The Hit List - On Mercury retrograde and grace
So we’re in the middle of another Mercury retrograde. I kinda slid through the past few with a bit of grace. This one….not so much. Although I hate to blame the planets for mishaps, sometimes it feels good to do that. 

I wrote about my poor cat last week. Sadly, I don’t have good news to report. All the prayers and positive energy sent his way has not changed the reality: he is dying. It’s so hard to watch. He’s not suffering but is actively declining. 

Other things brought my way via Mercury retrograde (yes I’m pointing fingers at the cosmos!):

:: Dumb typos on a presentation.
:: My trusty mic for recording podcasts broke.
:: I discovered I have a hater in my crew.
:: Couldn’t load up an IGTV video because Instagram had to “protect their community,” whatever the hell that means.

And so on. 

One aggravating or sad thing after another. Frankly, most of this stuff I can blow off. But not the cat. My precious baby is trying to find his way to the Rainbow Bridge and it’s too, too sad. All that the other crap? Meaningless (especially you, hater – you’ll get fronted out sooner or later). 

Practicing grace when everything comes at you all at once isn’t easy. But I’m trying. Sometimes that’s all you can do.

The Hit List - On Mercury retrograde and grace

Our sweet furbaby, TaoZen.


Other stuff:

Here’s my list of 7 Witchy Books and Decks Just in Time for Halloween.

The #endSARS Movement In Nigeria: What to Know.

Check out these amazing handmade spiritual sprays and Florida Waters from Eye Love Love.

We can do it: How to Help Save Abortion Rights after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death.

Voting Is a Right. But for People Experiencing Homelessness, It’s Especially Difficult.

Listen up: Leeza Robertson and Pamela Chen joined me to talk about tarot for healing on last week’s Tarot Bytes podcast.

The GOP rigged the courts. What Can Democrats Do About the Supreme Court?

From Aliza Kelly: So, Mercury Retrograde Ends on Election Day.

TikTok Tarot? The Improbable Appeal of TikTok Tarot.

6 Black Lives Matter Activists Talk Openly About What It’s Like Leading the Fight for Racial Equality.

Glad I don’t have to worry about this any longer: You Can Still Get Pregnant in Perimenopause—I Did.

Cute: The season’s spookiest nail art is also super chic.

David Byrne Likes Reading Aloud to His Friends.

The Moon card fascinates tarot folks. Pulled The Moon Tarot Card? Be Prepared To Poke Around Your Subconscious.

Speaking of tarot: The Perfect Tarot Deck For You, According To Your Zodiac Sign.

We’re listening: Stevie Nicks Just Wants to Keep Telling Stories.

Liz Worth wrote two dynamite posts this week that you need to read: How My Tarot Readings Have Changed Over The Years and The Three Ingredients of a Life-Changing Tarot Reading.

This journalist was her paper’s only full-time reporter — until they fired her. Her small-town wonders: Now what?

The question we’re all asking: What’s Going On With Mitch McConnell’s Hands?

Learn about rising sign overlay patterns in the latest Astrology Bytes.

Yay! My new book got reviewed by Mat Auryn over at For Puck’s Sake.

How do you know when your marriage is over?

The Spectator tries to answer the question: How do tarot cards actually work?

Famous skeptic James Randi passed away.

Drink up, witches: WitchCraft Cocktails: 70 Seasonal Drinks Infused with Magic & Ritual.

Bruce Springsteen has a new album: Letter To You.

I love this little almanac: The Almanac 2021.

I’m in the need of a new mic for my podcasting. Someone recommended this one: Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone, Black.

I am drooling over this: Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook: A Cookbook.

Memorizing all the tarot cards can seem impossible. Trusting your gut? Tough. Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading makes both tarot and intuition accessible. High Priestesses, walk this way.

Have you checked out The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle yet? You should. You’ll love it!

The Tarot Coloring Book is the perfect fall time activity. Grab a mug of tea, a box of crayons, and color your way through the deck!

Only a few more weeks until the election. While we’re white-knuckling towards the finish line, grab a copy of Tarot For Troubled Times. It will keep you chill until this shit show ends!

If you cannot figure out the difference between your sun sign and your rising, I’ve got a book for that.  Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) spells it all out in clear lingo.

I LOVE this video:


Events and Classes:

Tarot & You. Super stoked to be part of this panel of tarot luminaries! Join me and some of my favorite tarot peeps for this free Facebook Live event. When: Wednesday, October 28th, at 6 PM CDT.

Join my Patreon Community!  I am serving up extended card of the day interpretations, astrological tidbits, community tarot practice, political astrology, early sneak peeks to horoscopes….and more. Higher tiers get access to live classes, replays of previous classes, mentoring, and more.

January 17, 2021: Brushes and Stars – An Online Intuitive Painting and Tarot Workshop with Chris Zydel and Theresa Reed. Join us for a day filled with intuitive insights, deep healing, creative prompts, artistic play, and astrology. Cost $175.00.

May 2-8, 2021: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. Due to the Coronavirus, we moved the event to next year.


What I’m Grateful For:


Long talks with good friends

The ability to gather information quickly

Rainy mornings

Surprises in the mailbox

Moments of grace in hard times


Soundtrack for 10/24/20:

Uninvited by Alanis Morissette


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020

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