The Hit List - Holidays New and Old

I’m not a religious person nor am I overly invested in holidays. Except for one thing: it’s an excuse to cook all the comfort food from my childhood.

My parents were super religious and they loved the holidays. Easter was a really big deal around our household. Church was mandatory and I hated wearing those cheap, stiff shoes and frilly dresses my mother favored. While they were bowing their heads and praying along with the congregation, I was silently praying to go home.

I wanted to throw off those uncomfortable clothes and dig into the Easter basket, the only thing I was concerned about. There were usually a few pieces of chocolate, a small toy, and the dreaded jelly beans, which I always bitched about but ate out of desperation for something sweet in my mouth. The afternoon might have an “egg fight” with the eggs we dyed the night before. (An egg fight is simply two people smacking their eggs together to see which one cracks first.)

Eventually, dinner would be served and we’d tuck into ham, mac ’n cheese, peas, and some sort of pie for dessert, usually lemon meringue. Sooner or later, there’d be an argument, and the night would end with lots of yelling. So much for a holy day.

Despite my gripes, every year I long for the same menu, except for the pie. That’s been replaced by a chocolate dessert since I don’t do Easter baskets for myself. The kids come over and dine with us and then go home or hang around to watch whatever is on the tube (currently The Sopranos).

There is no arguing, no yelling. Just good food and conversations.

It’s interesting what traditions remain and which don’t. I’m happy to enjoy the day off and eat my favorite things. I don’t miss the pie, jelly beans, church, or fighting though. Because some traditions are better left in the past.

sun worshipping cat

Sun worshipper.

Other stuff:

Learn about today’s Full Moon in Libra and check out the mini tarot readings for each zodiac sign with The Rosebud Tarot.

Join me and Adrianne Hawthorne on Sunday, May 8th for a book signing as we celebrate the release of our joint project: Create Your Own Tarot Cards! We’ll be signing books at Ponnopozz from 2-5 PM.

How to spot a fake pandemic introvert from a real one.

WOW: ‘It’s Super Spectacular.’ See How the Tonga Volcano Unleashed a Once-in-a-Century Shockwave.

Good advice from Liz Worth: Why is it so hard for new tarot readers to get clients?

The bird is the word: Why City Pigeons Are Worth Watching.

I remember this: The World Was Ukrainian.

Makeup tips to look like a silent film star.

Not that I need this: 17+ Hours With TikTok’s Go-To Divorce Lawyer.

So sick of it: States Are Scrambling to Restrict Abortion Access.

This looks creepy AF: “We’re All Going To The World’s Fair” Is A Slow-Burning Exploration of The Dark Side of Social Media.

25 Mother’s Day gifts for the astrology-obsessed moms of L.A.

Wave: Cardi B and Offset Just Revealed Their Son’s Name—And Why They Kept the Secret for 7 Months.

I am so stoked for this upcoming book from Meg Jones Wall: Finding the Fool: A Tarot Journey to Radical Transformation.

Also: Hilary Parry Haggerty has a tarot book coming out! Look: How to Read Tarot.

And: Jeanna Kadlec’s book drops this year: Heretic: A Memoir.

OMG Heidi Rose Robbins too?! YES, please: Everyday Radiance: Everyday Radiance.

OOOH: The Book of Séances: A Guide to Divination and Speaking to Spirits.

Neat: Moon Yoga: Poses, flows and rituals to help you move with the moon.

We are only two weeks away before this fun guide drops: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. There are preorder goodies too!

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

Learn to read tarot and trust your intuition at the same time with Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading.

If you 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.

Feeling overwhelmed with astrology? Check out my easy-breezy guide: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious).

Listen up! There’s an audio version of Astrology For Real Life!

Shaheen Miro’s The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle is so lovely – and it reads like a dream.

Looking for a chill activity after your Easter feast? Get your crayons, a mug of hot tea, a blanket, and The Tarot Coloring Book. Serenity restored!

If you feel stressed about the state of the world, check out Tarot For Troubled Times. It’s a book about tarot and strength.

Coming in August: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot. Yay!



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What I’m Grateful For:

New traditions

Ham for days


Kinder Bueno Minis

Sun streaming through the windows

Holidays my way


Soundtrack for 4/16/22

Holidays in the Sun by The Sex Pistols


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