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How do you, in general, make your decisions (especially big/important ones)?  

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anonymoushermit
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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? 

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CocoPeaches
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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.

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@cocopeaches,

I also forgot signs from the universe, the I-Ching, and energy readings, LMAO.

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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.

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I forgot to tell you people my way (s).

For me it's facts/data, intuition, astrology, tarot, and life experience!

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I ask Elsa!

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@tam,

THIS. 😛 

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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.

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@vesta,

there's obviously nothing wrong with 'doing whatever you want' or 'doing whatever the h*ll you want.' Of course, there's a balance.

I would hate for anyone, including me, to be controlled, or limited, by anything! Sometimes people even consciously ignore their intuition, or tarot, because they feel like they need to be in control, rather than the intuition. Totally understandable. It does feel a little claustrophobic sometimes to be always following something, after awhile it feels like you're chained to it, and 'you' rebel. 

Astrological reading: Jupiter is retrograde, don't start your business for four months!

Some people: "F**k you! I will do whatever I please, and when I please."

 

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@anonymoushermit Haha, I hear you. I did not have the balance. Case in point, I would make decisions to move to a new city, leave or join a job, jump into a new relationship on a whim. Especially, I ended up in a bunch of terrible, and in retrospect 'what-was-i-thinking' relationship because of my impulsivity (and poor capacity to handle alcohol).

Again, personal experience, but I would rather be a tad too controlled than a tad too 'free'. Especially when the hormones are raging in teenage or early youth. That damage can be more significant than say, staying in a rut because you are too cautious. At least in the second instance, friends and family can drag you out by your hair, out of your funk of inaction! 😀

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