The Hit List - Okay Mercury, we’re done nowI should probably title this post Mercury retrograde part three. After all, they say things come in threes. This is my third post on the subject after a pretty awful retrograde.

Maybe you believe in this retrograde business. Perhaps you don’t.

But I gotta say the last few weeks have been an astrological shit storm around these parts. As I wrote in my previous blogs, my computer crashed – hard. I also got a watery surprise while visiting Los Angeles. 

Also: trips were delayed, not just for me but for clients and loved ones. My website disappeared with the dreaded “error establishing connection” warning. Our tea maker died. Typos and mistakes were abundant on social media and in blog posts ’n newsletters. A friend’s business burned to the ground. Another friend broke her wrist while another messed up her hand. There have been many tears during sessions. In other words: shit’s been intense.

Can we blame the planets for all of this?


Of course, it might just be old plumbing, electrical wiring, air traffic control, computer glitches, clumsiness…people.  All of that. I’d like to say it’s our responsibility about 99% of the time but ya know what? This month, I’m not so sure.

All I know is that something is up. Thankfully, we’re at the tail end. On the 28th, Mercury will be direct and I hope that means things will begin to straighten out. 

Until that happens, I’m laying low – and using an editor. I’ll see you when it blows over, friends.

The Hit List - Okay Mercury, we’re done now

Other Stuff:

Must read: The rise of tent encampments is changing the face of American homelessness.

I’m quoted over at Bustle: 6 Zodiac Signs That Have Great Friendships But May Have Difficulty With Relationships.

Leonie Dawson shares how she sold over $1 million in books.

My dear friend Andrew McGregor’s shop, The Hermit’s Lamp, got totaled in a fire. This is his sole livelihood – and he has two young daughters. Beth Owl’s Daughter started a fundraiser to help him until he sorts out the insurance, finds a new shop and can begin again. Please give generously. Andrew is an amazing member of the tarot community and every bit will help him and his family.

I’m A Mom And I Couldn’t Stop Drinking And Using. Here’s What It’s Like.

Check this out: T. Thorn Coyle writes about Legacies of Failure and Success.

As Brexit looms, a photographer seeks to understand the youth culture of Northern Ireland.

Zodiac Ascending: Astrology Start-ups Reach for the Stars.

Lisa Boswell teaches about multiple Aces in a Tarot reading.

I love this: Artist Perfectly Captures The Intimate Magic Of Living Alone.

Learn what the Vertex is in this week’s Astrology Bytes podcast.

Georgia Teen Said His School Won’t Let Him Run for Prom King Because He’s Transgender.

Oooo: HBO scattered six Iron Thrones around the world ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8.

What your go-to sleeping position says about you.

Lavender Moon shares her top ten tarot decks of 2018.

What the hell is wrong with this idiot: Maine GOP rep. says access to menstrual products would make jails like ‘country clubs.’

Good question: where the hell is birth control for men?

Each Zodiac Sign’s Favorite Erogenous Zone, Based On Astrology.

No, you won’t: Ivanka Trump thinks she’ll be president one day.

Check out these fun tarot games from Cardsy B!

The Harassment of Young M.A. and Including Black Butches When We Talk About Violence.

How to See the Northern Lights from New York—Or Wherever You Are—This Weekend.

This simple deck looks interesting: Interrobang Tarot.

Look at this new Magic of Tarot kit from Liz Dean!

Oooh, the Modern Witch Tarot looks awesome!

What I need: No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings.

Also might need this: Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist: Five Mindful Practices to Silence Negative Self-Talk.

Because I’m a Gemini, communication is important to me. This book looks great: Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

If you want to learn tarot in a fun, experiential way, The Tarot Coloring Book is your go-to book!

You can preorder Tarot For Troubled Times – a timely book for troubled times.

Annndddd I can finally announce it! My third book is due to drop October 1st: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious). You can pre-order it now!


I’m teaching at New Renaissance Books in Portland, Oregon on July 2nd at 6:30. Tarot Cards for Shadow Work – Together we’ll explore shadow work, Tarot archetypes, Birth Cards, finding the good in “bad” cards – and the dark side in the “good” ones. You’ll come away with knowledge about your Tarot Birth Card and some suggestions for making peace with your shadow.

If you’re in the Bay Area, join Chris Zydel and me on July 7th for Brushes + Cards + Shadows An Intuitive Painting and Tarot Workshop. It will be EPIC!

Join me and Shaheen on Friday, July 26th for a Tarot For Troubled Times event and book signing! Where: Free Spirit Crystals in Butler, Wisconsin. What time: 7 PM. Cost: Free!

Tarot for Troubled Times with Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed. Learn about shadow work, archetypes, tarot birth cards, and remedies for tough times. Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, Michigan. Details coming soon!


What I’m Grateful For:

My publishers. I’ve been lucky with both.

A new tea maker!

Sunshine at last

Open windows

Fresh air

Loving cats

Great dinners at home



Soundtrack for 3/23/19:

Wide Open by The Chemical Brothers ft. Beck



© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2019

images from stock photography and personal collection



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