The Hit List - Getting my goat

The other night, I was loafing around when someone sent me a private message alerting me to an imposter account. In case you wonder what I mean, I wrote a whole blog post about these scambags.) This time I wasn’t the victim…it was my goat, Benny.

If you’re part of my Instagram orbit, you probably know all about him. Every morning, I pull a card of the day and post it with a small plastic animal. I have a ton of these whimsical creatures, and Benny is my favorite. The expression on his face cracks me up (psst…he’s also anatomically correct!). He’s become my sidekick every day on my live streams. 

I brought him into it when someone wanted to know which critter was my numero uno. People look for him now. He’s become quite popular. (I’m even working on Benny merchandise!)

As you can imagine, seeing an imposter Benny account fired me up. A few minutes before I was ready to rain holy hell on the person behind this, I learned a friend had created it – and I assumed it was to nudge me into getting that goat swag store happening.

Little did I know I was about to become the victim of an elaborate – and hilarious – prank.

The next morning, I got an alert that Divine Hand Jim had tagged me in an Instagram post. (Psst…if you don’t know Divine Hand Jim, let’s correct that. You NEED to know him.) It was a funny picture of him with Benny. I laughed and assumed this was the why behind that fake account.

Suddenly, I got another notification. My friend Onareo posted a picture of himself enjoying a nice brunch…with Benny! WTF?! Soon, my feed was nonstop pings from other friends and followers with pics of them cavorting with my tiny plastic buddy!

This went on all day – and I gotta say, I have not laughed this hard in a long time!

There’s something wonderful about being part of a community that conspires to do something so outrageous just to make you giggle. I’m forever grateful for the effort this took – and the joy it brought.

Thank you, my friends. You really got my goat!



fairy nap

Found this little fairy nappy the other day.

Other stuff:

How lovely to discover a link to my website (alongside other tarot luminaries) in this post from the NY Times: How to Learn to Read Tarot Cards.

Listen in as my dear friends Briana Saussy and Fabeku talk about exorcism.

Arwen Lynch joined me on Tarot Bytes to talk about tarot and spirit guides.

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Learn about Barbara Pope, the Rosa Parks of D.C.

Darnella Frazier, the Teen Who Filmed George Floyd’s Death, Just Testified in Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial.

Doing good: Massy Arias Is Leading A Mental Health Revolution Through Fitness.

Annnnddddd you can pre-order my latest: Tarot For Kids!

This looks useful: Course Design Formula: How to Teach Anything to Anyone Online.

You know you want this one: The Modern Witch Tarot Coloring Book.

For fellow HSP: The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person: A Workbook to Harness Your Strengths in Every Part of Life.

I’m definitely an overthinker: Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking.

Defo want to check this out: Your Body Is Not an Apology Workbook: Tools for Living Radical Self-Love.

Wanna listen instead of reading – and learn tarot? Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is now available as an audiobook.

Tarot fans all over the world are getting more confident thanks to Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading. This book is full of many lessons I’ve used with my students over the years.

Think you can’t grasp astrology? You can. You just need the right book: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious).

The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle is a gorgeous, collage-themed deck from the always wonderful Shaheen Miro (and yours truly).

If you’re looking for a quiet activity this weekend, grab your colored pencils and The Tarot Coloring Book.

Tarot For Troubled Times is a gentle book for folks who want spiritual practices to navigate this challenging world.



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What I’m Grateful For:

What I’m Grateful For:


Being part of a loving community

60 degree temps at last

To-do lists

A chance to do things over



Soundtrack for 4/3/21:

Hide From the Sun by Goat <-I didn’t know there was a band named Goat! Haha!


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