The Hit List - Why I do what I do

Why you do what you do?

I get asked that question from time to time.

My answer is simple: I like to help people.

When I read tarot, it’s never to dazzle and wow ‘em with my “psychic powers.” Soooo not my intention. Instead, my work is devoted to helping navigate the rough spots and make better decisions. Healthy, happy lives – that’s what I’m all about.

When I teach tarot, yoga, or astrology, I bring all that mystical stuff down to earth.  I want people to “get it.” There are too many out there who want to make shit harder than it needs to be. Talking down to people isn’t my jam.  I’m all about uncomplicating the complicated.

I’m an advocate for strong metaphysical businesses.  My biz blog posts, courses, monthly podcast and inexpensive mentoring services are designed to help fellow tarotpreneurs and other mystical peeps become confident, thriving business owners.  I want to see everyone of my peers succeed.  I’m on their side.

My new book, The Tarot Coloring Book, is aimed at total beginners and intermediates who need an experiential way of learning.  I get that.  I’m a hands-on learner too and remember all too well how frustrating it was when I began. This book is a fun, playful way of getting your tarot on.

I listen. I see what is needed. I show up, ready to lend a hand any way that I can. That’s what drives me.

My work and life are devoted to service. And love.  Most of all, love.

What about you?

What is your reason for the work and the other things that you do?

What’s your big why?

The Tarot Coloring Book - Seven of Cups

Coloring helps even old hats like me absorb the cards.  I never noticed the skull in this card!

Other stuff:

Twitter waited too long to fix the abuse issue and now it’s coming back to haunt ’em.

Devastating: what hunger looks like in Syria.

I wrote a guest post for the good people at Modern Creative Life: The Wisdom Of Tarot…is You.

Empower your tarot readings with these tips about questions from the always smart Hilary Parry.

The Tarot Coloring Book got a sweet review from Lila Moonshadow!

Ewww:  you need to wash your makeup brushes.

Super smart + essential reading for all tarot pros from Benebell Wen: How to win every refund dispute.

I’m obsessed with the Sqirl cookbook.  After reading this review, you might be too.

Loving this from Camelia Elias: Attending to the Supernatural.

The National Geographic Afghan girl has been arrested.

Good read over at Lenny Letter: We’re survivors, not “sickos”

Secret deodorant made this powerful trans-inclusive ad.  BRAVA!

Read this: W.I.T.C.H: the 60’s feminist protestors who hexed patriarchy.

Milwaukee made the list!  The best burgers in America.

Paige Zaferiou is running a great Halloween special.  Get in on it, yo!

GQ lists the costumes women want – and don’t want – to see men wear.

Time to move to the UK: you can win a lunch date with Leonardo DiCaprio for 6 measly bucks!

There are still a few days left to enter the Tarot Giveaway!  My buddy Courtney Weber and I partnered up for this exciting giveaway – you have a chance to win signed copies of our books plus readings!  GET YOUR ENTRY IN. Yes, all caps because I want you to win!

If you prefer, you can skip the giveaway and grab a copy of Courtney’s book, Tarot For One.  It’s dropping next week – and it’s amazing!

There’s still a few days to get your cool bonus when you pre-order The Tarot Coloring Book.

Do I need another cookbook? Maybe. This: Food52 A New Way to Dinner: A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead.

I’m heading out for a mini book tour soon!  Join me at one of these fine Midwest venues for wee talks or full on classes – plus book signings!

November 4th at 7PM: Free Spirit Crystals – Official launch – Milwaukee.  Join me for a free short talk, book signing + treats as we celebrate the launch! Books will be available for purchase.

November 6th at 1PM: Eye of Horus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tarot For Total Beginners – a two hour workshop.  $30. Books will be available for purchase.

November 12th at 11AM: Barnes and Noble, Fields Ertel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Join me for a short talk + book signing! Free! Books will be available for purchase.

November 13th: The Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, Michigan. Tarot For Total Beginners – a two hour workshop. $22. Going Pro – For Aspiring (or already) Professional Tarot Readers – a two hour workshop. $22. Books will be available for purchase.


What I’m Grateful For:

A full belly

Pedometers to keep me honest

Friends and family

Three days off in a row



Soundtrack for 10/29/16:

Come Down by Anderson .Paak


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

images from stock photography and personal collection

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