Queen of Pentacles Rx: Self-Care & Slack

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it. —Herman Hesse

Queen of Pentacles Rx: Self-Care & Slack 1

Queen of Pentacles Rx: Self-Care & Slack 2

The Queen of Pentacles makes things happen. She gets it done and looks after all those pesky details that may escape most people’s notice. But reversed, she’s not as effective as she’d like to be–and she’s not very happy about it.

Looking at getting her back on her game, clarification came in the form of the Five of Pentacles. The folks here are alone amongst a crowd and judging themselves as being “out in the cold.”  They are feeling lack, constriction, with the fear filling up the emotional space and blinding them to the help that’s readily available.

“How did I end up here? What did I do wrong?”

It doesn’t help.  Try, “How can I feel a little better, right now?” Because that will lead out of the cold.

Reaching out for a little emotional support is highly recommended. Look around you with the intention of finding encouragement and it will show up. Ask and let go. Maybe follow up with a nap.

We sometimes set arbitrary (and near impossible) standards for ourselves and get rather agitated when things don’t go exactly as planned. But what about setting the standards around giving our best effort? In the given moment, do what you can with what you’ve got. That’s do-able.  That’s a way of being true to yourself regardless of what else is going on. It’s a commitment worth making into a practice.

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Declaring yourself “enough” is an act of love. And when you do that first, then you don’t have to go looking for validation outside yourself. See how much that simplifies life?  You can find an unflappable freedom if you can train yourself to see the perfection in the moment instead of the flaw. Every moment has both, but you can choose, which you want to breathe in.

And the only way to attune to the perfection in a given moment is to be as loving, kind, and appreciative to yourself as you can.

Pretty awesome home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_htmlwork, if you ask me.

You cannot give what you don’t have. So first, give to yourself what you want to share with others and your cup will never run dry. And have a great week.

Are you good to YOU?

Video Transcript

The real perfection is just doing what you can and getting the best you can out if it, you know?

Hey, this is Dixie from A Fool’s Journey. The coming week looks like there is some stress involved. Overall, I think everything will get done that needs to get done. But there’s a possibility for people kind of shuffling off the whole self-care thing. Um, which I wouldn’t recommend.

And in order to keep things going smoothly, I would suggest prioritizing, not feeling like you have to do everything perfectly. Do what you can as well as you can. And also, what you’re focusing on. If you’re focusing on what you’re not getting done as well as you would like, or if you’re, you know, focusing on what you don’t have, what’s not ready, what’s not where you want, it’s gonna be more stressful than it needs to be.

And feel comfortable, okay? Go ahead and reach out to those that are closest to you if, if for nothing else than reassurance and a little emotional support. Because there is assistance available for you if you are willing to take that step.

Reach out and ask for it. Okay. So, I would advise that. And not be too hard on yourselves. And give, give yourself just a little bit of slack. Okay?

And the week will go better. Hope that’s helpful for you. Take care. Peace out from the Goddess.

Bye-bye.

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Who Cares about the Brussel sprouts? Tarot Forecast, Dec. 5 – 11

When my kids were little, they did the same thing all kids do: they looked at ugly veggies like brussel sprouts and declared them disgusting.

I had already firmly established I wasn’t going to make multiple, separate meals for dinner. Frankly, they were lucky I came up with one! But it still was an issue for me getting some veggies down their little gullets, taking my parental responsibilities for their well-being quite seriously as young mothers often do.

“Okay, that’s fine if you don’t like something. As an adult, I don’t force myself to eat things I don’t like. But I expect you to try it before declaring it disgusting.”

See, the “I fixed it just how you like it, with salt and pepper and butter!” had stopped working. So I made a rule, there must be a full bite taken, chewed and swallowed before determining whether or not something was “disgusting” and before being excused from the table

You see where this is going?

Worst rule I ever conjured. It gave me a lot more grief with the boy child than just letting him turn his nose up the the green spheres and be done with it.

Instead, we had a battle of wills. Over brussel sprouts. Who would give in first?

Honestly, I don’t remember who is was that folded. I just remember an extracted battle that felt lousy and completely missed the point of encouraging him to try something new in an open, accepting atmosphere.

This week? It’s kind of like that. You can insist on things that are not really that important (as both of us were doggedly doing in my story). Or you can look at the bigger picture and only insist on what matters. Because most of it doesn’t.

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Overall, the week is not looking too bad! Basically any setbacks this week look minor and as long as you keep in mind what matters most and dismiss the rest, they are not gonna throw you. Lots of opportunities for replenishing and if you take them, it’s smooth sailing. So go forth and have an awesome week.

Monday, Nine of Cups rx: Generally, I read this card as “almost perfect.” You can find complaints if you look, but why look? There is a lot to enjoy if you’re not a whiner. So don’t be a whiner!

Tuesday, Empress: Awesome day! Creative day, as this is the Tarot Mama. Good day to give birth to something new, or self care is good. Anything you do under the Empresses influence to heal or build yourself up, it tends to be especially effective. Good day.

Wednesday, The Lovers: Expect harmony. Usually with the Lovers, there is choice involved as when the man chooses to be with the wife and leave home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html, for example. We’re generally looking at fortuitous, comfortable. Will have the option to get your vibe on with people of like mind, so enjoy!

Thursday, Nine of Wands rx: A little different than what we’ve had up to this point. Usually, I’ll see this when someone is tired of holding out. Would not focus a whole bunch on getting your individual way. Shift focus to the bigger picture, what is really important. Forget specifics, but look to principles to get the most here.

Friday, Seven of Wands: Echoing same theme as yesterday. Look at core values, not little details. If it’s not important, let it the heck go!

Saturday, High Priestess: Great time to make time for quiet, contemplative events. Time outside if it’s not too cold, meditation, music, etc. Intuition is in high gear. It’s access through quiet activity, creative stuff, exercising your imagination, dreamwork, etc. Know your radar is in high gear, even if you’re not overly energetic. Not a super active vibe, but very receptive.

Sunday, Queen of Pents rx: Take care of yourself FIRST, before extending hospitality to others. If you don’t, you’ll run out of gas before it’s done.

Overview/Advice: Ten of Pentacles rx. Still a nice vibe even reversed. Stronger upright but still a good vibe. Know this week’s setbacks are minor and you can easily work your way around it if you choose. Keep the good attitude and it will go well. In fact, issues that come up can be helpful in terms of providing useful info anywho. Freaking out, it goes downhill, so keep the good attitude. Do what you can to roll with the flow and don’t get worked up.

Affirmation: As I say yes to life, life says yes to me. Take a chance! Do what you really want to do. For me this conjures up the idea, so many times when we’re looking at why we want something, we actually think in terms of what they don’t want, not what they do. It may seem like the same thing saying you don’t want to be sick vs. you want to be healthy, but it’s a lot different vibration. It’s not as subtle difference as you’d think. There is a big difference between pushing against vs. pulling for, although both bring more into your life.

 

Do you pick your battles? Or does it depend on your mood?

This week’s forecast features the Gilded Tarot and Louise Hay’s Power Thought cards. Get a personalized consult here.

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