The Hit List - The 2023 Tarot, Astrology, and Mystical Holiday Shopping Guide

Can you believe the holidays are underway already? Nope. Neither can I. As I always say: where did this year go? Welp, no time to obsess over that. It’s time to get shopping for Christmas and all that jazz. So what do you get for your mystical, tarot-loving, crystal-packing, astrology-obsessed besties? My annual gift guide makes it easy.


Ah-may-zing Tarot and Oracle Decks:

The Knight-Waite Tarot. I am in LOVE with this vintage-style deck. Your tarot peeps will fall in love with it, too.

Goddess of Love Tarot. For your sexy bestie who loves tarot.

Mushroom Spirit Oracle. This sweet deck is wise. Get one for your friend and one for yourself.

Tarot Assembled. A unique deck with gorgeous blue edges. Put that in their stockings and make ’em happy.

The Beloved Dead: An Oracle for Divining Ancestral Wisdom. This oracle helps folks connect to their dearly departed.

Tarot of Tales. Melinda Lee Holms knocks it out of the park with this cool deck.

Black & White Rider-Waite® Tarot Deck. The classic Rider-Waite in black ‘n white. Surprise the people on your list who like tradition – with a twist.

Lucid Dreaming, Lucid Living: Your Oracle and Guide to Mastering the Dreamscape. Make their dreams come true with this goody.

Ephemere. This unusual deck will enchant the tarot collectors in your orbit.

Rosebud Tarot. This beauty is now mass-produced, so you can get one for everyone on your list! Yay!

The Weiser Tarot. A watercolor-hued version of the Rider Waite looks good under a tree.

Tarot for Kids by Kailey Whitman and yours truly. Because kids love tarot, too.


A Few Fantastic Books:

Oracle Card Companion: Master the Art of Card Reading. This book from Victoria Maxwell is the perfect gift for oracle card lovers.

Tarot Life Lessons: Living Wisdom from the Major Arcana. For those who like real-life tarot stories.

Ritual: An Essential Grimoire. Damien Echols and Lorri Davis created a lovely, practical magic book. You know you want it too.

Guided Astrology Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Deep Insight into Your Astrological Signs, Birth Chart, and Life. A neat-o book for astrology newbies.

The Living Tarot: Connecting the Cards to Everyday Life for Better Readings. The beginners on your list will appreciate this book.

Your Tarot Guide: Learn to navigate life with the help of the cards. A beautiful book they won’t be able to put down.

Spirits, Seers & Séances: Victorian Spiritualism, Magic & the Supernatural. This is a VERY cool book. You might want to keep this one for yourself.

The Language of Lenormand: A Practical Guide for Everyday Divination. I struggle with Lenormand but this book helps make sense of this divination system. Get it for Lennie fans!

The Natural Home Wheel of the Year: Crafting, Cooking, Decorating & Magic for Every Sabbat. For the kitchen witches.

Scott Cunningham―The Path Taken: Honoring the Life and Legacy of a Wiccan Trailblazer. Scott’s sister, Christine Ashworth, delivered a touching memoir. Witches will appreciate unwrapping this book.

Everyday Radiance: 365 Zodiac-Inspired Prompts for Self-Care and Self-Renewal. Heidi Rose Robbins is an amazing astrologer and poet. This book is just the self-care your favorite people need.

Finding the Fool: A Tarot Journey to Radical Transformation. Don’t be a fool – get this for all the tarot fanatics!


A Few Books From Moi:

The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal when Life Gets Real (A Tarot Guidebook). My new book focuses on tarot for grief, illness, caregiving, and other tender topics.

The Weiser Tarot Journal. The ideal journal for tarot. It comes with stickers!

Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot. Give them this one, and they’ll be busy plotting out their best 2024.

Create Your Own Tarot Cards by Adrianne Hawthorne and yours truly. Creating your own tarot deck is the perfect winter activity!

Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading. THE manual for intuitive reading. Slip this in their stocking, and they’ll squeal with delight.

Tarot for Troubled Times by Shaheen Miro and me. This book has been out for a few years, but it’s timely today.

The Tarot Coloring Book. Add a pack of colored pencils, and you’re done!

Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious). If you have someone on your list who struggles with astrology, give ’em this. You’re welcome.


Unique Gifts:

Satya Jewelry. High-quality talismans for the picky mystics on your list.

Evil Pawn Jewelry. This shop has some of the most stunning witchy baubles. They are all imbued with magic, too.

Omen by Cat Pierce. Gorgeous, natural pampering products.

PÊCHE OBSCÈNE. This collaboration between Chelsea Wolfe and Lvnea is divine. I’ve been wearing this perfume every day since I got it. HIGHLY recommend.

Ancestral Ritual Candles. Juliet Diaz handcrafts these magical candles. I just ordered one for myself.

Tarot Stamps. These stamps are super cool!

The Weiser Tarot Card Sticker Book. Because stickers are addictive! Haha!

Totem Flower Essences. The perfect stocking stuffer!

Eye Love Love. You cannot go wrong with a bottle of Spiritual Sidekick. Seriously. Spritz spritz around the tree!

Wish Beads Jewelry. I love gifting folks with these manifestation pieces.


Services Everyone Loves:

Q: What’s the perfect holiday gift for a business owner, freelancer, or someone who’s self-employed? A: Get ‘em a subscription to The Astro-Biz Digest. It’s a weekly astrological forecast filled with important dates and details—especially for biz owners. (Be sure to scroll down to the “gift” option.)

Folks seem to be glued to their phones. Why not give ’em a subscription to my astrology and tarot-based SMS service? 

Gift certificates for tarot or astrology readings? Always appreciated. I recommend these talented folks: Sam Reynolds, Rebecca Gordon, Mecca Woods, Anne Ortelee, or Astrology by Celeste.


Get Yourself This:

Join my Patreon for extended card-of-the-day interpretations, Hot Dates, cool classes, political astrology, and so much more. Only $10 bucks a month for the first tier. Pay annually and save 10%! Yay! Treat yo’ self!


Favorite local shops:

Waxwing. A wonderful shop with lots of cute things.

Ascended Gifts. Milwaukee’s best occult shop with an incredible selection of books, tarot decks, and mystical supplies.

Free Spirit Crystals. The best crystal selection with a knowledgeable staff.


Alright, alright – that’s this year’s list. Of course, there are a zillion things I could add, but I gotta stop somewhere. Happy shopping!



Other stuff:

Katy Wheatley wrote a heart-wrenching post about loving addicts, something I know all too well.

Thanks, Brandi Rachelle, for adding my books ‘n stuff to your holiday list.

I would join a mommune.

The Troubling History Behind Modern Thanksgiving Celebrations.

My latest for The Old Farmer’s Almanac: What Is My Moon Sign? And What Does It Mean?

I’m over at Parade Mag this week: The Tarot Card Most Tarot Readers Don’t Like To See, According to an Expert Tarot Reader.

The fight for water: As Groundwater Dwindles, Powerful Players Block Change.

Raquel Willis on What Being an Activist Really Means.

I loved talking with Shannon over at The Tarot Diagnosis.

Good food advice: Forget chicken or pasta. Order the Hindu meal on a flight.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Full Moon in Gemini.

Don’t fear Scorpios. Learn how to get along with ’em.


What I’m Grateful For:

Cold days and hot tea

The end of drama

My loved ones are safe

Breathing room

New writing gigs


Soundtrack for 11/24/23:

I Am The Shaman by Donovan


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2023

images from stock photography and personal collection 


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