The Sun & Five of Pentacles: Managing the Messes

Yesterday, my Low Carb site was hacked, along with a friend’s (who I sometimes help out).

So I spent the day a little differently than I’d planned.

If I’d left it to tech support alone, it probably would have been fixed today or maybe tomorrow. But it was fixed within a couple of hours because I took an active role.

I didn’t do it alone, though.

Captain Virgo’s research helped me very quickly identify the source of the issue. Various websites provided a lot of clarification and insight on how to fix it. And tech support confirmed what I was finding was accurate.

I also didn’t sweat it. While I don’t run a hosting business anymore, I’m very glad for the lessons I learned when I did. One of the most valuable was to maintain an even emotional keel when something is broken because freaking out doesn’t do a damn thing to help fix it.

It’s a lot easier to think straight when you’re not having metaphorical kittens, man.

But in the end? I took responsibility. It’s my site (and my income) that was at stake. I may have needed help, but it was important that I participate for a quick resolution.

Next week looks kind of like that to me.

Next Week in Tarot

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For the outlook, we have The Sun–Hello Spring! For advice, we’ve got the Five of Pentacles with The World for clarification. These cards are from what you can probably guess is one of my favorite decks, The Star Tarot.

As far as the outlook, I’d expect things to start lightening up. We just passed the Spring Equinox and the Sun has moved into Aries. So this isn’t terribly surprising.

With the weather (finally) warming up, I’m finding the open windows and stream of visitors at the Birdseed Oracle Cafe are lifting my spirits along with the temperatures. Not to mention, I’ve been counting down the days until Mercury goes direct again. I’m ready for motion forward! Can you feel the energy lightening up, too?

Enjoy the pleasantness to the fullest. Don’t discount the good by citing worries and woe to cancel it out. Because what’s good is no less good just because it’s not the entirety of our experience. If anything, the stuff that’s less wonderful makes what we do appreciate even more precious.

As far as advice? This week, don’t be too shy to ask for help if you need it–particularly from those more experienced than you. Do the responsible thing. Sometimes, that’s managing a mess on your own. Sometimes, that’s allowing someone else to provide support in cleaning up the mess. The important thing isn’t who does what right now, only that it gets completely done. Even if you need help, still take the lead on managing your own messes and either way, you’ll learn a lot in the process.

Strength Reversed: Look for the Sunshine

I’ve been working on another project this weekend and I’m tired of looking at the computer screen and fighting with my keyboard.

Because of course, the space and delete keys want to act up on me.  Hello, Mercury Retro! I see you!

So I’m going to keep it short and sweet this week.

Next Week in Tarot

Strength Reversed: Look for the Sunshine 2

This week for the outlook, we have Strength reversed. You may think you can’t do what you need to do. I’m getting this as a feeling of being worn down and probably a little angsty. Worried and maybe frustrated in general.

For advice, we have the Sun.

Make peace everything, okay? You are where you are and that is fine. It has to be, because what choice have you got?

If you start thinking about what’s annoying you, what you “can’t put up with anymore,” whatever has got you at your wit’s end? You’re going to have a Hell of a time putting up with it. You may still have to put up with it, mind you. But you’ll wonder if you’ll be able to do it.

That doesn’t sound like a fun ride if you ask me.

The Sun suggests we just do our best to be happy, like the children do. Not worried over what that person is thinking or whether or not something’s going to break down next week. Not thinking cranky thoughts about cranky people doing cranky things. Not trying to work it to get our way. Without agenda and without malice.

Just be in the moment.  Enjoy the sunshine, whatever bit you get. It’s all good and nothing else is going to help this week.

Enjoy the sunshine and look for it because you can always find at least a little, if you try at all.

The deck is the lovely Start Tarot. You can email me if you wanna talk one-on-one.

Take care, friends! ♥ ~Dix

 

Sun: Finding Happy When it’s Nowhere in Sight

Being unhappy isn’t wrong. It’s not evidence you’re not exactly the right place, in the right time. It’s not evidence of a failing. It’s a perfectly normal part of the cycle of life.

It’s not fun. But it’s not in any way inappropriate, either.

Unhappiness often helps us break free of situations no longer serving and imparts crazy levels of crystal-clarity on what we actually would like to live. All our experiences become an integral part of shaping who we are. They feed our desires and start the foundation of the better our lives will become.

You can’t simultaneously love who you are and hate the experience that created you. And it doesn’t really matter how you got here anyway. Right now, you’ve got “here” to work with.  Best to make peace with it as a first step in being able to move forward.

But you can make the transitional time to better flow smoother and faster. And it’s not so difficult to accomplish.

Just do your best to give as much airtime as possible to anything that feels even a little bit better to you. Of two options, always take the one that feels better. Of two thoughts, choose by what feels better over what may seem more likely or more true. FEEL your way through.

Attention turns up vibrations. Turn up the better feeling vibrations by looking for the little bits and pieces of life you can appreciate, wherever you can find them. The topic doesn’t matter–only the emotional tone  matters. Give love the priority. Give appreciation maximum airtime.

[bctt tweet=”There is no better analgesic than appreciation. #OnMyRadar” username=”goddess_dix”]

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This week, we have the Sun, from Good Tarot, and HoneysuckleDomestic Happiness and Devoted Affection–from the Botanical Inspirations deck.

The Sun is one of my favorite Tarot cards. Living the Sun–your own Sun–is nothing short of being true to your inner spirit. The Honeysuckle is another of my favorites. The intoxicating Honeysuckle has long been associated with love and fidelity.

The Sun in Astrology speaks to your identity, the real self: not a reflection as seen outside you. It’s that inner spark of light, of heat, of pure energy that IS the foundation of who you are. Your own Sun is nothing short of your personal divinity. Pure love, in a nutshell.

This week, declare wherever you are at as okay. Feel love for yourself. Appreciate the goodness that represents the truth of who you are. Calling forth as much love as possible helps you connect to your joy.

Dedicate yourself to being the most authentic, appreciative and loving person you can manage to be in any given moment. And it doesn’t matter how thoroughly you manage. You cannot get it wrong, because it only matters that you are reaching for it. Consistently live this way, and your life will to get better and better.

I promise.

Peace Out.
~Dix

Benefit of the Doubt: Tarot Forecast, Dec 12 – 18, 2016

My kids give me shit about my age sometimes, but truth is I don’t really care how old I am. Not that I’m going to admit that. I will tell them to shut up anyway. But in truth, I like where I am, and look to always like where I am.

Isn’t that the mark of a happy person?

Being at peace with wherever you are. Liking yourself. Knowing your life is your own and it’s worked from the inside-out. How you focus determines your experience.

Energetic weather in the wild is kinda wonky right now. At least, the way I’m feeling it. Intense, fast-moving. Ups are way high and the lows are way low and they both are shifting poles pretty rapidly. So it’s good to have some coping skills on hand.

Finding and holding your center will do you a world of good under these conditions (or any, really). What we’re shooting for here is an inner knowing that it’s okay, a sense of realizing who you are and who you want to be and that nothing can rock your peace. Your calm. Your happiness and sense of who you are.

Easier said than done? Sometimes. But it becomes easier and easier to maintain this stance, the more you practice it.

Practice when it’s easy and when conditions become less than optimal, it will be your default setting. Look for ways to feel good, as much as you can. Appreciate whatever you can. Live as happy as you can. And don’t bother with what anybody else is living. You cannot vibrate for another and you cannot force them to your perspective.

But you can look to keep your perspective as pliable and possible. You can do your best to make peace with your now, being true to who you really are. You can stay centered in your respect for yourself. Everything else will form around that core if you keep steady to that energy.

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There’s a joke, where I live. “Don’t like the weather in Kansas? Wait five minutes, it will change.”

I didn’t say it was a funny joke.

But next week? It is a lot like that.

The good news in that is that whatever is utterly under your skin on one day? Probably be a non-issue within 24 hours. It’s a quick-change week, so don’t get too wrapped up in any sort of drama because it will be short-lived. That’s something to work with, huh? So let’s hit the day-by-day play-by-play.

Monday, Death: Might be a tough day. Sorry! Could even be an ugly or upsetting event in the news. In a short-term forecast, the “weightier” cards like Death don’t have the same implications as other, longer term readings, though, so no need to get overly wrought up. But do understand the day may have some heavy or difficult energy, nonetheless. It is what it is, but don’t worry about it much because why? Look at tomorrow.

Tuesday, The Sun: Pretty much the exact opposite emotional tone from yesterday. Yay! It’s a great time for fun activities. Look for things to appreciate and feel joyful, and make the most of these kind of days when you get them. Enjoy! Because that’s why we’re here.

Wednesday, Knight of Wands rx: Progress is happening, even if you feel impatient about it. I’m seeing someone tap, tap, tapping their foot. But do know we’re moving forward and call upon your patience mojo. It’s totally warranted.

Thursday, Queen of Wands: Perfect follow-up to yesterday. See? Here’s evidence of the progress we’re making. Enjoy the progress. It’s a good creative day, with lots of room for joy.

Friday, High Priestess: Action? Not so much. Turn inward, get grounded and have quiet, reflective time. Meditation is super-charged. Intuition is right on. Passive, receptive trust in your knowing. And know everything is okay.

Saturday, Hanged Man rx: Antsy feeling, like a drive to do something, do something, do something. The picture folks have conjured is not entirely clear. Postpone action a bit and work on your faith. Get your mindset CLEAR, before you take action. If you don’t have the faith in place, don’t make the phone call, write the letter or whatever. Faith comes first and don’t move on anythign until you got it.

Sunday, Eight of Cups rx: Want to toss up your hands to walk away? You’re not quite ready. The situation isn’t there, all the facts are not out, etc. Just trust! Keep working on the faith. We’re getting there…

Overview/Advice, Two of Wands: Pointing towards a couple of things. Standing your ground, being firm and convinced in what’s right for you and settling in for that. Not activism or convincing others, but for YOU. The second element that’s highlighted here is paitence. It’s a longer term energy, the long game for this coming week. There are ups and down, but breathe deeply, take your time, and let it unfold at it’s own pace. MAKE PEACE with where you are. Rushing won’t get you away from what you’re unhappy with…get where you want emotionally first, and the outer circumstances morph accordingly.

Affirmation: “I am developing the skill to direct my thoughts.” You may not realize how much impact this has. We’re not truly responding to what’s happening outside ourselves. It’s what’s happening in our heads! You can have the exact same experience, but whether it’s Heaven or Hell is determined by what you’re thinking about it.

Any new circumstance you’re exploring, do an emotional temperature check. See how you’re feeling about it. If you’re feeling uneasy, uncomfortable for any reason, look to shift your thoughts. If you do this early on before you get a lot of momentum, it’s much easier to shift. If you can shift up the emotional tone of the situation, you completely shift your experience. This changes the outcome. A lot of what is good or bad in your experience, as in pretty much ALL of it, is a function of how you think about it, which determines how you feel about it. This week, practice checking in on your feelings and ask, “Is there a way I could think about this that would feel a little better?” Don’t worry if that something you could think would be considered “true” as some kind of objective reality. Just look at ways to frame it to feel better and choose that.

[bctt tweet=”The benefit of a doubt is really a gift for yourself. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

We talk about giving someone else the “benefit of the doubt” as if it’s really about the other person, a gift of some sort. It’s not. But it’s definitely a gift. See, regardless of the situation and regardless of how convinced you are that it’s likely one way or another, you can still assume it’s coming from a malicious, ugly place (and maybe it is), or you can assume no ill-intention as default (and maybe that’s true, too). Even if it’s coming from an ugly place, getting upset about it doesn’t help you and your experience. If you assume even the ugly is not about you because it never is–even if the other person thinks it is, it’s still about how they look at the world–then you’ll have a much happier life.

Personally? I think that’s a very awesome gift!

Are you free with your benefit of a doubt?

This forecast features the Radiant Rider Waite in a Tin and some Abraham-Hicks Divination Cards.

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The Only Responsibility: Tarot Forecast, Nov 14 – 20, 2016

“I don’t know what’s going on in anyone else’s head. I assume most people mean well and are doing the best they know how under the circumstances as they perceive them–this is almost universally true. I don’t need to figure out the specifics. I just do my best to be happy and kind and live well…and leave other people’s lives to other people. Much less complicated.”

I was talking to a friend, quite upset by another’s behavior. The complaints were beyond understandable and certainly had merit. Many would have passionately agreed with them. I understood completely.

I didn’t agree. I didn’t disagree either. Because it was not my place.  I didn’t feel the need to be outraged or conciliatory. That is not my role, in the conversation or in life. I am not the declarer of what is good and bad in the world, for the world. I am the declarer of what I want for me.

That’s my intention. I’m looking to focus my energy on living MY OWN life the best I can. I have core values that I look to embody at all times and in all situations.  Whether it’s easy or especially when it’s not so easy. Personal integrity, being true to who I am and holding fast to values I find meaningful–this is my only goal. I think of this approach to life as a personal practice. I’m far from perfect in execution, mind you! But I am committed to the practice. It’s made a tremendously positive difference. It gives you a sort of protected space within your own heart.

That groove–being true to who I want to be, while allowing others to do what they will–well, I see this as true freedom. When personal peace is not conditional and when compassion is not conditional and when love is truly not conditional–literally nothing can disrupt the resulting zen.

Of course I don’t like everything I see. Who does? But whatever I see, I do look to apply a framework of love, compassion and peace through which to view it. Sometimes it’s harder and sometimes it’s easier, but it gets easier the more you do it. And I don’t think of it as abdicating responsibility, either. It’s more taking ultimate responsibility for the one and only thing that I truly am responsible for: me!

Live the life you wish to advocate. Those who are vibrationally close to that will be encouraged and empowered by your example. Others will go their own way. This is really the only way change happens anyway. It’s an intimately personal, individual, one-soul-at-a-time affair.

[bctt tweet=”Arguments don’t inspire change. Examples do. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

You can always, always, always have your peace. The trick is, you have to make your own and bring it with you.

Tarot Forecast Nov 14, 2016

Man, the energy in the wild is crazy right now, huh? Fortunately, “fixing” this is not my task. Thank the Gods!  (I’d also say it’s not your task, but that decision is yours to make, not mine.) We’re using the Zodiac Tarot, which is an interesting deck as it’s based solely off the astrological connection.  Some cards will have traditional meanings and others, not as much. But it’s a fun deck and man, do I love that Sun card. So how about a little sunshine to start the week?

Monday, The Sun:  Find joy in the little things (or big). Be silly, be happy, have fun, and appreciate, appreciate, appreciate! It will make for an awesome day.

Tuesday, King of Pentacles: Take care of business. Don’t be afraid to entertain or otherwise offer concrete assistance to those you care for. Not meddling, mind you, but be ready to show up. Stay focused and take action you’re inspired to take and the day should go well.

Wednesday, Seven of Cups rx: Possibility for delusion and confusion. Sort of like a drunken feeling on some level. So be aware. If info doesn’t make sense to you, realize it might not be right. And this may take a bit to come out. Confusion is running amuck! Take it slow and easy and double check facts, okay? No drinking without a designated driver. Watch your back.

Thursday, Six of Cups: Feels like hesitation around issues of trust. Which is fine. Just wait until you’re feeling less conflicted. Take it slow and easy and all will be well.

Friday, The Chariot: And this is an “all will be well” card. If you waited until you comfortable yesterday, today things are move. It may not seem direct, but it is moving and you ARE getting where you want to go. Be confident and enjoy the ride.

Saturday, Justice rx: Maybe imbalances, sense of unfairness or whatever. But it’s coming together. Don’t get too wound up about it. Just take your time and let it work out on it’s own schedule.

Sunday, Nine of Pentacles: Beautiful rendition of this card. Look to what makes your heart sing. Simple things like nature would work great. Good day to enjoy the particulars of natural beauty, walk along the beach if you can, enjoy a leaf or sunset or arrange colors in pleasing combinations. Basically look for beauty and harmony everywhere and appreciate it to have an awesome day!

Overview/Advice, Two of Pentacles: You can manage whatever you have to manage. Understand the sense of burden may be due to stuff you’ve signed up for sketchy reasons: nobody else is doing it, I want people to think well of me, etc. Only volunteer for stuff you want to do, you’d enjoy doing or find benefit from doing. Forget the secondary reasons we sometimes sign up. Anything less than those solid reasons, you’ll be less than pleased.

Affirmation: My attention to it invites the essence of it. What you’re thinking of and focusing on is what you’re broadcasting. Other things, which may seem unrelated, are still of the same vibrational essence. You can tell by how you feel. If you’re thinking on a subject and you feel good, you’re attracting something you’ll like. If you don’t, you’re attracting something you won’t. So change your thoughts or change the subject, but be mindful of your attention and prioritize feeling good.

Are you finding your peace? 

This week’s forecast features the Zodiac Tarot, along with an affirmation from Money and the Law of Attraction Deck. More Tarot writing in my book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or a personal consult can be yours, easy peasy.

Ready to Soar: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 27 – July 3, 2016

Timing is everything. I can do the same things, but if my timing is off–best indicated by how I FEEL about it, in the moment–it just doesn’t work. But when I am feeling good about it? Much different story.

[bctt tweet=”To get your timing right, act when the thought gives you joy. #OnMyRadar” username=”goddess_dix”]

When I look at the forecast for this week, I’m seeing someone flopping themselves about, shaking the dust off of their clothes. Sort of like a wet dog, you know? Shiver and shake to break free of the mess, getting ready to take off. That’s how this week feels to me.

I totally blame Mars retrograde. We’ve been buried up to our necks in everything that isn’t right, is not working, feels stuck, and cannot be changed for what seems like forever now. The good news, of course, is that we had opportunity to see what’s not working, and the 29th, Mars goes direct. So that very frustrating feeling of being unable to move forward or accomplish whatever you like should start dissipating. YAY!

And next week’s forecast bears this dynamic out. The beginning of the week is murky, but it turns around to a lot more clear and optimistic towards the end. The weekend is perfect for clearing your head and clearing the air.

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Monday, Eight of Wands: Take heart! While situations are not yet settled, it’s breaking loose and it won’t be long before resolution will be upon us. You may not be able to see just what’s happening behind the scenes, but trust that movement will be forthcoming. If unsure of what you need to do, set the topic aside for a few days. End of the week, it will be more clear. This also has a feeling for me, of being inundated with details. If that’s true for you, just list it out and go one thing at a time.

Tuesday, The Moon: Be aware of stories that are compelling, but not factually accurate. Perhaps–no probably–the feeling content is the same, though. Great time for a little escape, too. Movies, books or music? Divine intervention, right there.

Wednesday, The Sun rx: Ah, let’s get happier today! Optimism is starting to take root. Feed it, to see it grow. Enjoy it. Revel in it–don’t talk yourself down. The lift is timely. Mars goes direct.

Thursday, The Empress: Feed yourself well today. Share it. Literally and figuratively, eat quality. Creative projects go well. Self-care and replenishment is always a good choice when the Empress shows up. Time in the garden or in nature is especially rewarding.

Friday, Ace of Cups: A little something you run across may really touch your heart today. A look, a few words, a tone of voice, something small. May take you by surprise. That’s okay. Wherever your feelings run deeper than you’d initially expect, it’s tapped another, deeper emotional vein. Look at it, with an open, compassionate heart–both the “little thing” and what it triggers.

Saturday, Page of Swords: Talk it out. Negotiate. Communicate. Come to an understanding. This is a great day for clear, plain talk. Understanding wins, and thoughts and ideas come into focus. Get quiet and clarity will settle upon you like a butterfly landing on your head.

Sunday, Queen of Swords: Prioritize. Make good on your agreements from yesterday.  Stay laser focused on goals and don’t get sidetracked with irrelevant tangents. If you take this approach, you’ll get a lot done today! Lean towards rational and fair for the best outcomes.

Overview/Advice, The World: You got this! You know that, right? Because the World says you do! Throughout the week, make your decisions based on who you want to be–the responsible, together and accomplished adult that you are. Act in a way you’d feel fine about other people knowing, even if nobody is looking. Responsibility and applying your full skillset in an honest, straightforward way to the challenges of the week pays off.

Affirmation, Nine of Cups: I love this card as an affirmation prompt. So many possibilities! All is perfect in my world. I’m where I’m supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I am at the right place at the right time. I am content. I am satisfied. I am enough. I appreciate what I have. I am grateful. I am joyful. I love my life. Everything is always working out for me. Life is fabulous!

Take your pick or make your own, here.

What affirmation will you use this week?

This forecast uses the Radiant Rider-Waite Mini Deck. Get a personal consult here, or check out my books. And love your life.

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