World & Eight of Wands: Open and Ready

When you set intentions, it’s far from a one-and-done deal. The process is gradual because it’s a becoming, not a once-off event.

I wanted to spend less energy on judging. I decided it wasn’t a good use of chi for me. My conclusion, this is a good thing, that is a bad thing, this is how someone should behave, etc. doesn’t serve any useful purpose.

If I’m not going to back-seat drive other people’s lives (and I’m not), then what point is there in outlining what’s righteous based on my perspective?

My job is to live my truth, not decide yours for you.

And there’s benefit I’m finding from this approach. Instead of pondering what something “means,” I just look for what feels best to me. I let my heart lead the way. I make my decision and then line up behind that. I let the Universe drive the rest of the Universe and I just steer my conscious life.

This coming week, ignore the foregone conclusions and instead, focus on being attentive to options that suddenly crop up.

Next Week in Tarot

We’ve got a quickie video of this one! Because it’s been a while since I’ve been on camera, mostly.

The forecast is The World and advice is the Eight of Wands, shown here from my well-travelled Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck.

Yes there is a picture of what’s happening (either collectively or personally but I’m leaning toward personally for this forecast). And yes, it looks complete, with restrictions and boundaries and all that whole “set in stone” vibe intact, that’s how it’s coming across.

BUT…with the Eight of Wands as advice? Act as if it’s not set. Act as if all the options are still in play. Just keep your mind open and keep doing your thing, expecting the best.

There may pop up an opportunity that 1. is unexpected, and 2. has very little notice. Be ready to move decisively to make the most of this!

If you want help getting lined up, give me a holler. I’ve been doing a lot of audio readings lately (where you get a pic of the cards and a full length mp3 recording) and have gotten great feedback on them. People love the audio. Real-time Dixie. Ha! So if you’d like to give this a try, I’d be happy to see what I can get for you.

And be well, friends.

Two of Pentacles & Ten of Swords: Believe in Them

It’s easy to get caught up in things you have no control over. I know–I’m an expert at it! Many years of practice haven’t gone to waste.

I might worry about my parents or how my kids are doing, or how a friend is navigating a rough patch. I tend to be more concerned about how other people are managing than managing myself. Maybe you do, too.

I am trying to focus more clearly on the strength and resourcefulness of the people I care about, though. It’s a practice, really. But sometimes, that faith in someone’s ability to manage and ultimately thrive is the best gift you can give.

It looks like we really have enough on our own plates right now, so it might be a good time to practice this idea in the coming week.

Next Week in Tarot

For next week’s outlook, we’ve got the Two of Pentacles. Advice comes in the form of the Ten of Swords, with additional insight from the World, reversed. These cards are from the drop-dead gorgeous Tarot Illuminati deck.

The Two of Swords is clear here: It is enough for you to keep up with your personal responsibilities (and feelings) this coming week. You will be able to, if you stay focused on the tasks at hand.

Focus isn’t always easy, though. I expect lots going on–the seas are not calm. Emotional outbursts, meltdowns or even moral panics could vbe part of the background scene. But paying attention to all that hullabaloo is a distraction most of us can’t readily afford.

In terms of advice, the Ten of Swords extends last week’s theme: feel what you feel. Deal with your own business. That IS enough.

Otherwise? Your issues may unconsciously surface in the attempt to deal with other people’s business and who knows how that might turn out?

One nice thing to remember about the Ten of Swords: while this card invariably is depicted as dire, it’s always clear indication that this moment, right here and now, is as hard as it gets. From a Ten of Swords perspective, there is no place to go but up!  So acknowledge that you’re ready for improvements and don’t try to take on anything beyond what is truly yours to juggle here.

The World reversed elaborates that the perspective is not yet there to see the bigger picture and integrate into our worldview yet. Still too much emotional churn for that.  But the beginning of this broader understanding is already underway. You don’t see the World card, upright or inverted, without that energy being expressed to some extent.

In short: do what you need to do. Manage your own thoughts and emotions. You be in charge of YOU. Give others the gift of having faith in them. The world with sort itself.

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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

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.

Stand Back: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Feb 7 – 12, 2017

Dealing with strife is something we’ve made harder than it needs to be. And in doing so, we’ve also made it far more painful.

Imagine having someone close to you, living out a substance abuse scenario in glorious full-color…ouch, right? Most who find ourselves there have a number of very understandable, very uncomfortable reactions. None feel very good.

We worry–how many ways could this go south, and how many people will it take out with it? We visualize disaster–and the expectation, in seeing a train wreck in the making, is not without basis.

We try to reign it in before impact. But there’s no way to do that for someone else. And a train wreck is a train wreck. Once momentum hits critical mass, it’s going where it’s going and nobody trying to grab on will make an impact. They’ll only get beat up trying.

(Pictured train wreck is the Montparnasse derailment of 1895. I would have wanted to be standing back, when that train came through.)

All the come-to-Jesus talking, all the bargaining and the watching and the trying to control what cannot be controlled, all the begging and wishing and raging won’t change for another person. Because that’s not your job or your right. Only for you.

But what if…what if you opted out of the drama? What if your intention, your perspective from a step back, made it possible for you to honor the good in a situation without immersing yourself in the pain?

I want to harmonize with what I believe to be good.

What would your life look like, if you tried to live that intention? What kind of vibe do you think that would build for you? What if you didn’t try to figure it out for anybody else, or you didn’t try to compensate for what you perceive as weakness, and just focused on what you love and appreciate? They are both part of what we opt to see as reality. There’s no universal law that says focusing on the crap side brings rewards.

When you focus on your love, on your belief in freedom, and the goodness you’d like to see for those you care about and the world at large…you become a mirror for that energy. You amplify it. You shine it and help others who’d like to reflect it, just by your example. Your influence grows and you feel good. You can actually make a difference and not get bloodied doing it. You get there by standing back from the “full reality” and reflecting the better reality.

Everybody runs their own (metaphorical) trains. Best to step back when you see one barreling through, holding on to he best of intentions and faith, while you mind your own itinerary.

Next Week’s Forecast


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The first thing that jumps out at me about this combination of cards here, is there is going to be a certain degree of a need for detachment. And distance. As the week wears on.

Monday is Judgment. Which I find a little bit ironic, because Judgment, to me, one of the least judgy cards in the deck. However, the idea that you take a step back from blame or not blame, being happy with something or not being happy with something, and just kind of evaluate results. Evaluate, “Hey, this worked out for me. Hey, this could have worked out better.” It’s kind of what the Judgment energy is all about, so Monday, whatever you can do to kind of step back and look at things in that light, will be good for you overall.

Tuesday, we’ve got the Magician reversed. So, things will be going on that are out of your control. Get over it. Sorry, that’s not very warm and fuzzy. But if it’s out of your control, it’s out of your control.

Wednesday, we have the World! Upright. And to work with the energy of the World, you do your best to do your best. And don’t worry about what other people are doing. Take advantage of your abilities, your expertise, your knowledge. And use what you’ve got to the fullest extent you can. That’s how you work with the World.

Thursday, we have the Star, which is kind of a nice interlude here.. The Star is about hope. Not promise, not sure thing. But optimism. And bright light, and what I want to tell you about this card in particular and Thursday is: give yourself permission to be optimistic. Give yourself permission to hope for the best and not dream of the worst. Give yourself permission to look on the bright side. Even if it seems like it’s itty bitty tiny small. Okay. It will kind of open the way for energy to flow for you on Thursday and make it a little bit easier.

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Friday I’ve got the Nine of Wands! This guy is pretty much always tired. So, you know, that is what it is. I will say that when I see the Nine of Wands, I do know that you can hold out. You can get through whatever you need to get through. In this case, the week! And, you’ll make it, just maybe you’re kind of sick of it. The feeling that I’m getting with this is, just, the feeling of kind of being burned out, and, and tired of hearing the same thing and maybe a little cranky. But you know, you do what you need to do.

So…don’t stress anything. Yes, you will get where you need to be and you are towards the end of the cycle. By the time you hit a nine, so that’s something to feel good about. But it is what it is.

Saturday, I’ve got the Five of Cups. And I don’t know what to tell you about that, other than there’s a possibility emotions are going to be twangy and people are gonna be feeling what’s not right, feeling what they don’t have, feeling a sense of loss. Obviously this is a forecast for the collective, so, it’s not super individual in that sense. But the collective is made up of a lot of individuals.

So whatever you’re feeling in that regard, feel it! You know, let it come, let it go, be kind to yourself in between. It’s not that hard. Just, all of it passes. Everything passes. Life is a temporary condition! Life is a transitory condition. So, you’re feeling bad, that certainly is, too. Give yourself a chance to get over it. Okay?

And Sunday, I have the Four of Wands reversed. And, I’m reading this today as, you have to make a little extra effort to make a place feel safe. Or comfortable for you. I think it’s worth it, but it’s not automatic. You have to make effort. Um, doesn’t necessarily have to be a big to-do. Although it could be, if you wanted it to be. But…take steps to, to, to create a comfortable environment for yourself. A corner of your home, or you know, a night out with friends, with people that you really trust, or, or whatever. Safe space. Not in an overbearing kind of way where you tell other people what they can and can’t do, but make a safe space for you.Okay?

The overview or advice card that we’ve got for the week is Death reversed! That’s funny, it makes me think, “Death warmed over! Death warmed over!”

And what I want to say about that is…there’s a tendency right now to want to push, push, push, push, push or to try to hurry things along. And it’s not gonna work. So, why bother? Understand that what you think is the end of something may not be, or what you think something that should be ended, maybe there’s a purpose you don’t necessarily see. You don’t know all there is to know about it, but just take things as they come, okay? Take things as they come. It’s, it ain’t over until that fat lady sings. And, you don’t need to sing.

For the affirmation card, from the Louise Hay deck, I have “My future is glorious.” Ohhhh. And the back says, “I now live in limitless love, light and joy. All is well in my world.”

Now, that particular sentiment might be a little much for where you’re feeling or how you’re feeling. But the idea of focusing on that, you know:  you live in love, you have control over that. Not whether or not you have a lover in your life, but whether or not you live in a loving state, yes, you do! You have complete control over that.

So, joy and light and love are things you have control over. And if you look to consciously shift your focus, your mood, your vibration to a place of joy and love and life, your future will not only feel more glorious, it will become more glorious.

It’s okay to feel however you feel, you know, but do what you can to raise that, raise that, raise that a little bit at a time.

Are you feeling it? Take a step back and give yourself permission to drive your own train.

This week’s forecast features the Morgan-Greer Tarot and Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cards. What your own consult? Go here.

Path is Personal: Weekly Tarot, Aug 1 – 7

How much does what other people think of you matter to you?

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others. –Marcus Aurelius

This issue has been on my radar. It’s wonderful to feel appreciated and understood. It’s validating. It just feels damn good! But when you’re not feeling that, how much adjustment are you willing to undergo? Do you really think you can do enough head-standing and back-flipping to please someone else?

Not to mention, that’s a job I don’t want! Let’s say I was able to contort myself enough to keep another happy for the sake of argument. Well, yippee for me. All that means is I’ve signed on to a job of being someone I’m not to obtain approval that feels disingenuous from the start because it is! It’s not who I am, it’s pretend. The very premise is disempowering to both parties.

It says to the other, “You are not able to produce your own happiness without my performance.”

It says to me, “It’s not okay to be fully myself. I must hide and contort and sacrifice my identity. Any acceptance I find this way is hollow because it’s based on a projection.”

There are no winners in this scenario.

I would argue that it’s not ever my business what someone else thinks about me, and furthermore, it’s never about me. Never. Any individual’s point of perception is about themselves, where they are, how they look at the world. They can like what they see looking at me or not like what they see, but the liking or not liking is always about the person who is liking or not liking.

We stagger through life sometimes, not only looking to create a long list of what’s definitively “right and wrong,” but much worse, we undertake the impossible task of trying to force others to subscribe to our lists of good and evil. That is a pointless endeavor if ever there was one.

This week? Don’t try to assert your list onto others. Your list of what works for you or what doesn’t is for YOU and you alone. Withdraw your attention from anyone who is trying to assert their list unto you. Just be true to yourself, as purely as you can. Strictly speaking? This is advice for always. But I’m thinking it may come into play this week.

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With several reversals, I’m expecting slow progress and potential for frustrations and delays. With Uranus–the planet of big surprises and freedom going retrograde–this isn’t a big surprise. The week goes smoother if you know things will just take time and remain ready to roll with the flow.

Monday, The Star rx: Make a conscious decision to reach for optimism–folks are having trouble holding on to it and it really is healing and helpful.

Tuesday, Four of Pentacles: Stable, solid day. Anxiety is possible, but pointless. Expect stability and “no change” today. Relax into it as much as you can.

Wednesday, Seven of Swords: An excellent time to keep your own counsel. Operate under the radar and draw no attention to what you’ve got going on.

Thursday, The World rx: I don’t know about you, but I’ve been taking regular “news breaks.” Not breaks to watch news. Breaks as in avoiding news, limiting news. There’s a lot of jarring energy out there and it serves us well to limit how much we consume at a given time.

Friday, Page of Pentacles rx: Book light today, as energy may be a bit depleted after the week. Y’all know I’m a big fan of naps! Self-care, quiet time, and a lighter-than-normal schedule are all very soothing and helpful.

Saturday, Five of Wands rx: Step back from the conflict and don’t make it your own. Look for points of agreement instead of differences. There are plenty of both, but far too few people focusing on the agreements and far too many focusing on contention.

Sunday, King of Swords rx: Incomplete information; don’t be quick to cut out options. Take it slow and wait for facts to emerge. A great day to look for what you want and like, softly, and ignore what you don’t, completely.

Overview/Advice: Three of Swords rx: We feel what we feel, and there is nothing wrong with whatever we feel. But we also decide, courtesy of our focus, where our emotional setpoint lies. If you’ve got heartache or tears, fair enough. I would never suggest you deny any emotions. They provide valuable guidance. I would, however, suggest not wallowing, not milking the pain–Scorpio moons, I’m looking at you! Feel whatever you feel, and release. Feel and release. Then turn your focus on what lifts you up. Because you know what? We can all benefit from uplifting. Tip: If you get less specific about thoughts that bother you (and more specific on thoughts you enjoy), you’ll feel better pretty quickly.

Affirmation: Worrying about illness can create more illness. To make this more widely applicable–there is not a damn problem in the history of humanity that’s been solved by worrying hard enough. As a super Virgo, I can state this as a fact. So why do that to ourselves?

What worrying does is amplify the subjective experience of what’s unwanted by activating it in our vibrations, consciousness, our emotional bodies. Of course I see plenty wrong in the world–and I see plenty right. When I see hate, I can hate the hate (thus adding to the sum total of hate) and draw attention to it (thus giving it more airplay and momentum). Or I can decide I’d rather see love and embody that love, thus adding to the sum total of love. If enough do this, you get a collective tipping point where love overpowers the hate. Every subject has both poles–what you want surrounding it and what you don’t. Rather than adding energetic support to what I don’t want, I’m going to embody what I do want. Feels a lot better and does some good at the same time. I don’t freak out about worry. I just look to notice it and release it: not by “not thinking about it,” but by crowding out those worry thoughts with the more empowering thoughts of what I do want instead.


This forecast uses the Tarot Nova with an Abraham-Hicks affirmation card. You probably already know about Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives and the whole consult thing.

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.