The Hit List - There are no guarantees

“There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.” – Emanuel Tanay 

Many years ago, I read that quote and it stuck with me. It’s one of my favorites. During times like this, I think of it all the time. 

“Will everything be okay?”

Everyone is asking that question. The world is upside down at the moment and it’s frightening. Everything seems rudderless and nothing feels solid. When chaos is the flavor du jour, folks want one thing: a guarantee. A guarantee says “I’m safe. I have nothing to lose.”

But the truth is, in life, there are none. Everything can change in the blink of a gnat’s eye. One day, you’re going along business as usual and then one wrong or right turn…and it’s a different story. 

So what do we do then? If there are no guarantees, then what? We move with the flow of life, not against it. This isn’t the same as giving up. Instead, it means letting go of our expectations on how the outcome should be. In yoga, we call that aparigraha – non-attachment. It’s not easy but it leads to a life of peace, no matter what is happening in your world…or the world at large. If you choose to be present with the now, knowing that this moment is precious and everything is impermanent, you’re free. 

The only guarantee you get in life is that nothing remains the same. 

The Hit List - There are no guarantees

Go with the flow.

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Events and Classes:

October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd 2020: Tarot For Beginners – a live video workshop for total tarot newbies! These classes are live-streaming videos. You can watch online from anywhere in the world. Each class runs for 1 hour. For the first half, you’ll watch as I explain and demonstrate a Tarot concept. For the second half, you’ll practice using your deck and try out the concept you just learned. Give it a whirl!  $149 Early Bird tuition–good through Sept 1!* $199 Regular tuition–from Sept 2 through course start. Use this tuition coupon code for $50 off: TAROTLADY

Join my Patreon Community!  I am serving up extended card of the day interpretations, astrological tidbits, community tarot practice, political astrology, early sneak peeks to horoscopes….and more. Higher tiers get access to live classes, replays of previous classes, mentoring, and more.

August 30, 2020: Brushes and Stars. Where: online. A full-day of astrology and intuitive painting – and fun! Join me and Chris Zydel for a joyful, astrology-inspired intuitive painting experience. We begin exploring intuition, followed by examining your natal chart. From there, it’s time to paint your interpretation of your chart! Group insights follow.

May 2-8, 2021: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. Due to the Coronavirus, we moved the event to next year. Good news: the dates allow for a few extra seats which means you can join us next year! Yay!


What I’m Grateful For:

Fresh air spilling into the windows

Walks in the woods

Sneaking off to eat fast food

A new notebook

Shrimp scampi for dinner


Soundtrack for 8/8/20:

Lose You by Tiësto ft. ILIRA


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020

images from stock photography and personal collection 


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