The Hit List - Every day I’m shuffling…for real.

The alarm goes off. I’ve been awake for a bit before that even happens because my inner clock likes to be early. Plus, I’m paranoid about oversleeping. Back in the day, I used to leap out of bed as soon as the bell struck. These days, not so much.

My body has different ideas. It’s not that I want to stay in bed. That’s not how I’m wired. I WANT to get going, but I’m stiffer than a starched shirt in the morning so it takes time. 

Once I’m out of my fortress of blankets and pillows, I am shuffling out of the bedroom to start the computer, brush my teeth, and so on. It takes me about thirty minutes before I’m operational. Add another hour before my body unstiffens and stops hurting.

As I often say to my husband, “getting old is for the birds!”

It used to be that shuffling had a whole different meaning in my life. It meant shuffling my beloved Tarot cards, something I still do every day. But now, even that is slower than it used to be.

It’s funny how the body betrays you. Just as I began feeling as if I was “in my prime,” my protoplasm said, “haha, not so fast!” And yeah…I’m not so fast anymore.

While it’s easy to lament the current state of bodily affairs, the alternative is worse. I’m grateful every day to be alive. I don’t mind slowing down either. I spent many years in warp-speed mode, so it’s okay to take a chill approach as I eye up retirement (only a few years away). 

Slowing down means being in the moment, utterly present, instead of whirling around like an out-of-control top. It means I’m here, still here, still breathing. And still shuffling my feet…and my cards.




Other stuff:

Are you ready for today’s New Moon in Aquarius?

I’m over on Bustle this week talking about: These 3 Signs Are Most Likely To Be In A Love Triangle — Here’s Why.

Love her: The Name on Everybody’s Lips Is Jinkxie. The Drag Race champ says she’s “always aspired to be washed-up.” In Chicago, she’s definitely the star.

I want to be an electrician: A Queens Co-Op Full of Electricians.

David Crosby’s 15 Essential Songs.

From Cosmo: Your Horoscope for the New Moon in Aquarius.

Great question: Are Certain Types of Alcohol Better or Worse for Your Heart Health?

WTF with these egg prices: Why Are Eggs So Expensive, and WTF Do I Cook Instead?

Did your zodiac sign make the list: The 3 Zodiac Signs With Main Character Energy, According To An Astrologer.

I’m a tarot reader; my job is definitely weirder than your job.

Learn about Pluto transits through the signs in the latest Astrology Bytes.

Sweet deal: Get 50% off the audio version of Twist Your Fate – Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot! Good until the end of the month!

Utterly stupid: Missouri State House’s Dress Code for Women Becomes Stricter.

I adore Leslie Jones: Leslie Jones Set the Bar Incredibly High for Future Guest Hosts During her Run on “The Daily Show.”

From Aliza Kelly: An Astrological Guide to Uranus.

Over on Smoky Mountain News: Reading Tarot Reversals.

Another case of mind your own business: Priyanka Chopra Responds To Criticism For Using Child Surrogate With Husband Nick Jonas.

Help this film about Monte Farber and Amy Zerner come to life!

Texas schools cancel author Emma Straub’s visit due to social media posts.

New from Katherine May: Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age.

On the wish list: How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.

Deepak Chopra just released this: Living in the Light: Yoga for Self-Realization.

Need: Change Your Brain Every Day: Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships.

OOOH: Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention–and How to Think Deeply Again.

Looks interesting: The Modern Witchcraft Book of Astrology: Your Complete Guide to Empowering Your Magick with the Energy of the Planets.

Want: Grimalkin’s Curious Cats Tarot: An 80-Card Deck and Guidebook.

Sophie Saint Thomas has a book on the way: Weed Witch: The Essential Guide to Cannabis for Magic and Wellness.

Hear this: it’s never too late. Your astrology chart isn’t “bad.” You are amazing. Learn how to make the most out of your astrology chart – and your life: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

For artsy types who love Tarot: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!

I really wish this deck existed when my kids were little: Tarot For Kids.

All of my best Tarot lessons are condensed in this 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.

If you can’t make heads or tails out of astrology, flip this book: 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.

The Uncommon Tarot is the deck you never knew you needed: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.

It’s cold outside, but who cares? You’re indoors with hot cocoa, crayons, and The Tarot Coloring Book. SO cozy!

No matter how hard the world feels, you can find a soft landing. Get Tarot For Troubled Times. It has rituals, meditations, tarot spreads, and more.

Every week, I send a *top-secret* newsletter where I share an astrological forecast…especially for business owners. It’s called the Astro-Biz Digest. And it’s just $99 for a full-year subscription. Intrigued? The AstroBiz Digest.



Intro to Tarot Card Reading. Get introduced to the basics of Tarot reading with this foundational class. When: Saturday, April 29th, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST. Hosted by the Infinity Foundation via Zoom.

Intermediate Tarot Techniques. Ready to level up your Tarot skills? Join me for a five-part live workshop: Intermediate Tarot Techniques. Enroll before January 31st and save some dough!  Class starts March 23, 2023. Hosted by Insight Events USA via Zoom.

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What I’m Grateful For:


Slow days

Taking my time because I want to, not because I have to

Supportive communities

Opportunities to teach

New lip balm



Soundtrack for 1/21/23

Flowers by Miley Cyrus

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2023

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