Group Think: Weekly Tarot, Feb 1 – 7, 2016

This week’s forecast: A lot of emphasis on how we interact with others, both when things are going well and…well, when they are not going so well. Also some advice on when to take action on important projects.

Balance called for in deciding when to act in general this coming week – enough info is required to make a reasonable judgement, but not so much as to invite analysis paralysis.

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Just Fix Yourself: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Dec 7 – 13

“You’re so brave, to have hair that color,” the old woman says to me, stopping me in the grocery store. “It’s bold!”

I smile big and thank her, the same way I always do when somebody calls me “brave” for having pink hair.

As if it wasn’t just hair. As if it would never grow back. As if pink hair color was poison or a dirty look from somebody’s grandpa would knock me over, dead.

“Do you think I could do that?” she asked, a little sheepishly.

“Well of course you could! With your gray, it would take great!”

“I’m seventy. Do you think it’s okay for a seventy-year-old to have pink hair?”

“Well, I’m going to when I’m seventy! I don’t see why not. You’re an adult! You can do what you want!”

A peculiarity of my life is being an outsider. It’s all over my astrology. It doesn’t matter what I do or how hard I try. One way or another, I’m not going to fit in.

So I don’t try.

It took me a while to get adjusted to the idea, but I’m comfortable enough with it now that I can embrace it. I do embrace it! I know how old I am–and it’s old enough to wear my hair however I damn well please.

It’s tremendously freeing, not to worry about what other people think. It can take some effort, sure.

Even more effort is required to stop trying to control what other people think, about you or anything else. But I think it’s the most difficult of all to overcome what YOU think about yourself…that’s why some of the “fixers” can get so far under your skin.

[bctt tweet=”The hardest perceptions to manage are self-perceptions. #fixyourself”]

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This week’s forecast looks like a description of a transition, potentially clouded by self-perceptions. Because we’re in entirely working in the minor arcana, I expect even the more challenging of these energies to be transient, not long lasting. I get the feeling of being tired, worn out, limping with weak knees but trying to walk up the last hill to get home.

And you know how it is, when you’re pushing to finish something difficult or unpleasant, how you go about it, both physically and psychologically, makes a huge difference in the overall experience?

Yeah. That.

Monday, Find Balance – Two of Pentacles: The message here is pretty self-explanatory. Look for balance, compromise, and dividing attention rationally. Understand you only have so much energy to go around and cannot always run in deficit. Prioritize and decide what’s “must do” and what’s “let go.”

Tuesday, Opportunity Beckons – Four of Cups: If you’re feeling discontented, you can make changes. Look to articulate what you actually want. Disquiet is an invitation to reevaluate. Compare what you are doing with what you’d like to be and then begin steps in the “like to be” direction.

Wednesday, Spread Your Wings – Two of Wands: You see the flow we’re in this week? It’s about identifying and adjusting, over and over. Those little bits of discontent are gifts! The allow you to see the dirt, the messes in your life you’d like to clean up.

Thursday, Healing Begins – Six of Swords: This is the transition we started earlier in the week. Periods of change and growth are without fail difficult. But they are generally worth it. Expect an easing.

Friday, Coming Together – Two of Cups: [Note – We had the same card, for the same day, last week.] And I’m going to give you the same advice I did then: choose love! Choose love, love, love. Twos are choices. Realize, loving and being together, or doing what another wants are very different. Sometimes the most loving thing to do is let go. But whether you hold on or let go, always do it with LOVE.

Saturday, Moving On – Eight of Cups and Sunday, Refusal to See – Two of Swords: Flare up! Growing pains, right here. Letting go and leaving something behind you, are you really looking at the whole picture? It’s like after a breakup, sometimes folks see ONLY the good from what they left, or ONLY the dark parts. Every situation will have some of both, although one may well outweigh the other, sometimes dramatically.  Just be gentle with yourself and let the progress you’ve fought for over the week integrate, okay? Naps are always appropriate!

Overview/Advice, Joy & Stability – Four of Wands: When one’s world feels in flux, certain things are very helpful. Routines are a great support. Surrounding oneself with positive messages and people help. Taking good care of the body and the mind go a long way to regain stability. You know what lifts you up versus what drags you further down. Care for yourself this week by continuing to lift yourself up.

Affirmation: I can change my life by changing my thoughts. I will not attempt to control others’ experiences. Because the two came out together. My thoughts, my life, and my experiences are the point here. Not who agrees or who doesn’t. Obviously, not everything goes all sunshine up just because you reach for a more positive perspective. Some parts of life hurt, some things suck, and there is some struggle inherent in the human condition. But that being said, how you view it can always make it better, easier, less painful, less struggle. And that, my friends, is very much worth the effort.

Also notice how both these thoughts go hand in hand? We own our own life path, not that of anyone else. This is kind of a big issue for me personally, because I’ve spent most of my life surrounded to some extent with people quite determined I’m horribly broken.

And you know? I’m okay with that. I need to be okay with that, with people who see me as broken, because I only own my personal percpetions.

What I’m not okay with is people insisting on “fixing” what they see as broken in me. That mission will get you booted from my world.

Don’t be that guy (or gal), that pushes for the fix for others. It’s not your life, not your right. Just fix yourself.

Do people try to “fix” you?

If you enjoy these forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This week features the Psychic Heart Tarot Oracle and Abraham-Hicks affirmation cards. Get yourself a personalized consultation here.

Holiday Special – 2016 Year-Ahead Zodiac Reading

Choose Joy: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Nov 30 – Dec 6

“Thor the Warrior Kitten, you are cute but that’s Mama’s camera strap. I need that!”

Thor is an adorable, sweet and loving kitten; Thor is also an unpredictable, sharp-clawed and colossal pain in the ass.

Raising a rambunctious kitten isn’t a lot different than parenting, to be honest. There are challenging bits and pieces to parenting, kids or kittens.

Or to going to school. Or to marriage or career or making art or damn near anything that we consider an accomplishment.

The flavor of the overall experience isn’t in the bits and pieces of individuals incidents, or in the ebb and flow of the days and months and years. The overall flavor of the experience lies solidly in the perceptions of the participants.

This week is a lot like that.

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The overall vibe of this forecast is one of struggling with a long-standing situation. Fear or tiredness may play a factor, but what starts out stressful lightens up by the end of the week. A conscious decision to direct your actions and thoughts where you want to go makes all the difference here.

Monday, Open Up – Four of Pentacles: This is a stable, if somewhat anxious, stance overall, so the advice to “Open Up” is more prescriptive than descriptive. Be aware of any situations where you may be functioning out of habit, reacting to very outdated information, or otherwise not being fully present and reacting to the present. Look around, even if you think you’ve had it all pegged for a good long time, okay? Possibility of new directions if you remain open to seeing them.

Tuesday, Dedicated Effort – Eight of Pentacles: Bang, bang, bang on the hammer! Just keep hammering away at what you need to do. It’s a day of work. If you can sneak a little service in there, so much the better.

Wednesday, Helpless and Hopeless – Eight of Swords: Standoffs today are less reality problems than they are perception problems. Are you overreacting to something? Is someone overreacting to you? Any time the emotions are much bigger than the situation would objectively provoke, you’re tapping a deeper emotional vein. Think trigger. It’s important to question your stated reality and look for the root of triggers.

Thursday, Heal – The Star: If you’ve been diligently questioning assumptions already and identifying triggers and roots, today’s reward is a chance to heal some of that hurt. Allow yourself optimism. Let it grow.

Friday, Coming Together – Two of Cups: Any choice that faces you today, choose love. Without fail, without hesitation, without question, choose love!

Saturday, Seek the Truth – Seven of Swords: What “everybody” understands to be true doesn’t matter. This truth is of a highly personal nature. We’re seeking to realign our thoughts from the shifting over the last week.

Sunday, New Vitality – Ace of Wands: Physical activity is a great choice today, or just make something! I don’t care if it’s art or a shelf or dinner. It’s a time of renewal; choose regenerating with activities that make you feel really ALIVE.

Overview/Advice, Take the Lead – Three of Wands: The seeds you plant in your life, via repeated words, thoughts and actions, are the forebearers for the experience you harvest. Are you headed toward what you want? Whatever you want more of, take the lead by consciously choosing that direction.

Affirmation: I can deliberately reach for joyous thoughts. You cannot and won’t love everything that happens in your life. Nobody savors every experience. But you can REACH for the most optimistic and hopeful framing for the life you’ve got.

[bctt tweet=”You can focus on what you don’t have. Or on what you do. #choose #joy”]

Are you spending more of your energy acknowledging blessings or discontent?

If you enjoy these forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This week features the Psychic Heart Tarot Oracle and Abraham-Hicks affirmation cards. Get yourself a personalized consultation here.

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Unflinching Self-Honesty: Weekly Tarot Forecast, Aug 3 – 9

The trip were taking right now? It’s totally an inward journey.

Armchair astrology notes (from the student astrologer): We have a huge number of planets retrograde right now, and some asteroids to boot: Venus, Saturn (direct soon), Neptune, Uranus, Pluto, Chiron,  Lilith and Pallas are all on the list. For the non-astrological, retrograde that means those celestial bodies appear to be moving backward from our perspective on Earth. Astrologically, the energy those planets are associated with is turned inward. Without even beginning to unpack what each body means, it’s pretty evident that looking within and what goes on between one’s ears is the focus of this period.

You can expect to be revising lots and lots of issues involving self-worth, your perception of yourself vs. what other people perceive, how you handle love and money, your work ethic and sense of responsibility, what your personal “incurable wound” happens to be, and oh yeah–your dark side. Most of these topics will not come as a surprise, although Neptune retrograde could smack you with a little bit of crazy you carry around that you were unaware of. Because Neptune can be kind of a jerk like that. But we forgive him because he’s really fun at parties.

So with that in mind, the forecast this week outlines a course of self-examination. My apologies in advance to those not a fan of mirrors. However, the tools you’ll be receiving courtesy the retrograde action, the nuggets of wisdom and information that surface for you, are perfectly suited to the task at hand.

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Monday, Fertility – The Empress: The mind is alive with possibilities. The Empress is crackling with inspiration and it’s a heady, exciting stream of potential unfolding. But remember that while the energy of the Empress is very pleasant, it’s far from promising outcomes. Fertility is not birth; it’s the potential for birth. Big difference! Take notes on inspirations because they may quickly slip away. The strongest of the lot can be fleshed out and made real.

Tuesday, Temptation – The Devil: It’s easier to keep doing what you’ve always done, the way you’ve always done it, than to break outside your comfort zone. Recognize the difference between “cannot” and “don’t choose to,” because it’s a sizable and relevant distinction. There’s an urge to remain in a rut, but the rut has a price. This would be a great day to follow up on some of yesterday’s inspiration, with a special awareness of what’s held you back in the past. ‘Cause guess what? It probably still does, in some form.

Wednesday, Light – The Sun: Ah, the Sun shines! The Sun always advises being true to ourselves–albeit our best selves. Identity isn’t up for a vote. We’re being called to step a little further out of hiding to express our hearts’ true desires in a genuine, unconditional manner. What makes you unique? What brings you joy? What do you truly believe and feel? Let THAT out today, without concern for popular opinion on what’s important. It’s about being you today.

Thursday, Accelerated Motion – Eight of Wands: Movement! Clear, quick and decisive movement. If you’ve been waiting on signs, it’s the day to look for them. But somehow, I suspect you won’t have to look very hard. Potential for head smacks in the “signs” category.

Friday, Firm Foundation – Four of Pentacles: Go back to basics and review. Look at the underlying structures of whatever you have under consideration now to see if they hold strong. Differentiate between irrationally founded fears and legitimate structural flaws in your plans. A sense of stability and security is your gift for doing this work.

Saturday, Shadow – The Moon: The other side of the Sun, far less popular but just as important. The Moon shows us our own shadow side. It’s here we face the parts of ourselves that we don’t want acknowledge, even to ourselves. In that knowledge, however, is prectious gifts. If you fail to own up to your shadow and deal with it directly, you’ll be dealing with it via a string of life circumstances over and over again, thoughtfully providing a canvas for projecting the most hated aspects of yourself…until you “get it” or die, whichever comes first. Understanding who you really are, the not-so-pretty as well as the sunshine and roses bits, grants immense power. Today, there’s a good chance you’ll run into some of that shadow. It may not be welcome, but it will unquestionably be useful. Heads up.

Sunday, Spiritual Union – Two of Cups: Here is the payoff for acknowledging that shadow! The light and the dark meet and become integrated. Without both light and shadow, it’s like the soul has a limp, you know? But with it, we have a complete picture. We can work with the whole of who we truly are. We can love even those parts of ourselves we don’t especially like. By loving ourselves unconditionally, we are better poised to see how our shadow side has functioned to serve and protect us. Maybe some of these traits have outlived their usefulness or need to be adjusted, but we’ll never know if keep our eyes tightly closed. Great time to exercise gratitude and generosity–especially aimed right in the mirror.

Overview/Advice – Disruption – Tower reversed: In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the second week in the row we got this card, reversed, in the position for advice. Tarot stutters! So I’ll echo the themes of last week again. Look to establish routines that provide predictability and comfort. Minimize disruption. Honor your physical needs and protect yourself from emotional drains. Prioritize the tasks of daily living and show up. Good food, adequate rest, downtime, loving companions and everyday rituals carry you through stressful times. Make your week as “normal” as you can, with whatever life is tossing out at you in the process and you’ll be at your best to manage.

Affirmation, Archangel Michael: Remember who you are. “You are a powerful, loving, and creative child of God. You are very loved.” This affirmation isn’t about taking a poll on who you should be, or pretending you’re already and completely who you want to be. Remember who you ARE. If you do want to be different, fair enough. By taking responsibility, you put yourself in the driver’s seat. Don’t sit in the backseat for you life! Being yourself is your birthright, so do that. Striving for better is laudable, but you cannot define “better” without acknowledging the now.

And the second part of that affirmation – “You are a powerful, loving and creative child of God. You are very loved.” What about that?

[bctt tweet=”Love and accept yourself fully today. Doing so allows you to become more, tomorrow. #quotes”]

You are okay, right now. You are exactly where you are supposed to be, right this minute. Does that mean that you don’t want to grow? Hell no! But it means you can love and accept yourself honestly, fully and completely today. Doing so allows you to be more, tomorrow.

Are you feeling this rolling in?

If you enjoy Dixie’s columns, you may be interested in her book, Everyday Tarot Archives. This weekly forecast uses the Psychic Tarot Oracle. Personal consultations are available.

Mind Those Toes: Weekly Tarot Forecast, May 18 – 24

When I offer help or advice, I have a standard practice of intention: I send it with sincere goodwill, and then consciously look to release the outcome. I’m not always successful or perfect in this practice, but it’s my goal.

I want to never feel angry about how my help is utilized…or not. Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Sometimes, I have to remind myself: not my life, not my business. It’s my choice how much energy I offer up and it should only be energy I can afford to spare. My job is to send it off with love and the best of intentions, and let it go, trusting the universe will send it wherever it needs to go.

It’s the intention, the good will and positive mojo that goes out from my heart that’s the real gift. The rest is just window dressing.

That’s the vibe around this coming week – mind your business and let others mind theirs, but with love. Do what you can for your fellow humans, yes, of course! But continue walking your own path at the same time. Otherwise, we’re liable to get some sore feet from stepping on one another’s toes!

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Since we’re starting another Mercury retro (ugh!) AND a lot of folks are getting hammered out there, I thought I’d cheer up the place with the also-retro Housewives Tarot. I pulled a couple weeks ahead too, and was shocked by the number of repeat cards we got over the next few weeks.

This shouldn’t surprise me. Literal retrograde is literal.

I was also not really expecting this lineup. We’ve got some major arcana in there (big happenings), and plenty of cups (emotion) with a few swords (conflict and reason) thrown in. Maybe it sounds bad, but that Nine of Cups to start out the week really shocked me. Folks have been getting a little battered lately, so I didn’t expect–but totally welcome–the good news. Although it’s not all sunshine and roses the next week, it’s only slightly bipolar. Ha!

Monday – Nine of Cups: Expect good news, to get a bit of relief, or just some really pleasant interaction today. Monday looks like a gift. Don’t forget to say, “Thank you!”

Tuesday – Strength inverted: You’ve got what it takes to get the job done, but you may not feel it today. Sidestep any temptation to be short-tempered or pushy about getting your way. A steady, gentle approach is required, but you may have to step back in order to achieve that. A time-out when you start to feel stressed-out is a great coping mechanism.

Wednesday – The Star: Another “up” day! Expect some acknowledgement and encouragement today. Yay!

Thursday – Seven of Cups: Don’t go getting the big head after yesterday’s blue ribbon, man. Empty flattery may make it’s way to your ears today. Don’t act on something just because you’d like to believe the press here. Wait for the backup facts to emerge naturally. Truth bears out and stands on it’s own accord.

Friday – Four of Swords: Make it a light schedule or take off early if you can. A little chill time does a world of good. Spa night? Netflix binge? Hot bath, glass of wine and a good book? It’s all good. Self-care rules today.

Saturday – Two of Wands: Take care of business, right off the bat if you can. Putting off until later isn’t the best option if you don’t want to be scrambling. Leave plenty of lead time and do your chores in the morning for a more relaxed and less hectic afternoon and evening. You’ll be glad you did.

Sunday – King of Swords: It would be a super day to pencil in a schedule for the coming week, or at least a loose goal list. Extra effort into tracking the details of what you’ve got going is effort well spent.  Prep now to make the coming week easier on yourself. Do not over-commit; it’s a time for streamlining, as opposed to expanding, that to-do list.

Overview/Advice, Triumph – Two of Cups inverted: Your direction has to be your own. Understand people who love you sometimes get frustrated, when you don’t make the decisions they would. Perfectly natural. But your choices need to come from your heart, not your partners’ or friends’ heart. You’ve got one job here: being yourself with total integrity. You have the perfect qualifications. Use them!

Affirmation: All my relationships are harmonious. At first blush, this affirmation almost seems contradictory with the overview above, but it’s not. Relationships are most likely to be harmonious when your thoughts, deeds and values align. If you’re engaged enough with your own life, you have less need to live the lives of others (through unsolicited advice or immersion in extraneous drama). The secret is making your own decisions and for everyone else? Love and let go, love and let go. It’s a profound act of respect not to try to micromanage loved ones’ lives.

You feeling the urge to step on some toes? Is anybody stepping on yours?

 P.S. Thanks to everyone who got a Zodiac reading. They are really going well, so I’ll keep the special running until I get around to adding them to the consult page. I will definitely be adding them in the regular offerings though. But for now, my disorganization is your opportunity for savings.

Do and Process: Weekly Flow Tarot, Apr 27 – May 3

Weekly Flow Tarot Forecast

It can take weeks, months, or years to fully grasp the impact of transitional events. This week looks sort of like one of those “getting it” weeks to me. I’m seeing a call to surrender, letting the Universe have it’s way. I mean, it’s going to anyway. So do you want to be swimming upstream against that?

The Tarot Tens are really jumping out and saying, “Hello!” Tens can be an almost overwhelming vibe in Tarot, as they are the culmination of much energy built up and manifest in the solid, signaling endings that ultimately are what allow for new beginnings.

That means we’re still in our cleaning and purging cycle. We have mostly wands and swords, so we’ll be splitting up energy between thinking and doing. Do and process, do and process.

Monday, Heartache and Loss – Two of Cups: Well, Ouchie Monday, right there! I don’t think we’re  talking about actual loss of love. This looks more like feeling lost, sadness over an emotional disconnection or missing someone. Feeling an absence of some sort. And while there is discomfort, there are also advantages. Very helpful to realize this–or realize the feeling is coming from within, if that’s the case.  One of my keywords for the two of cups is “harmony.” How does the feeling of harmony factor in to your life, right now?

Tuesday, Partnership & Alliance (Sacral Chakra, Throat Chakra) – Queen of Wands: I didn’t pull out the chakra cards from this deck and they wanted to come out and play. So, especially in all joint ventures, speak clearly, speak true and speak from the heart. Consider what gives you joy and feeds you creatively as relevant! This Queen is a very passionate woman, true to her identity and ideals.  She means what she says. So that’s your goal for today: say what you mean and mean what you say.

Wednesday, Movement, Choices, Decisions – King of Wands Reversed: Progress has that pesky habit of not abiding by your timetable. Nothing to do but feel gratitude for what you’ve got thus far and keep rolling with it. The King of Wands always lands on his feet, eventually! Spend some time feeling good about progress before making decisions today. This helps shift your energy into a positive frequency, which leaks all over to everything you do in that state. It’s actually a pretty cool trick.

Thursday, Recognition and Reward – Ten of Swords: Acknowledgment from the heavy lifting you’ve done in the past. This can be external – serving as an inspiration through your battles. Or internal, as in seeing the incredible gifts you’ve managed to extract from tumultuous transitions. Acknowledge what has made you so much stronger.

Friday, Disruption – Ten of Pentacles Reversed: May be a minor disappointment with a family member, or feeling like a partial disappointment to your own family. Don’t sweat this too much. Even reversed, this is a very positive card. It’s possible the disappointment is imaginary, even. Another way this could manifest with someone’s “perfect family” or “perfect life” that really isn’t. Keep in mind, perfection isn’t a realistic goal to strive for…improvement is. Excellence is attainable.

Saturday, Power – Ace of Swords: Rescued from any of the week’s fears, doubts or disappointments by the Ace of Swords: one clear idea. A single thought, understanding or concept can really give you power right now. If you’re not sure where to find it, give yourself some quiet time to listen.

Sunday, Conflict & Defeat – Ten of Wands: Are you overcommitted, overbooked or overwhelmed? Damn. This combo really makes me want to eat some comfort food and follow up with a nap. Consider that an official recommendation.

Overview/Advice – Seven of Cups: External appearances may be misleading…or not. That’s the thing. You don’t know! Sometimes, what feels like the worst thing in the world ends up becoming your greatest blessing. Sometimes that beautiful blessing ends up having unmanageable baggage. The key to getting the most out of whatever life experiences come your way is practicing detachment.

Affirmation: Archangel Raphael: “Give your cares and worries to us angels, and allow us to take your burden.” Now, whether you believe in literal angels or not, you can still release your fears to God, or the Universe, or the fates, or your higher self–whomever or whatever you consider as the powers that be.

This week is a call to gain perspective. We’re reaching for a new clarity on old business and there is no way to do that AND stay married to your current storyline, driven to maintain a certain narrative. Instead, observe and release. Observe and release. Allow whatever feelings that arrive to surface and let them flow through (and out) of you. That’s the way you make leaps forward. You cannot jump way ahead if you’re holding up the wall where you stand.

[Dixie: Specializing at torturing metaphors until they scream, all for your reading pleasure.]

If you’re ready, the light could really come on this week. It won’t come through struggle, though. It will come via surrender, allowing clarity to emerge on it’s own time, wading through the outgoing reality until you make it through to the other side.

Do and process, do and process.

How’s your week looking?


You know, it’s been a while since I’ve done anything with the Transparent Tarot and I miss it. That deck is incredibly direct, and it can just sing sometimes. So I’ve been thinking about doing some work with it.

And I just realized that my website forms were NOT working right…ack! Once I fixed that up, I decided to do a special to celebrate.

So for at least a week, I’m taking focused questions for a Transparent Tarot to do it’s bang-on magic, $20. 

Find out about getting a mini-reading here.