The Hit List - Blue Moon

Yesterday, I woke up feeling blue. There wasn’t any real reason behind that sadness. Nothing “happened” to cause this.

Of course, I can always blame astrology. A Full Moon in Leo creating a tough aspect to my natal Moon coupled with an impending Mercury retrograde can certainly pack an emotional wallop to a Mercury-Moon-sensitive gal like me. Hmmm…sounds legit.

I could also point to the news cycle, something I’ve been trying to avoid because it makes me grouchy. Or maybe hormones… a few icky emails…arthritis…winter…or perhaps there is no reason at all except I’m human and sadness is part of life. It’s not something I like to experience, but it is what it is.

I talked about this a bit in my Instagram live and mentioned some of my methods for coping. Here’s what I do when I’m sliding down the sadness slope:

1. Yoga and meditation. These are both self-care staples. Sometimes I neglect my practices. When I do, I’m out of sorts. But a few stretches and time spent in contemplation soothes my spirit…and tames my moods.

2. Self-hypnosis. I’m a huge fan of the Grace Space Hypnosis app. There are many wonderful recordings to listen to for a v

3. Spiritual Hygiene is a MUST. One of the ways I keep my energetic field clear: magical sprays. Angela Mary Magick and Eye Love Love make the best.

4. Elixirs. Rise Up Good Witch creates fantastic elixirs and potions – my current fave: Stress and Mental Health Blend.

5. Oils. Sphere and Sundry is my go-to for magical oils. Depending on how I want to feel, I dab a little on my pulse points. (My husband often says “You smell like magic stuff.”)

6. Walk it out and talk it out. A long walk with a loved one cures my blue moods every time. Moving your body and talking about what’s going on is essential. If you’re physically unable to move, ask your caregiver for support.

7. Communicate. Walking and talking is great but what if you can’t get outside due to weather or physical reasons? What if you live in an isolated area? You can find support online! 7 Cups offers free 24/7 text chats with kind listeners. They have options for paid therapy too but if you simply want an ear, this is a wonderful resource.

8. Community. Having a community of kindred spirits is essential. You can find that in your local area – or online. (My Tarot, Transits, and Tangents morning live stream is filled with all the nicest folks!)

The important thing to remember: every one of us will feel sad from time to time. There is nothing wrong with you if you do. But do seek support. You don’t have to suffer in silence.

Ivy on a snowy day.

Other stuff:

OMFG there is a David Bowie Monopoly game! And yes, I bought this immediately!

How To Have a Happy and Productive Mercury Retrograde.

Get out your popcorn: Cicely Tyson: Where to Stream the Late Icon’s Great Movies and TV Shows.

Yes they are: The Women of Wikipedia Are Writing Themselves Into History.

Good question: You Finished Dry January. Now What?

I’m so stoked to be part of Aliza Kelly’s Lunar Lodge. Join us for this cool event!

Tarot is in Vogue: Tarot as a Tool for Our Times.

So that’s how they do it: How Hollywood Pulls Off The Best Food Scenes In Movies And TV.

Love this: An Introduction to Japanese Statues.

Write ’em down: All The Dates Of 2021’s Full Moons.

Libraries to the rescue: Beyond books: Libraries cure pandemic boredom with virtual classes, crafts and story time.

Check out how Mark Horn spends his Sundays: How a Kabbalistic Tarot Card Reader Spends His Sundays.

You Know The Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Meet Her Antithesis.

Dior is on it: How Tarot Cards and Queer Love Inspired Dior Haute Couture Spring 2021.

There is a story to everything: A Crowded Table.

It starts today: Watch Out: The First Mercury Retrograde Of 2021 Is Here.

Looks intriguing: Productive Intuition: Connecting To The Subtle.

Ooooo: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.

It pays to be funny: Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.).

I definitely want to check this one out: Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.

From the Woke Mystik: Astrology SOS: An astrological survival guide to life.

Looking forward to this: The House Your Stars Built: A Guide to the Twelve Astrological Houses and Your Place in the Universe.

I need this: Becoming an Empowered Empath: How to Clear Energy, Set Boundaries & Embody Your Intuition.

I can’t wait for this goodness from Kelly-Ann Maddox: Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft That’s Yours Alone.

Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading will get you reading tarot like a champ in no time at all.

Looking for your new favorite tarot deck? The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle is it.

If you’re feeling blue, you might want to grab your crayons and a copy of The Tarot Coloring Book. It’s a soothing tarot-centered activity, perfect for calming your brain.

Tarot For Troubled Times was written specifically for times like these. If the world has you down, Tarot for Troubled Times will lift your spirits.

I’ve received so many messages from people who love  Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious). Bottom line: finally, a book that makes astrology easy to understand!



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What I’m Grateful For:

My community


Bowie anything

Salted caramel chocolate tartlets


Soundtrack for 1/30/21:

Blue Monday by New Order


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