Slow Motion & Proofreading: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Mar 14 – 20, 2016

I have lots of Mercury & Saturn married up in my chart. I want to go FAST (Mercury) but I often have to work my way through slowly (Saturn) to do it right.

It’s like my life job involves lots of proofreading. Potentially frustrating, but far worse if you don’t do the work. And that is what we’re looking at, for the coming week.

We’re proofreading our lives.

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Overall, we have slower-than-we’d-like motion ahead. Many, many slow-moving cards. The Queen of Pentacles, The Devil, and the Five of Pentacles are not fast-paced. The Queen of Swords can be, but she can also make mistakes and rush to judgement. The Seven of Cups is confusion, mired–more slow energy. Even the lone, fast-paced Eight of Wands came in reversed, and not until the end of the week. Strength, the weekly advice, is another slow, gentle and steady energy.

[bctt tweet=”Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson #quotes”]

Now, maybe this slower pace is a blessing for you, coming in after the stress of the Eclipse. Or maybe it’s a sheer frustration. But whatever it is for you personally, easiest to make peace with the rhythm of the Universe. You know?

Monday, Morality, Queen of Swords: Morality showcases a lack of flexibility. While this is a somewhat harsh rendition of the Queen of Swords, the point is valid: she can fall to the judgemental side and isn’t known for her compromising prowess. There are times, though, when inflexibility is appropriate. Be aware of the tendency to judge, or the potential for being judged. Be sure your own choices remain above reproach. And if you’re feeling critical of others, ask yourself, “Is this my circus? Are these my monkeys?” Because if not, move the Hell on.

Tuesday, Playfulness, Page of Wands: Laugher is massively healing. Fun is healing. Joyfulness is healing. Have yourself a healthy dose today.

Wednesday, Outsider, Five of Pentacles: This is one of “my cards” from this deck–a frequent visitor. That little guy on the outside looking in so aptly captures how I’ve felt in the world, much of my life. You cannot really tell from my picture here, but the lock on that heavy chain is not latched. And that is the key to understanding not only this version, but the Five of Pentacles energy in general. The feeling state here is changeable. There ARE choices, although you may not be considering them as options right now. So any lack, any alienation you’re feeling right about now, ask yourself what your choices are in the situation. You can access some interesting and useful insight, with that question.

Thursday, Projection, Seven of Cups: Whatever is driving you crazy, look in the mirror. Very good chance there’s a hidden sense of inadequacy or other raw spot, getting triggered. What you see–and lament–in others so often speaks to you.

Friday, Patience, Queen of Pentacles: We don’t need a whole lot of exposition here, huh? To everything, there is a season. Wait until it’s ripe, man.

Saturday, Conditioning, The Devil: What do you feel compelled to hide? This day seems to tease out something within that feels unacceptable. Be aware of compulsion and behavior undertaken without really thinking about it. Well, think about it!

Sunday, Traveling, Eight of Wands: Delays, snags and pauses. Sometimes it takes a little longer than you’d like. This isn’t a full stop. More like a, “just a minute, not quite done” vibe. Getting there, getting there.

Overview/Advice: Courage, Strength: Slow, gentle but steady stepping, reaching upward and outward is the way to go. This isn’t a “take off and soar” week. It’s a “plodding, put one foot in front of the other” week. While soaring is more fun, there’s a time for gradual and plodding, too. And there are advantages! Sure, it’s not as sexy. But progressing in bite-sized doses allows you to learn as you go. You can make (and correct) mistakes this way that would be much more painful on a large scale. I think of this kind of energy as life’s training sessions. We’re refining performance in anticipation of ramping up our game.

When you look at it like that, it doesn’t sound so bad, huh?

Affirmation – Comfort, Archangel Azrael: “I am with you in your time of need, helping your heart to heal.” Taking our time, one step at a time, and reviewing each bit is a way to heal. It releases the stress, and gives us space to emotionally digest. I’ll take it!

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This week’s forecast features the Osho Zen Tarot and Archangel Oracle Cards.  If you dig these, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or better yet, a 1-on-1 consult.

How happy are you with your rate of progress right now?

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? 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.

Emotional Ebb, Flow and Flux: Weekly Tarot Forecast July 13 – 19

You know that little thing that is somehow, in your head, becomes a much bigger thing? A small slight becomes big hurt feelings. And how “that thing” can get sticky, hard to let go? Yeah, that. By the looks of this week’s forecast, I’m not alone in my struggles with releasing at times. I think we’ll have opportunity to let it go this week. There is a clear ebb and flow to the emotional energy in this spread. Work with where you’re at any given time, and remember nothing is “set” here. Flux is the constant, okay?

Monday, Body, Abundance/King of Pentacles reversed: There’s plenty on the table today. Only eat what you are most hungry for, though. There’s possibility to overdo, literally or metaphorically. You may have to choose between multiple, attractive options. Trying to consume everything can preclude full satisfaction of anything. Prioritize, taking on only what you most want (and can fully attend to) is the most satisfying approach.

Tuesday, Immediate Future – Clinging to the Past/Five of Cups reversed: Lingering hurt feelings over long-ago injuries. Melancholy visits. This isn’t intense so much as it is irksome, because this is all “old news” generated moodiness. On the plus side, it’s short-term. Acknowledge the hurt instead of fighting it, as it tends to pass quicker that way. Try distraction, cleaning and counting your blessings.

Wednesday, Friends and Family – Ordinariness/Eight of Pentacles: There is massive comfort in the familiar. If possible, surround yourself with familiar faces and favorite activities. Shared chores especially are satisfying.

Thursday, What to Leave in the Past – The Outsider/Five of Pentacles: Let go of looking to fit in so much, eh? You’re not broken if you don’t. Being one of a kind can be a little lonely, but it’s authentic. Celebrate your uniqueness and appreciate the special light you have to offer because of it. Who wants to be a knockoff, anyway? Love YOU.

Friday, Conscious Desires – Flowering/Queen of Pentacles: There’s a drive to create, especially in the tangible, physical sense. Cooking, artwork, sewing, and crafts are all great examples of rewarding activities to feed this vibe. I get the feeling of being proud of accomplishments and pleased with progress toward mastery.  This is a lovely comeback from yesterday, with focus on where you shine. Awesome!

Saturday, Attitudes and Thoughts – Integration/Temperance reversed: Growth is never linear in my experience. It’s like the waves, washing in and out, in and out. When one learns to meditate, at first distractions dominate the entire process. But if you gently set those intrusions aside and refocus, over and over again, eventually you can train the mind to behave. That’s where progression comes into play. Adapting new perspectives that serve your growth is no different.

Sunday, Friendship – Rebirth/Ten of Swords reversed: Opportunity to get over hurt feelings. Look for a supportive narrative, a workable reframe of perspective, to keep moving forward.

Overview/Advice, Crowning Influences – Stress/Seven of Wands reversed: Stress makes for short tempers and pessimistic perspectives. When you are feeling emotional, overwhelmed or otherwise emotionally indisposed, any kind of concrete, practical activity is extraordinarily helpful and even healing. Upset with a friend? Do laundry. (You can wash the “ouch” right out of your clothes.) Worried about a family member? Run errands or write a to-do list. (Taking care of business reinforces a sense of safety, manageability.) Irritated with your mate? Clean the kitchen. (Purifying the energy you are consuming.) The idea here is both reducing the stress in your world by taking care of something that needs to happen, and introducing the general vibe into your energy field that feels lacking if possible. You don’t need to match the source of stress with a symbolic cure but if you can, by all means do!

Affirmation: The Universe knows me, and the Universe adores me. Yes, sometimes life is hard. Yes, sometimes, stuff goes wrong. I try to keep the little picture versus the big picture in mind. I’m not one to saccharin-coat everything and say, “Oh it’s all for the best,” or “Oh, it’s all part of God’s plan.” Because nobody wants to hear that when they are hurting! I will say, however, we don’t know how individual events fit into the context of our time on the physical plane. We don’t know what sort of goals we might have set before coming down to Earth, in terms of what we wanted to learn and experience. We do know sometimes, things are hard and we do the best we can with them. If you feel a sense of spiritual connect and support, call upon it. Trust that there is always love for you, even when your life doesn’t meet your expectations. Trust you always deserve love and receive love, however it’s delivered.

Just trust, that’s all. A little faith goes a long way.

How’s your week looking?


If you enjoy Dixie’s Tarot columns, you may like her book, which includes cards individually. This spread uses the Osho Zen Tarotand Deck of 1000 Spreads. For personalized guidance, schedule a private session with Dixie.

Dealing with Insecurities: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 15 – 21

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You know how people who are insecure sometimes act like they are super-duper important, to try and cover those feelings up? And you know how that tactic just leaves people feeling even more insecure?

Or sometimes, people just allow themselves to feel insecure, but forge ahead as best they can anyway. They may acknowledge or just tolerate it, but not give those feelings much weight because however uncomfortable, we all feel that way sometimes.

That appears to be the theme this week. You get to pick which strategy to implement, and will likely run across both in others. Hello, Neptune retrograde!

Aside: So, I noticed last week, I left out interpretations for the weekend. Ooops! Sorry. I will continue to blame it on Mercury Retrograde. But after the fact…Saturday was under the topical category of “The Universe,” showing the Seven of Cups; Sunday was “Love Begins” showing The Lovers. So maybe Saturday was confusing, perhaps on a number of levels. Sunday, probably a good day for a date night.

Monday, Authority – The Fool: I’d avoid dropping declarations for the sake of hearing yourself talk, you know? Potential for annoying or arbitrary rule-setting behavior. Bosses may have odd, potentially nonsensical requirements. Or it could go the other way: authorities might be playful, energetic and encouraging ideas. It really can go either way with the Fool, but we’re definitely talking about authority figures of any ilk. If you’re the one in charge–or think you are, ha!–approach leadership with an open-minded sense of wonder and adventure. This will save you from being an ass. Because that fool? He can be annoyingly, utterly clueless or he can be the perfect embodiment of “beginner’s mind,” full of creative discovery. It’s all in how you live his energy.

Tuesday, Victory & Success/Heart Chakra – The World: All-inclusive kindness wins today. Act with a genuinely generous, “love-for-everybody” sort of approach. Take the lead too, okay? Not a “let’s see what s/he does first” deal. A loving attitude will lead to both recognition and success. Better yet, others will tend to follow the lead set, so the importance of setting a positive tone is amplified. Everything, approach it from a heart-centered space! You’ll be glad you did.

Wednesday, Sacrifice – Page of Wands: You may have to delay creative endeavors, a work project, or a fun activity (especially physical activities) due to more pressing concerns. This feels like giving up your preferences because something else is more important right now. Sorry, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Flexibility is your friend. It may seem like nothing is getting worked out during the wait, but that’s not the case. You’ll know what’s right, so do that.

Thursday, Patience & Prosperity – Eight of Swords reversed: You want to move ahead? Need to break through a sense of being stuck? Look closely at the stories you tell yourself in your head, because there is likely inaccuracy in the narrative. The Eight of Swords is a card of self-imprisonment, not outside circumstance. Reversed, you have the opportunity to drop that illusion of impossible inevitability so you can make immediate progress. This is a loophole I’d always recommend exploiting.

Friday, Truth – Six of Wands reversed: There may be a temptation to put a little spin on stories, making yourself out to be a bit more of hero than you actually are. It’s not necessary to white-wash. The reality? Already good enough. Self-aggrandizement sticks out today with a huge whiff of “phony.” If you’re on the listening end, know the majority of what you’re hearing is accurate, save for some vanity flourishes. Ego’s gonna do what ego’s gonna do, man. But I’m telling you, if you exaggerate to make yourself look good, it won’t. Stick to the facts. They (and you) really are enough already.

Saturday, Fulfillment of Wishes – Queen of Pentacles: Ahhhh! This looks so relaxing. A great day for a walk, picnic, massage, or hearty dinner.  Sensual pleasures and physical indulgences make for a perfect weekend day. Sleep in, eat well and enjoy yourself if you can. Happy Saturday!

Sunday, Stand your Ground – Ten of Pentacles: Stick up for your people, should the occasion to do so arise. Defend your family. Especially look to protect familial business interests or material resources. I’m not saying the need will be dire. I’m just saying if you see any need, if there is an opportunity to speak or act on behalf of your family, do so–even if, or especially if, the opinion is not popular.

Overview/Advice – Hermit reversed: Don’t isolate, and don’t overthink your choices. I’d say, your gut already knows what to do. You know how they say on tests, to go with your first instinct and not over-think? When you repeatedly question your answers, you often end up changing correct ones for incorrect ones. It’s like that. Don’t obsess. Just do.

Affirmation, You Know What to Do – Archangel Uriel: “Trust your inner knowledge, and act upon it without delay.”  Not to go all Stuart Smalley on you, but you’re good enough, and smart enough, and doggone it, people do like you! Not everybody, of course. But enough, of the right people. Your people.

You have a sense of what to do. You already are enough, to accomplish it. Will you become more? Sure, that’s part of living. But a person doesn’t grow into who they want to become from passively waiting for “it” to happen, whatever the Hell “it” is. We grow through living. Don’t worry so much. Don’t try to act more important that you feel–it draws attention to the insecurity you’d like to deny like a neon arrow. All in all, it’s a very good week not to take yourself too seriously. Just do the best you can, speaking true with good intention and a kind attitude.

Of course, speaking true, with good intention and a kind attitude is a pretty decent way to live, any week.

Are you seeing (or feeling) a lot of insecurities lately?

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Emotional Scrubbing: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 1 – June 7

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Another week where literal Mercury Rx is literal. Agh! I am struggling with this retrograde round, folks. I will spare you the details, but let me say I’m counting the minutes. Seriously, counting the minutes. I’m seeing and hearing reports of some harsh realizations cropping up and general upheaval. Just not very freakin’ comfortable. At all.

But it is what it is. It’s cleanup time and some of us? We have messes. To those who don’t, well good on you! As for me, I have some but I appreciate the opportunity to fix things up.

Monday, Two of Wands: Choices to be made.  Here I am talking about cleanup work, and we’ve got the maybe-not-so-happy housewife carrying a broom and mop. Make decisions that are “clean” today, ethically, authentically, as best you can. Make decisions that correct mistakes you’ve previously made. You’ll thank me next Mercury Rx.

Tuesday, Ten of Swords Reversed: More cleanup detail. The Ten of Swords I always prefer to see inverted, because that’s just past the apex of ouch! This card shows up when the inevitable reality has fully and finally sunken in. This is an inescapable but very necessary process. It’s like pulling the thorn(s) out of your paw before you bop on down the path.

Wednesday, The Moon: Ah, blessed sweet naptime! Understand we may be in a bit of a dream. Find some escape today. It numbs the sting and frankly, we need a break!

Thursday, King of Swords: Streamline! Hasn’t this guy been showing up a lot lately? Pare down and don’t overcommit. Also great for planning and reasoning through any obstacles that show up. Let “on-task” be your mantra today.

Friday, Nine of Cups: Oh thank God! We’ve got a fun Friday lined up. Expect (or deliver) a sweet surprise today. Look for a gift, in whatever form and whatever you do, appreciate it!

Saturday, Queen of Cups Reversed: I’m not thinking of this as moody per se…although this reversed Queen often is. But today, I’m thinking more over-emotional in general. You know that borderline weepy one can get without enough sleep? That. Nothing horrible. Just emotionally reactive. Be kind to yourself.

Sunday, Queen of Pentacles: Time in the outdoors is an excellent plan, as it good food and plenty of hugs. It’s a great day to spend time with loved ones and look after those who need some extra care as well. Especially rewarding to feed the hungry today.

Overview/Advice – Choose Wisely, Page of Wands reversed: Once again, it’s a week to keep a lid on the impulsive behavior. Tempers, stay in check! No rage quitting important parts of your life. You can honor your feelings–and should. But you don’t need to spill them all over the floor.

Affirmation: I forgive myself. I don’t need to expound a lot on this one, do I? Self-love is the foundation for being a loving person. Those who are not able to forgive themselves will always struggle with loving relationships. Forgiveness allows release. With release, you can open your heart. Open hearts can be filled.

This week is like an emotional scrubbing. You’ve got to get the dirt out of those wounds, but don’t scrub too hard. Things are a little raw. Overall, maybe not easy, but potentially powerful. I’m grateful for the breaks built in, and encouraged by the prospects of healing the week holds.

Are ya happy, Mercury?!

How’s your week looking?