The Hit List - Then we make soup

The past week was an astrological hot mess. Throw in the midterm elections and the crash and burn of Twitter, and you have the perfect recipe for collective anxiety. So what do you do when the world is twisting and turning into 10,289 knots (and your stomach is too)? First, we take a deep breath. Then, we make soup.

Well, that’s what I do.

There is something about the act of creating a soupy, slurpy, nourishing meal that brings calm into my home…and my bones. Cutting the vegetables, skimming the water, and watching it bubble away on the old electric stove – it’s ritualistic and deeply satisfying. I may not be able to control what’s happening out there but I can set the dial to tranquil (and delicious) around here. 

These are the soups I made this week:

Chickpea Stew With Orzo and Mustard Greens

White Borscht

These are two of my new faves – and the perfect antidote to scary pundits, worrisome politics, and cold weather. If you feel like current events (or anything for that matter) are making your epidermis squirm like a worm on a sidewalk on a rainy day, make soup. Trust me: it’s the right thing to do.


I’m getting my domestic goddess on this week. Been making soup and organizing my newly tiled shower!

Other stuff:

Get ready for 2023 with my Ultra-Deluxe Superfly Astrology Guide for 2023! Yay!

Yep: The Age of Social Media Is Ending.

From Kultured Child: 10 Great Male Duets of the 80s.

Good question: The Curse of Kentwood. One year ago, Britney Spears was freed from a notorious conservatorship. What possessed her father to seize control of her life?

Gorgeous: In Search of a Lost Spain.

All the Historic Firsts of the 2022 Midterm Elections.

Meanwhile over at Bust: “Ejaculate Responsibly” is Exactly the Message We Need Right Now.

Venus tips from Well+Good: Your Venus Sign Can Reveal How You Should Practice Self Love, According to Astrologers.

More please: Gen Z Is About To Get Its First Member Of Congress.

Where learning is against the law: A secret school for Afghan girls.

Still fighting to get equality: 35 Ways Women Still Aren’t Equal to Men.

Astrology is on television: I Went Behind the Scenes of the UK’s First Astrology Dating Show.

This is an excellent book: The Tarot Apothecary: Shifting Personal Energies Using Tarot, Aromatherapy, and Simple Everyday Rituals.

The description of Gemini-Virgo couples was so dead on: Sun Signs in Love: Relationship Compatibility by the Stars.

Top o’ my wish list: Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully.

Yum: Giuseppe’s Italian Bakes: Over 60 Classic Cakes, Desserts, and Savory Bakes.

This deck is so cool: The Hieronymus Bosch Tarot.

Want: Tea Magic: Spells, Rituals, and Divination in Your Cup.

From Michael Mayo: Spirit Speaks: A Step-by-Step & Evidence-Based Approach to Genuine Spirit Communication.

Your past has been a hot mess express, riddled with hardship, unfairness, and poor decisions? Your future doesn’t have to be more of the same. You can twist your fate. Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot.

Creating your own personalized tarot deck is a fun activity – and a great way to learn about the cards! Here’s a book with blank cards so you can get started right away: Create Your Own Tarot Cards: A step-by-step guide to designing a unique and personalized tarot deck. <-Cards are included!

Help your young’uns learn to trust their instincts with Tarot For Kids, a kid-friendly Tarot deck with easy-to-understand instructions: Tarot For Kids.

Multiple choice. What’s the best way to learn how to read tarot? A) Throw away the little white book and say whatever you feel! B) Pay thousands of dollars for a course. C) Get a copy of Tarot: No Questions Asked – Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading. Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading <- (Psst…correct answer: C.)

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.

You want to learn astrology but don’t know where to start. No need to stress about it. Get Astrology For Real Life – A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) <-It’s a fun, breezy intro to all things astrology!

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

A new tarot deck can give you fresh interpretations. Check out The Uncommon Tarot – a gorgeous deck rich in symbolism: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle.

Coloring is so calming for your brain. And these days, we could all use a little more calm! The Tarot Coloring Book is a great book for anyone who wants to de-stress and learn all about Tarot at the same time. The Tarot Coloring Book.

One of my favorite projects ever: collaborating with my dear friend Shaheen Miro to co-write this book: Tarot For Troubled Times.

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: The AstroBiz Digest.



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What I’m Grateful For:

Hot soup on a cold day

Short bike rides

Freshly laundered sheets

Lavender and eucalyptus

Sugar cookie white chocolate



Soundtrack for 11/12/22

Sail Away by lovelytheband

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2022

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