Emotional Grace Period, Recommended. Weekly Tarot, March 20 – 26, 2017

I am an emotional creature. I value strong emotion as an important part of who I am, though it sometimes presents it’s own complications. To compensate, I’ve had to develop some skill in managing emotional response without overwhelming anyone too near the strike zone.

Thank you, Saturn.

Naturally, I’m not always perfect at this endeavor. You can just ask the landlady, after my butterfly bush meltdown.

But more often than not, I am successful. I step back. I ground. I meditate, at least when I get to the point that I can. I journal. I go outside. I clean. I take a nap. I distract myself in whatever way seems to help. In short, I do everything I know how to do to talk myself off that ledge.

I mean, dumping an inferno of emotion purges, that’s for sure. But while it relieves the pressure, that out-of-control feeling just sucks and there’s always a hangover after the fact. It’s just not who I want to be, you know? That’s not how I want to feel. So I do my damnedest to take a different route.

Next week, I’m expecting how we handle intense emotion to have relevance.

Full forecast video.

We’ve got a slew of repeats from recent weeks and inversions galore. It has the feel of sludging through mud, man. And notice the dominance of the cups in the week’s cards. Emotions remain “a thing” with a friendly, yellow-alert level Tarot-reader advisory to reign in knee-jerk responses (lest you have something to regret later). We’re wanting to sidestep the collateral damage factor. It can be done, but will require restraint to pull off. [bctt tweet=”Enforce a grace period before acting on strong emotions this week. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Weekly Tarot Forecast in Bullet Points

  • Monday, Eight of Swords rx. You’ll have the chance to free yourself from the knots you’ve been tied up in, right here. Open window of opportunity, and you’ll likely get a nudge to go. Don’t hesitate, it moves fast.
  • Tuesday, Three of Cups rx. Don’t expect your friends to necessarily “get you.” That’s too much to ask. Look to feel comfortable in your own skin and the rest doesn’t matter. It’s your job to get you and nobody else’s.
  • Wednesday, King of Cups rx. Emotional impulsivity is a potential issue. If you’re feeling strongly, don’t complete the real world activity without emotionally stabilizing. Powerful emotions that are very short term.
  • Thursday, Five of Wands rx. Pick your battles! I mean, you can pick all of ’em if you want, but it would be unnecessary bickering.
  • Friday, Three of Pentacles rx. Life won’t go as you planned. It’s still okay. Just be flexible.
  • Saturday, Ten of Cups upright. YAY! This is a good time. Hook up with your family–blood or heart family, either way. Surround yourself with loving vibes however you can, even if it’s just the thoughts you are thinking.
  • Sunday, Empress rx. Even inverted, it’s still a good card. Prioritize self-care. Don’t expect everything will just fall into place perfectly today, because maybe not. But progress is good enough.
  • Overview/Advice: Knight of Cups reversed. FEELINGS are very strong and change very quickly. Give yourself a grace period, between feeling strong emotion and taking action this week. Grace periods will save your tail.

Maybe your experience will be different than what I’m expecting–I hope so! But even if it’s not, you can do this. Just give yourself a grace period before taking action to let the feelings enough that clarity can re-emerge. Take any real-world actions once you’re bathed in the energy you would like for the outcome and you’ll do well.

Much love, and stay safe out there.

Dix

p.s. This week’s forecast features the Radiant Rider Waite. Get your Tarot on 1-on-1, or just get my book and flip to a random page to give yourself a DIY bibliomancy reading!

 

Picking Perspective: Tarot Forecast, Nov 7 – Nov 13, 2016

One of my websites was a mess. I set about to fix it last night and it took me…I dunno. Six hours? Eight hours? Something like that. A tedious process, one page, one post at a time.

But I’m not looking for sympathy.

I could have easily gotten mad about the update that broke my site. Or cussed the developers and sent them nasty emails and social media complaints insisting they fix what they broke. The thought did cross my mind. I felt that decision point acutely, once I realized what was going on. Be upset or just dig in and do it?

Truth or not, blame wasn’t going to fix my mess, and it certainly wasn’t going to make me feel any better. Blame feels lousy–and powerless. The only thing that was going to fix my mess was me! And it could be hard–I could angry and upset for the hours I worked on it. Or it could be easy–glad I have the skills and knowledge to figure out what needed to be done and the time to just sit down and do it.

One step, one step, one step at a time. Methodically, clearly, one step at a time. Each step takes us closer.

There are  lot of things in this world like this. Life is messy and sticky and sometimes, kind of ouchy. You know? I use a trivial example but in the big scheme of existence, it’s the same principles holding for issues big or small. Most of the time, fault doesn’t matter. Only desired outcome matters. Only focus matters.

Focus and perspective determine your subjective experience. And we’re damn lucky that’s the case. Because perspective is self-induced and self-directed. Meaning we have control, and the freedom to decide what our experience is going to feel like. This is going to depend entirely on you. And this coming week is kind of like that.

Tarot Forecast Nov 7, 2016

This week? Would be a good idea to be aware of your perspective. We’ve got a mix of suits, with several inverted cards at the beginning of the week. So expect a slowish start, but it is what it is Overall, the questions, “How big a deal is this, really? What can I do to get where I want to be?” will serve you very well here.

Monday, Eight of Swords rx: Those doors that feel closed and locked are not locked and they are only closed because you’ve decided they are. You have options, always. Right here and right now, you have options you have not been seeing. Today, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of those options if you’re open to that. You can make significant and quite perceptible shifts if you take advantage of this window of opportunity. Look for them! Don’t be the only thing standing in your own way, dude.

Tuesday, Three of Cups rx: Some comfort in chitchatting with friends and social communities, but it’s incomplete. Whatever you share, be judicious about it. And be aware of how invested you are in other people’s lives. There is support, but it’s good to always retain status as one’s own guiding light.

Wednesday, Page of Swords rx: If you are signing agreements, read twice. Potential for something “just not quite right” in written material. Also potential for lies to be flitted about. If you can wait to sign an agreement, that would be good. If you cannot, that’s okay; for contract or verbal agreements,  though, double check the particulars.

Thursday, Ten of Swords: Many may be feeling overwhelmed with too much to do, think, handle, or figure out. Too much, too much, too much! Pace yourself, prioritize and don’t take on too much. And please don’t criticize yourself for being where you are. Just a little at a time, a little at a time, and feel good about every single step. One step at a time.

Friday, Strength: This vibe feels easier and more stable today. To deal with the flavor of yesterday’s energy, Strength suggests a gentle, but persistent approach, a light touch, over and over works well. Don’t go in gangbusters during the time. Deal gently, lightly, easily, confidently, a little and a little and a little and keep going. You’ve got what it takes to manage what you need to. Use a light touch, being persistent. Not insistent, persistent.

Saturday, Seven of Wands rx: Could express this energy as going along with the crowd even though you don’t agree, or as someone going underground with their beliefs and feelings to avoid conflict. It could manifest even as unexpected support for your convictions from quarters you didn’t expect. Just be aware of polarization and don’t hesitate to withdraw and eep your own counsel. Nothing wrong with that.

Sunday, Four of Wands rx: Would rather see it upright, but still a nice card. You can have harmony, a safe and happy place. as long as you don’t insist everyone feels and thinks they way you do. You can have an oasis in the storm but you have to create it yourself and carry it around with you. In other words, it’s built on internal perspective.

[bctt tweet=”Peace of mind is always home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_htmlmade. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

Overview/Advice, Five of Cups rx: Be aware of potential for emotional overreaction and making a much bigger deal of things than they need to be. This is a vibe at large and MAN are we seeing it all over the place!  Take a deep breath (or 100), dial it back and let it play out before declaring the world as we know it has ended. Slow down.

Affirmation: I am willing to let go. There have been times I’ve been convinced things MUST go a certain way because it mattered so much. Sometimes, it did go my way but lots of times, not really. Not even close. And the world somehow didn’t implode. The suffering I felt was directly related to my willingness to let go of what was not within my control and live my own life and not try to fix others’ lives. Even others I loved very, very much. Whether it’s kids, spouse, friends, family, country, or, or, or, whoever it is, the only way it can stay alive and active in your experience is if you focus with thoughts, feelings, etc. The more energy you put into it, the more you attract of a similar feeling tone. If you don’t like it, give it as little attention as possible. Let it go and move on!

How are you doing managing your perspective?

This week’s forecast uses the Gilded Tarot and Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cards. Get more Tarot writing from my book, Everyday Tarot Archives or hit me up for a consult. ~Dix

Ripening: Tarot Flow Forecast, Mar 28 – Apr 3

“It’s one of the side effects of being a Tarot reader. I see people freaking the *$&# out over what’s happening or what’s not happening right this minute, right now, like the world’s ending if things don’t go the way they want. And I talk to them later and we realize, whatever it was, it just didn’t matter. Or it didn’t matter the way they thought it did. It ended up being better, or it ended up giving them something they needed. It gives you a different perspective.”

I was talking to my friend. Not being judgey. It’s really helpful to me, if you want to know the truth. It’s a lot easier to stay zen, when you see this dynamic over and over.

I try to force something to happen, no way, no how. NOT GONNA WORK!! I try to avoid it? It ends up in my lap. Maybe even years later. But when it does, enough has happened between the start and the end, I know there is more at work.

It happens when it’s supposed to. That fact: endlessly infuriating and endlessly comforting, all at the same time.

Tarot Forecast Mar 28 Apr 3 2016

Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde presently, prompting us to revisit projects we’ve started but not finished. What’s ripe, or becoming ripe? What’s over-ripe, ready to be thrown out? Do this bit first, toss and purge, to make space for the new fruit to fully ripen.

I expect this week to contain both conflict and emotionality, ups and downs, since we’re leaning pretty heavily on the Swords and Cups in this weekly spread. But there are definitely lessons and clarifications on tap, courtesy what comes up through the swordplay. Think of irksome frustrations, crabby words or other bothersome incidents as instructive, especially as metaphorical for other issues in your life.

Monday, Passion Ignited – Page of Swords Rx: To get your creative fires burning, stop talking yourself out of it! Stop putting so damned many conditions on ideas. It kills the moment. It sucks the life out of the art. Drop the self-criticism and the “Debbie Downer” scripts aimed in the mirror. That dousing of your creative fires? It’s your own doing, Grasshopper. Which is wonderful news, because that also means, it’s in your hands, oh creative one.

Tuesday, Rejoice in Celebration – Three of Cups: Sweet. This one is a double-dose of advice to celebrate all that is good with your tribe. YOUR folks, your people, whome/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_htmlver they may be. The Three of Cups shows up on “Rejoice in Celebration”–the Psychic Tarot Oracle’s version of the Three of Cups! (What’s Neptune doing today?)

Wednesday, New Beginnings – Ace of Cups: Let fresh starts touch your heart. And let your heart, guide you in those fresh starts. No fear. Only love. Only love.

Thursday, Waiting Game – Five of Swords: I always think of Tarot Fives as growing pains, of one sort or another. Fives are ridden with conflict, but in truth, conflict is a gift. It allows for corrections, before problems become too big to be manageable. But then again, I pretty much count everything–including drawing breath–as a gift. So consider your source. Har!

[bctt tweet=”Conflict gives the gift of drawing attention to what needs to be adjusted.”]

Friday, Emotional Loss, Knight of Swords Rx: This combination screams, “Blessing in disguise” to me. Maybe VERY well disguised, I’ll give you that. And maybe upsetting and scary, too. But definitely, losses right now can be more about perception than net reality.  As in, “Remember that thing I was so upset about? Yeah. I’m really glad it happened.”

Saturday, Base Chakra, King of Wands Rx: You know how in those little airline safety presentations, they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask first, before trying to help anybody else? That. Take care of your own basic needs, security and well being first, before looking to do the same for anyone else. It’s not a mark of selfishness. It’s a mark of smarts.

Sunday, Throat Chakra, Nine of Cups: Speak your truth today. Say what you really want to say. It brings contentment. I would expect especially nice results from expressing gratitude and thankfulness, too. Beautiful day for a heartfelt, loving conversation. So speak up!

Overview/Advice, Harmony – The Chariot Reversed: Don’t push or drive others this week. You go on your path. Others may follow or they may not. But they’ll do what they need to do. YOU do what you need to do.

Affirmation: Check Your Timing. As Shakespeare said, “Ripeness is all.” We get so wound up about what is to happen when. If it’s yuck, we want it done NOW. If it’s good, we want it here, NOW. If it’s scary, we want it either far away from us, or past us. So much of life is timing. Being in the right place, doing the right stuff.

And you know, we stress over timing. But if you get quiet and listen, you can stay in the flow. You can follow those little nudges and your timing will always be right.

I am telling myself, I’m in the perfect place for ME right now, because it perfectly represents where I am, how I’ve grown and how I need to grow. What you want but don’t have may not be a “no.” It may be a “not yet.”

This forecast features the Pagan Cat Tarot, with the Psychic Tarot Oracle to represent positions and the Creative Whack Pack for the affirmation. If you enjoy these forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s Book, Everyday Tarot Archives or better yet, a personal consultation.

Do you feel “ripening” in your life?

Letting Go of the Strings: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Mar 7 – 13, 2016

We say we trust the Universe. We say we have faith. We read the write books and burn the right candles and share the right inspirational memes.

And often, we set out our intentions aligned with that belief. But then, we don’t release those intentions go, out to do their work.

And how do you know, when you’ve failed to release your intentions?

The questions start in.

“When? HOW? This is impossible. It’s not gonna work. Hurry up, already! Hurry up! Because I am freaking out over here.”

This is a breakdown of faith. Instead of sending it out and letting it happen–knowing we are already supported and get what we need, even if it’s not always what we’d like–that anxiety is like a homing signal, calling back those intentions over and over again.

Setting intentions is like releasing a balloon. To have those intentions supported by Source energy, the balloon must travel up, above and beyond your sight. The magic happens beyond our human field of vision.

But when you attach strings to your intention balloons–the strings of how and when and all the particulars–what “must be” and how it must be in order for you to feel save? Well, that mucks up the fulfillment process. It keeps your balloon near the ground.

It may feel more comfortable to keep your balloon close, here you can check on it every thirty seconds. But I can absolutely promise you, those intentions will never take off as long as you’re fearfully clutching those strings. Faith is the secret ingredient to fulfilling your intentions. It’s required.

[bctt tweet=”Without faith, intentions are no more than worries.”]

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We’ve got an eclipse this week, folks. I’ve actually been feeling it for the last couple, coming in. I’ll let the actual astrologers write about the particulars. But just so you know, the energy out there is powerful, crackling and intense. And that’s neither a good or bad thing, by itself. It’s all in what you do with it. I’d suggest setting your intentions and letting go of the strings.

Monday, Integration, Temperance, reversed: You’re learning, but you don’t have it all figured out, all the way, quite yet. That’s fine! There’s nothing wrong with that. Just keep paying attention and using what you’ve learned thus far. That’s how you make it your own. Use practice to integrate new learning with your existing base of mastered skills. This is solidifying learning by doing.

Tuesday, Experiencing, Three of Wands: Note the progress you’ve made, and what direction it’s leading you. Take what you’ve started and continue to build. Be present.

Wednesday, Innocence, The Sun Reversed: You’ll notice undercurrents–and you may not entirely like those undercurrents. It is what it is, you know? People have mixed and complex motivations. That doesn’t mean someone is bad. Just human.

Thursday, Celebration, Three of Cups: Have a night out (or afternoon in) with dear friends. And for God’s sakes, confide in somebody, okay? Don’t keep all those thoughts in your head or the feelings trapped in your heart. Connection heals.

Friday, The Source, Ace of Wands reversed: I’m seeing this as a smidge of a wet blanket effect. Something (or someone?) raining a bit on the parade. Don’t let small distractions or minor complaints interfere with your enthusiasm. The complaints don’t amount to much. But the enthusiasm does.

Saturday, Mind,  Page of Swords: Ah, this day looks a little anxious. You’re most likely overthinking it, though. Remember that if you can think yourself into a tizzy, you can just as easily think yourself right out of it, too.

Sunday, Trust, Page of Cups reversed: Keep working on keeping that faith. It’s there, but sometimes we talk ourselves out of it. You do what makes sense in your heart and back it up with real-world rational, okay? That’s a solid combination.

Overview/Advice, Ripeness, Nine of Pentacles reversed: Lesson is in progress. Emphasis on the “progress” bit because, hey, we ARE progressing! In terms of advice, this is not the week to be jumping–the gun, to conclusions, or off the deep end! Set your intentions and let go of the string.

Affirmation – Peace, Archangel Chamuel: “Peace comes from remembering that only love is real.” I really do dig this thought even if I have trouble fully believing it sometimes. Putting it into perspective for me–when someone dislikes me, it doesn’t change who I am. It doesn’t make any vitriol aimed my way justified, warranted or somehow “right.” That negative energy isn’t real in the sense it doesn’t speak to me or who I am, any more than jealousy or resentment or any one of the myriad of projections we aim at each other on a daily basis. Such ugly baggage is the work of a limping ego, stabbing out at others to self-medicate fear and inadequacy. That’s not real.

But love? Love comes from recognizing the beauty and humanity in one another. Love is a process of recognizing the divine energy in the other. There’s nothing more real than that.

This week, strive for patience. Patience with yourself, as you learn and integrate under intense and dynamic energy patterns. Patience with others, as they sometimes stumble before they shine as they do the same. Acknowledge progress and look to connect on a heart level. This bolsters faith and allows those intentions to transform from worries to reality.

Except I still cannot promise you it will be on your schedule. Because I haven’t figured out how to get the Universe to do that yet.

Do you set intentions? Do you have some for the Eclipse?

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This week’s forecast features the Osho Zen Tarot and Archangel Oracle Cards.  If you dig these, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or better yet, a 1-on-1 consult.

Baking in the Good Intentions: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Sept 28 – October 4

I have a very…tenuous relationship with my family of origin. I don’t talk about it all the time anymore because most of it, I’ve processed, you know? It gets a touch inflamed every now and again but overall, I am comfortable with it. Best be, or I wouldn’t be comfortable at all.

I also don’t talk about it too much because it makes people angry for me. And I’m not angry. Sometimes a bit melancholy, but not angry.

While I appreciate the support and the caring intentions baked in when folks become indignant on my behalf, the anger is not right for me. Not at this point in my life.

My birth family is a group of  very good people with a much different perspective from me. We could argue about who is “right,” but the truth is, we’re both right. They are living true to their beliefs and convictions, personifying what they are confident to be true. How could I say that’s not right? It is their path–living the life that is right for them. I am living the life that is right for me.

(And very little shall that twain meet.)

Tarot Forecast Week Sept 28 2015

This week, I’d advise everyone to bake in their good intentions, but not obsess over how other people execute their own recipes.

It’s rare I get almost a whole spread of reversed cards. If one or two cards are reversed, then I’ll take that as specifically related to the message. But sometimes it happens that well over half are reversed. In that case, I will generally note it as indication the energy is very clogged and sluggish, not free flowing, and simply read the cards as being upright. Otherwise, interpretation becomes next to impossible.

However in this case, I’m reading all the reversals as the ground shaking, you know? The sense is of major shifts underway, not especially feeling steady, although steady is a VERY relative term. We also have 5 (!) Major Arcana.

Can you say “eclipse?”

The flow is pretty clear though: right off the bat, ground yourself in loving energy and good intention. Stay in the present and make your choices minute by minute, trying to be as generous as you can throughout. Step back from what doesn’t work for you and stay true to your guiding principles but don’t bother trying to micromanage anybody else. It won’t work. I’m seeing a whole lot of realignment going on. So you’ll need to stay sharp.

Monday, Crown Chakra + Three of Cups/Share the Love: Send a note or call the friend who “just popped into your head” unexpectedly. Do your part healing the world by sharing joy and kinship with those closest to you.  Don’t think that has impact? I would say, “What IS this world made of if not individual moments between individual people?” You cannot change all the moments or all the people. But you can add your light to the mix by deciding about you moments with your people. That’s really the best we’ve got.

[bctt tweet=”Be the love you want to see, in your own life and in the world. #quotes “]

Tuesday, Two of Wands/Spread Your Wings & The Lovers/Love: I didn’t realize I’d drawn an extra card for today until I was ready to read ’em, so I’m running with it. We’re talking about choice and growth–both the Two of Wands and the Lovers are cards of choice. So I’d expect choice to appear. How to make your decisions? Choose to GROW. Whatever options you have that entail growth, take that step. It’s well favored.

Wednesday, The Wheel/Flow: Don’t try to swim upstream. Stay present, in the present, and let whatever doesn’t jive with your energy just pass you on by. Primed attention of this flavor makes it possible for you to grab little bits and pieces of luck that would otherwise escape notice.

Thursday, Justice/Detach: Isn’t detachment an interesting keyword for the Justice card? True fairness and balance does require stepping back. I’m seeing this as a signal to delay making judgements or hopping into the “what’s best for everybody” fray, as you may be too close to the situation. Take a deep breath and allow details to develop while you gain perspective.

Friday, The Hierophant/Teach: Share what you know, if you have someone inclined to listen. Not so much? Then take notes. You’ll be able to go back and learn from them yourself later. Insight is available for putting together components you hadn’t quite synthesized previously.

Saturday, The Fool/Trust: Try to put worries behind you and get a change of scenery. Great day for an adventure! If you’re a workaholic, some time off is in order, if possible.

Sunday, Five of Cups/Change Focus: Of all the cards in this spread, this one is notable for being upright. It’s also one I would prefer reversed! Tendency to really be feeling a loss. Try to put it into perspective, or at least find a way to reframe it that you can feel as okay about it as possible. That’s not synthetic, or mental gymnastics. It’s choosing a more healing interpretation.

Overview/Advice, Six of Wands/Believe & Succeed: Hold tight to your faith this week, and guard the love in your heart. Does that sound funny, advising you to guard the love in your heart? Sometimes, you have to guard love to keep it intact! When someone cuts at you, when life throws you a big bundle of ouch, it can harden you and and close down heart energy. But it’s definitely a choice. I know, because I’ve seen people make the choice to grow their heart in extremely harsh circumstances. I can say with conviction, it’s not what life hands you. It’s what you do with it.

Affirmation: I am standing on the leading edge of thought. Life doesn’t just happen “at you” or “to you.” YOU are a participant. You help craft your own experience with every thought and every word. Some things we don’t control–we don’t write the headlines. We don’t decide who lives and who dies. But we do decide what we say and do, how we look at the world. Let your heart and your love lead you and you won’t go far wrong.

How you doing out there?

p.s. If you dig these forecasts, you may like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This week features the Psychic Tarot for the Heart Oracle–a birthday gift from my daughter –and Ask and It Is Given Cards.

Eclipse me, Baby! Weekly Tarot Forecast, Sept 7 – 13

My little kitten, Thor, is OH SO HELPFUL not only with Tarot, but everything I freakin’ do…you know. Like walk and stuff.

On my radar: big shifts and life changes and transitions and oh-my-God-I-didn’t-even-get-a-chance-to-transition type changes. Serious and significant life events. Can you say “Eclipse?!” ‘Cause man, this energy is well out there and it’s feeling heavy duty.

The New Moon in Virgo September 13th–Sunday–is a solar eclipse at 20 degrees 10 minutes Virgo. If you have any intentions, especially of the practical and helpful Virgo-ish variety, get your pen and paper handy. Because the full moon in Aries that follows is a lunar eclipse as well, so it says “launching pad” to this armchair astrologer for whatever you set in motion now.

Be aware, however, that you may not be able to drive your own car directly here, because eclipses have a way of taking on a life of their own. Not much point in fighting what you get, as if you could. Disclaimer: You may want to read up from real astrologers !

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These Eights kind of jumped out at me. I am suspecting towards the end of the week, there is potential for seeing how an emotional attachment (hangup, story? I dunno) but an emotional SOMETHING that’s under the surface impacts you. Are you married to your story? And does that cost you? Potential for escaping that union, although I suspect the divorce process is raw. But then again, what divorce isn’t? This week says Eclipse all over it.

[bctt tweet=”If you’re not struggling, help someone who is. #quotes #eclipse #virgo”]

Monday – Three of Pentacles: Plan ahead! Make your lists and check them twice. (If you’re not feeling the whole Mercury retrograde shadow period yet, well, good on you! I barely have to note Mercury Rx anymore because I usually get an energetic heads up. This one started early so be aware, it might an especially erratic retrograde. Sorry! September 17 – October 9th.) Happy Labor Day to my people from the States. This is a good energy for groups, too. So if you’re hanging out with friends, family or colleagues today, pay attention to the group conversation. At the very least, I’d expect some insight to be on tap, by reaching a just a little beyond the surface of the spoken words.

Tuesday – Queen of Wands: Charge! Not the credit card kind, but the be-on-top-of-your-business kind. Focus, focus, focus and a sprinkle of hustle gets the job done. Back to work day if you had an extra day off, but it looks to be productive at least. Try to find joy in what you’re doing and keep your mood as sunny as you can. It really does make a difference. Do what you do with optimism. Bonus: Thor the Tarot kitten helper approves of this message.

Wednesday – Eight of Cups: Desire to run away from home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html? Sort of. This is more like a desire to leave emotional baggage in your rear view mirror. Be aware that you have that ability. But it doesn’t magically solve “everything.” It does, however, signal a beginning for improving your life.

Thursday – Eight of Swords: Did you leave behind some emotional garbage yesterday? Because today, there is a snapshot in front of you, showing exactly how you’re holding yourself back. You can look at it head on or try to breeze right by it. Your call.

Friday – Seven of Swords: What’s going on under the radar? What’s right under your very nose? This could be self or other. I’m inclined, though, to see it as an extension of Wednesday and Thursday’s energy, another layer peeling off the onion of self-denial.

Saturday – Three of Cups: Great night to socialize, if you’re able. If not, do look for a way to connect with your “tribe” somehow. Make a call, hop online, write a letter–I don’t care. Just celebrate the feelings of belonging.

Sunday – Queen of Pentacles: Who takes care of Mama? Remember, if you support other people and are a caretaker, you perform most efficiently if you also care for yourself. People depend on you! Rest, good food and whatever self-care routines you are into, great idea for the day.

Overview/Advice – Knight of Pentacles: Stay on track with the physical details, logical weight of evidence and just keeping your lists in order this week. The knight is a bit of a literalist, but he is great with details and follow through, so that’s a good aim to shoot for here.

Affirmation: Orange/Nurture Yourself: Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, root of our emotions and what we enjoy. Indulgence can be a healthy activity if approached properly. What feeds your spirit? What feeds your body? What feeds your mind? What feeds your emotional body? Do some of that!

Big hugs and love to everybody out there who is struggling.

How y’all managing out there?

p.s. If you enjoy these forecasts, you might also like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This week’s reading features the Pagan Cat Tarot– it was a gift. How cool is that?! And the Color Cards, another thoughtful gift. I’m blessed.

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