The Hit List - Playing with my fire

I couldn’t believe how mad I got yesterday. It might be the combo between yesterday’s Moon in Aries and Mars zipping through the skies. Not that I want to blame the cosmos (I hate astro-excuses) but it seemed whack for me to lose my cool like I did. So I did blame the planetary action – and my Moon in Scorpio! Ha!

What set me off? A boundary pusher with passive-aggressive lingo showing up in my inbox. This particular person should have known better too because it’s not the first time they made me mad.

But there they were…ignoring my policies and wanting an exception. Using coded, loaded language that triggered all sorts of other things too. It took everything in my power not to snap. I sent a curt email and then promptly threw a raging fit.

My tantrums are legendary. I’m talking pan-throwing, kicking walls, and screwdrivers to throats (don’t ask about that last one). It’s rare that I get mad these days but when I do – it’s volcanic, physical, and violent.

And scary for the people who have to live with me. (Ironically, my husband likes it when I get furious.)

When it comes to shadow work, let’s just say my anger issue is a huge work in progress. The days of screwdrivers are long gone but those moments when I blow the gasket still come from time to time. And when they do, I’m quick to say “I’m sorry” when it’s warranted.

But sometimes: anger is acceptable. When boundaries are crossed, it’s normal to get fired up. That fire acts as an alert that something is not right. Like a red rash that shows up when you’ve irritated your skin with the wrong moisturizer, a flicker of anger can be a sign that something is getting under your skin and you probably shouldn’t ignore it.

The trick is to figure out how to use that fire without getting burned – or burning the whole shebang to the ground. This is what I’m working on now and yesterday was a not-so-gentle reminder that the heat is still on.

In other words: the inner work is rarely, if ever, done.

“Anger is a sentry, stalking the edges of our boundaries and standing ready to defend them.” ― Jessica Moore

Wish I was as calm as these guys!

Other stuff:

Check out Witches’ Wisdom – Reading the Herbcrafters Tarot with Joanna Powell Colbert and Latisha Guthrie. This looks so amazing!

This Wheel of the Year Tarot Spread Is Basically a Crystal Ball for Your 2020.

Just picked up this 2020 Electional Astrology Report from Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan. SO good!

WOW: Scientists just found one of the world’s largest flowers blooming in an Indonesian jungle.

True: Getting Your Tarot Cards Read Can Be An Act Of Self-Kindness.

Wondering what a stellium is? Here ya go.

Mat Auryn has your 2020 reading needs covered: 25 Most Anticipated Witch Books of Early 2020.

Praise be: The Sort-Of Socialist Church Is Taking A Radical Approach To Christianity.

I love astrologer Austin Coppock’s work: Astrology of 2020 – The Bridge.

Get your travel on: Where to see the oldest living things on Earth.

About those younger men: Darkness on the Edge of Cougartown.

Super happy to be on Jamieson Wolf’s list: Best Books of 2019.

Traditional Astrology Is Very Gendered. These Astrologers Are Rethinking That.

This month, I’m talking with Bere Parra about tarot. I love her!

TOTALLY in agreement with Teen Vogue: Donald Trump’s Order to Kill Iranian Leader Qasem Soleimani Feels Like World War 3, but We Must Say No to War With Iran.

Never too late to get this going: How to Start the New Year: The First 5 Things to Do in 2020.

Heads up: Mars Is In Sagittarius, So Prepare To Feel Impulsive.

How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid? “Incels” are going under the knife to reshape their faces and their dating prospects.

I’m talking about Saturn Pluto conjunction over at The 2020 Saturn Pluto Conjunction: Tarot Readings by Sign.

Yay Chani Nicolas: Your Favorite Internet Astrologer Wrote a Book.

I’m in InStyle: 5 Astrologers, Psychics, & Tarot Readers on What’s Coming in 2020.

YUP: Time’s Up for Wall Street.

I love him: Harmony Korine, Glorious Weirdo.

Maye Musk Is 71, Single, and So Damn Happy.

Money talks: The Best Skin-Care Trick Is Being Rich.

LOL, Enjoy: Here Are the Worst Astrological Days of 2020.

This book looks great: The Magick of Food: Rituals, Offerings & Why We Eat Together.

Keeping my eye on this: Witches’ Wisdom Tarot: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook.

Cannot wait for Shaheen’s next book: Lunar Alchemy: Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life.

Devin Hunter has a new book coming out: Modern Witch: Spells, Recipes & Workings.

This tarot deck looks ultra-cool: Murder of Crows Tarot.

Ooooh: The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life.

The Tarot Coloring Book is a super-easy way to get acquainted with the Tarot. If you’re totally new, start here.

Tarot For Troubled Times isn’t just about tarot. It’s about shadow work, activism, and more. Shaheen Miro and I share our favorite rituals, affirmations, and tarot wisdom for healing the dark stuff.

 Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) has been illuminating astrology for folks for a few months now. If you’ve always wanted to learn astrology but felt too intimidated, I got yer back!



April 24-26, 2020: Readers Studio. I’m a main stage presenter at the annual Readers Studio Tarot Conference in New York, the biggest tarot conference in the world. Join me and other world-class instructors for a weekend of tarot goodness!

May 10-16, 2020: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. Great food, killer lessons, awesome people – gorgeous location! One seat left!

August 30, 2020: Brushes and Stars. Where: Oakland, California. A full-day of astrology and intuitive painting – and yummy food! Join me and Chris Zydel for a joyful, astrology-inspired intuitive painting experience.


What I’m Grateful For:


The ability to know what’s right for me…and what’s not

Flattering lighting

Getting back to work

New journals

Good mail


Soundtrack for 1/4/20:

Play With Fire by The Rolling Stones


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020

images from stock photography and personal collection 


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