The Devil (and What Choice Has to Do With It)

Ever struggle with a choice? And we think, this way or that? As if that tiny moment in time makes all the difference. It makes no difference at all! None at all.

Any choice we make could work out just fine. Or any choice we make could blow up. Because it’s not the choice itself that matters. It’s the energy flow. It’s how we’re working with the energy that makes all the difference. If you split your energy with worry, self-doubt, anger or other trains of thought, your choice will be messy. If you opt to just do the best you can with it and keep moving, your choices tend to come out cleaner.

With a little perspective and emotional distance, I can see some of the most difficult moments in my life ended up being the most powerful turning points imaginable. They were like shortcuts to sometimes intense transformations.

They sometimes go down easy or they can go down hard. The difference has never been from external circumstances. It’s in how much you choose to struggle with it. It’s how you go about directing your energy surrounding the choice. Sometimes we go kicking and screaming. Sometimes, we just let go and ride the wave.

I like surfing the wave, myself.

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The Devil is Temptation in the Good Tarot, paired here with Clematis from Botanical Inspirations–Intelligence and Mental Beauty.

This combination made me think about the times we feel we’re trapped, but we’re not, really. This happens sometimes when becoming emotionally attached to a particular outcome. This happens when we fight with others to try to tilt the world to fit into our own personal preferences. This happens when we split our energy between what we want and what we don’t.

This week, look at the choices you are making. If you don’t feel like you have a choice, pull back and wait until you can see the choice. You ALWAY have a choice–even if that choice is just about how you view the world.

Be well and peace out to you all.

If you want so help reviewing your own choices, give me a holler.

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The Devil: Who’s Writing Your Story?

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive you will see it. -Thich Nhat Hanh

It doesn’t even require attentiveness–more a temporary reprieve from steeping in whatever’s not “joy and happiness.”

Yes, I know it’s not always that easy. I know the muck sticks. I know the smacks hurt.

I also know, even under the thickest of clouds, there is something worth loving. Make a habit of seeking it out at every opportunity.

Love isn’t something that generates from lovable conditions, lovable people, lovable things. Love is something you carry in your heart. It’s self-generated. And you can shine it in whatever direction you want.

Wherever you shine it, life blossoms and takes on added beauty. Every time.

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If you didn’t already know your cards, you might not recognize “Master” from the Psychic Heart Tarot as the Devil.  He may not look ominous–because he’s not. But he is holding himself in a place of pain, ironically enough to protect himself.

It’s understandable, sure. But how do you think that’s working out?

Notice how there are zero outside forces at play in this picture? The man holds his own heart, imprisoned. He has set the conditions and he’s tending to it all. No one else has the ability to release it for him.

If you need someone to be something in order for you to feel okay, you’re screwed.

You can retreat in an attempt to keep yourself free from hurt, or you can keep your heart open and fully experience all there is to feel.

Bless the hard days and the easy days alike, for they all are a part of the human experience. We do our best with whatever we’ve got going on. And that’s worth appreciating.

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Everyone and everything is part of the evolving, collective story. But it’s key to remember who is writing YOUR story. But you don’t have to think your way through it.

Instead, you feel your way through it. Much easier, more effective and bonus points for being fun, if you do it right.

If you want to write yourself a happy story, look to keeping your heart open, flowing love freely, no matter what story anybody else is writing. This is all that’s required.

I love a happy ending, myself.

 

Armchair Astrology

New Moon in Gemini and Mercury goes retrograde, December 5th. Ho, ho, freakin’ ho! Really, I don’t have much to say about this other than, relax. Let go of any thoughts or ideas that disturb you as there’s a good chance there’s misunderstanding, anyway. Consider this the time the world unkinks itself and retreat as needed.

 

In Other News

I’m still taking orders for 2018 Zodiac Lookahead readings. I’m throwing in a yearly highlights astro report if you want. You get a real-time, mp3 recording to download and save, pictures of your cards and an email summary. If you’d like to get one, shoot me a payment of $50 and for the astrology chart, include birth date, time and location. Include any areas of special interest if you want, and I’ll be sure to include a little extra attention aimed in that direction.

Be well.

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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.

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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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Riding the Waves: Weekly Flow Tarot, Feb 15 -21

Tarot reader observation: LOTS of transition, upheaval and serious change in the air.

And I know from experience, those exceptionally disrupted times, the tide ebbs and flows. There are easier days and harder days. Easier hours and harder hours. And you can’t do squat about those waves, of overwhelm and struggle that sometimes roll in.

You only have control over how you ride the waves.

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This week? Reversed cards tell me it’s not smooth sailing. Lots of Major Arcana, so serious implications to the issues that are active. Most of the cards are supportive and there are a number of friendly influences, but there’s an undeniable edge.  Those waves have a bite to ’em.

Surf’s up, so hop on your board.

Monday, Two of Pentacles rx: Prioritize and drift away from the extraneous or something’s gonna get dropped in the shuffle.

Tuesday, Wheel of Fortune rx: No, everything may not FEEL like it’s going your way, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a blessing in disguise. See the benefits as well as the frustrations and don’t discount what you don’t yet see.

Wednesday, The Hermit: Prescription – quiet time! Downtime, preferably alone, near naturue, in fresh air or in a bath near plants and a candle would be perfect. Meditative activits

Thursday, Two of Cups rx: Another mixed bag day. You could focus on what you like, or what you don’t. Either’s valid. Just use whatever you focus on to help you move forward, you know?

Friday, King of Pentacles rx: Budget your energy. Only spend it with those that add to your life and whom you feel good about sharing it with.

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Saturday, The Lovers: Date night? Date with yourself works! This is an easy-going, in the flow vibe. Use it for joy.

Sunday, Five of Cups: Well ow! Not what we’re hoping to see after happy date night. Feelings of sadness, mourning and loss mayb come to visit…Good day to be kind to yourself and wrap up in some loving feelings, wherever you keep your favorites.

Overview/Advice: The devil reversed. Be aware of what your attached to. Is is serving you? Is it healthy and balanced? Because I certainly appears to be a choice, even if you don’t always recognize the fact. Opportunity this week to free yourself of some weight if you opt along those lines.

Affirmation: I trust my inner wisdom. Listen for the cues. Those are the ones we sometimes dismiss, for lack of trust or energy or desire to make useful changes. Keep doing a gut check, seeing what gives you joy versus what stresses you out when you consider it. Even if you don’t know why–especially if you don’t know why–listen anyway.

 

This week’s forecast features the Cosmic Tarot and Louise Hay’s Affirmation cards. If you dig the forecasts, you might like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives. Get a personal consult here.

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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?

If you dig these Tarot forecasts, check out Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot. This week features the Zombie Tarot, thePsychic Tarot for the Heart and Color Cards.

Get your own consultation, right here.

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!

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Unflinching Self-Honesty: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Aug 3 – 9

The trip were taking right now? It’s totally an inward journey.

Armchair astrology notes (from the student astrologer): We have a huge number of planets retrograde right now, and some asteroids to boot: Venus, Saturn (direct soon), Neptune, Uranus, Pluto, Chiron,  Lilith and Pallas are all on the list. For the non-astrological, retrograde that means those celestial bodies appear to be moving backward from our perspective on Earth. Astrologically, the energy those planets are associated with is turned inward. Without even beginning to unpack what each body means, it’s pretty evident that looking within and what goes on between one’s ears is the focus of this period.

You can expect to be revising lots and lots of issues involving self-worth, your perception of yourself vs. what other people perceive, how you handle love and money, your work ethic and sense of responsibility, what your personal “incurable wound” happens to be, and oh yeah–your dark side. Most of these topics will not come as a surprise, although Neptune retrograde could smack you with a little bit of crazy you carry around that you were unaware of. Because Neptune can be kind of a jerk like that. But we forgive him because he’s really fun at parties.

So with that in mind, the forecast this week outlines a course of self-examination. My apologies in advance to those not a fan of mirrors. However, the tools you’ll be receiving courtesy the retrograde action, the nuggets of wisdom and information that surface for you, are perfectly suited to the task at hand.

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Monday, Fertility – The Empress: The mind is alive with possibilities. The Empress is crackling with inspiration and it’s a heady, exciting stream of potential unfolding. But remember that while the energy of the Empress is very pleasant, it’s far from promising outcomes. Fertility is not birth; it’s the potential for birth. Big difference! Take notes on inspirations because they may quickly slip away. The strongest of the lot can be fleshed out and made real.

Tuesday, Temptation – The Devil: It’s easier to keep doing what you’ve always done, the way you’ve always done it, than to break outside your comfort zone. Recognize the difference between “cannot” and “don’t choose to,” because it’s a sizable and relevant distinction. There’s an urge to remain in a rut, but the rut has a price. This would be a great day to follow up on some of yesterday’s inspiration, with a special awareness of what’s held you back in the past. ‘Cause guess what? It probably still does, in some form.

Wednesday, Light – The Sun: Ah, the Sun shines! The Sun always advises being true to ourselves–albeit our best selves. Identity isn’t up for a vote. We’re being called to step a little further out of hiding to express our hearts’ true desires in a genuine, unconditional manner. What makes you unique? What brings you joy? What do you truly believe and feel? Let THAT out today, without concern for popular opinion on what’s important. It’s about being you today.

Thursday, Accelerated Motion – Eight of Wands: Movement! Clear, quick and decisive movement. If you’ve been waiting on signs, it’s the day to look for them. But somehow, I suspect you won’t have to look very hard. Potential for head smacks in the “signs” category.

Friday, Firm Foundation – Four of Pentacles: Go back to basics and review. Look at the underlying structures of whatever you have under consideration now to see if they hold strong. Differentiate between irrationally founded fears and legitimate structural flaws in your plans. A sense of stability and security is your gift for doing this work.

Saturday, Shadow – The Moon: The other side of the Sun, far less popular but just as important. The Moon shows us our own shadow side. It’s here we face the parts of ourselves that we don’t want acknowledge, even to ourselves. In that knowledge, however, is prectious gifts. If you fail to own up to your shadow and deal with it directly, you’ll be dealing with it via a string of life circumstances over and over again, thoughtfully providing a canvas for projecting the most hated aspects of yourself…until you “get it” or die, whichever comes first. Understanding who you really are, the not-so-pretty as well as the sunshine and roses bits, grants immense power. Today, there’s a good chance you’ll run into some of that shadow. It may not be welcome, but it will unquestionably be useful. Heads up.

Sunday, Spiritual Union – Two of Cups: Here is the payoff for acknowledging that shadow! The light and the dark meet and become integrated. Without both light and shadow, it’s like the soul has a limp, you know? But with it, we have a complete picture. We can work with the whole of who we truly are. We can love even those parts of ourselves we don’t especially like. By loving ourselves unconditionally, we are better poised to see how our shadow side has functioned to serve and protect us. Maybe some of these traits have outlived their usefulness or need to be adjusted, but we’ll never know if keep our eyes tightly closed. Great time to exercise gratitude and generosity–especially aimed right in the mirror.

Overview/Advice – Disruption – Tower reversed: In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the second week in the row we got this card, reversed, in the position for advice. Tarot stutters! So I’ll echo the themes of last week again. Look to establish routines that provide predictability and comfort. Minimize disruption. Honor your physical needs and protect yourself from emotional drains. Prioritize the tasks of daily living and show up. Good food, adequate rest, downtime, loving companions and everyday rituals carry you through stressful times. Make your week as “normal” as you can, with whatever life is tossing out at you in the process and you’ll be at your best to manage.

Affirmation, Archangel Michael: Remember who you are. “You are a powerful, loving, and creative child of God. You are very loved.” This affirmation isn’t about taking a poll on who you should be, or pretending you’re already and completely who you want to be. Remember who you ARE. If you do want to be different, fair enough. By taking responsibility, you put yourself in the driver’s seat. Don’t sit in the backseat for you life! Being yourself is your birthright, so do that. Striving for better is laudable, but you cannot define “better” without acknowledging the now.

And the second part of that affirmation – “You are a powerful, loving and creative child of God. You are very loved.” What about that?

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You are okay, right now. You are exactly where you are supposed to be, right this minute. Does that mean that you don’t want to grow? Hell no! But it means you can love and accept yourself honestly, fully and completely today. Doing so allows you to be more, tomorrow.

Are you feeling this rolling in?

If you enjoy Dixie’s columns, you may be interested in her book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This weekly forecast uses the Psychic Tarot Oracle. Personal consultations are available.

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