The Hit List - The signs

I’m in the business of looking for signs from the Universe. Those signs might come in the form of a dream, funny feeling, musical oracle, or turn of a tarot card. Mama told me to never ignore those messages…so I don’t.

I always tell folks that they should look for those mystical signs too. So why is it that I am on the hot lookout for an omen yet I choose to ignore the practical less-cosmic signals such as the beep of a battery…or a creaky leaky furnace?

Perhaps it’s because changing a battery or getting a new heating system installed isn’t very glam or spooky. Plus, they don’t make good stories like the time I had a funny feeling about a dude…who turned out to be a murderer.

This week, the only thing that died was that damn furnace. It wasn’t a surprise either. I saw it coming for two years. In fact, the last time a guy came to service it, he pointed out the rust and told me it was on its last legs.

Yet I refused to do anything about it. Instead, I operated on a wing and a prayer, hoping that somehow it would keep on chugging along. Until one day it didn’t.

I believe this is called denial.

Why do I choose to ignore the obvious? Why is it so easy for me to keep my eyes on high alert for some random signal from an exotic bird in a glitter-fueled multi-colored dream when there are black and white, real issues that need my attention right here on earth?

Perhaps it’s because living in the mystical realms is more comfortable…or fun. Who knows? All I do know is that I have a new furnace with a high tech thermostat which will alert me to any little thing that might be wrong with this sucker. In other words, now the signs will be impossible to ignore.

These cats are “frenemies” but a busted furnace had them pretending to be BFFs!

Other stuff:

Another reason why I don’t want people handling my cards any longer: Bridge Was Their Passion. Then People Started to Die.

YUP: ‘Reading Tarot Cards Is My Quirkiest Anxiety Management Tool—But It Totally Works.’

Wow: Riverdale actress Marisol Nichols hunts predators in real life.

‘I Am Trying To Get Out Of Here So I Don’t Die’: 8 Women Experiencing COVID-19 Behind Bars.

Pfft…Geminis are great! Which Astrological Signs Are Viewed Most Negatively?

13 Gifts The Nurse In Your Life Will Love.

I love her: Yoga Superstar Jessamyn Stanley Stretches The Boundaries Of The Practice On BUST’s “Poptarts” Podcast.

More reasons to love Jessamyn Stanley: For the queen of cannabis yoga positivity, fighting stigma is a daily battle.

Mother’s Day is coming soon. Didya know that a tarot reading makes the perfect gift?

Food critic Tom Sietsema on what we lose when restaurants close.

Do you struggle to learn the Court Cards? Liz Worth has you covered in this workshop.

Science is so cool: The Before Times of a Solar System.

Delicious + smart: Tamar Adler will have you cooking with food scraps – and loving it.

Got love problems? Check out this new offering from Gala Darling: Hologram Heart: A Radiant Guide To The Romantic Revolution.

What tarot cards might indicate coming out? Which ones might help you on your coming out journey? Seth Vermilyea has some thoughts – and shared them with me on Tarot Bytes.

Rome Has Been Sacked, Conquered, and Abandoned. Now It’s the Pandemic’s Turn.

From Cosmo: So, the Tarot Knows Alllll About Your Love Life.

Outrageous: We’re in a Pandemic So the Feds Plan to Revoke Trans Healthcare Protections.

A good reminder from Yes and Yes: You’re allowed to take imperfect action in the direction of what you want…especially now.

The Cut has a post on how to read tarot cards.

Learn what a Mars aspect in your natal chart means.

And more Mars stuff! Bri Saussy and I are chatting about Mars retrograde for your biz over at the Talking Shop podcast.

Get ready: Experts Predict How Coronavirus Will Change The Way We Travel.

Be sure to check out all these free tarot classes from Hilary Parry.

7 Ways to Take Care of Ourselves—and One Another—Emotionally.

The newest book from hypnotist Grace Smith is worth a look: Close Your Eyes, Lose Weight: Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind in 12 Weeks to Eat Healthy, Feel Great, and Love Your Body with the Groundbreaking Power of Hypnosis.

This looks amazing: Crystal Zodiac: An Astrological Guide to Enhancing Your Life with Crystals.

WANT: Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home.

Perhaps this book will enhance my monklike lifestyle: A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind.

Shaheen Miro’s newest offering comes this fall: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle. Did you pre-order your copy yet?

Speaking of new things dropping – did you check out my upcoming book:Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading? SO excited!

The Tarot Coloring Book has been delighting tarot lovers of all ages for years now. Get your copy, gather your crayons, make a pillow fort – and have fun learning the tarot!

Tarot For Troubled Times was written for times like this. If you want to learn how to cope – and make a difference – this is your tarot book.

 Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) is for folks who wondered what the astrology fuss was all about. Now you know. You’re welcome.



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. Good news: the dates allow for a few extra seats which means you can join us next year! Yay!


What I’m Grateful For:

Furnace repair folks


Warmer temps



Soundtrack for 5/2/20:

LA by Boy Harsher


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020

images from stock photography and personal collection 


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