The Hit List - Love at first sight

My mother loved to regale us with the tale of how she met my father. They were on dates with other people (both duds, according to her) at a local tavern when they glanced at each other across the bar. She was struck by his steel-blue eyes (I inherited those), and he was instantly smitten with her jet-black hair piled on top of her head in a thick mass of curls. It was love at first sight.

They ditched their dates and were inseparable for the rest of their lives.


My parents were complicated people, but their love wasn’t. Their story taught me to believe in love at first sight. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience it myself.

Not just with my husband (he’s a looker, so it’s easy to understand why I fell hard the first time I laid eyes on him) but also with my children, best friend, and Tarot. These are the relationships that have endured the test of time. I never get tired of being with any of them.

Love is grand, and sometimes, it’s fast and furious. When it happens like that, it feels like the Universe is opening up, time stops, and you’re in the presence of something greater than yourself. You are. It’s the Universe reflecting back your capacity to love deeply. You are love and the rest is a mirror.


Other stuff:

Learn about today’s Full Moon in Sagittarius.

I’m gonna miss this show: Grieving Succession, a Serious Show About Unserious People.

I love this: An Influencer With a Mission: Supporting New York Restaurants.

America’s doughnut capital. Can we stop at just one?

Yes to all this: 17 Pride Collections That Are Actually Giving Back in 2023.

From Ms. Magazine: Pride Month Begins, as Attacks on LGBTQ+ Rights and Women’s Rights Escalate.

More of this, please: The Biden Administration Introduced a New Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, and So Far, It Looks Promising.

Worrying: Black sea urchins have disappeared from the Gulf of Aqaba. Their loss could kill off an entire coral reef.

This is also troubling: More than 800m Amazon trees felled in six years to meet beef demand.

Rachel Cargle writes about her divorce: For Women, Is Divorce a Radical Act of Self-Determination?

Cannot wait to visit NY again: Newly opened venues in New York City are offering phoneless spaces and a sense of inclusion.

From The Cut: Everything to Know About the Danny Masterson Rape Trial.

5 Young Polynesians Share the Significance of Their Tattoos.

Check this out: Feminist Economics Taught Us to Value Unpaid Labor.

I hate “hun bots” so much: Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing. You can order the book right here.

Must read: The Forgotten History of the World’s First Trans Clinic.

All it took was 11 people: Objection to sexual, LGBTQ content propels spike in book challenges.

From OK Doomer: If you’re tired all the time, it’s not your fault.

Dressing up or down market: A Day in Dupes.

Wow: A catatonic woman awakened after 20 years. Her story may change psychiatry.

The most comfortable bra, period.

I love reading about breathing: Breathe Deep: An Illustrated Guide to the Transformative Power of Breathing.

Oooh: Coffee Magic for the Modern Witch: A Practical Guide to Coffee Rituals, Divination Readings, Magical Brews, Latte Sigil Writing, and More.

Defo want to check this out: The Contemporary Witch: 12 Types & 35+ Spells and Rituals for Advancing Witches to Find Their Path.

Cookbooks are my crack: The Cook’s Book: Recipes for Keeps & Essential Techniques to Master Everyday Cooking.

Adding this to the wish list: Inspiring Creativity Through Magick: How to Ritualize Your Art & Attract the Creative Spirit.

I love a good tarot journal. This one is perfect: The Weiser Tarot Journal: Guidance and Practice. It has stickers!!!

Tick tock, the clock is counting down until my next book arrives: The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal when Life Gets Real (A Tarot Guidebook).

Has anyone ever told you that your astrology chart was “bad?” Don’t believe that hype. You have the power to make your life magnificent: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

A tarot deck for kids? Yes. It’s real – and it’s fantastic: Tarot For Kids.

Here’s your tarot guide from A-Z: 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.

Astrology can feel overwhelming…until you get the basics down. Begin here, and you’ll be off to a great start: 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.

New day, new tarot deck, am I right? Check it out: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.

Take a day off to color and learn tarot with: The Tarot Coloring Book.

This year has certainly been something else. Feeling sick of it? Get this: Tarot For Troubled Times. Learn how to cope with tarot, ritual, magic, and more.

If you want a simple kit for making your own tarot deck – here ya go: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!

My secret sauce for biz success: The AstroBiz Digest.

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If you’re an aspiring or fellow author, I also have a special newsletter just for you: The Metaphysical Author’s Confidential. Essays and lessons on writing, publishing, and marketing your magical book.


Classes and Events

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October 7, 2023: Tarot for Mediumship. Join me at the Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, Michigan, and learn how to use Tarot to receive messages from the dearly departed. Details coming soon.

October 8, 2023: Ethics and Responsibilities for Professional Tarot Readers and Astrologers. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to deliver ethical, responsible readings. Where: Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, Michigan. Details coming soon.

October 13, 2023: Book signing at Free Spirit Crystals in Butler, Wisconsin. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Come on down, say hi, get a copy of The Cards You’re Dealt signed, and check out the cool crystals in stock.

October 21st, 2023: Book signing at Aum Shanti in New York, NY. 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Meet me in the Big Apple and get your book signed. Yay!


What I’m Grateful For:

Air conditioners

Bare feet

Crisp, cold sodas on a hot day

My family


Soundtrack for 6/3/23

How Villians Are Made by Madalen Duke

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