How was your week, my tarot-loving friend? I’m knocked down with (another!) sinus infection, so I’m holed up in bed with books and my laptop. But I’ve got some great tarot goodies to share with you this week…
1. Get my favorite life-and-business planner for FREE – The 2018 edition of the Your Best Year planner is now available, for FREE. It’s dated for 2018, so you’ll still get 9 months of goodness out of it. This isn’t a daily/weekly planner – it’s more like a tough-love workbook for making sure your 2018 goals happen. Here’s a video showing how I use this planner combined with my tarot deck for Big Picture planning.
2. SHARING TAROT LOVE – I’m waiting eagerly to see what Jess Carlson is going to come up with next. She’s a bright light in my small tarot world, and always an inspiration. While she’s working on her new website & offerings, I’ll be stalking her on Instagram.
3. CELESTIAL QUEENS – Didn’t you just love seeing all of the posts about International Women’s Day yesterday? This one stood out as my favorite. Fashion & history & some beautiful badass women!
4. SPEAKING OF FASHION – After watching the Oscars and seeing how some of my favorite women have chosen to age (or attempted NOT to), I’ve been thinking a lot about my own aging choices. I’m having a harder time with 41 than I did with 40, but this unexpected post about fashion has directed my thinking towards a healthier place. I love this “wise woman” era of my life, but damn if I don’t miss non-achy joints!
5. GETTING A GOOD TAROT READING – Lately, there have been some stories about people getting ripped off by their tarot readers. Here’s a great post from Ethony about how to make sure you get a good tarot reading.
6. I’M HEADED HOME!!! – Start prepping my gumbo now! I’m taking the train down to New Orleans in a few weeks and I’m so excited to spend time in this sweet, adopted home of mine. I’m re-reading Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, which captures this city so well…
The minute you land in New Orleans, something wet and dark leaps on you and starts humping you like a swamp dog in heat, and the only way to get that aspect of New Orleans off you is to eat it off. That means beignets and crayfish bisque and jambalaya, it means shrimp remoulade, pecan pie, and red beans with rice, it means elegant pompano au papillote, funky file z’herbes, and raw oysters by the dozen, it means grillades for breakfast, a po’ boy with chowchow at bedtime, and tubs of gumbo in between. It is not unusual for a visitor to the city to gain fifteen pounds in a week–yet the alternative is a whole lot worse. If you don’t eat day and night, if you don’t constantly funnel the indigenous flavors into your bloodstream, then the mystery beast will go right on humping you, and you will feel its sordid presence rubbing against you long after you have left town.
MORE THINGS TO LOVE…Family dinner nights at IKEA…supporting great people doing important work…finding the perfect tea cup at the thrift store…getting a haircut that makes me feel like a secret-agent-spy…and making summer plans to see the Leonard Cohen mural in Montreal.
All my love,
P.S. I just finished the edits for the Tarot Card Mastery book!!! Expect an exciting announcement soon…