The Hit List – Musical oracles

by Theresa Reed on September 24, 2016

The Hit List Musical Oracles

“It’s a sign. Someone is going to die.” my mother exclaimed grimly as she slammed the door shut.

Her sign: the doorbell rang and no one heard it except her and her poodle (who beared an uncanny resemblance right down to the matching black bouffant hairdo) yet when she went to the door, no one was there.

I’m not sure if this was the Grim Reaper himself or just a strange coincidence, but a death notice was served and sure enough…a few days later, someone would keel over.

My childhood consisted of this sort of thing so it became part of my blood. In fact, on occasion, I get some pretty dramatic omens too.

I’ll never forget the time mom was in the hospital for weeks.  She had always been a sickly woman so this was the norm in our household. But this time…something was off.  The doctors couldn’t give us a straight answer.

After much pleading, one doctor finally told me that mom had a year to live, at best.

That same night, I was walking with my husband and I felt a sensation by my belly.  It’s as if someone was sawing my umbilical cord.  “She doesn’t have a year to live…she’s dying now.”

Mom had a stroke in the middle of the night and was gone three days later.

Like my mother, I pay attention to those things.  Doorbells ringing, cards dropping to the floor, smells of flowers or cigars that seem to come from nowhere in particular, odd body sensations, and music.  Mostly music.

I call them my musical oracles.

Like intuitive stuff, music has also always been in my blood.  Or maybe, my bones.  I feel music down to my core, my soul, much like a musician does.  But I have zero musical talent.

I only have an ability to tap into intuitive messages that seem to come in a musical form.

That might be a lyric that goes through my mind as I’m typing up an email reading, a random rap that spills into my consciousness from out of nowhere, a song that shows up in my dreams – or at a time in my life when I need a particular message.  And often, a song will haunt me for days or weeks…until an epiphany emerges.

Recently, David Bowie has been hanging around.  A lot. It might be that his spirit is still lingering on the planet.  Or perhaps people are still playing plenty of his songs because he’s gone and his shit was just that good.  But after a full week of non-stop Bowie songs showing up everywhere I went (even in my dreams), I found myself asking out loud “why?”

And then it happened.

I got my message.

That’s all I’ll say for now but I do know that something new is coming.  Something big.  My ears are pricked and I’m ready when you are, Major Tom.

The first peek of The Tarot Coloring Book

Speaking of big things: here I am, getting the first peek of The Tarot Coloring Book!  Yay!!!

Other stuff:

Love fast food? Here’s what your pharmacy may look like.

Apparently witches in the Middle Ages were prone to stealing penises and keeping them as pets.

Remember Carrie’s awesome NY apartment on Sex and the City?  Yeah…it’s not real.

Wisdom from Tanya Geisler: Eight times it’s better to say less. And two times it’s better to say more.

She looks harmless enough: the 80 year old black widow.

Young, black and internet famous: how this power couple conquered Vine and Instagram.

Speaking of Instagram, here’s how laxative teas took over.

And here’s how Instagram can reveal if you might have depression.

Tha God of Radio – check out this story about how Charlamagne became Tha God of Hip Hop Radio.

Hilary Clinton plays it frosty between the ferns.

Hanging out with Pete Wells, food critic.

The best haircuts to try this season.

If you’re a fan of The Americans you might want to check out this real life story of the day these guys learned their parents were Russian spies.  (Psst The Americans is partly based on this.)

Sign up: Randi Buckley is teaching a free workshop on Healthy Boundaries for Business: Social Media Edition. It’s this Wednesday!

A cry proof makeup tutorial.  Just in case.

A museum wants to recreate Eric the Robot!

Who is the real “Becky with the good hair?”

Another woman leaves Twitter because the trolls are too much.  🙁

Ha ha: #EmptyCupAwards keeps tabs on TV’s fake ass coffee scenes.

Makes me want to go back to school: former Noma chef is getting into school food.

Can using an affirmation app really make a difference in how you feel?  Maybe.

According to this: staying friends with your ex is ruining your relationship. (I am still good friends with my ex and it has not impacted my relationship at all. Just sayin’.)

My gal Paige Zaferiou just moved to Brooklyn!

Gala Darling advises what to do when the flame of your passion starts to flicker.

The Tarot Coloring Book, will be in stores soon!  The official launch date is November 1st!  It’s SO on!

If you’re in Minneapolis, be sure to sign up for this Tarot For Total Beginner’s Workshop with me!

I’ll be teaching two workshops at the Boston Tea Room in November: Tarot For Total Beginners and Going Pro. If you’re in the Detroit area, come on down!

Barbara Moore’s latest tarot book is out: Your Tarot Your Way: Learn to Read with Any Deck.

Oprah is gungho on Love Warrior.  I may have to pick this book up.

Wonder what life is really like for chefs?  This book aims to serve it up: Generation Chef: Risking It All for a New American Dream.

I’m all about planning and in LOVE with Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Planner.  (Psst I mapped out the astro-dates.)

 

What I’m Grateful For:

A good night’s sleep

Seafood risotto

A weekend to myself

An inbox that is about to get emptied

Sunny skies, crisp air

Craft stores

Soundtrack for 9/24/16:

Starman by David Bowie – this is the song that plagued me for weeks!

Blessings,
Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

images from stock photography and personal collection

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Tarot Advice – Guidance in Every Card: The Devil

by Theresa Reed on September 23, 2016

Tarot Advice - Guidance in Every Card

Tarot isn’t just for divination – it can also be a wonderful tool for guidance.  In this series, we’ll explore the advice options for every card.

With a Tarot deck by your side, you can make clear decisions, deal with challenges confidently, and find alternate routes when necessary.  The result? The best possible guidance for the future you want. 

Join me every Friday for a new installment – and get ready to add some helpful advice + loving support to your Tarot readings.

Tarot Advice - Guidance in Every Card: The Devil

This week: The Devil

In an advice reading, the Devil may be suggesting that you confront your demons.  What are you addicted to or obsessed with? By facing and naming the issue, you can begin the process of untangling yourself.

This card can also suggest choosing between the “devil you know versus the one you don’t” if you are seeking guidance about making a decision.

There is also an element of “being stuck”, which may say that you’re in a bind for the time being and may need to “give the devil his due.”

The Devil may also be pointing out that you’re in a toxic situation and perhaps need to begin looking at how you got there…and how you can get out. Remember, the chains are loose on the figures – a sign that no matter how deep you’re in, there is a way out.

Lastly, this may be a call to explore your shadow side. Don’t be afraid to go there – it may be a source of healing.

The Devil reversed:

The reversed Devil says: let go!  Liberate yourself!

What are you ready to release?  A relationship that has gone sour?  An addiction?  A negative mindset?  A job that is offers you nothing?  Get rid of whatever is holding you back.  Gather your courage and seek the way out.

Questions to ponder:

When do you feel stuck? What negative things do you allow to remain in your life?  Where do you need to let go?

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

Explore the whole series here: Tarot Advice – Guidance in Every Card.

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