The Hit List - Scoring Sleep - sleep score

I’m obsessed with sleeping. Recently, I purchased a Fit Bit to keep track of my steps but found myself more concerned with the “sleep score,” a graph that shows whether or not you got a good night’s rest. 

Most of the time, I’m “fair.” I also learned that I wake up a lot in the night. Supposedly, this is common but it’s still strange to me. Every day, I’m checking the score first thing in the morning. When I manage to get “good,” I pump a fist in the air and say “yes!” out loud – then hurry up to brag to my husband. 

How sad is that?

To think that back in the day, I prided myself on staying up late, operating on as little sleep as possible, and using Mountain Dew to prop me up. I was wired for sound, buzzing around, and never concerned with getting those eight hours. But now? It’s the thing I want the most.

In fact, I’m even competitive with my husband about that coveted sleep score (I always win). But tonight, I’m up early as can be, writing this post. Insomnia has returned after vanishing months ago. I went through a wicked bout of it, one that lasted YEARS and turned my mind to mush. A combination of factors, but mostly menopause, kept me up at the crack of dawn, tossing and turning until I had no choice but to get up and work.

And here I am today.

No doubt I’ll be comparing that sleep score with my husband and hoping that somehow, this doesn’t allow him to beat me. But chances are, if we are keeping score, I may hold a losing hand. So, off I go after writing this, in the vain hope that somehow the sleep gods return and I drift off to a peaceful slumber, only to awake to that sweet “good” message on the screen. 

Goodnight, good day, and good sleep. 

*Update: I did manage to get back to sleep but my score was “poor.” Next night, I slept like a champ. Today the score was “good.” Hell yeah!*

big cat eyes

You are getting sleepy…very sleepy…

Other stuff:

Get prepared: How To Vote In The 2020 Election – A state-by-state guide to voting in the age of COVID-19.

Agreed: Katie Hill: “We Need To Vote For Women Because They’re Women.”

Desiree of Intuitive Gems joined me on Tarot Bytes to talk about reading tarot without spreads.

Over at Teen Vogue: Lisa Stardust goes over the Astrology for 2020: What’s To Come For the Rest of the Year.

Interesting: Coronavirus Is Good News for the Wellness Industry.

I love her: Dolly Parton Speaks Up About BLM: ‘Of Course Black Lives Matter’.

To hell with the chief: Trump Is Back On His Birtherism Bullshit And Kamala Harris Is His Latest Target.

According to Cosmopolitan Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Were *Literally* Born to Be Running Mates.

This week, I answered the question: Is it a good idea to “memorize” what Tarot cards mean?

Marge Simpson responds to diss from the Trump campaign.

Tick tock: Why the Death of TikTok Would Be Especially Brutal for the LGBTQ+ Community.

True: The Hottest Thing a Man Can Do Is Not Be a Jerk About Astrology.

Also: How To Tell If The Horoscope You’re Reading Is Legit.

100 Influential Women on Why They’re Voting in the 2020 Election.

Moms take note: How to Turn Any Room in Your Home Into a Homeschool Space.

You can keep track of your steps and sleep score with a FitBit. <-This is the one we have.

Oh, this looks needed: Success Magick: The Hidden Power of Enochian Rituals by Damon Brand.

Do I need another tarot deck? Yep: Nature Spirit Tarot: A 78-Card Deck and Book for the Journey of the Soul.

A deck we’re all waiting on: White Numen: A Sacred Animal Tarot.

I’m a huge fan of Korean Skin Care: Skin Care for Your Soul: Using the Korean Skin Care Routine for Self Care and Inner Peace.

Will defo be checking this out: The House Your Stars Built: A Guide to the Twelve Astrological Houses and Your Place in the Universe.

On October 1st, we get this new deck from Shaheen Miro: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle!

It’s almost here! Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading – if you want to learn to read intuitively, this is your manual, folks!

Summertime requires quiet activities. Check out The Tarot Coloring Book. It’s a wonderful way to connect with your inner child – and learn tarot.

Tarot For Troubled Times is a tarot book filled with rituals, advice, magick, and more. Life may be tough but we help you find your strength.

 Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) has been helping folks learn astrology in a fun, easy way. If the stars have always bedeviled you and astrology books bored you to tears, grab this.


Events and Classes:

October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd 2020: Tarot For Beginners – a live video workshop for total tarot newbies! These classes are live-streaming videos. You can watch online from anywhere in the world. Each class runs for 1 hour. For the first half, you’ll watch as I explain and demonstrate a Tarot concept. For the second half, you’ll practice using your deck and try out the concept you just learned. Give it a whirl!  $149 Early Bird tuition–good through Sept 1!* $199 Regular tuition–from Sept 2 through course start. Use this tuition coupon code for $50 off: TAROTLADY

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.

August 30, 2020: Brushes and Stars. Where: online. A full-day of astrology and intuitive painting – and fun! Join me and Chris Zydel for a joyful, astrology-inspired intuitive painting experience. We begin exploring intuition, followed by examining your natal chart. From there, it’s time to paint your interpretation of your chart! Group insights follow.

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:


Fresh water

A roof over my head

Kamala Harris

Fighting the good fight

Realizing the truth about some situations


Soundtrack for 8/15/20:

All Night Long by Peter Murphy


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020

images from stock photography and personal collection 


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