2 of Pentacles: One Step at a Time

I’m trying to unclog a kitchen sink as I write this. Jury is still out on whether there will be a plumber in my future or not. We’ll see!

Maybe this will sound dumb to you. But it’s true: the way I’ve felt about this situation is like a less-intense version of this week’s forecast.

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Here we have (a slight blurry) Two of Pentacles (aka Rainbows/Moment to Moment) for the outlook and Nine of Swords (Clouds/Sorrow) for advice from the Osho Zen Tarot deck.

The outlook isn’t hard to read. Lots going on this week, so just don’t let it overwhelm you. Take it step by step, moment by moment and stay in the present to manage it all.

But for advice, sorrow? It’s an Osho deck, so I looked to see what Osho has to say here.

The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears. -Osho

So yeah, if you are feeling some woe, okay. Don’t try to pretend you feel better than you feel. But don’t see it as something gone horribly wrong, okay? See it as an indication, nay, an opportunity, to transform here. You can feel better. You can adjust your outlook and adjust your choices and find ways to feel better. Honestly, feeling upset with yourself is often a much bigger deal than the actual situation was anyway.

Letting your feelings run their course and then deciding to get back on track to a better-feeling place is the way you get beyond sorrow.

When something goes wrong with the house, I sometimes get anxious or overreact. I am bothered because I feel helpless to fix it, much like this sink. In reality, I have plenty of resources at my disposal and there are multiple paths to a solution.  I already know this for something as trivial as a clogged sink, but the same principle applies to everything. The Universe has resources at the ready all the time. We don’t have to come up with the answers. We just have to manage our emotions well enough we can be inspired to some.

So hang in the moment as much as possible. If all is not sunshine and roses? Okay, I get it. Life isn’t always. Just feel what you feel without adding angst about how you feel to the mix. Take time out and try not to get it all over everybody else if you can.

And then, when you can? Let go a little. Relax a little. Know you’ll figure it out as you go. In truth, that’s the only way we figure anything out: as we go.

Are you figuring it out as you go?

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Mood Management: Tarot Forecast, Jan 2 – 8, 2017

Sometimes when I’m out and about, people will come up to me to comment on my hair.

Some are complimentary, or they tell me I’m brave. That amuses me a little.

Because I’m not scared of hair color. I’m not scared of looking funny for a little while if something goes weird. But most of all (and what they are usually talking about), I’m not scared of other people disapproving of me.

Happens all the time.

Really, I like when that happens. As we live as true to ourselves as possible, others will disapprove. Which is quite convenient, if you ask me. The ones that don’t vibe with me get pre-sorted out, no fuss. They can be with their people and I, with mine.

Reactions are personal to the reactor, not the recipient. Reactions are never really about what that person is seeing so much as they are about how an individual interprets what they see. There is always a filter of belief coloring reaction.

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We get to pick, what beliefs to hold. We get to filter the color of our own reactions. That’s a useful little trick, right there.

My sense of the coming week is like subjectivity on steroids. It’s feeling watery as Hell. Whether one likes the sensation or not all that much, it behoves us all to wide whatever waves we’ve got as best we can, no? Plus we can get some fun out of the deal.

Monday, Ace of Cups. There is a bit of a feeling of a fresh start. Reflective mood. Where have I been? Where am I going? Time to consider where you’re at emotionally. Contemplation will come naturally.

Tuesday, Strength rx: Just a little bit of impatience. All those fresh starts of the New Year may just not be as instant as you’d prefer. To deal, focus on one thing, one area of attention, and in that area, take one concrete, tangible act. If you intend to keep a nicer space, don’t feel overwhelmed. Pick up one small area, and fix THAT. The feelings of being overwhelmed and impatient can be sidestepped by allowing yourself more breathing space. It will help.

Wednesday, Nine of Swords upright: Pegging this as worry. Suspicion or paranoia possible. Trust is a bit elusive. If anything is not clear to you today, let it sit and clarify. It will clarify and your perceptions may be murky. No need to jump right on top of ambiguous stimuli. A lot of unrest is internal, so let the fog clear before drawing conclusions.

Thursday, The Magician: The garden grows according to what you plant. The finished building runs according to the foundation you lay. What you have now is an outcropping of what you laid down initially. Realize where you are is according to how you lay down the foundation. Not from a judgey/self-critical space. From a standing-in-your-personal power space. Focus and prioritize feeling good to reclaim your power.

Friday, Page of Pentacles Rx: Easy to drop a detail. Easy to miss a little something or other. Doublecheck and take your time. Go back over plans and give ’em a second readthrough. Be flexible. I’m seeing lateness, little annoyances. Be prepared for minor slowdowns, one thing at a time, easy on the multitasking, things will go smoother. Potential for miscommunication, someone “not getting the message” so be aware.

Saturday, Two of Pentacles rx: Something could easily fall through the cracks. I’m seeing someone oversleeping their alarm, missing a plane, etc. Have backup plans in place, and give yourself space to pick up any dropped stitches because there will be some. Then you’ll be sitting pretty.

Sunday, Four of Pentacles: Some ups and downs throughout the week, but a lot of them are just perceptual. This some rest and ease in stability. Some rest. You can exhale today.

Overview/Advice, Ten of Cups: Have as much fun as you can during the week. Don’t judge on terms of outside conditions. Judge in terms of how you feel, and prioritize your feelings. Many times in the choice between looking for a thought that feels good vs. accurate assessments, we choose accurate because we don’t want to feel foolish. But I’d argue to always assume the best. Even if you know it’s not all warm and fuzzy, it’s okay to remember it has nothing to do with you. Put lots of emphasis on being as happy as you can and it will make motion forward much easier.

Affirmation: I can deliberately reach for joyous thoughts. You don’t have control over many outside conditions. There are lots of things any of us look at and will think, this can be better. We all have the choice, how involved we want to be in other people’s heads, or do we want to just reach for joyous thoughts? Every disaster thus far has worked out. Look at what you feel better thinking.

The quality of the experience is about mood managements. You may not initially think it’s within your control but it is.

How are you with mood management?

This week’s forecast features the Housewives Tarot. The 2017 Zodiac Look-Ahead Special is still on, so if you wanna, get your order in!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tarot Forecast Nov 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you finding your peace? 

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

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Self-Contained. Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct 3 – 9, 2016

One of those things I learned from parenting: there is no bigger setup for failure than trying to control someone else’s life.

Even if your intentions are golden.

Even if they’re headed for a big, fat brick wall.

Even if you’re “right.”

Your responsibility–or more accurately, your RIGHT–to run any life begins and ends with you. Nobody else but you. Not your kid or your mother or your brother or your high school classmate.

Just you.

Everybody has their own perspective. Everybody has their own thoughts and feelings and priorities. Unless someone is looking for your input specifically and explicitly, why try to force it upon them?

That’s what comes to mind, looking at this forecast.

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The week begins in fits and starts. There’s a tendency to rescue others, or be more accurate, TRY to do so “for their own good.” There may be questions about how others are going to manage this or that and the feeling like you must involve yourself because, well…you are the only one who can step in and fix for them.

That’s not a good idea. But you know that, right?

You do nobody any favors when you look to be their strength. Instead, see the capacity in them, help remind them of their own strength and stand the Hell back out of their way while they find their own footing. Your job, and your only job, is to find your footing. Not your neighbors.

Eyes on your own paper, yo!

Audio Version of the Week’s Tarot Forecast


Monday, Two of Pentacles rx: Prioritize, baby! It ain’t all your job, everything in the world. Don’t fuss at yourself for what you don’t get done. Do what you can and let the rest go.

Tuesday, Eight of Cups rx: Feeling of claiming something doesn’t matter to you, but it does. How you feel is how you feel. Denial doesn’t change it. Don’t fool yourself! Be aware, anything that you react to more strongly emotionally than you would expect, that points you’ve tapped into a feeling vein that is attached to something else.

Wednesday, Page of Pentacles rx: Don’t spend more than you’re comfortable spending. And don’t try to take on extra tasks that are not yours. Take it easy, physically. Let others manage their own issues.

Thursday, Ten of Wands rx: Opportunity to drop or release obligations, ideas, details, issues, responsibilities that are NOT yours or that you’ve carried needlessly. Good day to let go of issues you’ve been holding onto without cause.

Friday, King of Cups rx: Be aware of potential of fluctuating emotional states. Sit with emotions for a while, put them to the scrutiny of reason before acting. Behave in an emotionally mature way and take your time…kind of testy feel, possible overreactions. Don’t take sloppy emotions in the wild personally, because it’s not.

Saturday, Ten of Pentacles: Fun! Good day for family activities, or friends that feel like family. Good money day. Check your mailbox! Maybe there’s a check. Lots to apprecite today.

Sunday, The Moon: Good possibility some of the info you run across today may not be entirely accurate. Doesn’t have to be a big deal, but there is a blurring of truth here. No drastic action. Good day for imaginative projects, or watching movies. Reading fiction, too.

Overview/Advice, Knight of Cups rx: The theme of this forecast is check your emotions and go slow in emotional matters. Knee jerk reactions are not your friend, so don’t be in a hurry to resolve. Take your time. Be easy and gentle. Pull back and soothe yourself when you are feeling emotional, to get centered and grounded before moving. Or opening your mouth!

Affirmation: We are each responsible for the thoughts we think. Sometimes we try to dazzle others with facts, facts, facts, reasons, reasons, reasons, emotional appeals, etc. It’s not your job or my job to convince anybody else. It’s our job to think our own thoughts and let others think their own thoughts. Think thoughts that keep you calm, centered and in a good, appreciative state. That’s ALL you have to do. You’ll connect with those whose vibes match you. However it works out, it’s okay. All you have to do is feel as good as you can and everything else goes smoothly.

Look to be self-contained this week, emotionally. Not that you don’t love beyond yourself or you don’t enjoy some awesome connections, too. That’s a good thing. But in terms of stability, happiness, your emotional state, making decisions and whatnot? Look within and don’t meddle. Self-contained is your keyword here.

Are you (usually or often) self-contained emotionally?

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This week’s forecast features the New Vision Tarot and Abraham-Hicks Money and the Law of Attraction cards. If you like it, you may like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or a personal consult.

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Clean Your Own Space First: Tarot Forecast, Apr 25 – May 1, 2016

I’ve been spending a lot of time processing emotions in the last week or three. Very intense, very private, and very fluid emotional processing.

Many times during this process, I felt a strong urge to DUMP that dirty dishwater right into someone else’s lap. Didn’t matter who, really. Someone connected? Sure! Someone who happens to be standing too close? Yeah, probably.

But you know what? I didn’t. I didn’t do that. I keep it mostly too myself and finished up my own chores and I’m really glad I took that approach. Because now, I have some healing, and now I have a much clearer picture of additional areas I need to clean up.

That’s what I’m seeing for next week, too. The need to process internally and allow healing to take place. There will be time for talking and those conversations could definitely go down in the week ahead. Just make sure the emotional processing and reaching for clarity comes first. Don’t dump at the first sign of discomfort. Ride it out, find out where the discomfort is coming from, and then turn to outside measures once you’ve made some efforts to deal with your own, internal emotional status.

Tarot Forecast, Apr 25 May 1 2016

In keeping with all the planets currently retrograde in the sky, I’m sensing the need for a light touch. More emotional housekeeping: the kind where you clean your own digs, not offer to white-glove the neighbors’ house. It’s like the full moon we just had in Scorpio blasted out some of the crud, and it’s our job to clean up the remaining mess.

Detail work, you know? Detail work. Finish dusting out the gunk and put a shine on it.

Monday, Patience – Queen of Cups: It takes a minute to sort out emotional flux. Feeling something stronger than you’d expect, or not as strong as you’d think? That’s a clue. More than expected emotion and you’re tapping an emotional vein, buried. Less and you’ve shifted, perhaps without even being aware.

Tuesday, Light – Five of Pentacles Rx: If you’re feeling dejected and bereft, you can get your hope back a couple of ways; first, turn your attention to all the great support you have on offer or have already received; and secondly, start looking at what you DO have instead of what you do not.

Wednesday, Moving On – Ten of Pentacles Rx: Let go of your vision of perfection – the perfect family, the perfect job, the perfect situation. It’s holding you back. I call this the “Magic House Syndrome” because it became a joke, when we were having a house built, how PERFECT everything was gonna be, once we got that house. Of course it’s silly but most of us do it sometimes. So instead of Magic Housing it, look at what you find, what you have around you this very second, and find ELEMENTS of perfection and grace in your now.

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Thursday, The Waiting Game – World Rx: It takes time to integrate new or disruptive lessons completely and responsibly. Allow it.

For today, I’m hearing David Bowie singing “Changes” so I’ll leave it to him to inspire you further.

Friday,  Shadow- Ten of Cups Rx: This combo whispers of family secrets–so secret nobody acknowledged them?  History may repeat itself, but you’re under zero obligation to respond in the same way as you have, historically. In fact, I’d suggest you don’t. Shine light in the closet. Acknowledge out loud what’s wrong (and what’s right). See it all, not just little bits and pieces.

Saturday, Spiritual Strength –Page of Wands Rx: Spiritual strength, that sense of being “backed up” by the unseen forces, is not coming through assertion of will. No projection required. Only observation.

Sunday, Intuition –  Two of Pentacles Rx: You want to hear the voice of Spirits? You seek to commune with the truth of your soul? Well, sit your ass down and shut up a minute, will ya? Because you cannot commune with Source when you’re running a dialogue, either out loud or in your head. Intuition fills empty space. To make room for it in your life, there has to BE empty space. Prescription: Quiet time!

Overview/Advice, Memories of Love Knight of Pentacles: This Knight is a very literal sort, and he doesn’t just think, think, think. He DOES, because while he’s extremely intellectual, he’s also part of the suit of Pentacles. So real world manifestation is his thing. Throughout the week, access your kindest, most loving memories and feelings about any person, place or situation before setting plans into motion or even opening your mouth tooooooooo wide. This will raise your overall vibration and connect you with the loving feelings, solid. It also will make for a much more pleasant week. If you retain nothing else from this forecast, remember this bit and you are covered, okay?

Affirmation – Burgundy: Awaken your passion. Creativity is healing and brings great revelations. But the presence of creative energy in your life is not automatic. It requires courting. This week? COURT Creativity and make her your mistress.

Are you in process of some emotional housekeeping?


This forecast features the Pagan Cat Tarot, with the Psychic Tarot Oracle to represent positions and the Color Oracle 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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Riding the Waves: Weekly Flow Tarot, Feb 15 -21

Tarot reader observation: LOTS of transition, upheaval and serious change in the air.

And I know from experience, those exceptionally disrupted times, the tide ebbs and flows. There are easier days and harder days. Easier hours and harder hours. And you can’t do squat about those waves, of overwhelm and struggle that sometimes roll in.

You only have control over how you ride the waves.

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This week? Reversed cards tell me it’s not smooth sailing. Lots of Major Arcana, so serious implications to the issues that are active. Most of the cards are supportive and there are a number of friendly influences, but there’s an undeniable edge.  Those waves have a bite to ’em.

Surf’s up, so hop on your board.

Monday, Two of Pentacles rx: Prioritize and drift away from the extraneous or something’s gonna get dropped in the shuffle.

Tuesday, Wheel of Fortune rx: No, everything may not FEEL like it’s going your way, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a blessing in disguise. See the benefits as well as the frustrations and don’t discount what you don’t yet see.

Wednesday, The Hermit: Prescription – quiet time! Downtime, preferably alone, near naturue, in fresh air or in a bath near plants and a candle would be perfect. Meditative activits

Thursday, Two of Cups rx: Another mixed bag day. You could focus on what you like, or what you don’t. Either’s valid. Just use whatever you focus on to help you move forward, you know?

Friday, King of Pentacles rx: Budget your energy. Only spend it with those that add to your life and whom you feel good about sharing it with.

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Saturday, The Lovers: Date night? Date with yourself works! This is an easy-going, in the flow vibe. Use it for joy.

Sunday, Five of Cups: Well ow! Not what we’re hoping to see after happy date night. Feelings of sadness, mourning and loss mayb come to visit…Good day to be kind to yourself and wrap up in some loving feelings, wherever you keep your favorites.

Overview/Advice: The devil reversed. Be aware of what your attached to. Is is serving you? Is it healthy and balanced? Because I certainly appears to be a choice, even if you don’t always recognize the fact. Opportunity this week to free yourself of some weight if you opt along those lines.

Affirmation: I trust my inner wisdom. Listen for the cues. Those are the ones we sometimes dismiss, for lack of trust or energy or desire to make useful changes. Keep doing a gut check, seeing what gives you joy versus what stresses you out when you consider it. Even if you don’t know why–especially if you don’t know why–listen anyway.

 

This week’s forecast features the Cosmic Tarot and Louise Hay’s Affirmation cards. If you dig the forecasts, you might like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives. Get a personal consult here.

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