I was uncharacteristically fussy last week. Whiney even.
Of course, I’m as human as anybody else and I can get stressed and fret. There’s nothing wrong with having those feelings. But I wasn’t shedding them as quickly and efficiently as I normally do. I was not letting go–massaging them and looking at them from every angle and in general, just working them way too much.
Even I was getting tired of listening to me!
Towards the end of the week, I decided to shift my focus. Enough already! The next day, the Universe tested me with a couple of vandalized tires crapping out on the way to a Tarot gig. I had even gotten up on time, damn it!
I am proud to say I overcame the fussy and was able to go on to give some awesome readings the rest of the day.
It wasn’t just what happened to me. It was how I was thinking about it. This week? A lot like that.
Looking over the forecast as a whole, there’s unquestionably an edge to the coming week. There is a sense of tiredness here, and I expect some emotionally sticky moments without a doubt. I am thinking Wednesday will be the most challenging although throughout the week, it’s going to be vital to keep a tight grip on your perspective.
In particular, don’t focus exclusively on what you feel is lacking. That’s a prescription of a sour mood if I ever saw one. Keep coming back to that thought this week, every time you feel frustrated. Ask yourself: Am I focusing on the lack? What do I still have? What can I be grateful for instead?
See if you can shift your focus to blessings, to plans, to what you CAN do, what you DO have. If you take nothing else from this forecast, keep that thought in mind and it should carry you through!
Monday, What to Let Go of in the Future – Emperor Reversed: That drive for control? Micromanaging–or rather, trying really hard to micromanage others via stunning wit or even your life via perfect planning? Totally not working. And you know it. If anything, it’s turning your hair gray and making you crankier than an old lady who hasn’t had her coffee. Let it go, Grasshopper. Let it go. Control is mostly illusion anyway.
Tuesday, What to Take From the Past – Ace of Swords: Clarity, clean and sharp focus. I’m thinking of the 18-year-old about to graduate high school, full dreams and certainty. I mean, you sort of want to laugh in that fresh little face–so cute, all that certainty! (But you don’t laugh, because it’s mean.) The cluelessness, sure, we don’t need that. But that energy young people so often have, with such a singleness of focus, the drive and even to some extent even the idealism where things are so pure and simple? We could stand a little bit of that, even a long way south of 18.
Wednesday, Crossing – Death: It’s not an easy time. That’s all. Big transitional energy that’s heavy and hard sometimes. That’s what’s weighing many people down. Understand it doesn’t last forever and be kind to your fellow humans because even if you’re not weighted, they might well be. Great day to purge anything symbolic of what you’d like O-U-T-out of your life! Scrape up the gook and dispose of it.
Thursday, Heart of the Situation – Ace of Cups Reversed: All things appearing as bigger than they are due to emotional drain. Like those funhouse mirrors? Take some downtime if you can. Dream a little. Be kind to you.
Friday, Surprise – Page of Pentacles Reversed: Details are less important than they may have initially appeared. Early day off work? Do be sure and track expenses, though, as we don’t want today’s surprise to be coming up short on cash. Okay?
Saturday, Mind – Eight of Wands: I don’t know! Not me, as in Dixie doesn’t know. That’s what this card says, in the position of mind. It’s a mind not yet made up.
Sunday, Romance – Five of Pentacles: There’s love available for you but you may not be feeling. If you need a hug, you will have to ask for it directly. Love and mind-reading are two different things. Make your desires explicit.
Overview/Advice, Underlying Influences – Four of Cups: This is a week pitting experiences against expectations. It’s a little harder because it looks to be challenging to judge at points what is reality versus what is interpretation. I want to fall back on some of my old standbys: don’t date potential. Don’t expect other people to be you. Give yourself space to think, to grieve, to get quiet, and to know your own mind. Let emotions flow, to you and through you. If in doubt, nap it out.
Affirmation: When I reverse the thought, I reverse the condition. That sounds like a load of Law of Attraction crap, doesn’t it? Ha! Well, this is from the Abraham-Hicks deck but y’all know me. I have mixed feelings about the Law of Attraction as is generally postulated in popular culture. However…your experience IS highly dependent upon your interpretation of it. Let’s say your car breaks down. Okay, that’s no fun. But whether it’s a world-ending tragedy or a minor blip in your life depends very largely upon how you think about it. So while changing your thoughts will not pay the car repair bill, they can move you from a place of victimhood to gratitude, that these are the kind of problems you have: solvable.
In every bitter pill, there is some blessing. I’m not saying ignore the hurts and struggles. I’m saying don’t put them in the center of your life. Ground yourself in blessings and love, and let the struggles be but a small part of the overall picture. Okay? It’s all about the perpsective!
Are you in a transition?
Want personalized guidance? Get yourself a session with Dixie, yo!
p.s. My Tarot class is going on full blast. If you talked to me about joining previously and would still like to, please give me a holler quick. We’re definitely going over 2 weeks so I’m open to let a few more folks in if they fit with the group.