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Magical Miscellany: 3.09.2015

After sending out my monthly forecast and e-letter, I did some serious full moon in Virgo divination. Not on my list yet? This is what you're missing! If you like what you see, I'd love for you to subscribe. The next letter goes out before the Aries lunar eclipse.

I'm absolutely loving The Great Discontent. It's a new, exquisitely designed magazine "featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk". This interview with Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge is particularly inspiring.

There's an asteroid Jimi Hendrix? Tell me more, please and thank you!

Jimmy Page on the magic(k) of rock and roll, as told by William Burroughs.

I really appreciated Kelly-Ann Maddox's post on her approach to relationship tarot readings.

Confession: I'm interior design challenged, but this post on how to translate your personal style into a room is helping.

Dealing with the uncertainty that comes with entrepreneurship? Try these tips from Braid Creative.

Speaking of Braid Creative, did you know that Kathleen started a podcast with Emily of Indie Shopography? It's called Being Boss, and it's the best damn thing I've heard all year. Entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives: listen up!

Even if you work alone, you need these four people on your team.

These mash-ups of classical art and hip-hop are fantastic. My favorite? Zeus and Kanye. After all, he is a god.

Here's what to do when chronic pain disrupts your creative flow.

Curious about walking between the worlds? Make sure you know these five ways to stay safe when working with spirits.

This numerology calculator will blow your mind. Give it a try and be amazed.

Want to start an online business? Sarah Morgan's big badass guide to e-commerce platforms will help you get started.

Shauna Haider's photos of the Beverly Hills Hotel are delectable. I'd love to visit Los Angeles!

If you aren't already familiar with the Ellis Tarot deck from Paige Zaferiou's daily tarot readings, take a look. It's vivid, whimsical, and reads incredibly accurately. Ashes and Wine Tarot's interview with the deck's creator (Taylor Ellis) is fascinating. (Also, shout-out to all the gentlemen who read tarot. We need more of you!)

Magical Miscellany: 3.02.2015

On Friday I started Esmé Wang's beautiful new course,Where's the Electricity. It's a guide to getting creatively unstuck and refining the obsessions and themes that fuel your work, made for artists of all kinds. Esmé's vivid writing coupled with the lovely audio are well worth the price of admission (it's only $30!).

What I wish I'd known before writing a book. (I'd loved to have read this before I started Elemental Astrology!)

Self-help becoming self-hindrance? Let's fix that.

Jacquelyn Tierney's 20 Questions feature is genius! It's a Cosmopolitan-style interview with up-and-coming modern mystics. You're gonna love it.

As many of you know, I work at a major university as a research administrator when I'm not reading the stars. Do you have a day job too? This post on loving life at the office was insightful and a great reminder that your 9-to-5 is what you make of it.

On gender bending the tarot. 

The 10 easy ways to automate your blog and business from Sarah Morgan are a total lifesaver for me behind the scenes.

How do you create a brand that feels like "you"?

Why am I not doing the one thing I really want to do?

Try these 5 easy ways to make your bedroom a magical hideaway and make your boudoir a sacred space!

I know I already mentioned Esmé Wang once, but her sneak peek into her magical morning ritual is too good not to share.

It might get harder before it gets better (but it won’t be harder, forever).

Annika's Sacred Podcast always brightens my morning commute. In the most recent episode, she features none other than The Tarot Lady herself: Theresa Reed. Listen up!

Magical Miscellany: 2.23.2015

For the last few weeks, I've been delving into Benebell Wen's Holistic Tarot. Her exhaustive (seriously, it's huge!) look at tarot in theory, practice, and profession has set the intuitive community on fire in the best way possible. I can't wait to review it here. Until then, I suggest you pick up a copy for yourself. I can't recommend it highly enough!

I'm enamored with minimalist blog Into Mind. Her social media minimalism detox worksheet and minimalist wardrobe FAQ are fun and useful! The elegant web design is just icing on the cake.

I love that Laura Simms of Create As Folk isn't afraid to go against conventional wisdom. For example: you don't need to find your passion to do what you love.

Remember, dream jobs wouldn't be dream jobs if they were easily attainable.

Veronica Varlow's posts are always so sexy. These 36 questions to make anyone fall in love with you are delectable.

I'm so excited to add these 9 podcasts for badass business babes to my queue!

There are positive things about being perfectly done up. It’s true, it makes you feel good.

You need your voice to make powerful magic.

Get comfortable in your creative entrepreneur skin.

Molly Crabapple on life and art: the best path is one you build out of your own dysfunction.

Little Fox Tarot interviewed Paige Zaferiou of Tarot and Tea, and the world nearly exploded with goodness.

Xandra of the ever-delightful Heroine Training shared her morning routine, and it sounds pretty reasonable! I'm going to incorporate some of these tips into my AM ritual.

Buying a new tarot deck is an exciting and joyous occasion, right?

Check out these 37 commonly misused words that can make you look bad. It's a great review! (Confession: I'm guilty of a couple of these.)

Mary Oliver's beautiful words on how habit gives shape to our inner lives are sublime. Also, if you haven't read any of her work, start with Wild Geese.

Magical Miscellany: 2.02.2015

In honor of Mercury Rx, here's a throwback. I pulled these two cards as my theme for last year's Soulful Proprietor retreat. Truth in action.

According to this report, "ritual sage burning" set off the fire alarms at 1 WTC. A note to all modern mystics: remember to burn your incense in a well ventilated area!

I love this reminder from Shauna Haider that we all have to start somewhere.

Did anyone else notice that Sam Smith's hit single sounds eerily similar to "Stay With Me"? Apparently Tom Petty did too.

I've always wanted to live abroad. Maybe one day I'll take the leap!

Huge props to Allison Lehman of Be Up & Doing for her beautiful transparency this week. Her posts on being a self-funded female entrepreneur and weekly food prep are pure gold.

How to sell more in the next 90 days than you did all last year

What courage really looks like

What to say to people who try to share your tarot confidence

Did I hear someone say "Girl Scout cookie scented Yankee candles"? Yes please!

You don't find your purpose. You make it.

What if style is much more than just our clothes?

How to be memorable in 2015 (Calling all small business owners: this is a killer reality check!)

How playing music benefits your brain more than any other activity

Shit storms often contain very valuable lessons.

5 counterintuitive money lessons from 2014

Your life is a hot date. Show up.

I am so excited to see Beth Maiden's dream of a queer tarot deck finally springing to life!