Seeing What You Believe: Tarot Forecast, Nov 21 – 27

I used to work graveyard shift, in a data processing office.  I liked the quiet of it. There’s a certain peacefulness about empty cubicles and dimmed light.

One night, my boss wasn’t coming in. So it fell upon me to run the daily backup. This task was a big deal, getting it done properly and on time. I’d had only a quickie, 1-off training and I was insecure about screwing it up.

My boss was going to be available via phone during the process and repeatedly encouraged me to call her if I had questions. Which I did! But with just a few pointers along the way, I got it done and daily backup went off without hitch. Yay!

So you can imagine I was just a smidge taken aback the next day to hear my boss loudly and liberally complaining. About what?

How many phone calls she fielded from me.

Whaaaaaa?!?!

I was beyond pissed.

It’s funny now, but man, then? Whew.

Back then, I didn’t understand that it had nothing whatsoever to do with ME.

It never does, because it cannot. By definition, what other people do represents their own perspective, drives and needs. We cannot see from another’s eyes nor walk in their moccasins, so we don’t know for sure what motivates them. People generally do what they do because they believe it is best for them. And we may understand a fraction of their process for getting there if that much–or think we do.

The funny thing is, when I remember this night, I see different things at different points in my life, too. My perspective has changed, which changes the meaning of the incident to me. One can only see through their own eyes; the range of color visible is completely determined by beliefs.

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This week is a lot like that.

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Lots of inverted cards. Life is going to be moving a little slower than most of us would prefer. Doesn’t mean nothing is happening, only that you have to take your time and work your way through, patiently. Know that the superficial appearances do not necessarily represent a greater reality. Withhold judgement.

I know, I know.

But it will keep you out of trouble, honest.

Monday, Justice: Be fair, be balanced, and weigh out the facts. Take your time to make sure all is fair, and don’t expect unfair advantage for yourself or capitulate to demands of others for unfair advantage. Fair, fair, fair! All things must remain even-handed for the best possible outcome.

Tuesday, Ace of Pentacles rx: Trouble getting going–starting the car, hearing your alarm, waking up, getting a new project underway? Just part of the vibe today. Take it slow and easy. Determination is fine, but don’t get frustrated if it takes two or three shots at the basket to get the ball through the hoop.

Wednesday, Strength rx: Feeling tone similar to yesterday. Impatience or potential tendency to give up. Like when you are a crocheter, and you mess up, you may have to undo and redo, trying more than once to get the hang of up. Don’t throw up your hands and give up! Relax a bit. Acknowledge yes, give yourself some space, and come back to it later for a better result. You’ll get it eventually.

Thursday, Five of Wands rx: Don’t fight! This is the battle card. Reversed, I’d advise you to choose your battles and know, most are not worth fighting. Politics, for example, would be best left off the Thanksgiving menu. Look for the kindness and thoughtfulness and positive qualities of the people in your vicinity and ignore the rest and you’ll have a good day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nine of Pentacles rx: Some knowledge is eluding you due lack of emotional readiness. You may be hearing part of the story, some of the facts are not being included. Just let situations ride without having to draw conclusions this red hot minute. It will work out better that way.

Saturday, Four of Swords rx: Difficulty relaxing and possibility that folks are wound up. Get the fact this is an emotional event, not an outer reality event. If you’re focusing on the spot on the carpet instead of the rest of the (very clean carpet), your experience will be dominated by the spot, not the nice bits. Be aware of the power of your focus.

Sunday, Eight of Pentacles rx: You may not complete all your plans for this time period. Some things may not work just so. That’s okay! Do what you can and realize it’s not the end of the world. Shuffle around what doesn’t get completed. Schedule light, and save some time for something encouraging.

Overview/Advice, Seven of Cups: A cautionary tale, the moral of which you don’t know what you don’t know. Things are not always as they seem. The feel around this entire week is that deliberate, conscious action, focusing on what you want to see and dismissing what you dislike, and allowing things to play out is the best course. Some things are just not as the initially appear, both on a personal level as well as collective level. Reserve judgement. And I wouldn’t be running my mouth about controversial topics lest I end up eating those words later.

Affirmation: I prosper wherever I turn. If you want to be more prosperous as most do, start looking for what is already going well. Many times people looking for more whatever in their lives, we begin focusing on what makes us want that prosperity–the lack! Start looking for what is already working to turn up the FEELING of prosperity. Don’t bother taking score, but look for ways you can feel it now, turning up appreciation. This is how you attract prosperity from multiple directions.

Have you noticed seeing what you believe?

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

Picking Perspective: Tarot Forecast, Nov 7 – Nov 13, 2016

One of my websites was a mess. I set about to fix it last night and it took me…I dunno. Six hours? Eight hours? Something like that. A tedious process, one page, one post at a time.

But I’m not looking for sympathy.

I could have easily gotten mad about the update that broke my site. Or cussed the developers and sent them nasty emails and social media complaints insisting they fix what they broke. The thought did cross my mind. I felt that decision point acutely, once I realized what was going on. Be upset or just dig in and do it?

Truth or not, blame wasn’t going to fix my mess, and it certainly wasn’t going to make me feel any better. Blame feels lousy–and powerless. The only thing that was going to fix my mess was me! And it could be hard–I could angry and upset for the hours I worked on it. Or it could be easy–glad I have the skills and knowledge to figure out what needed to be done and the time to just sit down and do it.

One step, one step, one step at a time. Methodically, clearly, one step at a time. Each step takes us closer.

There are  lot of things in this world like this. Life is messy and sticky and sometimes, kind of ouchy. You know? I use a trivial example but in the big scheme of existence, it’s the same principles holding for issues big or small. Most of the time, fault doesn’t matter. Only desired outcome matters. Only focus matters.

Focus and perspective determine your subjective experience. And we’re damn lucky that’s the case. Because perspective is self-induced and self-directed. Meaning we have control, and the freedom to decide what our experience is going to feel like. This is going to depend entirely on you. And this coming week is kind of like that.

Tarot Forecast Nov 7, 2016

This week? Would be a good idea to be aware of your perspective. We’ve got a mix of suits, with several inverted cards at the beginning of the week. So expect a slowish start, but it is what it is Overall, the questions, “How big a deal is this, really? What can I do to get where I want to be?” will serve you very well here.

Monday, Eight of Swords rx: Those doors that feel closed and locked are not locked and they are only closed because you’ve decided they are. You have options, always. Right here and right now, you have options you have not been seeing. Today, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of those options if you’re open to that. You can make significant and quite perceptible shifts if you take advantage of this window of opportunity. Look for them! Don’t be the only thing standing in your own way, dude.

Tuesday, Three of Cups rx: Some comfort in chitchatting with friends and social communities, but it’s incomplete. Whatever you share, be judicious about it. And be aware of how invested you are in other people’s lives. There is support, but it’s good to always retain status as one’s own guiding light.

Wednesday, Page of Swords rx: If you are signing agreements, read twice. Potential for something “just not quite right” in written material. Also potential for lies to be flitted about. If you can wait to sign an agreement, that would be good. If you cannot, that’s okay; for contract or verbal agreements,  though, double check the particulars.

Thursday, Ten of Swords: Many may be feeling overwhelmed with too much to do, think, handle, or figure out. Too much, too much, too much! Pace yourself, prioritize and don’t take on too much. And please don’t criticize yourself for being where you are. Just a little at a time, a little at a time, and feel good about every single step. One step at a time.

Friday, Strength: This vibe feels easier and more stable today. To deal with the flavor of yesterday’s energy, Strength suggests a gentle, but persistent approach, a light touch, over and over works well. Don’t go in gangbusters during the time. Deal gently, lightly, easily, confidently, a little and a little and a little and keep going. You’ve got what it takes to manage what you need to. Use a light touch, being persistent. Not insistent, persistent.

Saturday, Seven of Wands rx: Could express this energy as going along with the crowd even though you don’t agree, or as someone going underground with their beliefs and feelings to avoid conflict. It could manifest even as unexpected support for your convictions from quarters you didn’t expect. Just be aware of polarization and don’t hesitate to withdraw and eep your own counsel. Nothing wrong with that.

Sunday, Four of Wands rx: Would rather see it upright, but still a nice card. You can have harmony, a safe and happy place. as long as you don’t insist everyone feels and thinks they way you do. You can have an oasis in the storm but you have to create it yourself and carry it around with you. In other words, it’s built on internal perspective.

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Overview/Advice, Five of Cups rx: Be aware of potential for emotional overreaction and making a much bigger deal of things than they need to be. This is a vibe at large and MAN are we seeing it all over the place!  Take a deep breath (or 100), dial it back and let it play out before declaring the world as we know it has ended. Slow down.

Affirmation: I am willing to let go. There have been times I’ve been convinced things MUST go a certain way because it mattered so much. Sometimes, it did go my way but lots of times, not really. Not even close. And the world somehow didn’t implode. The suffering I felt was directly related to my willingness to let go of what was not within my control and live my own life and not try to fix others’ lives. Even others I loved very, very much. Whether it’s kids, spouse, friends, family, country, or, or, or, whoever it is, the only way it can stay alive and active in your experience is if you focus with thoughts, feelings, etc. The more energy you put into it, the more you attract of a similar feeling tone. If you don’t like it, give it as little attention as possible. Let it go and move on!

How are you doing managing your perspective?

This week’s forecast uses the Gilded Tarot and Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cards. Get more Tarot writing from my book, Everyday Tarot Archives or hit me up for a consult. ~Dix

Now, Now, Now. Unconditionally. Tarot, Sept 12 – 18

Lately, I’ve been looking to be a lot less “conditional.”

We use the word “unconditional” often without really thinking about what it means. It’s because a little automatic–so I’ve been looking to reconnect with the concept.

“Unconditional: not subject to any conditions. Wholehearted, unqualified, unreserved, unlimited, unrestricted,unmitigated, unquestioning;
complete, total, entire, full,absolute, out-and-out, unequivocal.” – Google’s definition

Unconditional happiness. Unconditional love. Unconditional appreciation.

Do you see the freedom in that? Can you get a whiff of it?

I can love everything and everyone! Whether they are nice to me or others or not. I can appreciate the good without condemning what I see as flawed. I can find things to appreciate no matter what the circumstances of my life or anything else.

The bonus bit is that finding your way to an unconditional state of joy and anticipation and appreciation actually puts you into the “sweet spot” for manifesting more pleasing conditions. It moves your personal vibration to match the conditions you like. As long as you don’t stop to take score every two minutes (and match your vibration to “not there yet, not there yet, where is it, not there yet), just revel and roll in the unconditional feelings, you’re on your way!

With the forecast for the coming week, I’d say it’s a great time to practice being less conditional. The week will flow a whole lot smoother and you’re fare better than people who are looking out their windows before deciding how they feel about the energetic weather. Set the tone yourself deliberately, and let life follow your lead.

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This week has a slow motion feel to me, kind of like moving through a heavy mist. Emotions are prominent, so take care of yours by being kind to yourself. Much easier to sidestep outbursts that way–hopefully not your own! (Also? Big emotion doesn’t equal “bad week” to me. It does, however, point to a powerful week. Aim your emotions at what you want instead of what you don’t and let this give your desires a boost towards realization.)

I’d strongly advise you to stay in the present and look for what feels good right NOW. And now, and now and now. Not so much attention wandering off into the future or back into the past. I’m seeing someone hiking up a rocky path, looking down frequently to be sure of their footing. If they were trying to monitor other hikers, see how it wouldn’t be as helpful? Walk your own path. Don’t worry about anybody else’s path. Just yours.

Monday, Six of Swords Rx: You’re moving, even though it’s pretty slow and not completely the direction you’d prefer. Acknowledge the progress, will you? It helps. Even if the progress doesn’t feel directly forward, it is moving and that’s better than stagnation. Line up your energy with where you want to go.

Tuesday, Six of Pentacles Rx: Tendency to assume the worst, about the self or others. Don’t fall for it! It feels a whole lot better to assume the best and it helps you stay on track.

Wednesday, Death:  Not an easy day. Sorry! Death usually speaks to very deep change, where the rotted and broken get rooted out. But it’s often an uncomfortable process. There’s a lot of power in it and it has it’s place in the life cycle. However, may not be your favorite.

Thursday, Seven of Cups: Not all is necessarily how it appears on the surface. Time will flesh out the details (read: accurate details) so just take it slow and easy, slow and easy.

Friday, Ten of Cups Rx: You can see the same scene, looking at what bothers you or looking at what fills your heart. Totally different experiences, right there. You probably know where my vote is so just remember, today it’s your vote that counts. Happy eclipse (she says unironically)!

Saturday, Strength Rx: Give it a rest, whatever “it” is. Take the day off from fussing.

Sunday, Eight of Swords: All the limitations are self-imposed. Of course, they always are but they often don’t feel that way.

Overview/Advice: Chariot Rx: Continue to take a light touch and indirect route, of that’s the path of least resistance. Not a week to push, push, push. There’s enough of that going on already! Good time to stay in your own lane, too. Lots of backseat drivers on the road and that’s not helping. Stay aware of your goals, yes, but don’t try to force anything.

Affirmation: Words do not teach. Life experience teaches. Obviously, we cannot talk anyone else into doing what we find right. Hell, we don’t know that for anybody else, anyway. Each of us has one and only one path we have rights to navigate, thank you very much. Look at others in their strength, their connection, and see their ability. You can hold that vision in your heart, solid when the others are not feeling it as much. And you can live your own life, never beating up on yourself for what you didn’t know then or “should have” understood or figured out or whatever. We are where we are where we are and it’s the perfect place for us to be. It has to be perfect, because it is where we are.

Be in the now and be kind there–to others, yes, but first to yourself. That is what makes radiating that kindness outward possible.

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Are you being kind to you?

 

Radiant Rider-Waite® in a Tin for the draw, with affirmation from Abraham-Hicks Well-Being Cards.. Get my book, Everyday Tarot Archives here, or hit me up for a consult. ♥

Easy Does It: Tarot Forecast, Sept 5 – 11, 2016

I’ve been nurturing a new practice of late, looking to lift my personal vibration. Tuning and turning up my connection, you know? Becoming more sure-footed in knowing and consciously, deliberately guiding my emotional state rather than leaving it up to the whims of whatever conditions I’m observing. Fostering a less conditional, more internal brand of happy. Intentionally setting my tone and looking for confirmation of it. As you expect and look for confirmation, it turns it up.

If you do this for a while, you’ll notice things. You’ll begin to see the output of your vibration in what shows up in your life and how smoothly things work out. Not everything shows up in the form you’d want–but “problems” become far less problematic and more just part of the road. Less emergency, more Universa- GPS reroute. More faith and more knowing, it IS all alright, always.

We’re all always on the path but sometimes? The Universe provides us a shortcut through some muck. But it doesn’t mean we’re not still traveling.

Hold in your mind the image of a feather, slowly drifting to and fro from the sky. The feather floats this way and that, based on how the breeze is blowing. If you want that feather, you can either watch and lightly wait for it to land. Or you can try to chase it down coming in like gangbusters–the faster you run and grasp, the more likely all that motion is going to cause that feather to float the other way and maybe elude you.

EASY does it. Watch the feathers come down softly and then go over and pick it right up. That’s how you handle this week.

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As you might expect in eclipse season during a Mercury retrograde period, there’s a clear sense here of rethinking and reviewing a whole lot. I’d advise a slower pace this week, building in plenty of time to recoup and relax into the flow. This will net much better results than acting out frustrated impulses.

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Monday, Two of Swords: Take your time as you move forward today, and don’t speak or act on a decision until you have a clear, emotional indication of which route to go. Meaning, make the choice that gives you the most positive emotion as you’re mulling it over. The energy you bring into the decision will carry through to the results.

Tuesday, Six of Pentacles: This is a great time for generosity–even (especially) the kind that doesn’t require you cracking open your wallet. Give freely of good intention, benefits of the doubt for all, assuming the best, and taking nothing but love “personally.” This advice works best when applied from the inside first, going out. Start in the mirror and then share, share, share the good will.

Wednesday, Six of Swords: Possibly tired and a bit worn down, we’re still getting where we’ve intended to go.  You job is to just keep doing what you’re doing and take good care of yourself in the process. Anything that makes you laugh is particularly potent medicine right now.

Thursday, Justice Rx: Be aware the inclination to get all wrapped up in what’s “fair” and “right” and “should be” today. Honestly? It may cross your brain more than once, but pretty much nobody sports righteous indignation gracefully. It’s just not that graceful and it usually feels pretty crummy. Don’t look to re-calibrate the world and try to force others to fit into your idea of balanced and rightness. Recalibrate yourself, get your own bearings and stay solidly rooted in your own energy. The balance needed is within, always.

Friday, Eight of Cups: In this, some may see sadness or not caring anymore. Me? I see freedom, big and bold freedom. There’s been an undercurrent of bother this week about how the rest of the world is not doing as it “should” and therefore, it somehow falls upon our shoulders to set the world straight. That’s a futile and ugly endeavor if ever I saw it. A sweet release of all this baggage makes it so much easier to just BE who you want to be without bothering about whether the rest of the world is who you want them to be. You know? With that approach, you can continue on your own journey unimpeded by baggage that is not of your packing.

Saturday, Ace of Swords Rx: Less thinking, more feeling. Less talking, more listening. Less planning, more adapting. FEEL your way through today.

Sunday, High Priestess: Make sure you give yourself a chance to plug in and feel good! Imagination and visualizations are especially powerful right now. Get yourself in a good-feeling place and play with ideas of what you’d like to manifest in your life. Then allow inspirations to come as they will over the next few days. Quiet downtime, nature breaks and naps are all potential sources of wonderful inspiration.

Overview/Advice, Page of Pentacles Rx, Strength: Strength popped out of the deck before I started to throw cards, so I added her as a modifier to the advice section. This is a perfect combination for Mercury retrograde, when plans and communications tend to go a bit wonky. Gentle, persistent patience is what’s required this week! A light touch, but coming back to double check all that’s important to you. Understand you may have to do and redo a little here and there, so expect it and remain calm throughout. That will get you there.

20160904_123044_HDRAffirmation: I can create my world as I choose. I know, I know. “Why would I create this?” That’s what some would ask.

No matter what your situation, how you look at it–how you think about it and hence, how you come to feel about it–completely determines the emotional tone of the experience. If a thousand people share an experience of the same event, there will be a thousand and two different experiences of that event. (A couple are gonna be wafflers, man.) Your emotional experiences are INTERNAL, not asserted upon you from the outside world. And that is how you begin to create your world as you choose it. Funny thing about that, though. As you line up the energy to experience what you’ve got in the best, most optimistic way that you can? The external circumstances begin to line up to match.

How you doing out there?

Radiant Rider-Waite® in a Tin for the draw this week, punctuated by Abraham-Hicks Well-Being Cards.. Get my book, Everyday Tarot Archives here, or hit me up for a consult. ♥

Ground and Center: Weekly Tarot, Aug. 15 -21

For many years, I’ve felt like my life worked out pretty well, overall. But never, ever on my timetable! It seemed the harder I wanted something–unless it hit the point of overwhelming desire–the less likely it was to show up for me.

Of course, we tend to notice that dynamic most on subjects where we’re not where we’d like to be. The ones we are? Kinda taken for granted.

But a funny thing about that. Sometimes, when I’d eventually just forget about it and give up? What I was wanting showed up. Once I was able to set aside the worry and fuss and thinking, thinking, thinking about all of it, sometimes it would work out in the background. The Universe appeared to be on it, as soon as I’d get out of the way.

This week? Leave the heavy lifting to the Universe so that life can just unfold as it will. Your job is to manage your own emotional state. Ground and center, yo.

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The first thing that jumps out about this week is the number of inverted cards. Typically, a spread with this many reversals is going to point to a sluggishly moving week. We’ve got a mix of Tarot suits, so no one elemental energy predominates. Most of the cards showing up are not super uncomfortable energies as far as that goes, but they will be partial, slowish, or otherwise less than forthright in their manifestation. That’s fine, though. The big thing is that you stay centered throughout, not tossing this way and that due to what’s going on circumstantially. Because if you can get your center no matter the situation? You’ve got it made!

Monday, Nine of Swords rx: Anxiety letting up a little today. Take any openings here and run with them by consciously soothing yourself and directing your thoughts from anxious spirals to more comforting territory. Sometimes we worry as if the act itself will somehow prevent disaster when it’s pretty much the opposite. When we vibrate disaster, it has an uncanny way of finding us.

Tuesday, Ten of Pentacles: Solid money day; great time to reconnect with your “heart family.” Feeling at home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html and making space to feel appreciation for what “home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html” means to you turns this lovely vibe up. Good food, also highly recommended!

Wednesday, Page of Wands rx: One step at at time still counts. In fact, it’s the surest way to keep moving ahead. Making peace with where you’re at is not the same thing as condemning yourself to an eternity right there. It’s actually the first step in moving ahead.

Thursday, Justice rx: Ground and center, ground and center, ground and center. It feels like a whirlwind outside. I’m seeing storms brewing outside the door of your little cabin. Get yourself inside! Separate from disruptive people, places and situations to the best of your ability–either literally or in terms of the attention you pay–and hunker down in your own happy place. Ground and center.

Friday, Strength rx: You may doubt your own abilities, but that doesn’t mean those doubts are accurate. Focus on thoughts that enhance your feeling of self-confidence.

Saturday, Nine of Cups rx: Don’t pick out the little thing that’s not exactly to your liking to give attention to. Select all the bigger things that are! You always have a choice in how you feel, executable by your selection on what you think about. Just keep reaching for the thoughts that give a little relief from where you are to step your way up the emotional ladder.

Sunday, Five of Cups: Okay, this card is sad. No getting around that–the Five of Cups is a card of loss. It’s not total loss (hence the remaining, standing cups), but it might feel like it in the moment. Keep up your self-care routines and continue edging your way up the emotional ladder by thinking thoughts that comfort you. It gets better.

Overview/Advice, King of Swords rx: Don’t overthink it this week. If it feels good to think about something, that’s reason enough to indulge yourself in those thoughts! If not, that’s reason enough to step back. Let your feelings guide you as much as you can.

Affirmation – Sensitivity, Archangel Haniel: “You are extra-sensitive to energies and emotions right now. Honor yourself and your feelings.”

No feelings are wrong. But some are certainly more pleasant than others! We can keep reaching for the feelings that feel better by consciously directing our thought processes  A lot of our pain and angst is totally unnecessary. Being sensitive? That’s a wonderful thing. It makes it easier for us to get connected and stay connected and get all those beautiful nudges and urges from our intuitive guidance system and nothing serves us better. But as our sensitivity may be turned up this week, it also means we must be extra mindful of caring for ourselves. Imbalances in energy are amplified under these conditions. So ground and center! And be kind to yourself.

Be well!

This week’s forecast features Legacy of the Divine Tarot and some Doreen Virtue Angel cards. If you dig it, you may like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. Or a personal consult.

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?

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