The Hit List - You can go now, Mercury retrograde

Let me start out by saying this: I have six Mercury-ruled planets in my astrology chart. SIX, people. 

Which means every time a frigging Mercury retrograde begins rolling around in my orbit, I feel that sucker. In fact, the shadow period (the weeks before) starts alerting me that something is up. Like PMS, there is an energetic force field that cramps my style before it even kicks in. (Pre-Mercury Syndrome?)

While I’ve learned how to deal with this phenomenon, that doesn’t mean it’s ever a walk through a cupcake forest. Some transits are better than most but this last one felt like a perpetual cosmic test.

It was in Aries, the passionate fire-starter. Don’t get me wrong – I like Aries everything. Heck, if you have a Moon in Aries, we’re gonna get along like Mary and her little lamb. But Mercury retrograde in Aries? Mmm….not so much.

This particular one brought out the nasty side of Aries: aggressive, selfish, entitled people with a good dose of road rage idiot drivers to boot. 

Which meant my peace-loving nature got tripped up until I had to put the hammer down, hard. This happened in my business, in online spaces, and on the road! This is NOT how I like to roll but when push comes to shove, I’m a pushy broad. 

Tomorrow, this retrograde will be coming to a close. No doubt the weeks that follow will bring greater ease. But frankly, like a guest that shows up without a bottle of wine and then proceeds to raid your fridge and leave the crumb droppings all over the kitchen floor before clogging your toilet, this Mercury retrograde has worn out its welcome around here.

It can go now. 

While I don’t like to blame the planets for everything that goes wrong in my world, this time, I’m calling out Mercury retrograde and showing it the door. Tomorrow, it’s gone and all I can say is good riddance and don’t let the astrological door hit you in the arse.

After this Mercury retrograde, that’s my mantra. ^^^

Other stuff:

Tomorrow we have a New Moon in Aries. Here’s what you need to know + free mini tarot readings for each sign of the zodiac.

Here’s why teachers are fed up and walking out.

Hilary Parry answers this question: What do you do when all these different tarot readers that you follow pull different cards? Is there a way to use all of them as a guide for your day?

Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn.

Some astrology tattoos.

Good to know: 17 excellent all-day restaurants in NY.

Great advice: Sadie Lincoln’s Advice For Helping Women Have A Better Relationship With Social Media Is Priceless.

Donnaleigh de la Rose shares a post on the value of journaling with tarot cards.

I’ve been working with crystals and tarot for-evah. Here’s my epic post on Tarot and Crystals And Rituals…oh my!

I love seeing Gabriela Herstik showing up all over the place: Meet the L.A. Woman Demystifying Modern-Day Witchcraft.

LOVE HER: Judy Blume taught a generation of young girls to be feminists.

Teawoman Tarot wrote a great post: Is there a “forgiveness card” in the Tarot.

YES: How To Close The Wage Gap In Your Lifetime In 5 Simple Ways.

I was thrilled to get this sweet little shout out over at the TopShop blog: An Introduction To Tarot Card Reading.

Jenna Matlin muses about tarot and telling the future.

WTF Is Cryptocurrency? Here’s What You Need To Know.

My Feminist Tarot Reading by SF’s Wandering Witch.

Asali Earthwork has a great list of tarot decks for beginners that are not Rider Waite Smith.

What’s the Black Moon Lillith got to do with your sexuality?

Must read: Wealth Inequality 101: What to Know About Wealth Inequality in America.

I love a good one-pot meal.

Go Madge: Madonna on Butt Masks and How to Fight Ageism.

The Wild Hunt discusses the dark heart of Billy Graham.

One can never have enough books about crystals: Elemental Energy: Crystal and Gemstone Rituals for a Beautiful Life.

Best way to learn to read tarot? Hands on. Break out the crayons and get experiential with The Tarot Coloring Book.

NEED: Clear Home, Clear Heart: Learn to Clear the Energy of People & Place.

Probably need this too: Simple Organizing: 50 Ways to Clear the Clutter (Inspired Ideas).

I just got my Game of Thrones tarot deck. Did you get yours yet?

WOW: Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius—with Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World’s Most Creative Chefs.

YUM: Modern French Pastry: Innovative Techniques, Tools, and Design.


Here are my upcoming live classes:

Intuitive Tarot Reading at New Renaissance Books. Date: Tuesday, July 3rd from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Location: Portland, Oregon.

Brushes and Cards: a fun day-long event with painting + tarot. You’ll be in good hands with me and intuitive painter, Chris Zydel. Date: Sunday, July 8th. Location: Oakland, California. ONE seat left!

Pens and Cards: a day full of tarot exploration and writing with author Sarah Selecky and moi. Date: October 13th. Location: Skybarn, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Only TWO seats left!

Intuitive Tarot Reading at Boston Tea Room. Date: Sunday, October 14th. Location: Ferndale, Michigan.


What I’m Grateful For:

A hint of spring (it’s better than nothing!)

Organic oranges

11.5 pounds down! 


Wine sales

Soundtrack for 4/14/18:

Bounce Out With That by YBN Nahmir



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