The Hit List - Blame it on the planets...or not
I wasn’t going to write the weekly Hit List today. My goal was to sleep in and take it easy today. But here I am, writing again. I guess I can’t help myself. The reason I’m tapping away on the keyboard this morning is because the past week has been hella emotional. Not just for me, but for plenty of other folks in my orbit. I’ve heard stories about breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs. Everything has been extra.

Of course, the answer is always the cosmos Mercury retrograde, Venus retrograde, Mars in emo Pisces, an impending eclipse – OH MY!

It’s so, so easy to blame the planets when life is messy. While I’m a firm believer that they do have an effect, we also have a role in how things unfold. When there is tension (astrological or otherwise) in the air, we can choose to lean into it or not. Taking responsibility for your life starts with YOU, not a lucky alignment of the “right” planets. Over the years, I’ve witnessed people sit back and do nothing when the stars are favorable while others have taken brave action when everything was stacked against them.

Again, it all comes down to the individual.

So tonight the planets are spelling drama but I’m choosing my usual Saturday night routine: old movies and popcorn. It’s the perfect activity when the Sun is in Cancer and an eclipse is on the way. But of course, I didn’t need a nod from the Universe to make this decision.

I caught a glimpse of this pretty pink peony on last night’s walk.

Other stuff:

Speaking of eclipse stuff, check out this post:<Solar Eclipse in Cancer 2020 – and Tarot Readings for Each Zodiac Sign.

Great advice from Stay Woke Tarot: My top ten suggestions for your first tarot deck.

I want to make this cheese olive loaf.

From Bust: Planned Parenthood Endorses Joe Biden: Here’s What It Means For Abortion Rights.

Check out these Black Owned Face Mask Businesses.

This past week, I talked with Elliot Adam about Tarot Fears.

I totally agree: Sen. Kamala Harris, Taylor Swift, and Others Call for Juneteenth to Be Recognized as a National Holiday.

True: Sorry, Consuming Trauma Porn Is Not Allyship.

Tarot resurgence is less about occult than fun and self-help – just like throughout history.

What It’s Like Inside CHOP, Seattle’s Police-Free Zone.

More about the eclipse from Well+Good: What This Weekend’s ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Means for Your Astrological Sign.

I want this: The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life.

NEED: Own Your Energy: Develop Immunity to Toxic Energy and Preserve Your Authentic Life Force.

Been hearing great things about Mark Horn’s book: Tarot and the Gates of Light: A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation.

Looking for a new tarot deck? You’ll want this beauty from Shaheen Miro:The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.

Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is for tarot readers who want to learn the basics, get more intuitive, and go pro.

The Tarot Coloring Book is your new go-to activity when the world is a dumpster fire!

Tarot For Troubled Times was written a few years back – but it’s hella timely now.

When I first started studying astrology, it was so intimidating. That’s why I wrote Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) – the perfect book for total newbies who feel that astrology is overwhelming!



June 26, 2020: Join me and Naha Armády for the Readers Round Table from 7:00-8:30 pm PST. This is virtual so you can join us from anywhere in the world! Naha and I will be sharing tarot tips, tricks, and wisdom, as well as letting you pick our brains. If you want to uplevel your tarot skills, join us for this special event! Only $25!

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 mean you can join us next year! Yay!


What I’m Grateful For:

New deals


Chocolate in a hidden drawer

Mastering Chicken Littles

Knowing when to get the hell out of the way


Soundtrack for 6/20/20:

Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020

images from stock photography and personal collection 


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