“Time keeps on slipping, slipping…into the future.” Everyone from my era will recognize those iconic lyrics from Fly Like An Eagle by the Steve Miller Band. That song was all over the airwaves back in the day. Now I found myself humming that tune right after I purchased a new watch. (Yeah, I’m corny like that.) After I finished setting this gadget up, I was off to meet with a laser hair specialist about some pesky chin foliage I sprouted a few years before “the big change” set in. While I always playfully declared that a “beard hid a multitude of sins” for the men in my life, I had no interest in becoming a bearded lady (not that there is anything wrong with that, mind you).
Later on, I found myself pondering how time has truly slipped. I’m almost sixty. Where did the time go? And boy howdy…the changes have been fierce.
I used to stay up all night. Now I’m obsessed with getting a perfect sleep score, which means I hit the sack around ten.
Back in the day, I was a social butterfly. These days I’m a reclusive grub, hiding away from the public eye (and sun) as much as possible.
Menopause means I cannot eat whatever I want any longer. I still do, but now my pants don’t fit right. I have to exercise, whereas before it was optional. My legs are mysteriously hairless, but it all migrated to my chin.
I’m a grandmother. I also realized that caring for a baby is hard. My “experience” means jack shit when my arthritic hand struggles to contain a squirming, yelling infant. Damn.
I don’t know if I should say “ouch” or “hooray” on these realizations. Maybe both? It’s funny how time really does slip away, and so do different parts of you.
However, there are still some things that remain the same. I adore cooking. I’m a voracious reader. My obsession with tarot and astrology is still going strong over forty years later. I’ve got a messy desk. I am still a seeker, eternal student, lover of truth, fierce mama, and creative junkie.
Time may be slipping, but some things will never change.
My latest for The Old Farmer’s Almanac: The Perfect Houseplant for Your Zodiac Sign!
Lisa Stardust talks to Bri Luna over at Teen Vogue: The Hoodwitch’s Bri Luna on What Really Scares Her.
From Bust: How to start your own coven.
Space really freaks me out: James Webb telescope: Baby star launches giant jets and shocks.
OMFG Bats for Lashes created an oracle deck: Musician Bat for Lashes on Illustrating Her New Oracle Card Deck That Radically Reimagines the Tarot!
I love learning how folks come to tarot: Jill Dawson talks about discovering deeper, more meaningful truths through tarot.
Learn how to get along with the Libras in your life.
While this is true, I still want to eat/serve amazing food: Being A Good Host Has Nothing To Do With Cooking.
Where to donate: Israel–Palestine: How to Help the Victims of the Deadly Attacks.
Good question from Ms Magazine: Who Pays the Price for Men’s Wars?
Some people decided to protest Samhain festivities in Salem. It didn’t go well.
Lusting over this: Meet the jeweller tapping into Tarot to make mystical future heirlooms.
My husband is thrilled over his new Battery Daddy.
I wonder if I need this: ADHD Solution Deck: Decluttering: How to let go of clutter and transform your life.
Just got this humidifier for my plants.
Do I really need another cookbook? Yes: Snacking Bakes: Simple Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Brownies, Cakes, and More.
This book is so cute and useful: A Tea Witch’s Grimoire: Magickal Recipes for Your Tea Time.
Onto the wish list this goes: IntuWitchin: Learn to Speak the Language of the Universe and Reclaim Your Inner Magik.
I am intrigued with this: The Secret of the Five Rites: In Search of a Lost Western Tradition of Inner Alchemy.
Tarot books are the best: Card of the Day Tarot: Quick and Easy One-Card Tarot Readings For Love, Work, and Everyday Life.
I want to learn more about this book: Who Do You Think You Are?: An Interactive Journey Through Your Past Lives and into Your Best Future.
A gorgeous tarot journal with stickers = remedy for your journaling requests: The Weiser Tarot Journal: Guidance and Practice.
It’s hard to talk about topics such as grief, illness, and loss. Tarot can help: The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal when Life Gets Real (A Tarot Guidebook).
If you’ve ever had a tarot or astrology reading that left you feeling hopeless, this book will help you turn that negative beat around: Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.
Here’s what every kid really wants to see under the tree: Tarot For Kids.
Intuitive tarot reading begins with a solid foundation. Build your skills with 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.
Some astrology books are so dull! Not this one: 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.
Bored with your tarot deck? May I recommend this beauty: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.
The cold weather means it’s time for fun, cozy indoor activities. Grab your crayons, a mug of hot cocoa and: The Tarot Coloring Book. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
There are a lot of hard things happening in the world right now. You might feel helpless. If you want to be present – and learn how to show up in a powerful way that makes sense for you, this is the book you need: Tarot For Troubled Times.
Flex your creative muscles by making your own tarot deck: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!
The secret to my success is hard work – and following the planets: The AstroBiz Digest.
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The first snowfall
The snow melted and I didn’t have to shovel
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