The Hit List - As the snow blows

Outside the window, I can see fat flakes of snow coming down, covering the ground like a fluffy ermine coat. Cars slip around as plows move past them in an urgent effort to keep up with the accumulation. Winter is here in all its messy, beautiful glory.

So much of the world comes to a standstill when the weather gods decide to play slip ’n freeze. While my state is accustomed to this yearly snow dump, others are ill-prepared. But I am not focusing on those poor suckers. Instead, I’m basking in the snow glow, content to be inside.

My sister says I am the only person she knows who likes winter. She might be right.

This time of year is quiet, especially now that the holidays are moving into the rearview mirror. It’s my opportunity to hibernate (although, frankly, I’m perpetually in hibernation mode these days). I can write, read, and bake. It’s less likely I’ll have company or be invited to anything. My introvert heart is content. As the younger set says: it’s JOMO. The joy of missing out. (I’ve also seen FOBO tossed around…the fear of being invited. Maybe that’s more accurate in my case.)

Soon, the snow will cease, and my new shoveling guy will be carving a winding path around the house. Salt will be tossed, and the melting will commence. Nothing lasts, not the snow, not the salt, nor winter. Even so, I’ll hang on to this time of year as long as I can. 

The raging outside will end, but I hope my hibernation can continue well past the winter months. 


Other stuff:

Good question: What if you don’t like your tarot client?

I love journals: 11 Best Bullet Journals for a More Organized 2024.

Do you want to publish a book? Check out this masterclass from Randy Davila: Publish You.

Where to go? Astrology has the answer: Pick Vacation and Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign.

Damn: T. rex’s older and equally sizable relative discovered in New Mexico.

Great suggestions from Vogue India: How to use tarot for your personal growth based on your zodiac sign—even if you’re a rookie.

What an Actual Kid Thinks About the “10-Year-Olds at Sephora” Outrage on TikTok.

I love him: Willem Dafoe Talks Yoga, Acting, and Hollywood Stardom.

Astrology works: How To Raise Resilient Kids, Using Astrology.

The Forgotten Reproductive Justice Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Meanwhile, over at The Everygirl: I’m Stuck in a Rut—Here’s How 30 Days of Tarot Pulls Helped Me Gain Clarity Before 2024.

Bust talks to writer Jami Attenberg.

Smells like a cult to me: The Meme King of Longevity Now Wants to Sell You Olive Oil.

A must read post: My Unraveling. I had my health. I had a job. And then, abruptly, I didn’t.

For fellow lipstick lovers: The 50 Most Classic Lipstick Colors of All Time.

Substack Is What Happens When Everything Becomes Social Media.

From the LA Times: 2024 will test us. What can we learn from Strength, tarot’s card of the year?

Defo want this book from Nate Klemp: Open: Living with an Expansive Mind in a Distracted World.

So charming: Granny Thornapple’s Book of Charms: Magic & Folklore from the Ozark Mountains.

NEED: Meditation and Tarot: Connect with the Cards to Develop Your Inner Vision.

On my list: Tarot for Practical People.

I cannot say this enough: I love this Wild Lands Tarot!

Also, check this out from the same author: Starlight Frequencies Oracle.

You know you want it: The Weiser Tarot Journal: Guidance and Practice.

Learn how to do compassionate, mindful tarot readings on tender topics: The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal when Life Gets Real (A Tarot Guidebook).

No matter how much 2023 sucked, you can turn it around this year. Astrology and tarot can help: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

Snowed in and the kids driving you nuts? Give ’em a tarot deck: Tarot For Kids.

If you want to go deeper with your tarot and intuitive skills, you need this book: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading.

Prefer to listen to your tarot lessons? Check this out: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is available as an audiobook.

So you’re new to astrology. You might feel intimidated. I get that. That’s why I created this book: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious).

There is an audio version if you prefer: Astrology For Real Life.

One of my favorite collaborations of all time: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.

Cold days mean hot tea and gentle activities: The Tarot Coloring Book.

The world seems to be filled with nothing but dumpster fire news. You may be tempted to tune out. Don’t. The world needs you. Learn how to refuel and recharge so you can continue to fight the good fight: Tarot For Troubled Times.

Tired of all the decks on the market? Make your own: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!

When you subscribe to The Astro-Biz Digest, you get an astrology report every single week with all the crucial info you need to know. It’s especially for business owners. And it breaks down to less than $2 per week: The AstroBiz Digest.

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I’m sharing best practices for writing, publishing, and marketing – just for metaphysical authors. Learn more and sign up: The Metaphysical Author’s Confidential. Essays and lessons on writing, publishing, and marketing your magical book.

Check out my new collaboration with Carrie Paris: My Living Astrology Chart, an experiential astrological kit!


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Brushes and Stars – An Online Astrology and Intuitive Painting Class with Chris Zydel and Theresa Reed. Join us for a day-long creative play date filled with intuitive insights, deep healing, creative prompts, artistic play, and astrology. February 17th, 2024. 9 AM PST – 4 PM PST. Grab your virtual seat right here.

Advanced Tarot Techniques. Join me for this four-part online class and learn about timing, decans, how to create your own tarot spreads, and more. Starts April 5th, 2024.

Pens and Cards. October 18-19th, 2024. Picton, Canada. Learn how to use tarot to inspire your writing with yours truly and Sarah Selecky. Details coming soon.


What I’m Grateful For:

Long conversations

Silly puns

Warm socks

Kind notes

A glass of wine waiting at the end of a long day


Soundtrack for 1/12/24

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed by the audience

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2024

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