The Hit List - That's my best friend

Last week, I was feeling pissy about some transgression. So I did what I always do: bitch to my husband and then call my bestie Simone for advice. We’ve been friends for over thirty years so no one, other than my husband and kids, knows me better.

Soon we were laughing our asses off (as we always do) and hatching a plan to visit the Prince Immersive Experience in Chicago. I got off the phone feeling a million times lighter.

Everyone needs a Simone in their life.

The kind of friend who gets you and accepts you, even at your not-so-great-moments. The one person you can call who always makes sense and knows exactly what to say – and how to make you laugh. Someone who is always there – and ready to jet off at a moment’s notice because PRINCE.

Did you know that friendship is essential for happiness? It’s true! Researchers discovered it is vital for our quality of life, no matter if you’re an extrovert – or an introvert like me.

Friendship isn’t something that happens automatically. Like any relationship, it requires effort. You must be kind, authentic, and supportive. You also need to know when to give a friend breathing room – and not take it personally. It’s important to cherish the things that make your friends unique rather than trying to mold them to be like you. Friendships shouldn’t come with an agenda either (ex: this person might help me land that great job!). Those rarely last. Real friendships are about intimacy and acceptance, not what you can get.

The best ones are those that stand the test of time, that can weather the hard stuff and bounce back, or that take right up where they left off after a period of no contact due to busyness or other such things (life can interfere with the best of pals). Long, deep relationships add substance to your life. Therefore, they are worth cultivating.

Life is better with friends. Today, give thanks to the ones who love you as you are. Make sure they know you love them right back.



The Hit List - That's my best friend

This is Simone and me as we usually are when we’re together.  A real friend knows how to crack you up.

Other stuff:

UGH: Satanic panic is making a comeback.

From Rolling Stone: Why the Proud Boys’ Violence Is ‘the New Normal’ for the GOP.

Watch: One woman’s mission to feed Harlem.

Speaking of friends, I was a guest on my friend Pleasant Gehman’s podcast The Devil’s Music this week! Listen in right here.

How New York’s First Female Governor Plans to Fight for Women If Reelected.

Sigh: The Last Truly Great Day for Women in American Law.

Something funny from Autostraddle: Forget Astrology — Here’s What a Person’s Go-To McDonalds Sandwich Order Says About Them. (I like plain burgers because I’m a basic beach.)

Create a visual aid for your transits: Tarot and Astrology Mandalas Part Two.

Pare it down: TikTok’s ‘Three-Word Method’ Is Changing the Way Women Dress and Shop.

Good question: Why Is There a Teacher Shortage in the US? Here’s What’s Causing it and What it Means for Students.

I love checking out the fashion from New York Fashion Week.

From Cosmopolitan: The Tarot Deck You Need, Based on Your Zodiac Sign.

‘Let’s Just Call It What It Is:’ Chrissy Teigen Says She Had an Abortion, Not a Miscarriage.

A beautiful family (his daughter is beyond adorable): At Home With LeBron James and His Family.

Interesting: Your City Has A Zodiac Sign—Here’s How Astrology Impacts Places All Around The World.

This looks like an amazing book: A Lantern in The Dark: Navigate Life’s Crossroads with Story, Ritual and Sacred Astrology.

Coming soon: Deep Dark & Dangerous: The Oracle of the Beautiful Darkness.

Oooh this is cool: The Archangel Michael Sword of Light Oracle.

Just in time for Halloween: Spells for Living Well: A Witch’s Guide for Manifesting Change, Well-being, and Wonder.

Want: Toil and Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult.

What if your biggest flaw could actually be your greatest strength? Get a different perspective on your astrological chart and what it means about you. It’s all in my new book: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

The weekend is here – time for some crafty stuff: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!

When my kidlets were little, I wanted them to have their own tarot deck instead of messing around with mine. I searched high and low but never found the “right one.” Good news: I created one with the amazing artist Kailey Whitman. Check it out: Tarot For Kids.

Do you have to be “psychic” to read tarot? Nope. But reading the cards will make you more intuitive. Learn how with my book: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading.

Prefer to listen to your tarot lessons? Check this out: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is available as an audiobook.

You want to learn astrology but don’t know where to start. No need to stress about it. Get: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious)

There is an audio version if you prefer: Astrology For Real Life.

Even though this deck has been out for a couple years, it still takes my breath away. Shaheen Miro’s artwork is stunning. The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.

Want to learn all about Tarot—in a fun, relaxed way? You’ll love The Tarot Coloring Book. Color your way through the whole deck—one card at a time: The Tarot Coloring Book.

If there’s something in the world that breaks your heart—injustice, unfairness, inequity—don’t sit helplessly. Take action. This book explores how to use Tarot to grow your courage and do the hard work, instead of turning away: Tarot For Troubled Times.

Get more done. Make more money. Jump on opportunities at just the right moment. The Astro-Biz Digest: an astrology forecast that helps you make smarter business decisions—every week! Subscribe today: The AstroBiz Digest.



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What I’m Grateful For:



The last days of summer

Baked ziti

Long, deep sleep


Soundtrack for 9/17/22

Best Friend by Saweetie ft Doja Cat


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