The Hit List - The things we wish for

When I was little, every night I kneeled in front of my mother for nightly prayers with my siblings like a good Catholic girl. I always wished for the same thing: that we’d be rich. In my mind, money would have solved all of our problems.

I’m sure many other children who grew up without a lot also prayed for the same things. Those prayers were never answered.

So my wishes changed over the years. As I grew into a teenager with a lot of bad ideas, I suddenly stopped caring about my parents getting rich and started setting different intentions. Namely, moving to New York and dating musicians. 

Those wishes did materialize. 

Over the years, some of my intentions came together beautifully (great husband, pay off my mortgage early) while others kinda fell flat (stay in New York, become a makeup artist). It’s interesting how that works. Kismet? Karma? Bad wishing? Who knows? What’s more interesting to me is how the wishes continue to evolve over the years.

For example, my birthday came around about two weeks ago and suddenly there I was with tiramisu in front of me, ready to make my wish. This time, there was no focus on money or losing ten pounds or a trip to Tokyo. Instead, all I wanted was my tooth.

You see, I had a dental emergency the day before. A random cleaning and the dentist discovered that my dental work had become loose and the tooth underneath might need to be pulled. I shouldn’t have been surprised. I bit down on something hard a few weeks prior and had a searing pain in my molar. It calmed down a day later so I forgot about it.

I left that appointment in distress. The thought of losing that tooth put me in a funk. Not only was I worried about my vanity but also a possible $3K bill to boot. Not what I wanted for my birthday!

The next two days were an anxious nightmare. I couldn’t think of anything but that tooth and how badly I wanted it to stay.

So on my birthday that was my sole wish. I wanted to keep the tooth. It’s funny how that happens, right? You get older and none of that other crap matters. All you want is your health and a full set of chompers.

I put all of my energy into that request and blew out the candle.

The next day, it was off to the dentist with more fear than I’ve ever had before in my life (not exaggerating). But lo and behold, the tooth was saved! It might be the skill of my awesome dentist. Or it might be my sincere petition to the universe. Maybe a combo of the two. Whatever the case may be, I’m grinning ear to ear – and hoping that next year I can put something more delightful on my wishlist (trip to Hawaii)!  

The Hit List - The things we wish for

Wishing harder than I ever have in my life.

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July 2nd, 2019: I’m teaching at New Renaissance Books in Portland, Oregon on July 2nd at 6:30. Tarot Cards for Shadow Work – Together we’ll explore shadow work, Tarot archetypes, Birth Cards, finding the good in “bad” cards – and the dark side in the “good” ones. You’ll come away with knowledge about your Tarot Birth Card and some suggestions for making peace with your shadow.

July 7th, 2019: If you’re in the Bay Area, join Chris Zydel and me on July 7th for Brushes + Cards + Shadows An Intuitive Painting and Tarot Workshop. It will be EPIC! SOLD OUT!

July 26th, 2019: Join me and Shaheen on Friday, July 26th for a Tarot For Troubled Times book launch party! Where: Free Spirit Crystals in Butler, Wisconsin. What time: 7 PM. Cost: Free!

July 27th, 2019: Tarot for Troubled Times with Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed. Learn about shadow work, archetypes, tarot birth cards, and remedies for tough times. Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, Michigan. Class starts at 4:00 PM. Cost $60.00.

August 18, 2019: Tarot Cards for Shadow Work – Join me at Eye of Horus in Minneapolis from 1 PM – 3 PM for a class on exploring shadow work with the tarot. We’ll cover the Birth Cards, Tarot archetypes, and more. Cost: $30. I’ll be available for book signings at 12 PM.

October 4th, 2019: ASTROLOGY FOR REAL LIFE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! Where: Where: Free Spirit Crystals in Butler, Wisconsin. What time: 7 PM. Cost: Free!

October 6th, 2019: Astrology for Total Beginners. Where: Eye of Horus in Minneapolis. What time: 1 PM – 3 PM. Cost: $30.00.

October 12, 2019: Crash Course in Tarot. Where: 22 Teachings, Los Angeles. What time: 12 PM – 2 PM. Cost: $40.00. All the details are here.

October 13, 2019: Crash Course in Astrology. Where: 22 Teachings in Los Angeles. What time: 12 PM – 2 PM. Cost $40.00. All the details are here.

Special deal: sign up for both Crash Course in Tarot and Crash Course in Astrology and save some bucks!

May 10-16, 2020: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. The only live class I plan on teaching next year. Spots are limited. We’ve already sold out 1/3 of the seats.


What I’m Grateful For:

My dentist

Vacation is coming soon

Yogurt with granola

Farmer’s markets

Sangria scented candles



Soundtrack for 6/21/19:

Thunderclouds by LSD



© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2019

images from stock photography and personal collection


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