Burning: Weekly Flow Tarot, May 23 – 29, 2016

You do the best you can, and then you let it go. Your best? Is good enough. It is, quite literally, ALL you can do. I always do the best I know how.

Some days, that best is decidedly better than other days. But it’s always what I’ve got. That’s how I can sleep at night.

Doing that will serve you well this week. There are plenty out there who do what they can get by with. The difference is observable, even if they think they’re fooling everybody else. We may not say anything. But we take note and don’t really trust you all that much.

Personally, I’d rather be the best-doer than the less-doer. It’s more work but my soul remains firmly intact. This week, you can be a best-doer or a less-doer. But the fires of passion burn brightest for the best-doers.

May 23 - 30 2016

These cards strike me as being a bit like a game of Simon Says.

Simon says, “Stop. Consider.”

Okay, Simon says, “Go! Now.”

Simon Says, “Rethink, Review.”

The mood isn’t overly sweet or ridiculously harsh. But there is a very stop-and-go feel about it, and there does seem to be an awful lot going on at the same time.

I’m getting images of burning brush–not out of control fires. More like clearing out land to clean and prepare for other uses. In fact, that image may be quite useful to us this week. Think of anything “burning down” as clearing the way for repurposing the energy that structure required to maintain.

Burning bridges? Burning passions? Burning the house down? Hotheadedness? Slow burns? Fire in the belly? It could take many forms. But we’re looking at the fire.

Magick work with candles specifically and the fire element in general is favored. Fire is a great source of purification, often serving as necessary preparation for renewal. So keep that image firmly in mind if things get dicey, okay? Fire energy will bring clarity, purification and prepare for renewal. Make sure your fires are constructive.

Monday, Dedicated Effort – Ace of Swords: One thing at a time, one idea at a time. Laser sharp. Reason it out, think it through and then? ACT. Focus, think, act; focus, think, act. That’s the formula. Focus, think, act.

Tuesday, Love Abounds – Four of Swords: The gift of connected with loved ones is that you can RELAX. You’re safe. You can assume you’re being heard and seen through a compassionate filter. Provide this safety net or benefit from it or both. Because today is about finding peace in trusting the love.

Wednesday, Embrace/Sacral Chakra – Seven of Swords rx: Not much gets by the gut, unless you try to talk yourself out of your body’s wisdom. I’ll often say this, but today I’m saying it louder: do a gut check and pay attention to the feeling temperature it returns. What feeds back joy, embrace. What doesn’t, eschew. Very, very simple here. Don’t make it harder than it is.

[bctt tweet=”The gut always knows. #OnMyRadar” username=”goddess_dix”]

Thursday, Darkest Fears – Four of Pentacles rx: Worries of being unstable. Financial insolvency, physical instability or just flat-out crazy could be among the fears. Know they are fears, not reality. You may not be functioning at maximum capacity, but the elements of stability and sanity are already on hand. Acknowledge fears directly to give them less power. Use those fears as signposts, to where you need to shore up your personal support and self-care efforts. It’s like peeking at your life to see which seams are overstretched so you can strengthen and mend. In that way, you can let these fears become a gift, okay?

Friday, Giving & Receiving/Throat Chakra – The Hermit rx:  Very clear indication to share your truth–and just as importantly, listen to truths being shared. But remember, the Hermit is not a loud, soapbox-toting kind of guy. He’s honest, yes, to a fault. But also, he’s quite soft-spoken and not judgmental. The Hermit doesn’t need to shout. His confidence comes from study, allowing him to speak with wisdom and authority. He understands not everyone is interested in or able to grasp his deeper meaning. That’s fine. It’s right, you know? It’s appropriate. The right ones will hear. Today? Say your piece humbly. Listen to others, humbly. The right ones will hear, on both accounts.

Saturday, Rebuild – The World rx: Clean up and restructuring efforts. Reorganization, streamlining, reworking processes all go well today. Starting point? Wherever something significant has been left out. Wherever we’ve been less-than-completely responsible. Whatever has been most clearly allowed to let slide. Messes can be fixed, but for the fixes to stick, you have to remain focused on doing it completely, and doing the right, responsible thing. Bigger picture perspective can guide you.

Sunday, Nurture/Heart Chakra – The Magician rx: Reach for gratitude, love and compassion, particularly with stressful or difficult situations where you feel no or little personal control. Regain balance by feeding your heart today. It’s healing energy. Drink up!

Overview/Advice, Strengthening Bonds – Queen of Wands: Throughout the course of this week, the quality of connections are on display. Be a strong ally and utilizes your allies as well. The Queen of Wands has been hanging around lately, I’ve noticed. She’s a fierce woman, no nonsense. Loyalty is among her admirable qualities. This week, look to be a loyal ally and express gratitude for your allies. The process makes you closer.

Affirmation – Fire: “Fire, the energies of the creative force in its purest form, represents purification or ‘burning away the dross.’ The Phoenix was reborn from the ashes. Honor the creative fire within. Feed your passions, fan the flames higher.” Pulling Fire for the affirmation echos the Queen of Wands advice for the week. Purity of the heart, passionate faith, and loyalty serve us well. Of course here, there is the added dimension of creative work. Got a big case of the feels? Art it out, baby! Art it out.

The answers this week lie in purification, passions and preparation for the new by burning through the old.

Are you feeling the Fire(s)?

This forecast features the Tarot Heart Oracle, the Tarot Nova, and Wisdom of the Crone divination cards. If you enjoyed it, you’d probably like Dixie’s Book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or better yet, a personal consultation.

Playing that Hand: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct 12 – 18

For whatever cosmic purpose, I’ve been rubbing elbows with a whole lot of grief over the last few months. It started with someone in my circle who lost her son way too soon, and branched outward from there. We’ve more than tripped my 3-times rule, so it’s definitely on my radar.

I’ve noticed–it’s not how people handle the good stuff that speaks to their character nearly as much as how they handle pain.

That kind of pain can cause people to shut down, close off their energy and go underground. And I’m not criticizing. You do what you can do, dealing with pain. I don’t judge on tiny little bit.

But other times? I’ve seen people use that experience to say, “What is really important? Who do I want to be? How can I live better?”

It’s like they have harnessed the power of that intense pain energy and used it to open up the heart, you know? And that is both bittersweet and beautiful.

I know what I aspire to. Just hope that I–and most of you–have little need, anytime soon.

You play the cards you were dealt. And that’s what this week’s forecast is about.

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Lots of Major Arcana on deck – Three in the daily draws and one for the overview. The week has import. A couple of Cups, one from the Swords, and a late appearance from the Pentacles makes up the week. We start with looking for our hope (0r adjusting the story as required), move on to managing our emotions, and finish out the week rethinking what really makes us happy and what our hearts say. The week ends with reassessing–what’s in our heads, and what works or does not, on a practical level.

Monday, Joy & Stability, Star Reversed: A little difficult accessing optimism for the future? I hear ya. It’s not gone altogether here, but hard to fully believe sometimes. Be right here, right now. Appreciate the fact you have what you need TODAY, right this very minute. That’s so much more than so many have! Ground and appreciate whatever you’ve got. That’s how you turn it up.

[bctt tweet=”Appreciate having what you need TODAY, right this very minute. #gratitude”]

Tuesday, Take the Lead, Ten of Cups reversed: You cannot make everybody happy, but you can act from a loving place, you know? One thing we tried to teach our kids was that each person is responsible for their own feelings–while you are responsible for your intentions at the same time. People sometimes try to offload their own end of the equation but you gotta own your own self and nothing else. Compromise may be necessary; approach negotiations in good faith. Look for win/win.

Wednesday, Success & Growth, Knight of Cups reversed: Keep your emotions in check and centered. This may include a time-out and frequent grounding to do, but it’s well worth the effort. Distinguishing between emotional flux and actual circumstances pays dividends.

Thursday, Sacral Chakra, Five of Swords reversed: Discord stresses you out? I’m as conflict avoidant as the next gal, so I get it! But there is a call to make your “no” stick, if it was important enough to declare in the first place. I guess the secret is being picking only the battles that really matter. Focus on stabilizing and enhancing your own emotional state and you can also work out some of the stress via creative means. Anything you can cook up to be symbolic or metaphorical of what you’d like to see and execute in real life, setting your intention to use the energy that way, is a great way to do this. For example, if you wanted to reach an agreement with someone, you could write both your names on a piece of paper, and put it in a book with the channeled intention infused into that paper that you are “on the same page.” Just use your imagination, okay?

Friday, Heart Chakra, High Priestess: Ah! I like this one. Listen to your heart, tune in especially to your emotional state for inside (psychic) information. One easy way to do this is to get quiet for a minute and notice the area in the middle of your chest–imagine mentally reaching out an invisible, energetic stream from that area to “take the feeling temperature” of the energy around you. What does it feel like?

Saturday, Solar Plexus, Moon rev: Anxiety, overblown worries. Center, breathe and operate from a rational base. Don’t make long-term decisions on the spur of the moment. Worries can be abated through sleep. So go ahead–leave your worries with your spirits and angels, and then take a nap!

Sunday, Dedicated Effort, Eight of Pentacles reversed: Consider ways your work routine may have gotten sidetracked. Projects can be employment-related or even personal development issues; we’re just talking long-range accomplishments. What habits would you like to build? What routines can you put in place to support your desired, long-term goals? Planning, list-making and strategizing are favored. You may not act today, but you can prepare.

Advice/Overview: Dreams Coming True, Justice: Ever write something and fall in love with a specific sentence or two? That’s why editors rock, man. Because that turn of phrase that just impresses the heck out of you may be exactly what needs to go to achieve your ultimate objective. This week is like that. Don’t let your ego run the show. It’s gotta stay about your objective. Expect to pay attention to staying balanced, reasonable and fair. Step back, take breathers if you need to. Look to isolate the emotional component of struggles and pretend you’re thinking about someone else if that’s helpful. Logic, reason, and pro-and-con kind of detachment will serve here. In other words, don’t become married to your approach or it may stand in your way. Because I want to see you achieving your dreams!

Affirmation: I will do my best to make the best of it. We’ve got what we got. Rather than bemoan what we don’t have, let’s do what we can to make the absolute most of what we do. Fair enough?

As I read this forecast, I know there is plenty I need to attend to here, myself. Okay. There usually is.

Do you feel satisfied with how you manage the hand you’re dealt?

If you dig these forecasts, get your own session! (I’ve got some new readings available. Frequent fliers, email me for the best value.) You may also like Dixie’s Book, Everyday Tarot. This week features theZombie Tarot in honor of Halloween.

9_of_PentaclesP.S. I’m gearing up to teach some Tarot! People have been asking me to teach since I’ve started flipping cards and you know what? I finally feel ready! Maybe hold the initial session in a private Facebook group, IF there is enough interest. This will be a for-pay class, but cost less first run since we’ll be doing it for the first time together. I’m thinking 2 weeks, cozy-sized group, videos answering questions, demonstrating/explaining techniques and of course, discussion focusing on what you want to learn, improving your skills wherever you are at. If you are interested and want more info, email me! Tell me where you’re at with Tarot and where you’d like to be. I’m excited! So I hope y’all are interested, because I think we’ll have fun.

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.

03/07/14: Resurrecting Joy / 3 of Cups

3 of Cups

The Three of Cups in the form of “Rejoice in Celebration” shows up with “what to take from the past.” Before I pulled the card, however, the sacral charka card (associated with pleasure and emotion) came up to drive the point home.

Focus on the good stuff from the past! But more importantly, look for ways you can carry it with you moving forward.

That doesn’t mean you need to have the same old crew seated around the celebratory dinner table. Far from it. It means you pay attention to the activities, the thoughts, the feelings, the essence of what you have valued in the past and invoke that in the present to fire up joy and creativity.

Find a way to not only bring that joy back to life, but make it your own in the process!

This is like finding a new band in the same musical genre. Look for the essence of joy you’ve had previously and understand it truly does belong to you, even if the community with which you enjoyed it is not currently available. Take what works, what comforts and inspires you, and own it! Don’t try to reanimated a zombie, just resurrect the joy.

Do you have some joy to resurrect?

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01/14/14: Happy Budget! / 9 Pentacles, Sacral Chakra

9 Pentacles & Sacral Chakra

What a lovely little combo we’ve got for today! The Sacral Chakra came up, so I pulled a Tarot-ish companion and got the Nine of Pentacles, here as “Material Harvest.”

I recently told a client to budget some energy for herself. Much like the financial advice of “pay yourself first,” here the joy-making needs to be prioritized and protected. Pleasure isn’t the only benefit of a free-flowing second charka. Creativity, contentment and satisfaction add into the mix.

Set aside some special time, spend an hour doing something “just for the joy of it,” and don’t neglect your sensual self. Indulgent baths, fine chocolate (if your nutritional plan fits), comfortable clothing, arts and crafts time, a cup of hot tea and a good book, some classical music, sewing, cooking, painting, or even a romp with your partner would all fit into sanctioned Sacral Charka activities. You have my blessing to be good to yourself!

It helps you to get your wishes. It’s the time to do exactly as you wish. Make room for it!

Are you ready for a “Sacral Chakra” break?

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What’s the stumbling block in Ingrid’s Career? Mini Chakra Tarot Check-in

“Career is my main are of concern. It feels like there is a huge blockage here. But if something else comes up that’s just fine too =). I’m open to whatever the cards have to say.” -Ingrid

I’ll be glad to see what we can get for you!

Short Answer: All work and no play makes Ingrid a dull chick! In other words, the block in your career is you–you don’t have enough joy in your life, m’dear. There is always a long list of things you have to accomplish before you “earn” a break. Except it’s harder to hit your milestones because you’re not feeding your spirit. A little joy in your personal life becomes the grease on the wheels of your professional life. As a bonus, if you’re joints have been stiff, they should clear up. Ha!

Hope that helps get things back in the flow, dear Ingrid!

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