The Hit List - The ends of eras

Yesterday, I stepped into Free Spirit Crystals for the last time. This beloved shop has been a favorite haunt for mystical seekers. But now, the owner is ready to retire. She’s heading to a cabin in the woods to write music. It’s sad, but at the same time, it feels so right for her. 

As I walked through the shop, jostling elbows with other crystal fanatics picking through the already picked-over stock, I couldn’t help but feel wistful. This marked the end of an era.

It seems there have been many endings of eras around me. Bowie, Petty, and Prince leaving this earthly plane felt like the music of my youth came crashing down. The loss of tarot legend Rachel Pollack made me look around the tarot industry and wonder who will take her place. (The short answer: no one.) The annual tarot event, Reader’s Studio, changed hands (the new hands are wonderful stewards). Television shows concluded, trends have died, and folks are moving on to the next hot thing (whatever that is). I’ve watched people around me morphing into completely different versions of who they used to be, sometimes not in a good way. Don’t get me started on the political landscape. I’ll save that for another day, another post.

My world has had substantial endings, too. Covid closed my yoga studio after almost twenty years in the bending business. Four years ago, I retired from reading tarot for the public. I’m back to caregiving for a loved one, which means my travel days are limited. Am I a tarot dinosaur? A dodo bird? Over and done? Is this the end of my own personal era? I think about it (next to my obsession with black holes, it’s top of my anxiety list lately).

Chapters must come to a grand finale. Yes, this is typical as you age. I’m sure my parents felt the same way when they lost relatives, retired, and so on. Eras end. Yet rumors suggest the dodo bird will be brought back from extinction. Not sure if that’s a fantasy or a fact. I guess we’ll have to see.

But what’s next? Who grabs the torches? What new story will I write? Or am I simply in the wind-down phase? I don’t have the answers to any of that. All I know is nothing is permanent. Trends come and go, people pass on, and something new emerges from the ashes. All I can do is move on and remain open to what was…and what might happen.




Other stuff:

Join me and a bunch of other mystical folks for the annual Fool’s Day event at 22 Teachings.

I love Michael Imperioli.

Not surprised this trend is dying a slow death: The Rise and Fall of the Trad Wife.

I never heard of this guy, but apparently, he’s famous and questionable: Andrew Huberman’s Mechanisms of Control.

Nora Roberts isn’t putting up with it.

From Narayana Montufar: Your April Fools’ Day Tarot Pull—When the Universe Is Playing a Prank on You!

Yes, this is a thing: Women on TikTok Are Sharing Stories About Getting Punched Randomly in NYC.

Here’s what to do when your book isn’t getting media attention.

Get ready for April’s eclipse: What the 2024 Solar Eclipse Means for Your Zodiac Sign.

Beyoncé dropped a new album, and it’s dope.

In case you’re interested: How to succeed on Substack.

Interesting: Are “Roe-Bots” the Future of Abortion Access?

Sophie Saint Thomas has the dirt: Your April 2024 Horoscope Brings Taurus Season, Mercury Retrograde, and Another Eclipse.

From Matthew Shepard to Nex Benedict, a History of Anti-LGBTQ+ Violence.

RIP, sir: Louis Gossett Jr., Oscar-winning star of ‘An Officer and a Gentleman,’ dead at 87.

Check out these awesome eclipse glasses from Eclipse Over America.

Lisa Stardust has your Mercury retrograde forecast.

This looks interesting: The Right Kind of White: A Memoir.

I just got this book and it’s fantastic: Rainbow Magick: 12 magickal color quests for art witches.

I love books like this: Good Mornings: Morning Rituals for Wellness, Peace and Purpose.

This drops in summer: Right Thing, Right Now: Good Values. Good Character. Good Deeds.

Brittney Griner’s book is on the way: Coming Home.

Cool: Designing with Dried Flowers: Creating Everlasting Arrangements.

Looks good: The Awakened Way: Making the Shift to a Divinely Guided Life.

Oooh: The Cottage Witch’s Guide to Magic: 25 Enchanting Projects to Make Your Home More Sacred.

Intriguing: Astrology of the Shadow Self: Working with Oppositions in Your Natal Chart.

Wait…what: Divine Dirt: The Art of Using Dirt in Magic, Ritual & Spellcraft.

One of the most important tools in a tarot reader’s toolkit is their journal. Here’s one you’ll love: The Weiser Tarot Journal: Guidance and Practice.

Whenever my life hit a speed bump, tarot was there to guide me. Learn how it can help you navigate life’s tricky moments with: The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal when Life Gets Real (A Tarot Guidebook).

Don’t like the way your life is going? You can always twist your fate. Learn how in this useful guide: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

What every kid wants in their Easter basket: Tarot For Kids.

Struggling to learn tarot? This is the book you need: 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.

If you think astrology is only for the flaky or math-obsessed, think again: 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.

Here’s a gorgeous deck to add to your collection: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle?

After a day of Easter feasting, pipe down with some crayons and this book: The Tarot Coloring Book.

Wonder what kind of activist suits your personality? Shaheen Miro and I help you figure that out with tarot: Tarot For Troubled Times.

Make a tarot deck to suit YOUR tastes: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck! Cards included!

As an entrepreneur, there are 1,000 items on your to-do list. But what should you prioritize and do…in the next week? Find out with The Astro-Biz Digest. It’s an astrology newsletter, especially for self-employed peeps. Comes out every Sunday. Sign up here: The AstroBiz Digest.

Find out what’s happening in the stars – as it happens. Real-time astrological transits plus daily tarot guidance – it’s all here with my text message service: Sign up here.

Learn how to write better, get published, and market your magical book with my newest thang: The Metaphysical Author’s Confidential – a newsletter for mystical writers: The Metaphysical Author’s Confidential. Essays and lessons on writing, publishing, and marketing your magical book.

If you want to learn astrology hands-on, you need this new kit from Carrie Paris and yours truly: My Living Astrology Chart. This experiential astrological kit also doubles as a charm casting board—perfect for detailed divination!


Classes and Events

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Advanced Tarot Techniques. Join me for this four-part online class, starting April 5th, 2024, to learn about timing, decans, creating your own tarot spreads, and more.

Tarot & Astrology Accelerator Series. Los Angeles, California. Hybrid – live and online. I’ll be live in Los Angeles at 22 Teachings for this two-part series. There are limited tickets available in person; once they sell out, you will only have the option of choosing online. April 6th and 7th, 2024. Purchase both classes for $75.00.

Tarot Accelerator: You know more than you think you know. Los Angeles, California. Hybrid—live and online. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to be a faster, more intuitive tarot reader. Simple exercises will help you develop intuitive confidence and speed. No more stumbling for an answer! (Psst…you already know how to do this—you just need a friendly nudge.) The class will be held on April 6th at 3 PM PST. You can purchase the class here for $40.00.

Astrology Accelerator: Starting points in chart interpretation. Los Angeles, California. Hybrid – live and online. Okay, so you know all the astrology basics. But what happens when a client sits in the chair and wants you to read their chart? Where do you start? There are a variety of ways to begin your reading. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the best starting points and how the planetary ages can guide you for meaningful readings. April 7th at 2 PM PST. Purchase class here for $40.00.

My Living Astrology Chart is the new kit from Carrie Paris and Theresa Reed. Grab yours and get access to 12 classes with us and special guest instructors Briana Saussy and Celeste Brooks!

Pens and Cards. October 18-19th, 2024. Picton, Canada. Learn how to use tarot to inspire your writing with yours truly and Sarah Selecky. Details coming soon.


What I’m Grateful For:

Safe drivers

Time with the fam

Fish fry Friday!

Cooking up a storm

Packing for a trip


Soundtrack for 3/22/24

Feeling Like a Ghost in Your Own Dreams by Loneship

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2024

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