Fool: Fresh Start, a Step at a Time

Well, today didn’t go as planned. When I came over here to write up your weekly, the site was a mess! It took me a while to figure it out. I ended up fixing it the hard way…oops!

A new adventure, I guess. But I learned something and I didn’t get all stressed about it, so that’s a good outcome as far as I’m concerned.

Sort of like the coming week’s forecast. Got a video for y’all.

Next Week in Tarot

Here we’ve got The Fool as outlook, with advice as the Ace of Wands from the Star Tarot Deck.

Now, I like the Fool card, a lot. This site wasn’t named “A Fool’s Journey” by accident.

But there’s one thing to know about the Fool, and that is this energy is really about what you don’t know yet, not what you do know. It’s the sense of seeking, looking for bigger understandings, that sets the Fool apart. His desire is strong.

The Fool is hungry for experience, knowledge and understanding. He knows it’s not always easy to obtain this, but he’s willing to do what’s required because it’s important. He trusts his true feelings to guide him.

With the Ace of Wands as advice, that’s a very good plan!

Don’t reach way out into the future. Take each and every step from the now and the future sorts itself. Expect new experience and adventures in the coming week and allow your heart to point the way. You’ll never go far wrong with that.

Be well, friends! And if you want a little one-on-one, give me a holler.

 

The Fool or the Emperor: Who is Wiser?

I’m in the process of learning more about marketing  (for my low carb business). It’s been enlightening from all sorts of angles because I’m both consuming and deconstructing a whole lot of marketing material as I’m learning.

Naturally, people offering marketing how-to info often are frequently selling more advanced marketing systems. Sometimes, very pricey marketing systems! Some of these, I do feel a strong urge to buy. It’s emotional and I know it!  My rationality is, fortunately, keeper of the credit cards. But seeing this with fresh eyes has made for a fascinating experience.

And it’s exactly the same energy interplay as next week’s Tarot…the Fool wants to buy, buy, buy! Now. He wants to believe every promise and learn every new trick. He seeks the advanced understanding he can gain in the process. He wants to move!

The Emperor shakes his head and says, “No, no, no.” He wants to dismiss every offer as lacking value, full of fluff and shiny only because of how it’s presented, with plenty of psychological triggers that stimulate the urge to buy.

In truth, both elements are a reality to varying degrees and the only way to consistently and effectively divine the difference between promise and the personal value–to a specific individual–is intuitive.

You’ve got to stay grounded and plugged in to make wise decisions. But then again, that’s never bad advice!

Next Week in Tarot: Fool & Emperor

For the forecast, we have The Fool for outlook and advice as the Emperor–note that both cards actually showed up reversed, but I photographed them upright for easier examination. These are from the gorgeous Star Tarot Deck.

The Fool reversed suggests a week with plenty of potential for false starts, confusion, misinterpretation, and partial truths. This isn’t necessarily bad, particularly if you are aware of it.  If you’re prone to impulsiveness, however, it could be a bumpy ride. So you may want to reign that in.

Astro aside: Mercury has already entered his shadow in preparation for the next retrograde in Pisces on March 5, stationing direct on March 28th. The shadow period is where he covers the space in the sky he’ll soon be revisiting during retrograde and you can consider this “setting the stage” for the upcoming retrograde in terms of themes.

The Emperor reversed would have us remain flexible and avoid making a judgment before all investigation is complete. If you feel yourself getting fired up and ready to rain down some fire and brimstone? It would be a VERY GOOD idea to take a step back and engage in some deep breathing. Seriously. Personal boundaries are (always) appropriate to maintain, but I would skip schooling the transgressors this week. In short, you don’t know what you don’t know.

The interplay between these two energies is also very interesting.

The Fool is a blank page, very much wanting to learn everything he can. He’s driven by a desire to fully experience the world and he’s willing to leave the comfort zone of his small life on a quest to obtain knowledge. Dangers to the Fool come largely from his naiveté and lack of real-world experience. He is prone to trust what he’s told and may not always have the sophistication to realize not everyone is as forthcoming as he is.

The Emperor, on the other hand, has gained enough expertise to be sitting in the big chair. He is decisive without question and has a level of confidence in his own abilities the Fool is only hoping to discover through his travels. But the Emperor’s raw authority will only get him so far. His leadership skills will fully blossom only if he’s willing to exercise some of the Fool’s never-ending curiosity and desire for growth. He cannot dismiss new ideas out of hand or his rulership will stagnate.

In the question of who is wiser, Fool or Emperor, the answer depends on when you ask. They both have their good days. Always be open to new experience and learning from other points of view, but remain steadfast in commitment to maintaining personal authority and heeding your intuition. Combining these two approaches will net the best results.

Are you feeling more “Fool” or “Emperor” lately?

If you are ready to hone in on your own answers, give me a holler for a personal consult.

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.

Next Week in Tarot

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.

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.

[bctt tweet=”Listen only to the messages of your heart. #OnMyRadar” username=”goddess_dix”]

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.

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.

[bctt tweet=”Now is all there ever is. So love it as much as you can. #OnMyRadar” ]

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 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. 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.)

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.

[bctt tweet=”Focus on the goal, not the means to get there. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

And for the take-home, for a take home, 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.


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