This holiday weekend, I’ll be cooking up my usual summer fare of brats and corn. It’s what I do. But that’s not the only thing I’m up to. I’m also contemplating the recent – and disastrous – decisions made by the Supreme Court.
In the past few weeks, SCOTUS has:
:: Blurred the lines between church and state
:: Weakened Miranda rights
:: Decreased steps the government can take to prevent gun violence
:: Said “eff you” to protecting the environment
:: Overturned Roe V Wade
They are not done. According to Clarence Thomas, they’re coming for contraception and marriage equality next.
My question is: if this is the land of the free, why do we allow freedoms for some and not all? Why would we want to take away rights that were already granted?
I’m not sure if I’ll ever have an answer but I do know it shouldn’t be this way. We shouldn’t have our rights to privacy and happiness snatched away by six activist judges who do not represent the majority or will of the people (most folks want basic human rights, gun safety, climate protection, good public education, access to contraception, bodily autonomy, and freedom to marry who they want).
If we want to call ourselves a true democracy, then everyone needs to be free to live their lives as they see fit without worry their government will punish them. There shouldn’t be freedom for some…and none for others.
Anyhow, I’ll be thinking about all this stuff while grilling those brats. As I said, it’s what I do. (I’m also working behind the scenes to start some good trouble.) Have a safe weekend.
I’m in Fate and Fortune UK Magazine! Yay!
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Astrologer Rebecca Gordon joins me to talk about using astrology for business in the latest Astrology Bytes.
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Love seeing Queering the Tarot by my friend Cassandra Snow at the top of the list: 10 LGBTQ+ Tarot Books That Deserve a Spot on Your Bookshelf.
This is scary: Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion.
Keep fighting: Roe Is Gone. We Have to Keep Fighting.
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This book from Hannah Hawthorn is about to drop and you know you want it: The Magick of Birthdays: Rituals, Spells, and Recipes for Honoring Your Solar Return.
I’m defo interested in this: Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World.
I know a few folks who might need this: Becoming the One: Heal Your Past, Transform Your Relationship Patterns, and Come Home to Yourself.
I’ve got another book on the way for y’all! Preorder Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot now. If you pre-order, you can get a thank you gift! Learn more here.
Here’s a sweet little book for folks who want to make a personalized deck: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!
Get your kiddos off the screen with this: Tarot For Kids.
If you want to learn to read tarot like a pro, here ya go: 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.
This is the book I wish I had when I began learning astrology: 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.
Shaheen Miro created one of my favorite decks of all time: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.
Looking for a quiet pastime this long holiday weekend? How about coloring? I created The Tarot Coloring Book for folks who want to learn tarot – or love getting creative.
I co-wrote this book with Shaheen Miro a few years ago – and it is more relevant than ever: Tarot For Troubled Times.
Classes and Events
Book Signing at Copper Dog Books. 272 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. When: Friday, August 5th at 2 PM. Join me for a short talk and get your books signed! Yay!
Book Signing at Barnes and Noble at Fox Run Crossings in Newington, New Hampshire. I hope to see you there! When: Saturday, August 6th at 2 PM. Address: 45 Gosling Road The Crossings at Fox, Newington, New Hampshire, 03801. Be there and don’t be square!
Book Signing at Free Spirit Crystals. Get your copy of Twist Your Fate signed by yours truly. When: Friday, August 19th at Free Spirit Crystals. I’ll be there from 7 PM – 9 PM.
How to Use Tarot For Decision Making and Problem Solving. Change is inevitable. You will go through many cycles and personal transformations in your life. You might feel lost or unsure of your true purpose or next move. It’s how you respond to change and its inherent challenges that matter. Tarot can connect you with your intuition to help illuminate the path forward. In this class, I’ll walk you through the basics of tarot reading and I’ll teach you my four favorite spreads for making decisions. (Psst…I’m a horribly indecisive person – tarot is my go-to when I’m stuck in analysis paralysis!). This is an evergreen course. Sign up any time, and go through the lessons at your own pace. Learn more and sign up here.
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What I’m Grateful For:
A slow day to think things over
A new piece of jewelry
Living my life on my terms
Soundtrack for 7/2/22
Savage Daughter by Sarah Hester Ross
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