Solutions vs. Blame: Tarot Forecast, Nov. 16 – 22, 2015

“Wise people seek solutions; The ignorant only cast blame.” -Tao Te Ching

Thor the Warrior Kitten is not having any of what I’m serving this week. He looks like he’s laying blame, but I suspect his solution is for me to leave him alone.

Hurt feelings are on my mind this week. Who did what, who said what, who can be trusted and who cannot?  Maybe it’s leftover from the Scorpio new moon? I don’t know. But tender feelings and frustrations are on my radar.

I don’t dig the place that line of thinking can take me sometimes. Doesn’t mean I always catch myself before I go there, but I always feel kind of crummy about it once I’m there. Every human being alive has been wronged–and wronged others. Ugly side effect of imperfection. So why do we get all obsessive about one or the other side of that equation? The Guilt Trip Express just never arrives at a lovely destination.

If you find yourself hopping on the “how dare they” train, ask yourself, “Does it accomplish anything?” Because we have a finite amount of energy. I’d rather expend mine on moving forward than looking back.

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Next week, it looks like we’ll have some opportunity to put such resolutions to the test. I’m seeing themes surrounding allies and enemies, blame and solutions.

Monday, Judgement Reversed: Who’s at fault? Don’t know. Don’t care. What matters today is fixing it. Take care of business and do what needs to be done. The laundry list of blame can be filled out another day if it’s even helpful at all. Priorities here are functional and pragmatic: damage control, moving forward, what comes next.

Tuesday, Ace of Wands: Do what you can accomplish on your own, even if it’s just a little start. It’s a move in the right direction. Creative spark can steer you toward some interesting solutions if you’re open to the possibilities.

Wednesday, Page of Swords: Be clear with your words to make sure your messages are heard. Say what you mean and all that. Boundaries are helpful. Do be aware of feelings–this guy can blurt at times. But still, don’t sacrifice the primary meaning by putting too many frills on the message. Kind, clear and matter-of-fact should work.

Thursday, Ten of Swords: Ouch. That’s all, just ouch…Okay. Deception can come to light. I’m getting this like overhearing what was supposed to be a candid comment and it’s upsetting, not consistent with your previous understanding.

Friday, Eight of Wands Reversed: Confusing day. Chaotic, mixed signals, crossed wires. Ground and regroup as required!

Saturday, The Lovers: Seek comfort in the arms of another! Or at least in the company of those in tune with YOU. And hey, if that’s a party of one, so be it!

Sunday, King of Cups Reversed: Keep emotional floodgates locked down, lest you overreact. Feelings are not right or wrong. They just are. But post-meltdown regret can be very real. Reign it in, or nap it out.

Overview/Advice, Strength: Okay, this is encouraging! It doesn’t take superhuman effort to stay on course this week. Just steady, guided pressure. You CAN do it. You merely need to remain fully present and aware. If you stay on top of yourself, the week will not get out of hand.

Affirmation: Don’t fall in love with ideas. The same would go for perceptions, stories, worldviews, ideology, hero status, victim status, and  miscellaneous convictions. Consider your “knowledge” a working theory and you’re on track. Be OPEN to what there is to see.

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Anybody else have hurt feelings on their mind?

This week’s forecast features the Morgan Greer Tarot and the Creative Whack Pack. If you dig the forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s book. And you can always get yourself a private and personalized consultation.

Lovingly Uncompromising. Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct. 26 – Nov 1, 2016

Thor the Warrior Kitten just has a knack for finding the center of action. 

I really hope y’all are not getting sick of kitten pictures with the weekly cards. He’s not a seasoned enough reader to help much yet, but his heart is in it.

And the heart is totally the star of the show next week. So there you go!

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You now that space in time where you know in your heart something you really want to do, something that is important and meaningful to you but it’s scary? It’s like…putting yourself out there, naked. Not your image. Not your mirage. But YOU, the real you?

It could be something little or something big, from anyone else’s perspective. But it’s a big deal to you, it lives in your soul, a dream that’s itching to break free from the world of ideas into the world of manifest reality.

Maybe you wonder…What if everybody laughed, and not in a good way? What if I fail? What if my closely held dream turned to dust instead of reality? What would I hold onto then?

It won’t always work out. But reaching out in the direction of your heart? Never, ever a mistake.

We’ve got several Major Arcana on deck this week and a notable preponderance of Wands – so action is favored with the understanding that action will have lasting impact. You ready?

Tarot_8_StrengthMonday, Just Breathe, Strength: The topical card of “Just Breathe” suggests anxiety but better, a way to address it. Few actions ground better than breathing. And to pair it with the Strength card is a perfect match. One wonderful thing about the Strength card is that it’s universally accessible energy. You don’t have to have some kind of superhuman power to access it. The traditional version shows a woman taming a lion with little more than her infinite patience and purity of heart to keep her on track. If you’re feeling hit here, or have an obstacle to overcome–go right to the core of the matter with gentle, steady attention. Maintaining boundaries and especially not getting flustered will serve you well.

Tuesday, Change Your Focus, The World: What really counts? This is a big-picture day. Let small annoyances roll off your back and focus instead on your responsibility for the final outcome. You have the mastery you need at your disposal. Grownups earn paychecks. Be dependable. Happy Full Moon in Taurus–what are you releasing?

Wednesday, Trust, Ace of Wands: Let joy be your guide today. The project that gets you excited? The thought that quickens your pulse and gets your blood pumping? That is where you direct your feet. Take a specific, concrete action, however humble, in the direction of your passion. Trust yourself. (Ouch–Tarot is looking at me again!)

Thursday, Dreams Coming True/Solar Plexus Chakra, Knight of Cups: There is power to manifest in your emotional state. To work it, it’s vital to maintain appropriate boundaries. Your feelings may be intense, but in flux right now. Don’t allow anyone else to step on your dreams in this state, okay? You are in the process of figuring out your own feelings. Don’t let somebody else overrule your process here.

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Friday, Love, Four of Wands: Activate the circle of love–contact your best buddies, spend time with your family of freaks, or otherwise invoke the sacred space of the heart today. I don’t care who or how you go about it. Be creative if you need to. But we’re looking to generate a combination of safe space and combine it with warm, loving kindness.

Saturday, Manifest, Seven of Wands: This has a very “march to your own drummer” kind of vibe. Take the risk if (and only if) it’s authentically YOU, your energy, your heart you’re putting out there. That’s a little scary, I know. Far scarier than being a copy of someone else. But this is how you create and hone your authentic life. This is how you make it real!

Sunday, Love Abounds, The Fool: Another heart-centered day. I’m loving all the love here! Approach all with a completely open mind. Look, listen, learn and soak up all that you can. Just do it from a loving space. That love is like a layer of armor; it will keep you safe today.

Overview/Advice, Rebuild, The Devil: Where have you over-indulged? What options have you taken off the table? Because that’s where you need to clean house this week. This card suggests letting go of something that’s been a stumbling block, a barrier between you and fulfilling your purpose. With a full moon in Taurus, I wouldn’t be surprised if some habits of overindulgence or plain, old-fashioned stubbornness are in focus. The Devil suggests an element of collusion, your personal cooperation in creating said situation. So let’s all put on our grown-up pants this week, look at the big picture and be the person we aspire to be. Authentic. Real. Passionate–but still responsible. If we’re going to stick to our guns, let’s be properly armed here. Only do what you can legitimately answer for, but be sure you do what you know, deep down, to be right. Remain steeped in love and the kindness will soften any rough edges.

Affirmation: Magenta – Connect to Your Deepest Inner Knowing. That’s a pretty good, all purpose affirmation. But the second part is implied here, filled in by the rest of the forecast. ACT on your deepest inner knowing. What good is having a connection to it if you don’t do anything with the connection?

I cannot promise you things will always turn out pretty. Believe me, I’m acutely aware of that fact. Life has plenty of pain. I think of pain as a sort of currency, the price we pay for loving, for learning, just for giving a damn, you know? I refuse to waste pain, so I end up having bought a lot for mine. And if the price of chasing my dreams is a skinned ego? Well, I’m ready and willing to pay it.

Because I’m not willing to leave this material plane not having lived every bit of life coming to me!

How about you? Do you have a dream you’re ready to get underway?

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Tarot_0_The_Foolp.s. The Tarot class is getting underway this week! I’ve sent email to everybody who has filled out the survey so if you haven’t gotten yours, check your spam to make sure it wasn’t eaten. If you would like to join us, there is still room. It’s specifically tailored to the interests of the class, affordable, and I’m dedicated to making it both fun and enlightening for everybody in attendance. I’m really looking forward to this. So join us already!

Wear Gloves. Weekly Tarot Forecast, September 14 – 20

Thor Kitten is wondering, “How you doing with this eclipse stuff?” Because it’s edgy out there!

When I used to work in detox, my supervisor had a really simple rule: “If it’s wet and it’s not yours, don’t touch it. Wear gloves.”

While that approach would pretty much always serve you well, looking at the emotional tone of the coming week, that came to mind.

If it’s messy and it’s not yours, don’t touch it. Wear gloves – keep your distance and perspective. Clean that psychic grime off you and stay meticulous in your own habits. Because we’ve each got plenty to manage. No need catching something from somebody else!

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I hate to say this, but it looks like a really uncomfortable week on a number of levels. Potential for freak-outs or breakdowns especially at the end of the week, although in light of the fact we just finished an eclipse, this would be expected. Lots of Swords and a hunk of Pentacles, with just one bit of detached Cup energy to end the week. So expect some conflict, confusion and practical matters going awry. But hey, we can do this! Let’s hit it day by day and see how to navigate, shall we?

Monday, Seven of Swords reversed: Delusion or denial surfaces – you start to get a sense of what’s been overlooked. Eh, it my book that’s a good thing but it can be kind of sucky at the time. Just allow it to surface and know, what needs to happen is happening.

Tuesday, Seven of Pentacles: A little planning here, a little planting there. Long range perspective is great but understand, things don’t always go as we hope. Just do the best you can with what you’ve got to work with. This is a “crossing things off your list” and appreciating what you’ve done so far day. Good, we can use that!

Wednesday, Page of Pentacles: Messages come through. Trust your ability to understand them, but double check details and keep your wits about you. Mercury is going retrograde (which you’ve probably already noticed –it’s been a hell of a shadow). There feels like a lot of between-the-lines hitting today. So note it but keep doing your job.

Thursday,  Strength reversed: Routine and consistency is in short supply. Frayed nerves. Make sure your own shelves are full of consistency, and order an extra side of patience because there may not be enough to go around. If it’s not yours, don’t touch it and make it yours. Keep on those gloves!

Friday, Ten of Swords: Whoa – who is unraveling at the seams here? Hope it’s not you! Overwhelm, potential overreactions and freak outs. Don’t let it get that far, okay? Not that you control everybody but you do control YOU. Hearken back to your routine, stay on task and keep a fresh pair of gloves handy.

Saturday, Four of Pentacles reversed: Work on eliminating unnecessary anxiety and eradicating worry with backup planning. This is partially a recovery from the energy of Friday. We’re looking to stabilize here. Stay on task for your issues and don’t be distracted by anybody else’s, okay?

Sunday, Eight of Cups: A day of release. Walk away from what does not matter and let it go. Some distraction might be nice today. Take good care of yourself.

Overview/Advice, Queen of Pentacles reversed: You cannot take care of everyone. Focus first and foremost, on taking care of yourself. Just like they tell you in those flight emergency talks, in case of emergency, you must put on your own mask first. There’s a potential for letting sleep, nutrition, or other self-care issues to slide this week and you need to be bringing your best game. So if in doubt, nap it out!

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Affirmation – Courage: Ariel – “Be courageous and stand up for your beliefs.” No matter who is dropping what bomb around you, there is always the choice to do what you believe to be right. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s harder, but it’s a really simple test. Act true to your beliefs. Then even if something doesn’t go as planned, you can feel okay about it. My personal rule of thumb is never to do something in private that I’d be uncomfortable about becoming public. That’s served me well. Stay focused on YOU this week, stay true to you, and you’ll be in the best position to weather the post-eclipse storm and get the healing you need to out of the whole shebang. Good luck!!

How you doing out there?!

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This week’s forecast features the Pagan Cat Tarot and Archangel Oracle Cards.

Mind Those Toes: Weekly Tarot Forecast, May 18 – 24

When I offer help or advice, I have a standard practice of intention: I send it with sincere goodwill, and then consciously look to release the outcome. I’m not always successful or perfect in this practice, but it’s my goal.

I want to never feel angry about how my help is utilized…or not. Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Sometimes, I have to remind myself: not my life, not my business. It’s my choice how much energy I offer up and it should only be energy I can afford to spare. My job is to send it off with love and the best of intentions, and let it go, trusting the universe will send it wherever it needs to go.

It’s the intention, the good will and positive mojo that goes out from my heart that’s the real gift. The rest is just window dressing.

That’s the vibe around this coming week – mind your business and let others mind theirs, but with love. Do what you can for your fellow humans, yes, of course! But continue walking your own path at the same time. Otherwise, we’re liable to get some sore feet from stepping on one another’s toes!

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Since we’re starting another Mercury retro (ugh!) AND a lot of folks are getting hammered out there, I thought I’d cheer up the place with the also-retro Housewives Tarot. I pulled a couple weeks ahead too, and was shocked by the number of repeat cards we got over the next few weeks.

This shouldn’t surprise me. Literal retrograde is literal.

I was also not really expecting this lineup. We’ve got some major arcana in there (big happenings), and plenty of cups (emotion) with a few swords (conflict and reason) thrown in. Maybe it sounds bad, but that Nine of Cups to start out the week really shocked me. Folks have been getting a little battered lately, so I didn’t expect–but totally welcome–the good news. Although it’s not all sunshine and roses the next week, it’s only slightly bipolar. Ha!

Monday – Nine of Cups: Expect good news, to get a bit of relief, or just some really pleasant interaction today. Monday looks like a gift. Don’t forget to say, “Thank you!”

Tuesday – Strength inverted: You’ve got what it takes to get the job done, but you may not feel it today. Sidestep any temptation to be short-tempered or pushy about getting your way. A steady, gentle approach is required, but you may have to step back in order to achieve that. A time-out when you start to feel stressed-out is a great coping mechanism.

Wednesday – The Star: Another “up” day! Expect some acknowledgement and encouragement today. Yay!

Thursday – Seven of Cups: Don’t go getting the big head after yesterday’s blue ribbon, man. Empty flattery may make it’s way to your ears today. Don’t act on something just because you’d like to believe the press here. Wait for the backup facts to emerge naturally. Truth bears out and stands on it’s own accord.

Friday – Four of Swords: Make it a light schedule or take off early if you can. A little chill time does a world of good. Spa night? Netflix binge? Hot bath, glass of wine and a good book? It’s all good. Self-care rules today.

Saturday – Two of Wands: Take care of business, right off the bat if you can. Putting off until later isn’t the best option if you don’t want to be scrambling. Leave plenty of lead time and do your chores in the morning for a more relaxed and less hectic afternoon and evening. You’ll be glad you did.

Sunday – King of Swords: It would be a super day to pencil in a schedule for the coming week, or at least a loose goal list. Extra effort into tracking the details of what you’ve got going is effort well spent.  Prep now to make the coming week easier on yourself. Do not over-commit; it’s a time for streamlining, as opposed to expanding, that to-do list.

Overview/Advice, Triumph – Two of Cups inverted: Your direction has to be your own. Understand people who love you sometimes get frustrated, when you don’t make the decisions they would. Perfectly natural. But your choices need to come from your heart, not your partners’ or friends’ heart. You’ve got one job here: being yourself with total integrity. You have the perfect qualifications. Use them!

Affirmation: All my relationships are harmonious. At first blush, this affirmation almost seems contradictory with the overview above, but it’s not. Relationships are most likely to be harmonious when your thoughts, deeds and values align. If you’re engaged enough with your own life, you have less need to live the lives of others (through unsolicited advice or immersion in extraneous drama). The secret is making your own decisions and for everyone else? Love and let go, love and let go. It’s a profound act of respect not to try to micromanage loved ones’ lives.

You feeling the urge to step on some toes? Is anybody stepping on yours?

 P.S. Thanks to everyone who got a Zodiac reading. They are really going well, so I’ll keep the special running until I get around to adding them to the consult page. I will definitely be adding them in the regular offerings though. But for now, my disorganization is your opportunity for savings.

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?

 

Old-School Ethics – Weekly Tarot Forecast, Mar 23 – 29

So how has this eclispsey astro-weather been treating you? I’ve been feeling a heightened emotionality all around…the vibrational air seems literally saturated with emotion, both personally and in the group consciousness. But this one didn’t kick my ass in my personal sphere as much as some do. Thank goodness! I did pull out my moldavite necklace just in case though. I always wear moldavite around eclipses, so if I get blindsided with a smack, I can move on quickly…it’s helped so much with that.

Looking at the week ahead, I’m struck by the number of Major Arcana cards here. It has a punch! I’d also very much advise to make all decisions this week with an eye towards your core values, sustainability, and what you want for the long haul. It’s not a good time to be taking shortcuts of any type, nor cutting corners, fudging or lying. Those that don’t play it straight Monday may get a slap come the end of the week. By the weekend, you’ll likely see the wisdom of the old-school, do-it-the-right-way orientation.

Monday –  Temptation (The Devil): Make absolutely the same moves in private (nobody would ever know), that you would make standing upon a stage in the throes of a genuine “YouTube moment.” This approach is the best insurance, not only against future embarrassment, but also against darkening of the soul. You DO have a choice. Exercise it. It buys freedom.

Tuesday –  Power (Strength): Gentle, steady, and unshakable could be a great mantra today. You have what you need inside of you, so call upon it.

Wednesday –  Patience & Planning (Seven of Pentacles): Take your steps today with the long haul and delayed gratification in mind. The future has this sometimes inconvenient way of showing up one day. When it does, you’ll be glad you made the right choices along the way.

Thursday –  Rejoice in Celebration (Three of Cups) : Connect with your people and feel grateful for the good in your life. No matter what your life, there is always some good.

Friday –  Truth (Judgment): This is a balanced, unbiased accounting. It’s not about reward or punishment so much as objectivity and understanding. You may have opportunity to be glad about how you behaved earlier this week. Ha!

Saturday –  Positive Movement Forward (Eight of Pentacles): Seeing progress is always a relief. You may not be where you want to be. (So few of us are.) But it’s still very important—perhaps more important—to recognize and appreciate the milestones along the way in such circumstance.

Sunday –  Prosperity Begins (Ace of Pentacles): The seeds you’ve planted are preparing to sprout. Yay for sprouted seeds!

Advice/Overview –  Wisdom (The Hierophant): Go old-school. Do what you know is right this week, according to tradition, how you were raised, what you were taught by the teachers you honor and respect, following the advice of those who have gone before. This tried-and-true approach is what’s required.

Affirmation –  Plum, Overcome Your Challenges: Sometimes, doing the right thing is hard. Heck, sometimes even knowing the right thing is hard. And by “the right thing” I don’t mean the objectively single best decision in any given circumstance. I mean making the choice where your heart, your head and your spirit remain in alignment.

This is a week we’ll have hills to climb and distractions to overcome. There is a potential to get derailed. But if you stay on task and remember not only what you’re trying to do, but WHO YOU ARE and what you want to be about, you’re on course for making some headway. Stay true to yourself out there!

How’s your week looking?

 

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