How do you, in general, make your decisions (especially big/important ones)?
Do you go to your tarot cards? To your ephemeris and astrological chart? Do you wiggle your toes? Do you go to a psychic? Do you consult with your priest? Do you use statistics and science? Common sense and logic? Do you you use intuition? Do you mix both logic and intuition? Do you flip a coin? Do you just go along and make decisions along the way (go with the flow)? Do you ask peers/friends/family/workmates? Do you talk to someone older?
What causes you anxiety while making a decision?
I think I usually go with some combination of common sense/logic/my own research/intuition/faith.
I don't usually use astrology or tarot for making choices. I use them more for reflecting and learning from experiences, getting in touch with my gut feelings, and gaining some awareness of the collective energy. Perhaps sometimes they may fall under the umbrella of "doing my own research" but generally I don't even consider Mercury retrograde when signing papers or anything like that. I prefer to let the chips fall where they may.
Oh yes, signs from the universe for sure. Also discussing with people close to me, or consulting with someone specific who may have more experience... it really depends what the decision is.
I forgot to tell you people my way (s).
For me it's facts/data, intuition, astrology, tarot, and life experience!
I ask Elsa!
Great question. It has changed with age. Earlier, I used to do things on a whim, or in the name of principles, living my Saggitarius South Node. Very stubborn and self righteous energy. I basically gave myself the license to do whatever the hell I wanted and get away with it, consequences be damned. Its a miracle I reached my first Saturn Return relatively unscathed, physically and emotionally.
With age, came maturity and a sense of responsibility. I took advice from family, professionals, did obsessive Google searches, started making extensive pros and cons lists. Very helpful to write it all down.
From the last couple of years, my esoteric experiences and prompts from higher powers led me (back) to Astrology, including consulting the professionals such as Elsa. This birthday (2020), I gifted myself my first pair of Tarot cards which are now a great source of wisdom, reassurance and guidance for me.
Of course, talking to family, family-substitutes and old friends is also a great way to process your own subconscious.