The Hit List - Sugar, We’re Going Down Swinging…Hard

Last week, I wrote about giving up my daily wine habit with a bit of hypnotism help. I mentioned that I would be trying that same thing out for my sugar addiction.

I’ve got a massive sweet tooth. In fact, one of the reasons why I didn’t lose much weight when I gave up the vino was because I replaced it with cake! Not kidding. UGH.

I don’t know why on earth I need that “reward” at the end of the day but there I was, knee-deep in a cake binge. Anyhow, I nabbed one of those “quit sugar cravings” hypnosis recordings and settled in, convinced I would be successful and free of the sweet stuff soon.

BUT (you know there is a but in this one), instead of a relaxing journey to cleanse my system, this particular hypnosis was frightening. Mentions of rats, bugs, and cockroaches (which flip me out), didn’t make me chill – it made my skin crawl and suddenly I was white-knuckling my way through the session.

I guess it was supposed to scare me off the white stuff but instead, I freaked out and went directly to my secret Ghiradelli stash.

So…does that mean I won’t do this? No, I still intend to clean up my sugar act. However, this bug and rat thing may not be the route. Or is it? I guess only time will tell. Once I get the courage to listen to it again perhaps it will stick with me and I won’t go running directly to cake. But first…I’ve gotta finish off this Ghiradelli stockpile.

The sweetest thing is a cat’s love.

Other stuff:

Listen in: I’m on the Weiser Books Hour discussing Astrology for Real Life with host Mike Conlon!

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

Every year, I create a free astrology guide. Get this year’s scoop right here: The Tarot Lady’s Ultra-Deluxe Superfly Astrology Guide for 2020.

My favorite post of the week comes from T. Thorn Coyle: Body. Image.

I love Alice Sparkly Kat. Check out our discussion about Saturn, the Moon, and money on this week’s Astrology Bytes.

Women are so badass: Allyson Felix Broke Usain Bolt’s Record – Just 10 Months After Giving Birth.

This Is How Much Paid Family Leave Members of Congress Give their Own Staffs.

COOL: Rare 19th-century photos show pristine beauty of the Amazon rainforest.

Chani Nicholas talks about astrology and her cosmic playlists. LOVE HER!

Alarming: My Community Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of the World.

Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia gets a tarot reading from Cat Cabral.

Check out the AKAMARA tarot – and help bring this deck to life!

Glamour’s best books of 2019.

More book recommendations from Bustle.

It’s not kooky at all: From Kooky Ritual To Mindfulness Aid – How Tarot Card Pulling Helps My Anxiety.

Pugs are so cute: This pug is working as a voice actor for next ‘Halo’ video game.

A must-read post from Jenna Matlin: Does Fat Bias Get a Pass in Woke Tarot Culture?

I’m chatting about tarot, astrology, and more over at the Reddit tarot community.

From Refinery29: Pluto Retrograde Is Ending, So It’s Time To Demand The World.

This is SO cool: The Spells Deck: 78 Charms, Remedies, and Rituals for the Modern Mystic by Cat Cabral and Kim Knoll.

I love horoscope books: Your Personal Horoscope 2020.

I don’t mind missing out: The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less.

OOOOH I want this: A Yogi’s Guide to Chakra Meditation.

This is beautiful: Queen of the Moon Oracle: Guidance through Lunar and Seasonal Energies.

If you’ve ever felt that tarot is too hard to “get,” you’ll need a copy of this: The Tarot Coloring Book

Tarot For Troubled Times is my latest tarot book with co-author Shaheen Miro. We’re talking about shadow work, self-care, social justice, and tarot’s role in each of those.

Oh my stars – it’s coming in THREE DAYS! My astrology book for total newbies is on the way: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious). Yay!



October 6th, 2019: Astrology for Total Beginners. Where: Eye of Horus in Minneapolis. What time: 1 PM – 3 PM. Cost: $30.00.

October 12, 2019: Crash Course in Tarot. Where: 22 Teachings, Los Angeles. What time: 12 PM – 2 PM. Cost: $40.00. All the details are here.

October 13, 2019: Crash Course in Astrology. Where: 22 Teachings in Los Angeles. What time: 12 PM – 2 PM. Cost $40.00. All the details are here.

Special deal: sign up for both Crash Course in Tarot and Crash Course in Astrology and save some bucks!

November 16, 2019: Q&A and book signing at Ascended Gifts. Time: 5:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase. Where: 6728 W. Morgan Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53220. FREE! Call  1-414-321-0801 for details.

May 10-16, 2020: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. The only live tarot class I plan on teaching next year. Spots are limited.


What I’m Grateful For:

Time off


Kind reviews




Soundtrack for 10/5/19:

Never Let You Go by Georgia



© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2019

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