December 19

12/19/11: Dialing Back Emotion | Knight of Cups Rev, Hanged Man Rev


“Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning.” –Louisa May Alcott


When I’m very upset, I feel driven to do something about it! Not that I always know what to do about it—I’ve got Pisces tied up with my Mars and it blurs frustrations and drive. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still buy myself some exquisite suffering in trying to fight off the urge to act through the confusion. Just coming to terms with the notion it’s beyond my control is a feat in and of itself. A worthy one, I’d hasten to add, but not especially satisfying to be honest.

Today’s Tarot is the reversed Knight of Cups (Air in Water) and the reversed Hanged Man (Neptune).  Another very watery Tarot forecast! When I get inverted cards, I know to look for blocks, frustrations, or unconscious expressions of the energy in play. In short, while there’s plenty of water (emotion) here, it’s not free-flowing!

Watch the emotional flux—it’s a bit over the top and it gets in your way, you know? Despite feeling driven to act, there is NO action that you can expect to be predictable effective. And the emotions that drive is based upon are likely to be completely moot within five minutes, anyway.

Work on acceptance. Pray. Meditate. Find unrelated, constructive outlets for any residual frenetic energy. The emotional tides pass but repercussions won’t necessarily, so be mindful of the fact before you go sloshing all over the place. Word to the wise…

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Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
by Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan

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  1. Dixie,
    Wow, this hits it directly. I’ve been wrestling with this concept, especially the past couple days, as there was a little emotional dustup with an acquaintance that I had always thought we were quite friendly towards each other and could talk about things openly. Well, it turned out the otherwise, and I went into one of my little tailspins fretting about how this could have happened, how could someone who seemed to be on such a similar wavelength… turnout to have a vicious, intolerant streak about some things.
    But, as I know, all things happen for a reason, and, even though I’m pretty sure this didn’t happen because I’m supposed to change this person’s mind… I think it was a deeper lesson in “Don’t Take it Personally”. lol I love your advice here, and that’s exactly what I have been doing around this incident. Plus, when such things happen.. I always take another look at MYSELF… see what things are still stuck in me, because, you know what they say… those things you have a problem with in others, are things you have in yourself. We are all each others mirrors. I’m NEARLY at the point where I’ve completely let it go… I just repeat my favorite mantra… I can’t control anyone but myself.

  2. Oh Dixie, I SOOOOOO needed this today! Checked emails this morning the started feeling “oh gosh I need more info to know what it means etc” you know my usual response. Then I read this and was reminded there’s nothing to do, especially look for a deeper issue. So I’ll relax & BREATHE the enjoy my day with my hubby.

    Thanks for the advice.

  3. Well then I hope I did the right thing this morning…

    I had to go talk to the principal about a problem at school, and maybe I was a tiny bit sloshy. But I hope it could have been somewhat effective anyway. It seemed unavoidable at the time.

    Lately I’ve been trying to say “have the serenity to accept the things you cannot change…”

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