The Hit List - Mercury Mayhem and Madness

The trickster planet, Mercury, will be stationing direct tomorrow evening. If you’re like me, you’re probably both relieved and elated. While some folks may view Mercury retrograde with a raised eyebrow, I can assure you, the planetary mayhem is real.

When you consider we also just got out of eclipse season, it’s probably not surprising that some things got super wonky. Welp, at least on this end.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve experienced:
:: Tech drama
:: Phone issues
:: Communication confusion
:: Mental stress
:: Boundary-pushing nonsense
:: Nonstop social media madness

Perhaps you’ve been feeling it in those areas. Or maybe you’ve been frustrated with travel or other Mercury-ruled things. If you’re lucky, you felt nothing at all (I envy you).

No matter what, it’s almost done.

In the meantime, here’s what I’ve learned from this cosmic calamity:

1. Change your passwords as often as possible.
2. Two-factor authentication is VITAL.
3. Stop posting so much personal stuff online.
4. Take down old pics, unfollow as many people as possible, and post less – you’ll be less attractive to scammers.
5. When important information comes to light, act on it immediately. You may be averting disaster.
6. Turn off all notifications and become less accessible. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did this.
7. Fuck social media.

What about you? What did you learn this go around? Did this Mercury retrograde inspire you to make any changes?



Other stuff:

Good: The Unexpected Women Blocking South Carolina’s Near-Total Abortion Ban.

I love him: Florida Congressman Maxwell Frost on the Power of Gen Z, Family, and Organizing.

Over on British Vogue: How I, A Life-Long Sceptic, Learned To Love Tarot.

The Secret History of Slumber Parties: How ‘Bloody Mary’ and Menstruation Go Hand-In-Hand.

It’s true: Abortion Wins Elections.

How the American Dream can become an American Nightmare.

From The Wild Hunt: Religious Freedom Commission releases 2023 report of “worsening” world.

Ms. Magazine lays it out: Texas Case Shows How Abortion Bans Facilitate Domestic Abuse.

Let’s do this: A Big Day for Paid Family Leave in DC.

So important: As some families learn the hard way, dementia can take a toll on financial health.

We need to think about plastics: As Microplastics Amass, Our Planet’s Plastic Problem Is Getting Personal.

From Elle: What Drag Taught Me About My Own Power As a Child.

What I learned about astrology from the guys I dated.

Let’s hope there is justice for Jordan: Daniel Penny Arraigned on Manslaughter Charge in Jordan Neely’s Killing.

A Mercury retrograde necessity: 3-minute meditation: Let go of anger before sending that text.

This deck looks like a must-have: The Inner Child Oracle.

Coming later this year: The I Ching Oracle.

Curious about this book: The Knight-Waite Tarot Guidebook.

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

For fans of the show: Good Omens Tarot Deck and Guidebook.

Soon, my pretties: The Weiser Tarot Journal: Guidance and Practice. It has stickers!!!

My next book is less than five months away: The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal when Life Gets Real (A Tarot Guidebook).

Learn how to turn fate in your favor: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

Screen-free activities such as tarot cards are best for kids: Tarot For Kids.

If you’re sick of relying on the little white book, this will help you find your tarot confidence: 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.

Hear me out: astrology isn’t just for math wizards. It’s for everybody! Learn how to read your chart like a boss: 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.

If you’re in the market for a new tarot deck, might I suggest: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.

Want to learn tarot in a fun way? Grab your crayons, colored pencils, glitter, and all the crafty supplies – plus your tarot deck: The Tarot Coloring Book.

Times are tough – but so are you. Find your resilience with: Tarot For Troubled Times.

For crafty folks who love tarot: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!

I don’t make a business move without consulting the stars. Now you can do the same (your biz with thank you): The AstroBiz Digest.

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What I’m Grateful For:


Good tunes

Pretty jewelry

Quiet nights and a stack of book

Long walks in the woods


Soundtrack for 5/13/23

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now by Joy Crookes

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2023

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