Fool & King of Swords Rx: Just Enjoy the Ride

I’ve been buying Christmas presents and second-guessing my choices more than I’d like to admit.

I tend to think this week’s advice is pointed at me but I’m sure some of you could use it as well. Ha! So let’s get straight to it.

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This week, the Fool reappears upright to give us our outlook, along with the reversed King of Swords as advice. I like seeing the Fool here! He suggests a lighthearted, engaged sort of week. I would expect the energetic mood to be generally nice (even if Mercury is in retrograde). Maybe it’s that extra time off for the holidays that does it. The inverted King is taking this advice a step further with the suggestion not to overthink things this week.

Now, when I say, “Don’t overthink it,” that usually means one thing: don’t argue against yourself! So often, we get a notion and it feels good. A nice, clean impulse, right? And that lasts about 3 seconds, until the second-guessing and self-doubt sets in.

“Am I being stupid? Will this even work? Is this a bad idea?” And on and on it goes, until what felt like a great idea a minute ago is now the bringer of sure disaster in your head.

Don’t do that to yourself, okay?

I would suggest you alter the script a little to be more supportive of yourself. Know you’ll figure it out as you go. Understand you don’t need all the answers before you start. Give yourself credit for having good ideas. Expect success. Remind yourself of how you always do figure things out and start paving the way for everything to go more smoothly.

People think that forecasting all possible disaster (and then working very hard to avoid it) is how one stays safe and successful and I would argue it’s the opposite. Success comes about most readily from being plugged in and in the flow. That is what makes things easy. The free-flowing intuition comes from quieting the mind, not thinking all the thoughts and figuring out all the permutations of potential so you can navigate.

This week? Take it easy. Consider your life an adventure. Focus on having good EXPERIENCES and worry less about what they all mean. If the experience is pleasant, you’re doing it right. If it’s not, well, you noticed that. The fact it’s not pleasant is your call to adjust. Therefore, you’re still doing it right. You can get use out of whatever it is, so there is no doing it wrong, here.

The trick is making the turn early on. Before you find yourself completely discouraged, shift from disaster to potential for success. I mean, both potentials are always there, right? Feed the one that you want to grow.

This week, actively seek evidence of your plans working. Consider your time on this Earth as a grand adventure, and notice all the fun and wonder there is to see along the way. Shut down the inner “negative Nellie” and give more airplay to the inner cheerleader. Just enjoy the ride and you’ll have a good week!

How is your week going? 

p.s. I haven’t really talked about my Zodiac Year-Ahead readings this year. That’s a forecast for 2019, covering all the astrological houses so pretty much every area of life. The readings are done in an audio MP3 file, with a picture of the cards and you don’t need to know astrology at all. If there is a demand, I’ll offer them again through the end of the year. Just shoot me a payment for $50 and I’ll put you on the list.

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Fool Rx & Page of Cups: Heart-Guided

I’ve been (trying) to make it a practice to be less bothered. About anything and everything, I want to stay as centered as possible. I don’t always make it, but I know I’m getting better because when I don’t? I really feel it more acutely now.

This is very different, by the way, from “agreeing” with everything. I just mean I’m not declaring myself as personally responsible for 1. straightening anything (or anyone) out, or 2. figuring out how to fix crap.

Life is a lot easier without it, you know? It takes practice and sometimes, my mom sensibilities still kick in to warn or meddle just a teensy bit. But overall, I’m really happy with where I’m at with it.

This week, we have the Fool reversed for the week’s outlook and the (Princess) Page of Cups for advice, all from the Star Tarot.

I’m reading the reversed Fool here as a collective tendency to jump to conclusions. Don’t expect much in the way of follow-up questions this coming week: just misunderstanding and emotional reactions to first impressions.

I mean, sure, it doesn’t help that it’s Mercury retrograde at the moment. But it appears people will be seeing what they believe and not the other way around, as we so often claim. Expect very little investigation to be evident before folks go diving into the freaked-out frenzy, and the head-first approach will probably be the norm.

Of course, that doesn’t have to be OUR norm, does it?

For advice, we’re looking to that lovely, heart-connected princess. Let your feelings guide you. If it feels good to approach a subject in a particular way, do it! In reality, that’s the only antidote for this kind of energy and what you’ll find is that if you let your heart guide you, then you’ll get exactly the information you need and want. It serves far better than one would ever realize if they haven’t tried it.

Listen only to the messages of your heart. #OnMyRadar Click To Tweet

Bottom line, here: Nobody else gets to tell you what deserves your attention. Only you can make that call and I’d suggest using the barometer of how it feels to your heart to make the call in a way that works for you.

Are you feeling the rush to judgment out there (and are you managing to sidestep it)?

Want a little help choosing your focus? Give me a holler for a one-on-one.

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Fool and the Blackbird

This song has been looping in my head for the last several days It’s loudest when I first wake up but hits me throughout the day.

“Take these broken wings and learn to fly. All your life…you were only waiting for this moment to arise.” —Blackbird by Paul McCartney

Waiting for this moment to arise…just waiting for THIS moment.

Every experience, wanted or not, helps shape who we are and in the process, turns us into more. We cannot live without expanding. Every moment up to now leads to now.

Now is all there ever is. So love it as much as you can. #OnMyRadar Click To Tweet

Our whole life, we’ve been waiting for this moment–this now–to arise. Now is all there ever is. your sole point of power.

You cannot fully love who you are, now, without acknowledging that which shaped who you are for it’s contribution to defining. No matter what it was like, at the time.

In every problem, the instant it’s perceived, a desire for solution begins forming. The larger and louder the problem, the larger and louder the solution. Without need, improvements aren’t called forth so the two are married from inception: polarities, two ends of the same stick.

You cannot curse the problem that gave life to solution without simultaneously cursing solution that couldn’t have been without the initial problem that’s part of its DNA.

You cannot praise a solution without simultaneously giving thanks for it’s mother, the problem.

And the blackbird is still singing, even in the dead of night.

I want to be singing, too.

Upcoming Week in Tarot

In this rendition of The Fool from the Zombie Tarot, we see the gentleman as Fool archetype going to visit his zombie girlfriend. He knows who she is–in addition to the picnic lunch, he brings her a funeral wreath. Dude does realize she’s a zombie, obviously. And yet, he seems none too worried.

He may not be able to take her home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html to mom and they may have a vulture chaperone. But he’s a happy camper regardless.

He’s very firmly in the now…and just loving it the best he can.

Focusing on problems grows them. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s making the solution larger at the same time.

And focusing on the solutions helps shape it, while bringing the experience to the forefront of your attention.

All roads lead home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html. So you can’t really get it wrong.

I always shoot for what feels best, myself. Because I want to be singing, even if the dead of night.

Are you singing?

(If you want me, you know where to find me.)

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Living the Microcosm: Weekly Tarot, May 1 – 7, 2017

“If you keep telling yourself the exact same stories about this, you’ll keep having the exact same feelings.”

I heard myself saying this to a friend recently. And like most of my best advice, it’s just as (annoyingly) applicable to the me as to the recipient! Maybe moreso, but I’m not gonna quibble either way.

 STORIES matter, whether or not they ever find their way out of our mouths.

We craft and evaluate our own stories according to criteria that is better at keeping us stuck than moving us upward and onward. We try to accurately capture the feelings at the time, deepening that emotional groove with each recounting. We list and weigh facts as objectively as we can muster. We may look to persuade, presenting our cases and seeking agreement for our rightness or soundness of reasoning. I get it. It’s human nature and it’s what we have been taught is appropriate in recounting stories.

But you know what? If your stories are very faithful reruns of events you didn’t like, that is EXACTLY the energy you are activating each time that story comes to mind. That energy grows with your focus. Is that really where you want to go?

But what if you rewrote your stories? What we want and what we don’t want in any situation show use the polarities of every subject. Rather than picking up the “don’t want” end and running with it, justifying that repetition because it seems a more “true” version of events, why not shift your focus to only the “wanted” end. That side of the coin is just as real and you can work with it. It also feels a hell of a lot better.

Pretend for a minute that all is well–perfect actually, because it kind of is. Pretend that the Universe works as it should–because honesty, it does. Imagine that it’s not your job to extract any specific outcome, but simply to amplify energy you want in your life courtesy focus, using your feelings as guide to how you’re doing. Because yes, that is exactly how it works.

Keep a check on your stories. Experiment with cleaning them up to better reflect what you want to live instead of what you don’t want to repeat. Right now is a great time to rewrite stories and give them happier endings.

This week, don’t try to figure out long term implications for the world at large. Just live your own priorities true.

Oh man. The energy out in the wild has been wonky as Hell, huh? CHARGED. Electric and concentrated and driven. And most of all? Not so easy to predict, in terms out specific outcomes, as in where this rocket is going to light in the end. So don’t.

Here’s my weekly forecast to help give you grounding amidst the buzz.

Tarot Forecast (Video Transcript)

Mayday! Mayday! Incoming Tarot forecast!

Hey. This is Dixie from a fool’s journey. I am here to bring to you the tarot forecast, May 1st through 7th, 2017.

So, just gonna hop right in there. And see what we get.

Okay. Starting off the week, uhhhh. I want to say, I have a feeling of second guessing choices and decisions. Like we’re not, folks are not certain that they’re making a good call. I mean, there’s an orientation that’s very clearly towards the future.

But the emotional tenor of the choices that we’re making or how we’re seeing things play out is a little uncomfortable.

Just going into the beginning of the week. Moving in, I would advise you not to overdo the what-if scenarios. Like well, what if this happens and then that happens and then what if this, you know, if this happens and then that happens and…uh huh. Huh uh. That’s not gonna help.

We’ve got the four of cups, reversed. So don’t go arrrgghh, well you know, this and then this and then this, duttutututu. Because you know that’s how it works out anyway. It never is!

And don’t make everything about, well what’s the greater lesson. Just…sigh. Just look to lock in on what’s important to you and let go of the DETAILS about how that happens or if other people are gonna respect it or if it’s gonna dit-tit-dit-ti-tuh.

Like if setting certain boundaries is very important to you, then set the boundaries and stick to them. If getting along is very important to you, then work to get along and let go of the stuff that doesn’t serve that purpose.

The thing is, focus on the goal, not on the means to get there. Okay? If you do that, the week should go pretty well for you.

Focus on the goal, not the means to get there. #OnMyRadar Click To Tweet

And for the take-home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html, for a take home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html, advice/overview, message…I have got the seven of pentacles reversed.

What I want to tell you is that not everything you see is going to have a natural progression to what you, where you think it’s going.

So this predicting the future, that everybody’s doing like, “Oh my gosh. We’re on the road to disaster!” Is not helping. And it’s not accurate! More importantly.

So roll it back and keep your focus in the microcosm, not the macrocosm this week and in terms of where you put your emotional energy and I expect it to go pretty well for you.

I hope that helps. Let me know if it works out for you or if these forecasts are helpful because I need to know whether or not I can keep doing them.

Okay? Take care, peace out from Dixie. Mmmmmmmm. The Zen Goddess. Bye-bye!

Think my hair could be bigger? Because I think my hair could be bigger. It was pretty big right after I fixed it. And then, like, five minutes later, kind of went whoosh.


This forecast features the Gilded Tarot.  Grab it, or my book, or a 1-on-1 with me here.

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Be A Zen Cat: Tarot Forecast, Dec 26 – Jan 1

I nickname my neighbors. The ones I don’t know by name, I make up functional names for them. We’ve had Donut Girl and Mr. Weirdo and Captain Redneck.

Zen Boy is one of my favorites among the crop of current neighborhood kids. I’ve probably told you about him before.

He’s the one who was gathering acorns one day–singing odes of appreciation to the acorns as he dropped them in his bucket. He’d admire each as he was picking it up, singing a stream-of-consciousness serenade about how the acorn was, “so nice and round and broooooowwwwwn.” He wasn’t worrying about the other two kids picking up acorns, who was getting the most or the best or whether or not they approved of his singing. He wasn’t even noting the lady drinking coffee on her porch nearby, grinning all over to herself over the acorn serenade.

How freakin’ in-the-moment is that?

I’ve seen him again and again, and his countenance and energy tone is always the same. He’s right there, in the moment and not bothered by what other people are acting out.

Angry Man is another neighbor–one I haven’t enjoyed as much as Zen boy. His energy is always stormy, and he’s usually visibly (or audibly) displeased with whatever is before him at the moment. Also? He NEVER gets to leave anywhere on time and is sick and tired of all the Goddamn fighting in that house!

I was more than a little taken aback one day when I heard him fussing at Zen Boy…Angry Man must be his dad!

Whaaaaa?!? I would not have seen that coming.

And throughout the whole exchange, this kid did not waver an iota from his Zen. His energy was clear as a bell. There wasn’t even a blip of waver. He was listening to his Dad’s rant, yes, and responding to the conversation, absolutely. And  I could feel him the whole time, just KNOWING the drama was unnecessary, knowing it wasn’t about him. Not judging or bothering about the fact there was drama. Just not getting it on him. He stayed right smack on his center the whole time.

And suddenly, I had a whole new appreciation for Angry Man.

Because maybe it takes an Angry Man to help call forth a Zen Boy. You know? I’ve always said,  people get exactly the right parents, and here it was, in living color before me.

Maybe there is a place for allowing and appreciating in every bit of humanity.

And this week? Your ride is all about what you CHOOSE to appreciate.

What you appreciate IS a choice. #OnMyRadar Click To Tweet

With a rainstorm, some people seem flowers on the way and others see mud. I’m choosing the flowers, thank you very much. And this coming week is a lot like that. You can holler about the rain, or you can get excited about the flowers. You can get mad at the people who are dripping drama to and fro (and join them), or you can wish them well while you go about staying true to your own center.

I think we all know where this is going. Har! So let’s get to the forecast bit.

Monday, The Lovers: Cue harps and angels and all that jazz. Expect a harmonious day, so enjoy it! Do understand, though,  it’s harmonious with what YOU are putting out. that if you get out of bed cranky and walk around cranky, you’ll meet a lot of cranky. If you don’t like what you’re getting, take a look in the mirror!

Tuesday, Hermit rx: Connect with others, don’t isolate. Don’t let anxiety get the better of you. Speak out if something is on your mind, don’t wall up emotionally. Won’t help. Talking to others can help dissipate misunderstandings or confusion. A lot may need that sort of assistance today.

Wednesday, Judgement: Take a step back and assess, assess, assess. Without laying blame, by the way. Assess projects, creative work, whatever is on your mind, just assess. It will be easy to tease out what comes from where, what adjustments to make so long as the process is about finding info, not laying blame. So whatever you’re not happy with becomes a fact-finding mission and with this approach, you’ll feel movement.

Thursday, Page of Pentacles: Day for detail work. Seeing stacks and stacks of papers, checklists, bookmarks, etc. Methodical, by-the-numbers work goes well. Doublecheck plans, and plow through the little things and it will add up quickly. News may arrive, as Pages often announce the news. Nothing to do about it, just be aware messages may come.

Friday, Five of Pentacles rx: A possibility of some pity parties going down. Not so hard to counteract. The pity parties are not about circumstances, they are about how you feel about those circumstances. What touches your heart may bother you more than it bothers the individuals in the middle of it, as our expectations are different. This is all subjective. What you feel is your own, but remember, perspective is everything! If you catch yourself feeling a little sorry for yourself, try to catch it before it gains a lot of steam, and counterbalance it with something you appreciate to change it up quick!

Saturday, The Fool Rx: The phrase comes to mind, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” This day has the potential for blurting and impulsive behavior. You can wait until the end of a conversation or when you feel you are in control before speaking. Never act from a place where you feel anxious or upset. Whatever behavior undertaken from that vibration is not going to turn out the way you want. So get stable and grounded, plug in, and wait until it doesn’t feel like such an emotional emergency before moving.

Sunday, Temperance rx: In keeping with the general vibe for the whole week, there is info to be integrated and stuff to figure out. But it’s not something to work on consciously. You just have to NOT be Chicken Little to settle your life down. Be calm and chill. Give yourself the empty space, the non-effort (which takes effort for some, but it’s practice). That will make the difference.

Overview/Advice, Knight of Pentacles: Map it out and take your time. One step, one step, one step at a time.

Affirmation: Romance. In the context of the coming week, understand the harmony of what you put out is what you get back. Very highlighted throughout the week. You will get what resonates with the energy you vibrate. Doesn’t mean what you like, while it might be. But you cannot get much outside your belief system. You have to believe it before you can get it, you know? The Romance here is a reminder that you get what you put out. Not to be guilt trippy. Just look to shift the energy around anything that doesn’t feel good. It doesn’t matter where frustrations come from. Just look to feel better, PERIOD. That’s it. This shifts your energy and what you’re feeling syncs with what you’ve been thinking. Just look to shift your feelings a little bit better, a little bit better. “Romance” what you like in your life and appreciate it. Just like a smitten, new couple, who intensely focus on each other, drinking everything in from the connection? They’re specifically looking for the good stuff, hopeful it will work out, wanting to see the best

Approach your life like that! Romance yourself. Romance your life. Look for good things everywhere you can and your life will improve.

Romance yourself. #OnMyRadar Click To Tweet

This forecast features the Tarot Nova Mini and Angel Answers divination deck. Pretty!

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Are you Zen?

This week’s forecast features the Tarot Nova mini deck and Angel Answer cards.

p.s. I’m still running the 2017 Year-Ahead Zodiac Special…for now.

Good feedback on the audio files–people are telling me it feels very “real time” and brings a sense of immediacy to the reading experience. Any orders now won’t be undertaken until after Christmas, just FYI. I’ve got presents to wrap and turkey to cook, man.

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Faith Through the Hills: Weekly Tarot, Aug 29 – Sep 4

When I was a kid, there were certain back roads we went down sometimes, that had big hills. And mom would sometimes drive these roads, way faster than she probably should have. And it my tummy would drop, like being on a roller coaster ride.

I laughed and laughed and laughed. And there was nothing I loved better than when we got to drive on one of those hilly backroads.

I loved it even more than when we sang “Row Your Boat” rounds in the car and would get confused and laugh all over the verses.

For some people, the way we rode those roads wouldn’t have been fun. It would have been terrifying or upsetting.

But it never was for me. I had complete faith in my mom. I knew it was all okay. Never entered my mind it would be anything but. So I got to fully experience the joy of how it felt.

Faith is a beautiful thing.

Note to self: Clean rug before using the good camera.

Note to self: Clean rug before using the good camera.

Faith will serve you well in the week ahead. A lot of this week has kind of a slow-motion feel to it. That makes sense as we’re hitting full on Mercury Rx. And Mercury has been showing his butt some even during the shadow leading up to it, so it looks like this one might be a little ride (Aug 30 – Sep 22).

But it’s okay. Really, it’s okay.

Because you know what? What the ride is like is never about the condition of the road. It’s always about the emotional state of the rider. Those bumps and potholes are always gonna be there. They can be either annoying and scary or exciting and fun, depending on where you are vibrating at when you hit ’em.

Have faith and have fun.

Monday, The Emperor: Stay in your own lane and watch the road. The Emperor is about control, but to me? His strongest position of control is always that of self-control. What other people are doing is of less interest than what he wants, what he’s doing, and where he’s going. Nothing gets him to lose sight of his goals.

Tuesday, Ace of Pentacles: One step at a time, one item off the checklist at a time. A great day to enjoy nature or physical pleasures like good food or yes, sex.

Wednesday, Six of Cups Rx: A little uneasiness around other people’s words. Who is trustworthy? You don’t have to figure it out on the spot. Time will sort it out. You just remain rooted in what you know to be.

Thursday, The Hermit Rx: Don’t take another’s word for reality. You don’t have to isolate–in fact, I would suggest you don’t. But everything, everything, everything you need to measure according to your own yardstick.

Friday, The Fool: Have some fun for God’s sakes!

Fun isn't where you're at or what you're doing. Fun is all attitude. #OnMyRadar Click To Tweet

Saturday, Knight of Swords Rx: If somebody says something that rubs you the wrong way, let it roll off your back. Don’t worry or overthink it. Distract yourself!

Sunday, Ace of Cups Rx: Emotional replenishment time today. You may be a little low on the emotional energy. If you are, it’s going around. Be gentle with yourself. Schedule light and make room for fun. You’ll soon feel better.

Overview/Advice, Six of Pentacles: Pace yourself, and budget your energy. Generosity is awesome, but the most important kind of generosity is that of the spirit.

Affirmation: Bat. The bat symbolizes a rebirthing process. Hello, caves!

You feeling the faith?

This week’s forecast features The Gilded Tarot, and Medicine Cards. You know where to find me if you want a consult.

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