The Hit List - Creativity and Anti-Procrastination Days
I’m busy as hell. Running two businesses and managing a household ain’t easy. Plus I’m a creative with way too many ideas and irons in the fire. This can be problematic.

Reason why: I find myself getting pissy if I don’t have time for creative work. I also get mad at myself when I’m falling behind in my responsibilities (paperwork ’n cleaning). I’ve created a solution (because I’m creative haha!).

Two days a month are reserved – one for creativity and the other for anti-procrastination. Creativity Day allows me to focus on writing, brainstorming, and idea-generating. Anti-Procrastination Day means it’s time to get down to business on all the admin and cleaning crap I loathe. There are no excuses on that day.

Believe me, I’d love to have Creativity Day EVERY DAY but that would mean a messy house and scads of things I may not enjoy piling up until it threatens to overwhelm me.

We always hear about carving out time for self-care (people post about Self Care Sunday all the time). So why not make one day a week or month for something you love – or need to do?

For example, maybe you have an Errand Day. Or a Cook Meals For The Week Day. Maybe a Visit A Theme Park or Writing Day. Whatever makes you feel happy or accomplished – find your day and schedule it in. You’ll be glad you did.

Now excuse me because I’ve got stuff to make and I don’t want to procrastinate.

Busy bee.

Other stuff:

Be the Light. Join me + Shaheen Miro for this free virtual event to honor International Peace Day on September 21st. Totally free. Totally peaceful.

We need to be more concerned about this: Outlook For The Great Barrier Reef Is Now ‘Very Poor,’ Australian Government Says.

Check out this coolness from Alexis P. Morgan: The Writing Hive – Community and Critique for Busy Bees.

Loving this from Bari Tessler: Have compassion for your financial “mistakes.” 

A Suitably Witchy Tarot Reading with Pop Star Kim Petras.

I’ve got two copies to give away: Win the Affirmators! Tarot Deck.

Learn how to create a Dark Goddess Altar with Tarot Pugs.

I donate every month automatically: How to Donate to Planned Parenthood Now That It Won’t Receive Title X Funding.

Outrageous: Two cops raped a teenager – but they won’t serve time.

Over at Through the Grapevine: an excerpt from Tarot For Troubled Times – Tarot for Troubled Times: Introducing the Archetypes.

Good to know: 10 Hotel Tips No One Told You.

Loving this excerpt from Leeza Robertson’s upcoming Pathworking The Tarot book.

A post-natal workout for new moms.

The stupidest drug bust ever.

What you need to know about yesterday’s New Moon in Virgo.

Get it: Gaby Herstik has a ritual guide for the New Moon in Virgo.

I love her: Michelle Obama wants you to step into self-care.

Also: how to practice self-care at work.

From Debra Smouse: Nine Simple Ways to Cultivate a Happier Life and Stop Overthinking It.

In case you were wondering: what’s a Jupiter return?

I am going to try this one: Asali Earthwork’s Excavation Spread.

Salem’s Temple of Witchcraft hopes to build a community center.

Astrologer Carolyne Faulkner On Embracing Her Intuition, Tackling Skepticism, & 2020’s Planetary Shifts.

The best tarot decks – according to astrologers.

From Teen Vogue: How I learned to embrace calling myself fat.

Great post from Hilary Parry Haggerty: Does it have to be you?

Now Therapists Have to Figure Out Astrology, Tarot, and Psychedelics.

‘No one just goes hiking in Afghanistan’: American woman gave birth as a Taliban hostage. Now she seeks to end her mystery.

From the always wise Mat Auryn: Combining Tarot & Oracle Cards for Precision.

Here’s what you can do to help the burning, ravaged Amazon rainforest.

This healing crystal grid for peace and acceptance from Shaheen Miro is beautiful – and something I want to try!

You can order your copy of the Affimators! Tarot Deck if you can’t wait to get your hands on it!

Coming January 2020: The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day from Alexandra Franzen.

Tomorrow is the official launch of the 35th-anniversary edition of Tarot For Yourself by Mary K Greer.

Sean Corn has a new book: Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action.

I am curious about the Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck and Guide Book: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World.

The Tarot Coloring Book is a fun, experiential way to master the tarot card meanings. Color your way through the deck – and watch the meanings unfold!

Tarot For Troubled Times is a book for folks who want to heal themselves – and the world. This book has lots of tips on self-care, ritual, magick, and activism along with tarot birth cards and spreads for tough times. In short: it’s a manual for transformation and balm for the soul.

It’s only weeks away: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious). If you need a fun, easy approach to astrology, your wish is about to come true. Shazam!



October 4th, 2019: ASTROLOGY FOR REAL LIFE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! Where: Where: Free Spirit Crystals in Butler, Wisconsin. What time: 7 PM. Cost: Free!

October 6th, 2019: Astrology for Total Beginners. Where: Eye of Horus in Minneapolis. What time: 1 PM – 3 PM. Cost: $30.00.

October 12, 2019: Crash Course in Tarot. Where: 22 Teachings, Los Angeles. What time: 12 PM – 2 PM. Cost: $40.00. All the details are here.

October 13, 2019: Crash Course in Astrology. Where: 22 Teachings in Los Angeles. What time: 12 PM – 2 PM. Cost $40.00. All the details are here.

Special deal: sign up for both Crash Course in Tarot and Crash Course in Astrology and save some bucks!

May 10-16, 2020: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. The only live tarot class I plan on teaching next year. Spots are limited.


What I’m Grateful For:


My new gym

Workout buddies

Clearing space

New books


Soundtrack for 8/31/19:

All For Us by Labrinth and Zendaya <-Tomorrow is Zendaya’s birthday!




© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2019

images from stock photography and personal collection


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