Dealing with Insecurities: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 15 – 21

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You know how people who are insecure sometimes act like they are super-duper important, to try and cover those feelings up? And you know how that tactic just leaves people feeling even more insecure?

Or sometimes, people just allow themselves to feel insecure, but forge ahead as best they can anyway. They may acknowledge or just tolerate it, but not give those feelings much weight because however uncomfortable, we all feel that way sometimes.

That appears to be the theme this week. You get to pick which strategy to implement, and will likely run across both in others. Hello, Neptune retrograde!

Aside: So, I noticed last week, I left out interpretations for the weekend. Ooops! Sorry. I will continue to blame it on Mercury Retrograde. But after the fact…Saturday was under the topical category of “The Universe,” showing the Seven of Cups; Sunday was “Love Begins” showing The Lovers. So maybe Saturday was confusing, perhaps on a number of levels. Sunday, probably a good day for a date night.

Monday, Authority – The Fool: I’d avoid dropping declarations for the sake of hearing yourself talk, you know? Potential for annoying or arbitrary rule-setting behavior. Bosses may have odd, potentially nonsensical requirements. Or it could go the other way: authorities might be playful, energetic and encouraging ideas. It really can go either way with the Fool, but we’re definitely talking about authority figures of any ilk. If you’re the one in charge–or think you are, ha!–approach leadership with an open-minded sense of wonder and adventure. This will save you from being an ass. Because that fool? He can be annoyingly, utterly clueless or he can be the perfect embodiment of “beginner’s mind,” full of creative discovery. It’s all in how you live his energy.

Tuesday, Victory & Success/Heart Chakra – The World: All-inclusive kindness wins today. Act with a genuinely generous, “love-for-everybody” sort of approach. Take the lead too, okay? Not a “let’s see what s/he does first” deal. A loving attitude will lead to both recognition and success. Better yet, others will tend to follow the lead set, so the importance of setting a positive tone is amplified. Everything, approach it from a heart-centered space! You’ll be glad you did.

Wednesday, Sacrifice – Page of Wands: You may have to delay creative endeavors, a work project, or a fun activity (especially physical activities) due to more pressing concerns. This feels like giving up your preferences because something else is more important right now. Sorry, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Flexibility is your friend. It may seem like nothing is getting worked out during the wait, but that’s not the case. You’ll know what’s right, so do that.

Thursday, Patience & Prosperity – Eight of Swords reversed: You want to move ahead? Need to break through a sense of being stuck? Look closely at the stories you tell yourself in your head, because there is likely inaccuracy in the narrative. The Eight of Swords is a card of self-imprisonment, not outside circumstance. Reversed, you have the opportunity to drop that illusion of impossible inevitability so you can make immediate progress. This is a loophole I’d always recommend exploiting.

Friday, Truth – Six of Wands reversed: There may be a temptation to put a little spin on stories, making yourself out to be a bit more of hero than you actually are. It’s not necessary to white-wash. The reality? Already good enough. Self-aggrandizement sticks out today with a huge whiff of “phony.” If you’re on the listening end, know the majority of what you’re hearing is accurate, save for some vanity flourishes. Ego’s gonna do what ego’s gonna do, man. But I’m telling you, if you exaggerate to make yourself look good, it won’t. Stick to the facts. They (and you) really are enough already.

Saturday, Fulfillment of Wishes – Queen of Pentacles: Ahhhh! This looks so relaxing. A great day for a walk, picnic, massage, or hearty dinner.  Sensual pleasures and physical indulgences make for a perfect weekend day. Sleep in, eat well and enjoy yourself if you can. Happy Saturday!

Sunday, Stand your Ground – Ten of Pentacles: Stick up for your people, should the occasion to do so arise. Defend your family. Especially look to protect familial business interests or material resources. I’m not saying the need will be dire. I’m just saying if you see any need, if there is an opportunity to speak or act on behalf of your family, do so–even if, or especially if, the opinion is not popular.

Overview/Advice – Hermit reversed: Don’t isolate, and don’t overthink your choices. I’d say, your gut already knows what to do. You know how they say on tests, to go with your first instinct and not over-think? When you repeatedly question your answers, you often end up changing correct ones for incorrect ones. It’s like that. Don’t obsess. Just do.

Affirmation, You Know What to Do – Archangel Uriel: “Trust your inner knowledge, and act upon it without delay.”  Not to go all Stuart Smalley on you, but you’re good enough, and smart enough, and doggone it, people do like you! Not everybody, of course. But enough, of the right people. Your people.

You have a sense of what to do. You already are enough, to accomplish it. Will you become more? Sure, that’s part of living. But a person doesn’t grow into who they want to become from passively waiting for “it” to happen, whatever the Hell “it” is. We grow through living. Don’t worry so much. Don’t try to act more important that you feel–it draws attention to the insecurity you’d like to deny like a neon arrow. All in all, it’s a very good week not to take yourself too seriously. Just do the best you can, speaking true with good intention and a kind attitude.

Of course, speaking true, with good intention and a kind attitude is a pretty decent way to live, any week.

Are you seeing (or feeling) a lot of insecurities lately?

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Illusion Ends! Weekly Flow Tarot, August 4 – 10

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Looking at this week at a whole. I’m thinking we’re talking a significant change of perspective…perhaps not entirely comfortable. Like when a child first realizes there is no Santa, it seems to be a week for outgrowing outmoded lessons. We’ve got a couple of Major Arcana (big deal) along with a mix of the other suits. But whatever form it takes in our lives, I’m really thinking it’s a long term re-orientation.

Monday, Question – Two of Wands: Black and white, this or that? While this art doesn’t show a faceoff, the Two of Wands usually implies one, although it may not be visible.  There is a choice of some sort. The job today is to clarify what it is you are choosing between.

Tuesday, Lesson – The Moon reversed: Looks like learning about some personal “crazy” – someplace where you may have been deceving yourself coming into focus. A little ouchy maybe, but good in the long run.

Wednesday, What to Take from the Past – The Hanged Man: Was there a time when your faith that everything would be okay was stronger? When you were more sure things would work out or you’d get exactly what you needed? That. That is good to bring with you into the now. Music, prayer and naps are saving graces. Showers and baths are also soothing.

Thursday, Relationship – The Fool Reversed: Don’t be petty, and don’t be surprised if somebody you’re connected to is a little petty. It’s a mood, it will pass.

Friday, Disappointment – Eight of Pentacles: Work can be so much…well, work. It’s not always exciting but responsibility can have it’s own rewards. If you’re not happy with where you are, start looking to take one step closer to where you’d like to be. It starts with now.

Saturday, Clarification – Four of Cups Reversed: Have your expectations been unrealistic? Daydreams gone amuck? Maybe what you’ve got isn’t so bad, really. It’s just not what you imagined. Maybe you can start imagining from today, huh? That’s a plan.

Sunday, What to Leave in the Past – Knight of Swords: Filters on the mouth are good. Being critical is not necessarily helpful. Saying everything you’re thinking when it is critical, not a great idea.

Overview/Advice, 7 of Pentacles: Everything this week, good bad and ugly, consider the long-term implications. You’re doing what you need to do to get where you need to get. It may not be where you expected, I got it. But hey, is it really that bad? Or does it maybe have possibilities you never imagined? Go there.

Affirmation: All is Well in my World. This is kind of self-explanatory, don’t you think? Appreciate what you’ve got, man. So many don’t have that. Be grateful. And be well. Have a great week!

How does your week look?

Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras

 
Deck of 1000 Spreads
by Tierney Sadler

p.s. I had some help this week…

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Smokey did not approve of my weekly draw. But she doesn’t approve of a lot (except dinner).

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Don’t Poke Wasp Nests – Weekend Flow Tarot, July 26 – 27

Weekend Tarot July 26 -27

The other day I was sitting on my front porch drinking coffee. Thinking. Contemplating a project I’m working on and someone who has recently disrupted it, adding consider drama into my life. Needless to say, I’m not a fan.

I realized, if I made a particular choice regarding how I handled this project, it would completely infuriate the drama llama in question. There is nothing wrong with option I was considering. No issues morally with it. I just knew this person would go ape-shit furious. The thought was a very pleasant one.

As I’m considering how it might work and chuckling to myself quite pleased, a wasp zooms up literally out of nowhere, smacks me right between the eyes with his buzzy wings, totally freaking me out in the process. I jump up, waving wildly at my face and jump back. I wasn’t stung but it scared me. And the wasp disappears just as fast as he arrived.

Would the amusement factor be a smart reason to stir up a wasps’ nest? Yeah. Not so much. What the Hell, Dixie?

I smile, thank my invisible friends for coaching my better judgment, and focus on drinking my coffee without the side of revenge. Instead, I wander back to thoughts of what I need to do. Just because you can, does not mean you should.

And that story? That sums up this weekend’s forecast.

Saturday, Conscious Desires – Six of Wands reversed: Are you aware of wanting to see somebody lose? Not win an argument yourself, but rooting for someone else to lose? This is a dicey stance, if emotionally understandable. Be wary of it.

Sunday, Resolution – Two of Wands:  Stand up for your values, be willing to go toe-to-toe on what matters to you. The distinction I’m making between this and Six of Wands reversed for yesterday is the difference between being against something, and being FOR something. The resolution is being for something.

Take-home – The Fool Reversed: Do not be naïve or hasty. Don’t be rash. Let facts come out in their own time and act in good faith, with innocence. Let your righteousness be that of pure motive, not of the “self” variety. You know what I mean?

Angel Message, Remember Who You Are – Archangel Michael: "You are a powerful, loving, and creative child of God. You are very loved." Back to our theme, who do you want to be?

When that wasp bitch-slapped me literally between the eyes, he reminded me that making decisions to aggravate someone else is still allowing them to dictate my decisions. He reminded me that a vengeful person is not who I want to be! I am not the Angel of Karma. I try to do good and hurt no one. And even if I have a legitimate right to do whatever I like, if there is a poke at a wasp nest, I cannot claim surprise if it’s followed with a sting.

Besides, it wasn’t who I am, not what I’m about.

Are you sidestepping a wasps’ nest this weekend? Eeek!

Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras

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Rewriting Your Childhood: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 23 – 27

Tarot Forecast, Jun 23 - 26

Mid-week bump:  This week has been…odd. I guess that’s the word for it, odd. Nothing happened, really. Nothing to speak of. But the vibe is…off. Like a video where the sound is just a little off sync, you know? Even today’s Gemini moon, which I was looking forward to, didn’t do it for me. I generally love Gemini moons. Today, I have the attention span of a 3-year-old hopped up on soda and Pixie stix.  I did the best I could with it.

And I took a mini-nap. Because one of my intentions has been to value and honor my natural rhythms. And my natural rhythm said stop trying to focus for a minute and just be…

As far as the forecast this week for me, personally, mostly I’ve just been thinking about these family issues. What being a mom means to me, how my mom and family has colored who and how I am. Wondering if I’m a good mom sometimes, butting in not too much, not too little, but “just right.”  I was one of those people that didn’t seek out becoming a mom. I wanted to play! Being a mom found me. I think I’m pretty good at it, most days. But then again, I have a reasonably high opinion of my opinion.

And I’ve been trying, really hard, to pick up more Lenormand! I enjoy the group we have and am really glad I opted for a private venue. It feels like coffee with some friends or something. Very nice vibe.

How y’all doing out there?


With the appearance of 3 Majors in 6 cards drawn, I know we’re looking at a week whose events reverberate for a long time after. I want to suggest you treat this week as sort of a microcosm of the life you’d like to build for yourself, you know what I mean? This week is like a play, and in extemporaneously acting it out, you’re writing the script for the coming months. Don’t script anything you wouldn’t like to sit through in reruns.

It’s also notable that the week is flanked with the Empress (as “What to Avoid”) and the Emperor (as “Negative Influences”). Venus and Mars will each have their say, and tend to a bit more than their say, apparently. With appearance of the Queen of Cups reversed (another maternal card), the Seven of Pentacles (in the “Friends and Family” position no less) and the Six of Cups reversed as an overview (nostalgia), it looks to be a week utterly brimming with issues having their root in childhood.

Is that a chorus of rejoicing I just heard? Har!

I just pull ‘em, I don’t pick ‘em, man.

Monday, What to Avoid – The Empress: Don’t fuss, muss or over-mother. Don’t jump into someone else’s creative process. Don’t pick up that pencil and finish the paper yourself if it ain’t got your name at the top. Meddling is a bad idea today! Take care of yourself and let others do the same. As I often say, butting out is an act of respect, demonstrating your faith in others to handle their own business.

Tuesday, Positive Influences – The Fool: Beginner’s mind and a fresh, unjaded outlook are the keys to exciting discovery. Curiosity and stepping forward without fear or preconceived conclusions take you the furthest. Consider the day an exciting experiment, and you are the scientist. No telling what will turn up!

Wednesday, Friends and Family – Seven of Pentacles: The emotional color of your inner circle relationships was planted long ago. If you feel good about how it has blossomed, awesome! If not, time to do a little weeding. But understand, we are definitely reaping what we’ve sown in this arena. Do you need to rethink your gardening plan?

Thursday, Future Life – Queen of Cups Rx: It’s not easy going forward. Emotional tides (sometimes enough to make you feel crazy) are to be expected. This is HOW you grow, so don’t think you’ll be able to sidestep it. But do know it’s temporary. What washes in, also washes out. Let it flow. A hot bath, peaceful music or a glass of wine are Dixie-approved coping mechanisms today. Drunk-dialing, not so much.

Friday, Negative Influences – The Emperor: Control freaking, a BAD idea. Dictators can expect a coup. Don’t put your foot down unless you’re okay with a potential revolt resulting. Ultimately, the person it’s most important you be able to control is yourself. But you know this!

Overview – Six of Cups Rx: Nostalgic moments from eons ago aren’t quite a magical the second time around, you know? I want to say a lot of the function of this week is learning to see our past with new eyes—adult eyes. Some bits of the past lose some of their luster looked at from an adult perspective. But some of what towered as insurmountable, you’ll find much less imposing. There’s a bittersweet feel to this process to me.

Affirmation: It is natural for my body to be well. In the context of the weekly flow, seek to heal whatever is “unwell” instead of living your life with a limp. This can be (and often is) an emotional limp, naturally. But the task this week is realizing that you don’t need to walk funny anymore. If you’ll skip the bossy-boss routine and focus on yourself, you will be able to make strides potentially releasing some very old angst. That’s worth a few scrapes over, if you ask me.

The bonus here is that your physical health may well improve for your efforts.

Do you see something different in this week?

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02/02/14: Knowing Better / Fool Reversed

Fool Reversed

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau

I am really digging this Deck of 1000 spreads for the dailies. It makes the focus so easy. A reversed Fool paired up with “What to take from the past” almost writes itself.

Learn from your former naivety, inexperience and wishful thinking. It’s not about self-denigration, which is useless anyway. It’s about growth, damnit! Guilt and embarrassment are deflating. Looking with new eyes is empowering. I think you know which I would advocate.

Because otherwise? You’ve wasted some perfectly good pain. I’m all about using the pain as strong medicine, man. No sense letting it go to waste.

Do you “know better” now?

Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras


Deck of 1000 Spreads
by Tierney Sadler Schedule a session with Dixie.

12/04/13: Shocking the Fool!

Funny to see The Fool (associated with Uranus) show up right after The Star (associated with Aquarius).  What I was just saying about The Star applies largely to The Fool as well: readers love to pick and choose only friendly, sunshine and flowers interpretations. But breaking this vibe down, it’s easy to see how it’s just not that simple.

Electricity improves our world in countless ways, even saving lives. Electricity also takes lives. The difference is not in the current, but how it’s applied. Electricity is Uranian energy. The energy of the Fool is electric! The journey of the Fool is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying, both with good cause.

That adventure the Fool sets off on, so happy and carefree? It WILL change his life forever. But there’s no telling if it will “make him” or “break him.” The answer to that question is entirely up to the Fool. You dig?

Expect shocking news, or perhaps a completely unexpected opportunity. Know the option is incredibly powerful, sudden, and absolutely without guarantee. You have to make the call yourself, if the risk is worth the potential benefit. I’d suggest the best argument could be made for “yea” if you’re in it for the experience and knowledge versus a specific outcome. Experience you’ll get! A specific outcome, the outlook is much more hazy. So it more or less depends on your goals here.

Are you looking at a sudden opportunity?


Zodiac Tarot
by Lo Scarabeo

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