empress: It’s funny to see the Empress associated with disruption. Usually, I think of her as being so calming, maternal figure that she is. But then I remember, the Empress is Venus energy, and Venus is retrograde. Of course, the card is inverted. Today, I expect bits of the past to stir the pot in the present, particularly in areas of love, money and creativity. Artistic or creative endeavors can make an impact and have a special power to show truth that isn’t understood otherwise. Metaphor packs a punch, too.

Tuesday, Patience and Planning – Innocence, The Sun: Not the day to be jaded. Look at projects and plans with fresh eyes, and try to inject solid, happy energy. Approach any goal setting with the eyes of a child, no preconceived notions. Look to cultivate Beginner’s’ Mind.

Wednesday, Passion Ignited – Trust, Knight of Cups: Big admonition to go with your heart and let the Universe sort out the details. This is loud and clear, y’all. Take that leap of faith.

Thursday, Harmony (with Base/Security & Throat/Communication Chakras) – Healing, King of Cups inverted: Who you are and what you say need to be sync with how you live. Anywhere that is it not in harmony creates pain. I don’t care about the “why it’s not” part. I’m sure you have good reasons. I’m just saying, living out of step with your inner self leaves you feeling insecure, insincere, and wounded. Look to align. It’s worth the trouble.

Friday, Light – Playfulness, Page of Wands inverted: Yes there is work to be done, but do it with your playful side intact. Don’t rain on your own parade! A light-hearted, fun approach gains more traction, even if you have to stretch a bit at first to introduce it.

Saturday, Accelerated Motion – Ripeness, 9 of Pentacles: Ah, blessed sweet progress! Efforts show payoff, and it feels like the world is truly moving. This feels to me more like an understanding, a connecting of the dots, than outward changes. Realization of how far you’ve come.

Sunday, Firm Foundation – Inner Voice, High Priestess: Do you need me to spell this out? Probably not! You know which way to go. That little voice inside is telling you. If your anxiety is drowning it out, get quiet and empty your mind. It will not steer you wrong.

Overview/Advice, Transformation – Going with the Flow, Ace of Cups: The gift for riding the wave of emotion this week is that your internal guidance system is full-on, on the job.  You just have to follow it. It makes ALL the difference in the world. Stay tuned in and stay the course. I’m not gonna lie–transformation is very hard work. It’s also very much worth it.

Aug 17 affirmation backAffirmation – “I trust the process of life. There is a rhythm and a flow to Life and I am part of it. Life supports me and brings to me only good and positive experiences. I trust the process of life to bring me my highest good.”

This is a tough affirmation for me to completely get behind.

I get the concept, for sure. All that happens is what needed to happen, that’s the basic idea. But I’ll tell you, it doesn’t always feel like that, and I’m talking big ways as well as small. I cannot bring myself to call every experience “a positive one” because a really important part of my job it talking to people who are in pain. Can every experience be used to it’s full advantage? Sure! I’d even go so far as to say it may be for the highest good ultimately–even when it’s hard to see or say that. But damn. It can hurt in the process. And I’m not okay with sugar-coating that fact up.

You know what? I’m going with a compromise. “I trust.” That’s my affirmation for this week. Just trusting is hard work. And just trusting is enough.

Do you have a case of the feels? 

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This forecast features the Psychic Tarot Oracle, along with the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and Power Thought Cards by Louise Hay. If you like these forecasts, you may enjoy Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. For personalized guidance, find out more about working with Dixie in a private session.

Right Place, Right Time: Weekly Tarot, Aug 10 -16

How often do you wanna just slap the Sally Sunshines of the world, who constantly assert the whole “everything happens for a reason” crap? You create your reality, you’re at the right place at the right time, there are no mistakes…etc. I say that sort of thing myself, full well knowing if I heard it at the wrong time, I’d want to slap me! When you’re hurting, it sure doesn’t feel like it.

But I’m going to say it anyway: you are in the right place, at the right time. Even if it doesn’t feel like it.

Anytime I see this many inverted cards with 5 days of 7 reversed, I know it’s going to be a two-steps-forward-one-step-back kind of week, most likely without a constant sense of clear direction and perhaps some strife. Bearing that in mind might help when you’re on the “one step back” of the energetic dance. Seeing the number of Wands (Fire energy) with some swords in there for good measure, I’d bet on some intensity as well.

That said, there is a lot of reassurance here as well.

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Monday, Sacrifice – Participation, 4 of Wands Inverted: What do you have to give up, to fit in to the group, be it work, family, friends, whatever? Is it worth it? It may well be, I’ll hasten to add. I cannot answer that question for you. I can only say it looks like a letting go is required to be a part of that gang. But that looks like the question at hand.

Tuesday, Material Harvest – Ripeness, 9 of Pentacles: Knowledge, education and training pay off financially. Being a class act across the board and comporting yourself with professionalism is highly recommended. Now, the fact this card appears at all tells me many will be tempted to behave otherwise. So heads up, huh?

Wednesday, Positive Movement Forward – Playfulness, Page of Wands Inverted: There is a time for work and a time for play, but you can maintain a fun-loving, pleasant attitude throughout. Make an extra effort to be upbeat today. It will help both you and the general populace at large.

Thursday, Stand Your Ground – Fighting, Knight of Swords: Looks like you may be on your own with a moral question, or at least it feels that way: the “on your own” part, as well as the “moral question” part. Be prepared to articulate your convictions, along with the reason for them. Integrity may not grant you a unanimous decision, but it sure feels a lot better and it can win the respect of the right people.

Friday, Partnerships & Alliances – Possibilities, 2 of Wands Inverted: Unlike yesterday, today smells of compromise. Of course, “compromise” isn’t a dirty word. It’s all in what you compromise. Wants versus needs, preferences versus moral questions, you know? Let go of what doesn’t matter; stand firm on what does. Choose your battles.

Saturday, Love Begins – Healing, King of Cups Inverted: Let loved ones in to what’s going on in your heart. Connect and share. It’s okay–you don’t have to feel 100%. The love in and of itself is healing.

Sunday, Rejoice in Celebration/Third Eye Chakra – Ice-olation, 3 of Swords Inverted: Another advisement to connect–both to spirit energy and loved ones. Darkness isn’t vanquished through fighting, but through light. Love heals, love comforts, and love wins.

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Overview/Advice, Emotional Loss – Trust, Knight of Cups: Mourning a loss? It can feel like a free fall. Allow yourself to be supported, by loved ones and by spiritual convictions this week. It’s not taking the easy way out, to reframe and choose to believe. It’s healthy and healing.

Affirmation: All is well in my world. Sometimes, this is a damn hard affirmation to wrap your head around, isn’t it? Sometimes it feels like we are anything BUT well! Truth is, though, our scope of understanding is limited. We’re in school, and we don’t get to peek at the full lesson plan.

I can say there have been lots of times when I felt like my life was pretty much done in one way or another–things would never feel “okay” again, so I thought. And I can say with certainty, each and every time, that feeling was temporary. If you’re there now, my heart goes out to you. I hope the thought such states are temporary is of some comfort.

I would urge you, any time you feel too much hurt, too much darkness in your life, make it a point of shining light. That can mean helping someone else, surrounding yourself with beauty, caring for an animal, making something creative, planting flowers, even cleaning house. It doesn’t matter how you make light. Anything that engenders feelings of joy, love, or gratitude is like a floodlight energetically. It makes a difference.

You are in the right place, at the right time. You just may not know it, right now. You do know how to shine a little light, though. So when you don’t know anything else to do? Do that. Shine a little light. It will help.

How you doing out there?

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Unflinching Self-Honesty: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Aug 3 – 9

The trip were taking right now? It’s totally an inward journey.

Armchair astrology notes (from the student astrologer): We have a huge number of planets retrograde right now, and some asteroids to boot: Venus, Saturn (direct soon), Neptune, Uranus, Pluto, Chiron,  Lilith and Pallas are all on the list. For the non-astrological, retrograde that means those celestial bodies appear to be moving backward from our perspective on Earth. Astrologically, the energy those planets are associated with is turned inward. Without even beginning to unpack what each body means, it’s pretty evident that looking within and what goes on between one’s ears is the focus of this period.

You can expect to be revising lots and lots of issues involving self-worth, your perception of yourself vs. what other people perceive, how you handle love and money, your work ethic and sense of responsibility, what your personal “incurable wound” happens to be, and oh yeah–your dark side. Most of these topics will not come as a surprise, although Neptune retrograde could smack you with a little bit of crazy you carry around that you were unaware of. Because Neptune can be kind of a jerk like that. But we forgive him because he’s really fun at parties.

So with that in mind, the forecast this week outlines a course of self-examination. My apologies in advance to those not a fan of mirrors. However, the tools you’ll be receiving courtesy the retrograde action, the nuggets of wisdom and information that surface for you, are perfectly suited to the task at hand.

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Monday, Fertility – The Empress: The mind is alive with possibilities. The Empress is crackling with inspiration and it’s a heady, exciting stream of potential unfolding. But remember that while the energy of the Empress is very pleasant, it’s far from promising outcomes. Fertility is not birth; it’s the potential for birth. Big difference! Take notes on inspirations because they may quickly slip away. The strongest of the lot can be fleshed out and made real.

Tuesday, Temptation – The Devil: It’s easier to keep doing what you’ve always done, the way you’ve always done it, than to break outside your comfort zone. Recognize the difference between “cannot” and “don’t choose to,” because it’s a sizable and relevant distinction. There’s an urge to remain in a rut, but the rut has a price. This would be a great day to follow up on some of yesterday’s inspiration, with a special awareness of what’s held you back in the past. ‘Cause guess what? It probably still does, in some form.

Wednesday, Light – The Sun: Ah, the Sun shines! The Sun always advises being true to ourselves–albeit our best selves. Identity isn’t up for a vote. We’re being called to step a little further out of hiding to express our hearts’ true desires in a genuine, unconditional manner. What makes you unique? What brings you joy? What do you truly believe and feel? Let THAT out today, without concern for popular opinion on what’s important. It’s about being you today.

Thursday, Accelerated Motion – Eight of Wands: Movement! Clear, quick and decisive movement. If you’ve been waiting on signs, it’s the day to look for them. But somehow, I suspect you won’t have to look very hard. Potential for head smacks in the “signs” category.

Friday, Firm Foundation – Four of Pentacles: Go back to basics and review. Look at the underlying structures of whatever you have under consideration now to see if they hold strong. Differentiate between irrationally founded fears and legitimate structural flaws in your plans. A sense of stability and security is your gift for doing this work.

Saturday, Shadow – The Moon: The other side of the Sun, far less popular but just as important. The Moon shows us our own shadow side. It’s here we face the parts of ourselves that we don’t want acknowledge, even to ourselves. In that knowledge, however, is prectious gifts. If you fail to own up to your shadow and deal with it directly, you’ll be dealing with it via a string of life circumstances over and over again, thoughtfully providing a canvas for projecting the most hated aspects of yourself…until you “get it” or die, whichever comes first. Understanding who you really are, the not-so-pretty as well as the sunshine and roses bits, grants immense power. Today, there’s a good chance you’ll run into some of that shadow. It may not be welcome, but it will unquestionably be useful. Heads up.

Sunday, Spiritual Union – Two of Cups: Here is the payoff for acknowledging that shadow! The light and the dark meet and become integrated. Without both light and shadow, it’s like the soul has a limp, you know? But with it, we have a complete picture. We can work with the whole of who we truly are. We can love even those parts of ourselves we don’t especially like. By loving ourselves unconditionally, we are better poised to see how our shadow side has functioned to serve and protect us. Maybe some of these traits have outlived their usefulness or need to be adjusted, but we’ll never know if keep our eyes tightly closed. Great time to exercise gratitude and generosity–especially aimed right in the mirror.

Overview/Advice – Disruption – Tower reversed: In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the second week in the row we got this card, reversed, in the position for advice. Tarot stutters! So I’ll echo the themes of last week again. Look to establish routines that provide predictability and comfort. Minimize disruption. Honor your physical needs and protect yourself from emotional drains. Prioritize the tasks of daily living and show up. Good food, adequate rest, downtime, loving companions and everyday rituals carry you through stressful times. Make your week as “normal” as you can, with whatever life is tossing out at you in the process and you’ll be at your best to manage.

Affirmation, Archangel Michael: Remember who you are. “You are a powerful, loving, and creative child of God. You are very loved.” This affirmation isn’t about taking a poll on who you should be, or pretending you’re already and completely who you want to be. Remember who you ARE. If you do want to be different, fair enough. By taking responsibility, you put yourself in the driver’s seat. Don’t sit in the backseat for you life! Being yourself is your birthright, so do that. Striving for better is laudable, but you cannot define “better” without acknowledging the now.

And the second part of that affirmation – “You are a powerful, loving and creative child of God. You are very loved.” What about that?

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You are okay, right now. You are exactly where you are supposed to be, right this minute. Does that mean that you don’t want to grow? Hell no! But it means you can love and accept yourself honestly, fully and completely today. Doing so allows you to be more, tomorrow.

Are you feeling this rolling in?

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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?

 

Sorting: Weekly Forecast, Apr 20 – 26

Tarot ForecastLast week, we were cleaning out closets. This week? It’s sorting through the ensuing mess.

You know how it is. The mess gets bigger before it gets smaller. 

When you clean your closet, you take the time to notice what’s what’s really buried in there, and examine each piece of clothing. And for each one you decide, “Is this something I want to keep in my life? Does it fit in with the rest of my wardrobe?”

This week, we’re sorting through “life accessories” – the attitudes, the people, the situations, behaviors and beliefs we’ve long owned. To be successful, you’re going to need to be honest, both with others but firstly, especially, with yourself. Because if you try to pull something over on yourself this week, it’s basically 50/50 you’ll be called out and have to face the truth with an audience. Eeek!

Lots of court cards showed up, which tells me people and their personalities are central to the week’s shuffle. Even many of the topical cards are strongly associated with relationships and groups. So the folks that put out the extra effort to play nice with others will have a distinct advantage the coming week.

Monday, Power – King of Wands: This looks like a solid, on-top-of-it kind of day. I’d say, use any powered-up feeling to it’s best advantage and move, step by step, to take care of business.

Tuesday, Disruption – The Empress Reversed: Beware put-on, exaggerated or phoney caretaking gestures. Overly-parental behavior, out of it’s appropriate context, is disruptive. The “it’s all for you” ruse will be transparent today. So don’t try it yourself!

Wednesday, Partnerships & Alliances (Sacral Chakra)- Temperance Reversed: It’s fine to get together with friends or discuss business over dinner or drinks. Enjoy yourself, but within moderation no matter what you’re indulging in. Okay?

Thursday, Heartache and Loss – Page of Swords Reversed: Bluntness can be hurtful and lead to actual loss or breakups if not kept in check.

Friday, Spiritual Strength – Queen of Pentacles, Reversed: Make sure you take care of yourself. This looks like running on fumes.

Saturday, The Waiting Game –Ten of Pentacles: Gradually work toward that whole package, okay? Cultivate the family relationships (and situations) that you want. Above all, APPRECIATE the family blessings you already have! Gratitude pays dividends. This can be impatience to reach a destination, sure…but with the proper framing, it can just as easily be contentment with a pleasant form of the journey.

Sunday, Trapped in Fear (Crown Chakra) – Ten of Swords: Too much incoming stimulation! This would be a great time to ground, disconnect from highly emotive people or situations, and shut down right now.

Overview/Advice – Page of Wands Reversed: Mind your tongue and don’t overstate or exaggerate yourself because this week? It’s like broadcasting it. Restraint can be your keyword.

Affirmation, Clear your Space – Archangel Jophiel: “Get rid of clutter, clear the energy around you and use feng shui.” Those life accessories that don’t match your soul any more? Trash ’em. You don’t need it.

Are you “sorting” now?

  

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Cleaning out the closet: Weekly Flow Tarot Forecast, April 13 – 19

thumbnailThis forecast looks a lot like a “purge week” to me. From the start, ignoring what’s sentimental for loved ones to focus on your own needs (Monday), putting up with the chaos in route of a clean out (Tuesday), being hit with the changes in your life as you go through reminders mid-purge (Wednesday), pushing through to finish (Thursday), and not being clear on when you’re done (Friday). There’s even a little remorse over what’s been changed (Saturday) along with a well deserved rest (Sunday). I’m not sure exactly how this is going to manifest on an individual level, but I think it’s a very interested way, the whole reading came together.

Another thing notable this week: With the exception of Sunday, there is a LOT of motion here. Wands all over the place with a couple swords to punctuate. And a couple of Majors in the mix. I would not be surprised if a realization that hits mid week (Death) is processed and accepted around the end (Hanged Man).

Monday, Power –  Ten of Cups reversed: There’s a lot of power in what we learned from our family. But this power goes both ways…both those examples we learned to emulate, and those examples we opted to eschew. You know what I’m saying? Both the ways we favor our family and the ways we diverse are defining. Always be yourself and honor that.

Tuesday, Patience –  Eight of Wands: Things are happening! Just not done cooking yet. Hang on, hang on! Won’t’ be too long before the “what next” feeling is clear.

Wednesday, Foundations & Achievements –  Death: Transformations have changed who we are. Those challenging times, we build upon and grow from. They suck during, but the next morning? It’s pure gold. Give yourself a little kudos for making it through, and acknowledge what you’ve learned. Because really? It comes in handy. Secondary: With it being Tax day in the US, your foundations and achievements (income) can take a hit with tax bill. After all, they say the only two sure things in life are death and taxes. ;-)

Thursday, Suffering in Silence –  Ten of Wands: Oh man! That’s a heavy weight. Hang on, Hang on. Get help in you can, because maybe some of the burden can be shared.

Friday, Temptation –  Four of Swords reversed: There’s a temptation to hold on to what should be let go, here and now. I’m seeing this like somebody baiting you in a conversation. Are you going to do whatever it takes to get the last word, even if you know it’s not in your best interests? Or are you going to just get on with your life?

Saturday, Disruption –  Four of Wands reversed: “Forever” usually means “As far as I can see right now.” There is a disruption with an established setup, routine or arrangement with this. Roll with the flow, baby.

Sunday, Partnerships & Alliances (+ Sacral Chakra) –  The Hanged Man: Calm down from yesterday. Exercise a little faith. No need for goal-directed activity. But do something that gives you joy. In fact, your J.O.B. JOB for the day is to feel some joy. Get on it!

Overview/Advice –  Five of Wands reversed: Another week to choose your battles man. Although I’ll admit, I consider that advice relevant 24/7. Minimize conflict. Ignore what doesn’t really matter and don’t go around with the silly notion you can bring the world to your perspective. Settle for living your life from your perspective. Best to keep your nose out of the rest of the world’s business. We generally have enough to do minding our own.

Affirmation –  Scarlet: Attract Success. To attract success, you have to first let go of “not success.” You know what I mean? You want a new wardrobe, you clean out the closest. This helps on a physical level as well as metaphysical level. This week is very busy, cleaning out the closet. If your “closet” is a mess, it will be a tough week. But take heart in that it looks good for you to be in a good place with the whole ordeal by the end. And that feeling of accomplishment? Well worth it!

Do you have “a closet” to clean?

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