Chariot Reversed: Going Nowhere (but Standing Strong)

It’s funny. I expect the adjustments I’ve made in the face of what’s upright now are far, far less than what’s been required for most. Because of the life I have already, amendments were minimal.

I have worked at home for decades and seldom venture out.  I already avoid most people, if we’re being honest about it. Amazon prime is officially one of my spirit animals.

“This shouldn’t be that big of a deal for me.” That’s what I keep telling myself.

I don’t always listen to myself, though.

While the world has taken on surreal hues, I can’t decide if I’m comforted or freaked out all the things people are doing to manage, from an individual level all the way up to globally. I guess there’s no rule you cannot feel more than one thing at the same time.

I can tell you one thing, though: “Being a part of history” is damned overrated!

This brings me to next week’s cards, man, because they fit this mood perfectly.

Next Week in Tarot

From the Star Tarot deck for outlook, we have The Chariot reversed, with advice being Strength. It’s not escaped my attention that these are both Major Arcana cards. Normally, majors point to more intense situations with longer-lasting impact.

The coming week has something of a “running around in circles” feel to it. Potentially intense effort to make progress, “get somewhere,” but no significant ground gained.

I wouldn’t push hard on anything, because frankly all it looks to be doing is wearing people out. Think marathon, not sprint.

Instead, Strength has simple advice: stand firm. Gentle but persistent holding fast to your plan. No compromise is necessary, but neither are dramatic (or desparate) measures.  Strength always advises a gently-but-steady consistency over brute force.e

Keep up on those “good ideas” intentions. Maintain your routines. Mediation is a great practice to award “routine” status. Eat well and get plenty of rest. Do everything you can to stay strong and clear because it makes everything else either. Embody the strength card here and it WILL make a difference.

Take care of yourself and be as kind as you can to everyone you interact with. You cannot see the emotional burden others carry. Beyond that, though? Be kind to yourself. Kindness is always the most effective when you start in the mirror and work your way out.

Stay safe and sane out there, friends!

♥ ~Dix

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Chariot Reversed: The How Counts

I took on the role of mother young. This was an advantage to me in a number of respects, but most notably because I quickly realized I didn’t know what I was doing.

Understanding what you don’t know means you can educate yourself. So I read a lot. We’re talking books, because it was before the internet was so much of a thing.

I stumbled upon the book Children the Challenge and discovered how to discipline my kids without so much of the anger and frustration. I learned to step back from the power struggles and focus more purely on the natural and logical consequences of their behavior. That was the point of trying to socialize them. I learned to model the behavior I was hoping to inspire. From then on, my parenting became a lot more about what I wanted to teach rather than how I could force things to go a certain way because I was a bigger human.

The shift improved my life–and theirs—considerably.

Next week is a lot like the situation I faced when I was a newbie mom. Sometimes we get all tangled up in the question of how to do something while losing sight of the why. The “how” must remain compatible with the “why” or you’re working at cross purposes.

Next Week in Tarot

The outlook for next week shows up as The Chariot reversed, with advice of Strength. These are from the lovely Star Tarot Deck.

Both are Major Arcana cards, so I’m expecting the coming week to feel fairly intense. The issues at hand are very likely to be important to you. Expect your mindset to be critical in making the best of the week.

The Chariot reversed predicts a lack of focus–we don’t know where this ride is going! It’s not even so much an indirect route to the end goal here, but more like a careening ride to who-knows-where? This too-fast ride could be accompanied by a sense of overwhelm: too much incoming information invoking a general atmosphere of chaos.

We may have forgotten WHY we’re doing what we’re doing, instead noticing all the distractions. Add to that, any individual distraction may feel like a crisis. It’s sort of a putting-out-fires mindset.

Don’t bite, though, okay? It happens.  And it’s okay that it happens. Strength shows us how to get back on course. It’s very possible to get your bearings in these conditions, but it’s not automatic.

Despite the name, the Strength card doesn’t advocate for a brute force approach, ever. The lady with the lion is gentle and soft. Her potential to tame the lion is realized through unyielding focus instead of strong-arming her way through. She knows her goal. She knows that a gentle, persistent and above all, a kind approach will achieve her objective successfully without compromising her own spirit in the process. While she never abandons her objective, she also never abandons her true self by acting in a way that’s not consistent with who she is. She prioritizes her own integrity above all else.

Follow her lead this week. Step back if needed and and ask yourself, “What do I hope to accomplish here?” Behavior executed in the name of reaching a goal must be consistent with the goal itself. In other words, the ends do not justify the means. The means create the end. You don’t fight for peace here. You love for it.

Hope that helps and that you are able to remind solid, grounded and centered in who you really are. It’s your greatest power.


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Strength Reversed: Look for the Sunshine

I’ve been working on another project this weekend and I’m tired of looking at the computer screen and fighting with my keyboard.

Because of course, the space and delete keys want to act up on me.  Hello, Mercury Retro! I see you!

So I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week.

Next Week in Tarot

This week for the outlook, we have Strength reversed. You may think you can’t do what you need to do. I’m getting this as a feeling of being worn down and probably a little angsty. Worried and maybe frustrated in general.

For advice, we have the Sun.

Make peace everything, okay? You are where you are and that is fine. It has to be, because what choice have you got?

If you start thinking about what’s annoying you, what you “can’t put up with anymore,” whatever has got you at your wit’s end? You’re going to have a Hell of a time putting up with it. You may still have to put up with it, mind you. But you’ll wonder if you’ll be able to do it.

That doesn’t sound like a fun ride if you ask me.

The Sun suggests we just do our best to be happy, like the children do. Not worried over what that person is thinking or whether or not something’s going to break down next week. Not thinking cranky thoughts about cranky people doing cranky things. Not trying to work it to get our way. Without agenda and without malice.

Just be in the moment.  Enjoy the sunshine, whatever bit you get. It’s all good and nothing else is going to help this week.

Enjoy the sunshine and look for it because you can always find at least a little, if you try at all.

The deck is the lovely Start Tarot. You can email me if you wanna talk one-on-one.

Take care, friends! ♥ ~Dix

 

Strength: All in Your Head

Many associate strength with might–numbers, stature, ability to enforce. I know, that’s how the word is commonly used.

But I don’t think of strength that way at all.

I consider the trait of strength to be personal, individual. So it couldn’t be reliant on outside conditions (e.g. who is biggest) or firepower–it’s not “strength” to be holding the biggest gun. That’s a condition that can change, no doubt about it!

But an inner calmness, a solid rooting in what’s important to you, and holding fast to it? That’s strength, to me at least.

Strength doesn’t need others to agree. Insecurity does. Strength doesn’t need to justify or defend. That’s uncertainty. Strength doesn’t need to struggle, because strength isn’t fighting against anything.

Strength just stands tall, and sure, being true to self above all else.

Strength, from the Zombie Tarot. Because, October.

The “Zombie Protection” bullets here aren’t loaded into a gun. The biggest bullet is shown superimposed on the brain. Get that? Your brain is really your best protector.

Strength doesn’t come from the outside. Like everything else, it’s an inside job. Strength is just knowing, and holding steady to the knowing.

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It’s a good time to harness your strength–call upon your sense of conviction, your beliefs about what’s right, your love for yourself and others to tap into that steady, solid, dependable stream of inner strength. A light touch is all you need–steady, light, sure. That’s the vibration of strength and it will serve you well not only next week.

What’s strength, to you?

Easy does it! Weekly Tarot, 2/13/17

Roughly 99% of the stuff I’ve spent much of my life worrying over hasn’t come to pass. I think that means I’m a mother.

And that which has come to pass? My worrying didn’t somehow prepare me to cope better. It just amped up the unpleasantness.

So now? I ease myself a step back any time I notice I’m starting to spiral into a worry-fest, whether the focus is personal or more global. Because it’s all the same. Experiencing disasters in my head is practicing disaster and knocking me off my center. It does no good and it feels rotten, which is my first and biggest clue it’s not a good idea.

These days, I look to expect better and screw what’s “realistic.” 

I’m noticing a theme here for the last few forecasts. Or maybe, it’s a mostly a theme in my head, in my life. But I’m finding myself repeatedly drawn to taking a step back and a deep breath. Centering back to the self. Step back and center, step back and center. Taking what’s useful and ignoring everything else.

It’s a silly little thing, true, and honestly much easier to say than it is to do. But if you make this a practice–that’s another theme in my head, practice, consistency, repetition–but if you make this a practice, what you find is that you’re more at peace than you were before.

It’s the difference between trying to solve someone’s problems in your head, then offering and advocating for your solution, then worrying about whether or not your solution will be properly implemented or at all…OR offering the support of believing in the individual’s ability to make their own choices, live their own life, and resolve their own problems.

What you do most often is what shapes your day-to-day existence. And for me? I want peace, support, love and an easy sense of calm to shape my world. So let’s get specific and see how we do that for next week.

Day-by-day forecast taken directly from the video above.

Okay, one thing really, really notable about these cards, is that all except one of them are inverted.

A crappy picture of next week’s cards.

Ohhhhh.

Now, I don’t read inverted cards as the opposite of the traditional meaning. I usually read it as having the same energy, but not freely expressing. However, when I have a week full of inverted cards, I know it’s probably not gonna be a super comfortable, easy ride. Just so you know.

So, with that having been said, let’s just kinda hop right in here, and see what we’ve got.

It, looks like an emotional week.

Monday is the Page of Cups reversed. Potential for emotional overreaction. Where people wear their feelings on their sleeves. Or are otherwise just easily upset, maybe even including you.

So, space. Space, okay? Everybody needs lots of space. And extra downtime.

Naps. Naps are good. Naps are your friend.

So Monday might be a little edgey. Sorry. What are you gonna do?

Tuesday, the Knight of Swords reversed. Knights, especially inverted knights, have a tendency to be impulsive. In the suit of Swords, reversed again, there’s potential for impulsive words or blurting or harsh kind of sharp or critical language.

So be aware of that. And I hope you’re not on the receiving end. Do what you can not to be on the giving end, ok? ‘Cause these kind of words, a lot of times, there’s a hangover.

Just so you know.

And Happy Valentine’s Day. HAHAHA!

Wednesday, we have the Two of Cups, which is lovely card, inverted, which I would prefer to see it upright, but still to me this is the beginnings of a little bit more harmony or a little bit more connection, or at least the potential for it coming in the week. So, not everything is in harmony. The basic points are actually in agreement, but you might not notice you’re busy fighting. You take what you can get, right?

Thursday, I have the Queen of Swords and I have her upright. Now, I want to tell you to be fair. Be clear. And filter! Not just filter your mouth, although I’m never going to advise against that. I’ll be honest!

But listen to the facts, not how they’re presented. Listen to the message or the intention, not whether or not you agree. In other words, take what information, take what understanding, needed, that you want, that is useful, that is helpful, that forwards things along and discard the rest!

If somebody uses an insensitive word or is not particularly thoughtful about how they express themselves or whatever, the Queen of Swords just ignores, ignores, ignores. She does not respond to anything she doesn’t like or she doesn’t need or doesn’t want. So that’s what we’ve got and that will really, really help you on Thursday.

And probably before and after Thursday a little.

Friday, it’s the Seven of Pentacles, which is another generally speaking positive card, reversed. Now in this case, it feels like what you do doesn’t matter. I’m not going to say that’s true, or overall or in this case for that matter. But that’s kind of the feeling that I’ve got going on. Thursday. To deal with that, I have the Two of Wands reversed.

And what I want to say in that regard is don’t push back. Just back up, back up, back up; in fact, I’m seeing a car, backing out of a parking space. Backing up don’t get, stuck, solidified. You know. It…don’t get in a place that is not…don’t put yourself in a corner. Just kind of back up, easy does it, easy does it, that’s kind of the vibe I’m wanting for the whole week!

Saturday, the Emperor reversed. When I see this, a lot of times there are control freak issues. So control yourself, not the other. Whatever that’s worth. And people might be trying to control you. And, I mean, you know what to do with that.

You smile, and you say, “Thank you so much for your caring and concern for me. I really, really appreciate that. And I will take everything you have to say under advisement.”

In other words, I’m going to do exactly what I want to do, but I want to acknowledge you in a positive way that you can’t really argue with. Mmmm! Problem solved.

Okay. Sunday, I’ve got the Four of Swords. But it’s shown up reversed. Now, the Four of Swords in general is a card of rest or relaxation. Having it reversed on Sunday makes me think, hmmm. Maybe there’s some last minute details that need to be attended to. Check Sunday. On my clarification, I got Strength. But check Sunday, and see if there’s any follow through or anything that’s gotten missed or just kind of slid on by that you could stand to deal with, okay? Before the week gets started.

Overview/Advice: The Five of Swords reversed. [Note: I  missed covering this in the video.]

No need to take score or decide what is right and what it wrong. It’s superfluous. You can evaluate for YOURSELF, your own experience and life, what you want there and what you don’t. But there is no reason to compare that to anything else to decide what is better and worse. You “win” here by not caring who wins, instead just directing your own experience.

Our affirmation here, we’ve got, “Everything I touch is a success!”

And the back of it says, “I now establish a new awareness of success. I know I can be as successful as I make up my mind to be. I can move into the winning circle.”

At first, I thought it said, I could move into Wyoming. Why, is Wyoming special?

“Golden opportunities are everywhere for me. Prosperity of every kind is drawn to me.”

Whether you’re into these kind of affirmations or not, people have really big tendency to acknowledge what goes wrong and dismiss what goes right. At least in their conversation, so I’m assuming we’re doing it in our heads as well.

And I say to you, how about acknowledging what goes right and ignoring what goes wrong? Maybe a simple concept, maybe revolutionary. Depends.

I’m seeing water, a huge body of water. And like being in a big body of water, you don’t want to try and fight the tide. You want to relax into the flow, and then kind of paddle the direction that you’re looking for. That’s the mental image, imagery that I’m getting. In other words, you try to fight the tide in the coming week, you’re going to drown in it. If you ride it, then when it’s calm enough, edge towards the direction you want to go, and you’re going to be a lot more successful. So light touch next week.

Don’t fight yourself, the tide or anybody else. Just take your time. Slow and steady.


This week’s forecast features the Morgan-Greer Tarot and Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cards. What your own consult? Go here.

Steering with Feelings: Tarot Forecast, Jan 23 -29, 2017

I went to a therapist once upon a time ago, just one visit during a patch when I felt like my life was a wreck. It kinda was a mess, if you want to know the long and short of it.

She told me, “Of course you feel that way. Look at what’s going on. I’d be worried about you if you didn’t feel that way.” And that  was that.

It was nice to be reassured, I wasn’t losing it. To have “official permission” to feel lousy. But it would have been nice to find ways to feel better.

This week’s forecast reminds me of that time, and others like it in my life. There is an intensity to the energy here. Strong desires, strong emotions, and our job as I see it, is finding ways to feel better and keep grounding and pulling back to center. Because as you do that, you’re finally able to get whatever clarity you can from the experience and find ways to feel better.

That’s a nice description of a life I’d like to live, actually.

Get whatever clarity you can from the ride and find as many ways to feel good as possible.

This coming week? Do that. The week is a little sluggish in terms of the sort of progress most would like to see–especially midway through–but ends on a high note. Use your feelings to steer and you’ll fare just fine.

Audio version of the day-by-day play-by-play.

Monday, Opportunity Beckons (Four of Cups) – It’s a good day to consider possibilities that you’ve not entertained before. Look at what has not been on the table or already dismissed as unlikely, don’t. Thinking your way through is never as effective as feeling your way through. You can drive yourself insane trying to figure out details instead of allowing the Universe do the heavy lifting for you by lining up your energy.

Tuesday, Confront (the Moon) – Whatever drives you insane to see in others represents some uncomfortable energy in YOU. The only way something can push your buttons that way, it has to resonate with some level in you. Sorry! Is what it is. I wouldn’t think of dealing with this so much confrontation, but more being aware. Make peace with where you are, and accept it along with the decision, you’d like to keep moving to a more comfortable place. Aim love at yourself and it takes away a lot of the punch. This will help.

Wednesday, Manifest (Magician) – A very empowering energy. The polarity of wanted vs,. unwanted is highlighted. Many things go on in our lives we care about, but feel no control over, apparently external circumstances. But we do have control over how we feel, and that control is accessed in how you think about any given scenario. We have the power of framing.  You can nudge yourself in the direction you want to go, looking for ways to think about it that feel better. Just look to feel a little better about it, a little better about it from wherever you stand, and keep on doing that. Practice that skill and it will serve you well.

Thursday, Sadness and Isolation, Three of Swords – You may not get everything you want, and it’s okay, it will be okay, it remains okay, always was and will be okay. But if you’re having a sad day and feeling a little beat up? That’s okay, too! Or if someone else is, around you. These blues don’t last very long and it’s not something you really have to fix. Just accept and love yourself as you are, and be kind. That help speeds along, brightens the tone and lightens up the energy very shortly.

Friday, Teach (the Hierophant) – Connecting with others in an educational format has the possibility to bring joy. Really, any mentally stimulating activity will do. You don’t try to “teach” anyone else how to be. The most powerful way to teach is through a clear example. Some might say it is the only way.

Saturday, Heart and Crown Chakra + Nurture (Empress) – Feed your heart and you’ll feed your soul at the same time. You’re looking for joy, something that feels creative, fun, activities that speak to the heart and spur your imagination. Follow your heart to strengthen your connection.

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Sunday, Control (Strength) – The only control you have a right to exercise is over yourself. This is a kinda rocky feeling week. If you can get plugged in, open yourself up to possibilities you hadn’t considered in the flow of the week, challenge yourself to direct your responses to the outside world consciously directing your thoughts, and let unpleasant feelings pass. You inspire others not through pressure or persuasion, but through example, clarity and personal knowingness. This keeps you plugged in, that is where true control comes from. It’s a helpful approach in general.

Affirmation: I know who I really am. We’re all made out of the same stuff. Considering how many are feeling, understanding that we are spiritual beings living a physical experience. Knowing we’re all part of the same source energy, it will make harmony, love and healing a whole lot easier.

This forecast features Psychic Tarot for the Heart. If you dig the forecasts, you might like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. Or…Get your private consult on here.