The Hit List - Where’s my brain?
I goofed up more than once the past few weeks. Even though I’m almost rigid in my organization and time management, a couple of appointments got lost in the shuffle. Whoops.

Maybe it’s the impending Mercury retrograde. That’s always a perfect cosmic blame game. I could also point to Mars retrograde and say “that’s it!” (Astro-excuses are sure convenient.)

But even if that had an impact, there is another real reason why this happened. My brain is overstuffed. I have too many engagements, too many things on the agenda, and way too many projects.

This happens from time to time, not just for my brain but my house. I declutter, pare down, and burn, baby, burn until everything is clean, clear, and free. What do I do then? I fill it up with more stuff. I’m not sure why I do this…but dammit, I need to stop. I hear ya, brain!

As 2020 winds down, I have already been creating space in my business and life. My calendar is much lighter next year (I’m calling it the Year Of No). There are many empty days for me to rest and find my bearings. The muses will be able to sing because they won’t be burnt out.

The trick will be keeping it like that. So what about you? Are you doing too much? Have you had too many balls in the air this year?

Let’s make a pact today. No more overstuffed lives, calendars, and brains. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives – and less is truly more.

Found these yellow beauties on a nature walk.

Other stuff:

Now there are mask barons.

Marilynne Robinson, the author of “Housekeeping,” “Gilead,” and, now, “Jack” looks to history not just for the origins of America’s ailments but for their remedy, too.

Liar, liar: 5 Claims Trump Made That Were Just Flat-Out Lies.

The Uncommon Tarot got a nod as best. collaboration over at the 2020 Witchies Ballot! Please vote!

Great post from Liz Worth: What happens with politics and spirituality collide.

It’s about time: The Era Of Influencers Being Apolitical Online Is Over.

Solid advice on how to protect yourself online.

This list is dangerous for me: The 14 best cookbooks of Fall 2020.

Check out this astrology goodness from Kirah over at The Strology: On These Rough, Weird, Trying Times.

I love this from Bust: #SaveTheUSPS And Mail Your Feminist Friends Stationery From These 10 Women-Owned Shops.

Must read: Here’s what to do if you’re intimidated or turned away at the polls.

Mat Auryn reviews Rachel True’s new True Heart Intuitive Tarot.

Learn about the Aries Full Moon right here.

We all do: Amy Klobuchar Wants Presidential Debates To “Turn Off The Mic.”

Deborah over at SunOppositeMoon has a fantastic post about Mars retrograde. A must-read!

I’m ready for it: A Spooky Halloween Mercury Retrograde Is On Its Way.

Loving this spread from Meg Jones Wall: Let’s Get Real: A Tarot Spread & Reading for When You’re Ready to Stop Avoiding Self-Awareness.

Go girls: Atlanta exotic dancers’ ‘Get Your Booty to the Poll’ PSA grabs attention.

Scary AF: A Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans.

From Well+ Good: How To Use Your Zodiac Sign’s Corresponding Tarot Card To Guide Your Purpose.

I Televised My Pregnancy—And Birth—As a Black Ob-Gyn.

I bought this teal utility cart for my office and I frigging LOVE IT.

I want this SO BAD: Xi’an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York’s Favorite Noodle Shop.

NEED: Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice: A Manual of Traditional Techniques, Volume I: Assessing Planetary Condition by Demetra George.

I keep eyeing this up: Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity, and Joy.

Damn, this looks amazing: The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread.

Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is a month old! If you want to learn how to read intuitively, check out my baby!

Need a new tarot deck? OF COURSE YOU DO. Check out The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle!

The Tarot Coloring Book has been delighting old and young tarot readers for the past four years. Get your crayons and grab a copy!

Shaheen Miro and I collaborated on Tarot For Troubled Times last year. It’s been helping people navigate these rocky months with grace.

I LOVE astrology – and teaching it.  Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) will get you up and running fast. If you’ve ever struggled to learn what the zodiac is all about, I’ve got you covered! You’re welcome! xo


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May 2-8, 2021: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. Due to the Coronavirus, we moved the event to next year. Good news: the dates allow for a few extra seats which means you can join us next year! Yay!


What I’m Grateful For:

A weekend off

Home-cooked meals from my husband

Cleaning services

An omelet on a busy day


Soundtrack for 10/3/20:

Diamonds and Rust by Judas Priest <-I love listening to this song when the Moon is Full!


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