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?


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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?

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Recovery: Weekly Tarot Forecast, May 4 – 10

Weekly Tarot May 4I didn’t have a lot of time to get this week’s forecast done, so I opted for simple – just the cards and an affirmation.

And man…this looks like a fairly…busy week. Busy, yeah. I’m calling this “recovery week.” Scorpio full moon, man!

We start out on a low note and work our way up through the week until we’re in good steed by the weekend. So keep that in mind if your Monday sucks!

Monday, Ten of Swords: Wow. An overwhelming day. Realizations creep up because there is no more defense barrier to keep them out. This is hard energy, I won’t “bright side” it too much here, because I’m not a liar. On the other hand, there is nothing hidden anymore. You know what you’ve got to work with and can go from there. Feel your pain, cry your tears and let it flow out so you can be ready for the business of pulling all those swords out of your back.

Tuesday, Emperor Reversed: Beginning the process of feeling in control again. Parts of the day you’ll feel like you’ve got everything in hand, whereas other parts of the day, it’s liable to feel like a big, fat acting job. Do your best with it and remember, the most powerful sort of control the Emperor wields is always over HIMSELF. ‘Nuff said.

Wednesday, Four of Cups Reversed: No, maybe not everything has turned out quite how you dreamed it would. That doesn’t mean the dreaming was wrong. This life thing is a growing process, okay? Do keep your meanderings more along the lines of “where am I going from here,” and don’t hang out in “what if?” town. Keep it constructive.

Thursday, Seven of Wands: Decisions and actions today may not please the crowd, but you need to follow your gut and do what you feel in your heart to be right. This is not necessarily what is easy or expedient, but what feels true.

Friday, Ace of Pentacles: A seed of hope! An encouraging sign, a bit of uplifting news, or even a small check could show up today. A smidge of relief from the ongoing challenges, and expect it to arrive in tangible, physical form as are the way of pentacles. If you’re not finding some encouragement showing up for you, then do what you can to create your own! Be especially aware of your physical needs today.

Saturday, Queen of Swords: Ah, time to get clear, get serious and get rational. Cut off all the dead weight today and be fair but be direct. It’s a day of pruning, whatever that means to you.

Sunday, Strength: Love to see this card to end up the week! It says only one thing: you got this.

Overview/Advice: The Star: Don’t lose hope! The future isn’t promised, or maybe I should say, ONE future isn’t promised, but THE future will come. And it does have some promise.

Affirmation: I am flexible and flowing. It’s a week of adaptations, healing and integrating. You can (and will) make the adjustments. I couldn’t have come up with a better affirmation.

You can do this. You ARE doing this. Just keep doing it and keep the faith. Scorpio Full Moon energy (especially this last one) may not be easy but it’s very, very necessary. You’ve got to do the gutting before you can do the remodel. This week is cleaning up some of the mess from the gutting.

How are y’all doing out there?

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Don’t be a Diva – Weekly Tarot Forecast, Mar 9 – 15

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In a nutshell, we’re looking at a week where there is neither time nor energy for diva behavior. I’d say a humble, down-to-earth orientation will serve you very well. Some potential for conflict here. Ironic, since I pulled out the Housewives Tarot because I wanted something a little fun; I wanted a bit of cheering up. Yet another indication, the cards are gonna say what the cards are gonna say.

I do find it notable, the number of orange, topical cards, which represent people.  And we’re dealing mostly with the suits of Swords and Wands, so we’re looking at a very active week, perhaps with some ouch. However, no Major Arcana suggests any discomfort this week probably isn’t of the life changing variety. Fair enough!

Monday, Disappointment –  Eight of Swords: What’s holding you back is YOU. This may come, not only as shock, but probably disappointment if not downright annoyance. It’s so much nicer to be able to project that sort of thing. Sorry!

Tuesday, Partner –  Ten of Swords: A partner may be utterly overwhelmed or  feeling very hurt, even betrayed. At the very least, don’t expect messages to be returned promptly. It’s not necessarily personal…although that’s a possibility. Just know that people struggle with much that the eyes cannot see. The story will likely surface later on.

Wednesday, Coworkers –  Knight of Pentacles Reversed: Who is maybe lazy, cutting corners or doing sloppy work? You may have to correct someone else’s mistakes at the office today. If you didn’t do it yourself, double check it. And don’t be the sloppy one yourself, for goodness sakes. 

Thursday, Relationship –  Ten of Wands Reversed: I always see this card reversed as a big, fat release. In the context of relationship, we’re looking at either moving past old baggage, or merely ceasing to give a damn, This isn’t the day to make mountains out of molehills. Better to declare the molehills immaterial and move the Hell on. Word?

Friday, Others –  Seven of Wands: Somebody is probably on a mission. Be aware of how beliefs, alternative agendas and spiritual orientation may impact behavior. There’s more to those “it’s the principle of the thing” battles than what is visible on the surface.

Saturday, Spirit –  Four of Wands: Time out for healing! Rest, recreate and if you are in the company of others, choose those whom leave you feeling absolutely safe and supported. Enjoy this welcome break after a potentially challenging week.

Sunday, Clarification –  Seven of Swords Reversed: As far as enemies go, you are your own worst. (But then again, aren’t we all?) Believe people when they tell you who they are. Ignore your gut and those red flags if you want, but know it’s a choice doing so—your choice. This is a week nobody sneaks one past you without your permission on some level.

Overview/Advice –  Ten of Pentacles: I’m really glad to see this card upright showing up for the week as a whole! It more or less rescues the entire forecast. Take time throughout the week to focus on gratitude. Specifically identify not only loved ones, your “soul family,” but why you love them. If you’re not sure how you feel about something that comes up this week, any ambiguity that arises? Choose generosity. Be kind and nonjudgmental and choose generosity. That doesn’t mean ignore your gut. It just means don’t attach negative assessments to the “why” of other people’s “what,” you know what I mean? In other words, if my alarm buzzers go off, I will heed them, but I won’t create an unflattering story to go with them. I will appreciate the fact I am able to listen to my own inner voice, and leave the rest of the world to listen (or not) to theirs. If you truly invoke this energy, you can feel lucky and blessed pretty much independent of any external circumstance. I’d say that’s a pretty nifty trick, wouldn’t you?

Affirmation –  Decide. Didn’t we just get this one? In the context of this week’s forecast, well…you decide the path you take. You decide what you believe. You decide to be generous or stingy with how you attribute other people’s motivations. You decide what you want and you decide how you go about it. We can get universal support, but we’ve got to make the call first, on what we want to do. And then we have to ask for it. Regardless, there is a definite energetic boost that comes from deciding what you want. So do it!

How’s this fitting your week?

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Authentic with Cautious Optimism: Weekly Flow Tarot, Feb 23 – Mar 1

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I’m fairly well known for being the odd woman out, but it’s not because I try to be weird. It’s genuinely who I am, and allowing myself that freedom makes pursing my own dreams possible. And the forecast this week is sort of a personification of that very idea. I’m seeing a call to first become aware of where we are uncomfortable “fitting in” and finding ways to be more authentic instead. It’s not either/or, my way or yours. It’s being an distinct star, while still existing within a larger galaxy.

This week, the cards suggest a process of balancing self-assuredness with self-questioning. How do you know which worries are realistic threats versus which are not? How do you decide when to listen to the counsel of others versus when to go your own way? Those are issues we’re considering. There looks to be plenty happening overall with the preponderance of the Wands suit –  fire energy can both create and eliminate. In terms of significance, the end of the week has more impact than the beginning. That’s where the punch sits. I would not be surprised if there was some kind of epiphany that gets rolling on Saturday, but is more clearly felt on Sunday.

Monday, What is Hidden –  Four of Wands Reversed: False bravado, and a sense of almost-but-not-quite feeling at home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html is notable, albeit well camouflaged to most looking on. Consider a hesitancy to commit to a course of action as a clue, which particular topic(s) this feeling touches. Conversational pauses are pregnant (with insight). What’s not said says as much or more than what is said.

Tuesday, Crowning Influences –  Three of Wands: Focus on where you are going, not how you get there. Your end result is important here. Your expectations, your desires, your personal vision of “your ship coming in” holds sway. Put out the kind of energy you’d like returned to you. Also, understand that however you define success becomes the cornerstone from which day-to-day decisions are built upon. Clarity about your deepest desires can make the process much more effective.

Wednesday, Action –  Three of Cups Reversed: On top of your own desires (or confusion) sits “what everybody else thinks.” That can be a heavy bag to tote about! Others’ input is best neither wholesale adopted or out-of-hand rejected, but thoughtfully reviewed. Consider the counsel of community, but act upon personal convictions. Pay special attention to the areas where your inclinations differ from consensus, because those points of departure hold significance. Ultimately it’s your life to live, so live it the way you believe best, damn it!

Thursday, Clarification –  Seven of Wands: You know that part in the Hero’s Journey, where the protagonist says (a smidgen dramatically), “I have to do this alone”? That . This is a follow up from yesterday, taking a leave from the safety of the group to fight your own battles in your own way. As long as you are adhering to your own ethical standards, do what ya gotta do!

Friday, What to let go of in the Future –  The Magician: Yes, you can make your own way but you cannot make the way for everyone else! The Magician here reminds us that we do not control others even by carefully crafted approaches, and the illusion we sometimes may? Well, we’re going to have to release such notions if not today, soon. Control is best exercised at home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html, aimed squarely at oneself.

Saturday, Blocking or Covering –  The High Priestess: The unspoken is again a player in today’s dynamics. Unwritten rules, gut feelings without external confirmation, and what’s not said? The day drips with the energy of such non-events. Potential for emotional attachment to specific outcomes, which may block intuitive skills. If you’re trying to tune in, you may want to get quiet and pretend you’re considering someone else’s life for greater clarity. Sleep is especially beneficial for tidying up a cluttered head.

Sunday, Spirit –  Ten of Swords Reversed: What is clear now, that wasn’t at week’s beginning? Allow realizations to fully sink in, especially if they seem at first overwhelming. That’s how you process it. You may now be able to articulate what you sensed but couldn’t express yesterday. It’s helpful to shift to a more philosophical, broader perspective if you can, as it allows yourself more space to recover if required.

Advice/Overview –  The Star Reversed: Optimism is not unwarranted, but overconfidence is. Be just as wary of only seeing what you want to see as you are of declaring defeat before you get underway. Balance is the name of the game here. There will be ups and downs. “Cautiously optimistic” is the stance I’d advise this week.

Affirmation –  Call on your angels. Sometimes it’s frustrating, looking to the Universe to “tell us” what we should be doing. That’s not the way it works. We decide what we want ourselves. That’s our job! Then, once we know, we can call upon the Universe for help getting there. If you do want divine assistance, you have to ask explicitly for it. Short of extreme circumstances, you cannot expect intervention otherwise.

Are you seeing these kinds of questions arise in your week?

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Going with the Flow / Weekly Flow Tarot, May 11 – 17th

Bumping the weekly up so you don’t lose track.

Are y’all feeling that Scorpio moon? Wow…experiencing and getting reports from the field on very Scorpionic themes including flashbacks, grief, people from the long past showing up. My keyword for this right now is about value. I know that’s more of a Venusian concept, but I”m thinking a lot about this particular energy in terms of what’s worthwhile and what’s not. What do we want to keep and what needs to hit the compost heap.

I’m doing good, actually. I have some Scorpio and it’s comfortable energy for me. But I’m sure that’s not true for everybody, so what are you gonna do?

If you’re grappling with it, realize it should lighten up soon and look for stuff to donate or reuse. After all, that’s voluntarily expression the demand for resurrection. Or have some really dirty sex. That will work, too! Whatever you do, don’t deny the fact you cast a shadow. Because that sucker will come out one way or another. Best to know it.

If y’all missed today’s Woo-Woo Wonderful show on Magic Gardening, be sure to catch us on the reply. I’ll let you know when I’ve got captions done on it for my folks that use them.

Be well!

Weekly Tarot Forecast May 2014

Looking at the flow of the week, with about half the cards reversed there may be delays or at least slower-than-we’d-like progress. So what else is new? A good mix of elemental energy with Swords, Pentacles,  Wands and even a member of court showing for Cups. It looks fairly balanced and manageable overall.

Who else is counting the minutes until Mars goes direct (meaning progress)?

Sunday, Six of Swords Reversed – We cannot solve all our problems in a day, okay? This looks like a minor setback or temporary delay. Perhaps it’s the “one step back” that accompanies most two steps forward? Maybe it’s just the feeling of setback, too, without any real-world implications. I’m actually seeing most issues as still on track, although it may not feel like it. Don’t overreact. Yes, it may have been a choppy sea boat ride and you may be SO READY to disembark, but the cruise is not over. Maintain grace. Oh, and happy Mother’s Day!

Monday, Ten of Pentacles – A great day for connecting with family, be it blood relatives or the folks you call family. Also an excellent time to acknowledge all the good you have in your life. Gratitude is never a mistake, but the day especially resonates with that vibe. Possibility of a gift of some sort. Nice day!

Tuesday, Seven of Wands – Fight the good fight, even if you are on your own. This card always makes me think of that juncture in the Hero’s Journey where the hero turns back to his or her cohorts and says, “I have to do this part alone.” Do what you’ve got to, and do it with integrity. That’s what’s required.

Wednesday, Nine of Swords reversed – I’m seeing this as niggling (and honestly, generally unfounded) worries, a vague sense of discomfort or concern. Especially prominent at night. I want to suggest practical and emotional tactics: a to-do list for what you actually need to address, and a good movie, book, game, puzzle or song to distract your mind for the what-ifs that you don’t need to address. Once you’ve done what you can, look for a way to set it aside and get some rest.

Thursday, Page of Pentacles Reversed – A message not being heard perhaps, or maybe an unexpected bill shows up. Something is a bit off in the communication realm. Don’t panic, because there very well could be a misunderstanding. Read twice, respond once. If you don’t understand what you’re hearing, wait for clarification before acting if possible.

Friday, Queen of Cups – Ahhhhh. This is like a drink for the parched throat! Expect to find peace today, and maybe a little bliss. Tears are possible but if you do cry, expect productive tears. Psychological insights are quite accessible with this vibe. Don’t overdo it with the wine (or whine).

Saturday, Ace of Wands – Physical activity is favored, along with work on a satisfying hobby or side project. Anything that trips your passion switch will bring extra reward today. You might also be gearing up for your next project or job. Mars is going direct in a couple of days now, which means that tangles are untangling and forward motion is on it’s way. Thank goodness!

Affirmation: I release all expectations. [Sorry the pic’s blurry.] Bottom line, the Universe works the way it wants to work, not the way we want it to work. We cannot micromanage our lives, and frankly, we’d probably just muck things up if we did. It’s a time to work with the tools you’ve got on hand.

Be grass, not tree. Bend and you won’t break.

Are you struggling to go with the flow?

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