The Hit List - The great un-committing

For many years, I’ve been under the assumption that my natal Saturn was supposed to bring lessons about romance, creativity, and children. While I have certainly gone through my share of creative blocks, icky breakups, and parenting drama, much of that worked itself out. Well, I should probably say I worked it out.

As I started thinking about my upcoming Saturn return (an astrological event when Saturn returns to the sign it was in at the time of your birth), a feeling of dread washed over me. What on earth might happen? Of course, my worst-case scenario narrator took over, leaving me awake at night pondering all sorts of possibilities, with plenty of vivid imaginings of how I would deal with such and such situation. You see, I like to plan a bit, so I want to be prepared for every which way this could pan out.

Until one day, I found myself bitching about my busy life and one-too-many obligations to no one in particular (I sometimes bitch to myself or the good ole journal). Once again, I was mired in tasks galore and not enough time to get them all done. Or so it seems. You see, I always manage to get it done, even if that means working on the weekends or late into the evening.  I like to say workaholism is in the blood because this is how my dad rolled too. I get itchy if I have downtime.

Which got me thinking: the fifth house, where my Saturn sits at a nasty angle with almost every planet in my chart, isn’t just about kids, art, and suitors. It also lords over leisure, something I’ve only really known once in my life.

A few years back, before the pandemic put everything on hold, I took a trip to Hawaii for a writing retreat. I spent a whole week in a gorgeous old mansion next to a waterfall, hanging with amazing people and polishing up my writing. I had intended to get a whole lot of things done…but something happened. I stopped working. 

Perhaps it’s the magic of Hawaii, or maybe my body, mind, and soul were too exhausted to think about one more work thing. Whatever the case may be, I put it down. I did NOTHING. Nothing except laugh, rest, and eat. I said to my husband, “I think this is the first time in my life where I have ever truly relaxed.”

I liked it.

I swore I would change when I came home. I wasn’t going to work around the clock. No sir-ee! I was going to trim it all down to a nub and find more time to do not a damn thing. Except that didn’t really happen. Oh, I did tear some duties down – only to replace them with…more work.

It’s habitual.

So now here I am again, in the same situation as I was before. Too much on the plate and no time to breathe, sit, or do nothing at all. I’ve decided my second Saturn return will be centered around the art of non-committing. I’m not talking about the kind where I’m being a free spirit and ditching a dude by giving him a one-way ticket to California non-commitment (yes, it’s a true story). Nope, not that. Instead, I’m un-committing to too many things. Less yes, more nope. No more packed days, but instead, lots of open spaces.

Will I be able to do it? I’ve already made changes. I dropped the podcasts, and my morning live streams are down to twice a week. The free card of the day is now weekly and weekends. I’ve also looked at my social calendar and decided to take a pass on events that don’t get me excited. Pare, pare, pare. 

Saturn enters Pisces on Tuesday, and then the real work begins. The work of not working. I have three years to perfect this thing. So let’s see how this rolls and what I learn along the way.




Other stuff:

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Saturn in Pisces transit.

Listen in: I was a guest on the Archetypal Tarot Podcast.

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If you feel overwhelmed and are ready to put an end to that, check out my friend Katherine North’s One Week To Less Overwhelm – a free 7-day Spring refresh. This is one of the rare affiliate links I participate in. Why? Because Katherine’s methods WORK. The perfect program for my un-committing!

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A purple tarot journal with stickers? It’s coming: The Weiser Tarot Journal: Guidance and Practice.

I’m bringing you a new book in October: The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal when Life Gets Real (A Tarot Guidebook).

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Tarot can help children learn to trust their intuition. Get them started in believing in their own power with: Tarot For Kids.

This is the Tarot book I wish I had when I started reading: 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.

So you’re new to astrology and think you’ll never get it. Surprise surprise – you can: 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.

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Sometimes, you might look around and think “what can I do?” It’s hard to see where you fit in when everything seems to be falling apart. Tarot For Troubled Times has rituals, magic, meditations, and Tarot spreads to help you navigate this thing called life.

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What I’m Grateful For:

Blank spaces on the calendar

Choosing how to spend my time

Sushi delivery

Reliable anything

A night out with friends


Soundtrack for 3/4/23

The Willow Maid by Erutan

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