Three of Pentacles: Rung by Rung

I’ve called a permanent moratorium on all self-criticism. Some would consider that folly. I don’t.

What we consider mistakes and mis-turns and those experiences that we didn’t intentionally set out to take? They shape us in ways we couldn’t easily reach otherwise. The times we’ve gone off our trail help point out more clearly, where our trail is.

Every second of every minute of every day has helped shape who you are. Maybe you rode a rocky path, but no matter what path, it expanded your understanding and planted within a deeper, stronger desire for the smoother path at the same time. It made your world bigger.

When we criticize ourselves, it widens the gap, between what we’re living and our best selves–who we are, at a soul level. That’s why it hurts.

Our highest self sees all through a filter of love. Pure love.

[bctt tweet=”Love doesn’t criticize. It just keeps on being love. #OnMyRadar” username=”goddess_dix”]

The same is true of criticizing others. That’s why, when you’re thinking about how much someone sucks, it feels yuck. We ascribe it to said person’s suckage factor, but that’s not the real cause. Hating on someone is simply not who you really are, in your purest and truest form.  It takes you a step away from your core, your center. It feels off because it IS off.

But you can always get back on center–without fussing at yourself for being off–and appreciate the time out of whack for the gifts it gives you. You can appreciate the way it points you back on course and contributes to the whole.

Like someone climbing a ladder, you have access to a bigger picture now. You may not know what it looks like at the top of the ladder, but you can see more today than yesterday.

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Here, we have the Three of Pentacles, shown as a vine wound up a ladder bearing Pentacle fruit. Each step up brings a slightly larger perspective. You may not even be able to tell the difference, from one to another but over time, the difference becomes more evident. Your plans may shift from where they started but each rung on the ladder contributes to the whole. From many experiences, a new one is born over time.

That means there are no wrong steps.

We sometimes kick ourselves, when things haven’t turned out the way we’ve planned. Rather than harsh self-scrutiny, try approaching all things with the idea that you’re looking for the gift. There always is a gift to be had and if you can find it and appreciate it, the other parts stop mattering. It grants a sense of freedom from outside influences. You are no longer at the mercy of what is happening. You’ll feel more connected: appreciation is a pure energy. It’s part of your true self.

This week, take any opportunity that comes up to forgive yourself. Let yourself off the hook first; you’ll immediately find it easier to let others off the hook as result.  It makes it easier to be fully in the present and it just feels better.

We ascend a ladder one rung at a time. Rung by rung, we live and become more than who we are, today. Whatever rung you’re on now is the right one, because it’s where you are now. I

Now is the only place you have any power. Being kind to yourself helps make the most of it.

Be well out there! ♥
~Dix

This week features the Tarot Nova Mini deck and (of course) Dix! If you’d like a private consult, give a holler.

Crafting your Life | Tarot Forecast, Week of 4/3 – 4/9/17

I once had an astrologer tell me that if she didn’t already know me, she’d think I was crazy (due the insane amount of Mercury’s influence in my chart). I laughed for days about that.

No denying I’ve got a touch of the crazy–the good kind that is; it’s entertaining crazy. Not the scooting-over-on-public-transit kind of crazy. My flavor of crazy would be welcome at parties. If I went to parties.

Basically once my thoughts get really moving, it’s like a barreling train. NOTHING is going to stop that train, or so it feels. The ideas! The plans! The inspiration! I want to do this and that and that and that other thing. Wouldn’t this be great?!? It goes all over the place and it moves very, very fast. It’s a wonderful ride.

Until I put the brakes on myself, that is.

How? What if this or that happens? How can I avoid this problem that I don’t yet have?

That bucket of cold water gets dumped right onto my steam engines, ending the thrill ride prematurely. I don’t fault myself because it’s never been intentional, but I do try to catch myself now. Because those little blasts of “crazy” are not only exhilarating, but the inspirations are priceless to me. The are a true expression of who I really am. Not to mention, it’s a whole Hell of a lot of fun.

This week, you can either put wood or water on the fire via how you steer your emotional state. 

[bctt tweet=”Just ‘do’ you; doing you is always just right. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

With 2 of the 3 cards I pulled being Pentacles–the Moon, the Four of Pentacles and the Three of Pentacles–we’re looking at real-world manifestations. My misreading the Moon as the Sun in the video doesn’t really impact the forecast in that the elements I was pulling was still applicable to the message I felt needed conveying. I like it when I can’t get it wrong!

The short version: Emotions first. Get stable. And then plan!

Get set, stable and firm emotionally, and then work on perfecting whatever aspects of your life that you’re focusing on now. The emotional work comes first: peace, groundedness, and centeredness. In your joy, you’ll see the world more in line with how your eternal spirit sees the world. The power of that perspective gives you tremendous leverage and “luck,” as we know it. This is exactly how you move forward.

And if you’re not feeling peaceful or you cannot find a hint of calm? Well, be okay about that, too! Wherever you’re at is where you’re at, and that’s okay too, you know? There is no way to be wrong here, no way to be “too far off the reservation” to go someplace you like. It could take a minute, if you’re not in the best headspace but it’s always, always, always possible. The Universe has many ways to deliver the goods, not just that one turn that you didn’t take back a ways. The real issue isn’t where you are right now, but only that you’re improving where you are. That’s all that matters.

You could go up or down. But choosing one intentionally is a lot better that sitting back and letting what you’re seeing out in the world decide for you.

BE the being of light and love that you are, fully. This makes your life a truer expression of who YOU are, the light of your soul. Remember that you’re crafting your life, day by day. Whatever you make at any given point will carry the energy you bring to it.

How’s your energy looking lately?

Be well!

This week’s Tarot features the Transparent Tarot, and Dixie (with a shaky video-holding hand). Get a private consult here.

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!

 

Drive Yourself: Tarot Forecast, Jan 16 – 22, 2017

One of the gifts I want to give myself  is a smoother ride, through life.

Happier. More joy. More connected. More in the flow, in the zone. More laughter. More freedom. More excitement. More fun.

Get the most out of this delightful experience.

And in the quest to hover on center, in day-to-day awareness, it’s becoming increasingly evident: the less I’m about campaigning the world to correct itself according to my specs, and the more I’m about just letting the rest of the world be as they will, the easier Zen comes. I guess stabs at controlling the inherently uncontrollable doesn’t contribute to Zen.

I don’t think of myself as being judgy or especially critical (because I’m not), but it can creep up sometimes in little ways. I’ll get the urge to set somebody straight either directly or even just in my head. I’ll notice I’m not feeling so good and say, “Hey, what’s up with this?!”

And I’m glad for each time it does. It alerts me to an opportunity to find more peace. It is a GIFT, getting that nudge.

‘Cause for the most part, I’ve learned to live and let live. I’m pretty damn good at it. But when I’m a little off kilter, even just a smidge, I’d like to know early on so I can make adjustments. I like to drive my own car, that way.

[bctt tweet=”Be what you want to see. #OnMyRadar” via=”no”]

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Theme this week is about who is driving the car. Who’s input are you seeking? Are you eyes on your own lane?

Monday, Four of Cups rx: With the giant hand offering a drink, this image suggests a potential for misunderstanding or delusions. Somebody is drunk. Dreaming it up or down, either one. Sometimes, people avoid acting on longstanding dreams because they don’t want to risk the possibility of losing the dream. This has kind of the same feeling. Some confusion or lack of clarity in terms of what you expect vs. future visions. Take it easy, slow and not too seriously today.

Tuesday, The Chariot: Awesome card here–a road opening, opportunities to make progress. Some movement may be indirect, sidestepping obstacles. But we have some open roads, so take the turn and keep going! Good day.

Wednesday, Ten of Wands rx: Delegate. Hand off responsibilities that are not yours–and expect any responsibilities that are really yours that have been handed off come home/dixiblog/domains/afoolsjourney.com/public_html to roost. Do what’s your and let what doesn’t matter go.

Thursday, Three of Pentacles rx: Living by committee won’t work so well. Your choices may not sit well with the collective. If someone comes to you with their desires for you, acknowledge and appreciate the care that prompts it, and then go on and do what is in your own heart anyway. Do not try to control and do not allow yourself to be controlled. Acknowledge the good intentions while still making your own choices.

Friday, Tower rx: I’m seeing a stack of blocks that wobble but don’t fall. Weaknesses and issues with structure will be more visible than normal. Insights about circumstances that are “iffy” will be visible. You’ll be able to spot this today so use that info.

Saturday, Page of Swords rx: Running with scissors? Not the best plan. Words can come across more harshly than intended. Don’t worry about it. Just accept what’s useful, constructive, and discard the rest. Be aware, your own words may be heard more harshly than you were aware or intending. Mind your words.

Sunday, Ace of Swords: Clarity to end the week. Clear idea, communication, a clear message, a clear thought. Muddled info from earlier in the week should come into sharper focus. Good!

Overview/Advice, The Hermit:Bathing lady knows how to live it up! Any conflict and drama comes up? Step back. Takes some time for you. Don’t try to fix it, fix it, change it, change it. Step back and get clarity for yourself first, foremost and exclusively. You cannot impart clarity to others, you can only inspire it through your own clarity. So step back, retreat, and get a handle on your own grounding. Everything is easier when you’re grounded.

Affirmation: “If I am resisting ‘evil,’ I am attracting ‘evil.'” Maybe you don’t agree with this, but one version most will be able to see. If you’re very focused on a particular issue or worry, that issue becomes a bigger part of your experience and you’ll see it everywhere.  Whatever your major focuses of concern, you’ll be experiencing evidence of it, the essence of it becoming part of your day-to-day experience, because that’s where your focus is. The more you focus, the more momentum you add to the overall energy. It’s up to you to decide how you want to live. But it’s something to be aware of. You do not need to be absorbed in a problem to be a part of the solution–problems and solutions are very different energies.

If you’re bothered by the hate in the world, then talking about all the hate and sharing examples, and being outraged and upset does not drop the sum total of hate in the world, but does make it a bigger part of your in-the-moment experience. It immerses you in the very thing you don’t want. Whereas shifting focus to what you’d like to see instead–kindness and love and understanding–that is the energy of the solution. You are bathing in what you want and helping the collective make the shift by adding your light to the path, easing the way for those that would follow you.

Align with what you want, not against what you don’t.

That is how I’m looking to stay in my zone. Then it doesn’t matter, what someoone else believes. All that matters is if I’m living in close proximity to my own beliefs. If I want to see more kindness in the world, then I can be more kind. If I want to see more joyfulness in the world, I can actively participate in making some of that. I get to play in the energy I want more of, and be the change I want to see. It doesn’t get any better than that.


I’m gonna close down the 2107 Zodiac Year-Ahead special after this week, so if you’re of a mind to get one, now’s the time.

This week’s forecast uses the Housewives Tarott and some kind of Abraham-Hicks deck. Ha!

Firmly Rooted in YOU: Weekly Tarot, July 25 – 31

So, I just realized I didn’t finish and publish next week’s Tarot. AND I’m kind of shocked I didn’t realize it until today. ‘Cause, it’s Wednesday! But since I’ve written most of it and all, I’m gonna put it out there anywho…

Hope your week is going well, with or without Tarot. ♥

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As I look over this week as a whole, it strikes me how important remaining grounded and centered is. Like there is a whole lot of noise, in the background. Noise you don’t want to think about. Noise that doesn’t feel good to soak in. Noise that is potentially jarring, disruptive or yucky. But how much you tune in to the noise really dictates the quality of your experience.

So what do you do? You want to tune that noise out. Not try to outshout it (which just adds to the noise pollution).  You can only do this if you’re taking good care of yourself and breathing. The more calm, centered energy you can bring to the table, the easier your ride is and the more you’re part of the solution at the same time.

Stay rooted in who you are and what you want to be about. Nothing else matters and it helps the world as a whole when you add your good mojo into the collective pool.

Monday, Five of Pentacles: There is a feeling of lack, “not enoughness” out in the air. You don’t have to join in, you know. Look at what you DO have, what is going well, all the places you currently get support. It’s not your job to crack this nut for anybody else–as if you could, anyway. But if  you’re around a lot of this vibe, look compassionately and hold everyone else in a knowing they can improve how they feel themselves. Your only job is to be a good (and kind) example.

Tuesday, Knight of Cups: Realizing there is a good chance the day will be emotional, offer yourself an emotional setpoint to start with. As you get up or begin a new section of your daily activities, decide in advance you’d like to feel good and spend a minute generating a good feeling by thinking stuff that it makes you happy to think about. Hold yourself in this place for a bit and allow it to build momentum and then bam! You’re emotionally inoculated. How’s that for a prescription?

Wednesday, Seven of Pentacles: Admire your progress. Take note of it, because that amplifies it.

Thursday, Ace of Pentacles: A good day to do something with your hands, or go outside. Physical activity that feels good. Good food or comfortable couches also work, though. The point is, be present in and enjoy the feeling of your body.

Friday, The Hierophant rx: Don’t look to established wisdom to decide for you. Do a gut check and ask yourself, “What feels the best? What is really ‘me?'”

Saturday, The Tower rx: What happens is not as serious as it may have first appeared. Anything that appears to break down now is exposing information that was needed and is useful. Everything is really okay, so relax and know it’s working out.

Sunday, King of Cups rx: It would be easy to take one’s mood out on another. There is only one, sure-fire way to avoid trouble here. Make sure your mood is a good one, before you attempt to socialize.

Overview/Advice, Three of Pentacles: Plan for everything to work out. Expect that everything will be alright (because it will) without demanding the foreknowledge of HOW it will be alright. Don’t try to orchestrata how others should contribute or participate in the process. They will bring their own moves to the mix. But as you put yourself into that good-feeling place, you start to draw the right mix of people and circumstances to create with you.

Affirmation: I see myself enjoying absolute, continuing abundance. This one is hard to reach if you’re not feeling that way. But you can find non-monetary forms of abundance to start generating the FEELING of more abundance. You can look at a garden and appreciate the vegetables or diversity of flowers. You can appreciate the abundance of art or food or music or whatever it is that you enjoy. Those feelings are accessible to everyone who is not focusing on what they don’t have. And by doing this, you start aligning your energy with what you do want. That’s the only way to get it.

Much love.

Dix


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

Colored Glasses – Tarot Flow Forecast, Apr 4 – 10, 2016

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You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

You cannot give someone else what you do not have for yourself.  If you assume the worst of yourself, you’ll do the same of others, without even trying. You cannot IMAGINE they would want to be around you, despicable disaster that you consider yourself, so any lapse in connection has to be a rejection.

Not-so-nifty trick.

In fact, your experience is much more about how you feel about yourself than who anybody else is. Like when you accept the unacceptable in your relationships, in your job, in your life? While everyone is responsible for their own behavior, the acceptance bit is on you. Yes, we all have transitional times and I’m not judging you for them. But once you wake up? Realize what you’re doing. Don’t accept and internalize poison. Because it cripples you, emotionally.

To be able to give patience, kindness and faith TO others, you have to have accessh. Access is granted and grows, by cultivating those qualities in your own life, first in your relationship with yourself. You cannot give what you don’t have in abundance.

[bctt tweet=”Whatever you want to share, you must first give to yourself. “]

Tarot Forecast Apr 4 - 10 2016

Looking over the weekly flow of this forecast, I think of that old story of the blind men and the elephant. You know, where each of the blind men feels a different part of the elephant and thinks it’s something different? That one.

What you see is largely what you think you see. So decide going in, what you want your experience to be like and tailor your thinking to fit into that framing as much as possible. It’s like cleaning your glasses instead of leaving the (emotional) smudges on there, marring your perspective indefinitely. You decide, what color glasses you’re putting on this week.

Monday, Sacrifice – Three of Wands Rx: This is not going according to plan. Let go and let it happen according to…I dunno. Reality?

Tuesday, Material Harvest – Knight of Swords Rx: Lighten up on the worries and double down on the gratitude. It both feels better and will get you much, much further.

Wednesday, Accelerated Motion – Four of Swords: Don’t freak about the rate of change. Shifting is well (and perhaps suddenly) underway. There’s nothing more to do at present. So relax and let it happen.

Thursday, Transformation – The Fool Rx: The phrase that comes to mind here is, “You won’t make that mistake again.” Fair enough. Mildly ominous, but fair enough. Advice-wise, don’t keep doing what’s not working, dude. I’m hearing The Who in my head.

Friday, Suffering in Silence – Three of Pentacles: You may not see how it all fits together YET but I’m telling you, hardships endured are not without purpose. Even if you have to carve out that purpose yourself. Get what you can from it.

Saturday, Heart Chakra – Four of Cups: Potential to over-romanticize what you don’t have, either from past or future. Look to shift into the now, to whatever extent you can muster.

Sunday, Memories of Love – Hermit Rx: We are not who we are in isolation, or due a singular influence. Connect to those who have made a difference, either directly or energetically. Cut out those who hurt. Be discriminating on whom you connect with.

Overview/Advice, Discontent & Boredom Knight of Pentacles: Beware picking apart what’s basically good due to small (and irrelevant) details. Prioritize and weight your energy expenditures accordingly.

Affirmation: Change its name. Words matter. Listen to your words and wherever there is a topic you’d like to change, think of changing how you express it to better reflect your desired reality. Is it tossing a coat of paint on top of pain? Well, give it a go and see. Because I’d argue, you may want to change your glasses up.

How’s your vision looking lately?

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.

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