The Hit List - The Oral Oracle

I’m a believer in omens, especially the kind that comes from my body. The night before my mother passed away, it felt like someone was sawing my umbilical cord. I knew right then and there she was on the way out despite the diagnosis of another year on the planet.  It may sound odd, but that is just one of the many ways I get “signs.”

Recently, I received a new oral oracle. My mouth blew up.

As often happens around eclipses, health issues come to the surface. We see things we need to see. A quick trip to the dentist revealed an infection. I was sent home with a bottle of antibiotics and a follow-up appointment for a deep clean and assessment.

I’m slowly recovering but used my downtime to reflect on what my mouth was trying to tell me.

I talk a lot for my work. Between teaching, podcasts, and live streams, I’m often at the mic. While I love that (Gemini!), I’ve started to question how much talking I need to do. Bottom line: it’s time to pare down to the essentials. I want to be more concise with my words.

A while back, I began dialing down my podcasts. I produced two a week – but it’s been less consistent. A tight book deadline demanded a sacrifice. I’m figuring out a new groove

I’m also beginning to experiment by trimming distractions on my live streams. I often spend a lot of time saying hello to folks or answering questions. This adds a lot of time to each show not to mention plenty of breaks in my focus. Keeping this to a minimum will ensure my words are impactful – and I’m able to conserve my energy for what I love: teaching and writing. The oral oracle has spoken.

When we don’t pay attention, our body will often find a way to get it. As I often say to my yoga students, if you want to get into the present moment immediately, get injured. All you can think about is that injury because you have to.

But we don’t have to get hurt to practice listening.

What I want you to do: be more attentive. Listen to your body, look for the signs around you, and don’t ignore those little things tugging at your sleeves. When you remain awake at the wheel, you’re living a conscious life…and you might be preventing drama. Or root canals.

The Hit List - The Oral Oracle
Nope. Not gonna happen!

Other stuff:

I was a guest on the Occultism with a Side of Salt podcast talking about The Problem With Intuitive Astrology And Tarot. I LOVED talking with Temperance and Georgina Rose!

I think about this post often: Poor Teeth.

Follow the stars: Astrology Can Help You Find Your Dream Job.

Before you hit the road: Everything you need for the return of travel.

Good: Athletes will never be quiet again.

David Bowie Cover Album ‘Modern Love’ Is A Melancholic Tribute To The Late Musician: BUST Review.

Well-Intentioned: How Moon Juice Founder Amanda Chantal Bacon Stays Content While Minimizing Her Content.

Really? Lonely men are driving an online astrology boom.

I’m such a fan of Jessica Lanyadoo! She joined me on Astrology Bytes to talk about transits, Gemini’s love of magazines, learning astrology, our mutual love of Saturn – and her new app! Listen in: Astrology Bytes – Tracking Your Transits with Jessica Lanyadoo.

Interesting: The ‘Talking’ Dog of TikTok.

Can I resist them? BTS Wants You To “Fall For Us For Good.”

Gemini power: 12 Celebs Who Are Geminis & How They Embody The Best Of Their Twin Star Sign.

So sweet: Pink and Her Daughter Did Aerial Acrobatics Together at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

YEP: Mercury in retrograde is coming—here’s what to expect during the astrological shake-up.

Good question: As Anti-Asian Attacks Continue, What Kind of Bystander Are You?

From Refinery29: Reclaiming Audre Lorde’s Radical Self-Care.

When Asian Elders Felt Unsafe Walking Alone, These Volunteers Stepped Up.

A little retail therapy: 62 Memorial Day Beauty Sales and Promo Codes to Shop for MDW 2021.

Look what Tess Whitehurst is dropping this fall: The Self-Love Superpower: The Magical Art of Approving of Yourself (No Matter What).

YUM: Once Upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend: 70 Quick-Fix Weeknight Dinners + 30 Luscious Weekend Recipes.

Interested: The Book of Lymph: Self-Care Practices to Enhance Immunity, Health, and Beauty.

I always want to look my best: Ageless Beauty the French Way: Secrets from Three Generations of French Beauty Editors.

I cannot wait to reveal more details about Tarot for Kids! You can pre-order it now. Yay!

Every time I hear someone saying they cannot grasp tarot, I want to swoop in like Super Tarot Woman and hand them a copy of Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading! Where’s my cape?

Wanna listen instead of reading – and learn tarot? Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is available as an audiobook.

Learning astrology requires patience and a good book. Start here:  Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious).

Check it out: The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle is the gorgeous deck from Shaheen Miro (I helped write the LWB!).

Summer afternoons are best spent with lemonade on the porch and quiet activities such as coloring in your tarot cards: The Tarot Coloring Book.

Speaking of lemonade, when life hands you a basket of lemons, make lemonade with Tarot For Troubled Times – a soulful book with lots of tarot spreads, rituals, and more.



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What I’m Grateful For:

Astrology conferences


An amazing dentist

Perfumes and magickal oils

Absolute silence

Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries


Soundtrack for 5/29/21:

Army of Me by Bjork


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