September 7

09/07/11: Obsession | Rev. Eight of Swords, Devil, Rev. Page of Swords


Well, I tell ya…when I sat down to write today’s forecast, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think of it. I pulled these cards a few days ago, but getting ready to write this up shortly after doing several readings, I’m realizing what I’ve got here could easily apply to that work, or other energy I’m seeing at large, for that matter. So I’m not sure if this is “reading residue” or just in the air, but I’ll give you what I’ve got and see what you make of it. Fair enough?


Today’s Tarot forecast is a 3-card spread.

  • The Eight of Swords reversed or Lord of Shortened Force, associated with Jupiter in Gemini
  • The Devil or Lord of the Gates of Matter, associated with Capricorn
  • The Page of Swords reversed or Prince of the Chariot of the Winds, associated with Air in Air

That feeling of being trapped, unable to move outside strict parameters without serious pain? That’s yours, not a product of unavoidable, outside circumstance. It’s a result of being fixated on details, minutia, not the true, immovable facts of the bigger picture. Remaining tied up, stuck, there’s almost a sense of a “delicious trap.” It’s giving you a fix, a sense of control but more, escape. You’re not bound to remain stuck by agreement, cosmic or otherwise. You won’t be cutting those around you by detaching. You’re not letting anybody else down if you choose to move on.

Realize it’s not your fixation that keeps everything “okay.” It’s not your willingness to suffer and stay bound that keeps the world safe from disaster. Sorry, but nobody is that indispensible! The obsession serves as a mental pain killer, dulling fear. It submerges, not heals. Face the fears head on and you’ll no longer have need to numb.

What have you been unwilling to acknowledge? Because the cost is steep for avoiding, and the comfort you feel in the familiarity of these limitations seems hollow. This clouds your thinking, but clarity is within your grasp. You’ve got to be willing to survey the entire landscape and consciously integrate the entire experience to move on. If that’s what you want to do, of course. Free will can be a bitch sometimes.

So, do you know what to make of this?

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  1. Yes, I do. And it’s exactly what’s been on my mind lately. No, I can’t keep anyone safe. I can’t stop the inevitable crap that’s coming the way of others. As much as I love them, eventually they will have to deal with their stuff.
    So first and foremost, I’ve got to find MY way, on my own, so that I can step away from everything that belongs to everyone else.
    I’ve been clear and upfront that when I find my way, I WILL step away and no longer be of assistance.
    But for now, while I find my way, I’m ok with things. I’m being supported while being supportive.
    You can count on it that I will find my way and move on. It is the foremost thing in my line of vision.
    Thanks, Dixie. Great cards, terrific confirmation!

    1. Well, I did have several folks claim it today…glad to know it’s going somewhere useful. That’s all I’m looking for, is to be a good messenger. I don’t have to always know where it’s gonna land.

  2. I can’t move past Josi’s “Mental Imprisonment” statement.

    Retoracle questions: Is my fixation keeping everyone else attached? What else haven’t I acklowedged? Is this even mine or is it all hers?


  3. I don’t know how you do it, Dixie…you always seems to come up with something that is just what I need to hear! How cool is that? Is that woo woo in real life? I’m not sure but I like it!

  4. “That feeling of being trapped, unable to move outside strict parameters without serious pain?”

    “You’ve got to be willing to survey the entire landscape and consciously integrate the entire experience to move on”

    These statements are HUGE & I’m not sure they’re just for me today – I feel this belongs to her as well.

    Mental Gerbil Wheel & Mental Prison – SAME THING!

  5. “The comfort you feel in the familiarity of these limitations seems hollow.”

    That rings true for me. I feel comfortable in my discomfort at times. It’s familiar, as you say, but it’s not reality, which is that I am a radiant being full of potential for fulfillment. The reality is I am limitless.

    You’ve given us an excellent reading. Really getting behind the cards and into their energy.

  6. Thank you, just what I needed! I know I’ve said it many times but it’s the truth.

    I have been progressing at a steady pace. Every now and then though, stuff happens that takes me back to the old place, the old mind set. Stuff that is totally irrelevant to the past as such, really. It isn’t about the past, it’s about me and how I react to others when threatened or being blamed for something that I did not do.

    Stuff happened last week and I was paralyzed with fear for a few days. I was paralyzed and yet, in that old place, I also felt comfortable because I knew the lay of the land, so to speak. I knew that place and I felt oddly comfortable in my fear and loathing of myself and the feeling of having been wrong. I did what I always used to do when reaching that place – I let the waves of fear wash all over me, threatening to sweep me away. I wallowed in the old feeling, in both the crappiness and the familiarity.

    But then I got support from others, and they told me today it would be OK and that I need not worry over something that I did not do and did not have any control over. They had my back and I saw it clearly that I do not need the old place any more. I can remove the binds around my body and my hands, and then I can ripp off what prevents me from seeing, and I can walk out of that circle of swords and I can head towards the castle!

    I’m exhausted as if I’ve been in a war but it’s been a learning experience. One step further on my path.

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