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I’m Hilary Parry, and I’m a tarot reader. I believe in interactivity, tough love, and a no-nonsense approach. I do tell it like it is. I am simply the girl next door... that reads tarot.

You wouldn’t make a major decision in your life without consulting a few of your trusted friends for advice, would you? Probably not. Sometimes you need someone with more objectivity. I offer that objectivity, and then some, with my tarot readings.

I am based out of Westchester, NY. If you would like an in-person reading with me, you need to be in the Westchester area, too. For in-person readings, I do not have a home office and readings are by appointment only. If you are not in the area, I am also available through phone, Skype, and e-mail. Drop me an e-mail and we can make arrangements: tarrytowntarot[at]gmail[dot]com or see my About/Contact page and use my contact form.

Want to know more about me? See my About Me page.

Want a reading? Visit my Purchase a Reading page.

I read tarot like I write. And where I write about tarot is at my tarot blog.

Reclaiming Rainbow Brite

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If you’re new to Tarot by Hilary, you may not know that I changed my hair drastically in September.

This drastic change is leading me to all kinds of conclusions and revelations, especially surrounding that whole biz of truly trying not to care what other people think of me. Or, at the very least, trying to care more about what I think about me more than others!

The new hair did not escape the notice of my coworkers at my day job. Most people were very enthusiastic about the change… some more enthused about the platinum part of it, some crazy about the rainbow streaks.

But it wasn’t until a coworker at the day job called me a nickname that I had when I was in middle school that I realized the venom that I still held onto within that particular name.

I was called Rainbow Brite in middle school. People are starting to call it me again… and this time? I’m completely okay with it. After all, when you have rainbow hair, what ELSE are they going to call you, right?

In middle school, this was not the most fun nickname to have. I hated it. I cried all the time. I was the least popular girl in the entire school while I was in sixth grade. And while teenagers are prone to exaggeration, this time? It really WAS true. I had a really tough time. My parents were divorcing, and at that point in time I knew of absolutely NO ONE whose parents were divorced. I felt awkward and weird in my own skin and body. Weird was different. Different was bad. To be weird was to not fit in, and to not fit in was to be targeted for being weird instead.Continue Reading

Weekly Round-Up: 11/18/16









On select Fridays, I’ll be posting a few links that are currently rocking my world.

What happens when I over-commit myself to a potluck and a recipe… chaos in the kitchen!:

Of course, I deleted the “after” picture, but I swear to you, it turned out looking JUST like it did on the website! Smitten Kitchen, you make me look like a goddamn genius! Recipe for Cauliflower and Parmesan Cake, right here:

It’s been a month since hubby and I finally went on our honeymoon. Some days, I’m like, “take me back to the Bahamas!” Okay, who am I kidding? MOST days. I’ll be sharing pictures soon, but here’s my favorite one, taken by the official Disney photographer on the cruise:

Awwww... still feeling like newlyweds, a year later!

Awwww… still feeling like newlyweds, a year later!



Some more links to round out your week:

Want to read tarot at an event? Beth Maiden gives you the low-down on what to expect (and what to ask for!):

The above is definitely good advice, but if you really want to become a festival reader, this book is invaluable: Jenna Matlin’s “Have Tarot Will Travel: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading at Festivals as a Tarot Reader” (and yes, that is me that edited this book!)… gotta love the one star review because “tarot isn’t real” (rolls eyes).

I bit the bullet and got myself an online scheduler a little while back! No more email back and forth to arrive on a date and time for your readings with me, people! (You can obvs still email me, as I love hearing from you…) Are you a service provider that needs the power of online scheduling? I can’t recommend Acuity Scheduling enough in terms of ease of use, saving time, and peace of mind. Get scheduling through them, here: Acuity Scheduling [affiliate link]

Have a problem with consistency (starting it and sticking with it)? You’re not alone! One of my readers, Will Chou, reached out to me after reading one of MY articles regarding consistency… and he’s got some great advice for you, here: 17 Secrets To Be More Consistent and Stay More Consistent 

So the big giveaway of The Tarot Coloring Book is over, and the lucky winners are being sent their goodies tomorrow. Sorry for any broken hearts I may have caused for you not winning! But you can still enjoy The Tarot Coloring Book by picking up your own copy… and when you do? Check out this ongoing series from Theresa on how to bling your copy out! How to Bling The Tarot Coloring Book 

My latest musical obsession? Outlander Season 2 Soundtrack by Bear McCreary… the blog published on its release date is here: [Some spoilers here from the season, so tread carefully!]

Speaking of Bear McCreary, his USC Thornton School of Music commencement address is pretty spectacular. You may not realize it now, but attitude really IS everything. 

What’s floating your boat this week? Leave a Comment below and share!


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The Tarot Coloring Book Giveaway – Winners Announced!



Tarot by Hilary-land has been abuzz for the past two weeks, wrapped up in one of the biggest giveaways I’ve ever done! Today is the day where the winners have been announced… If you’d like to see the video of me announcing the winners live, it’s on my Facebook page.

This giveaway had 48 entries (phew!) and a lot of enthusiasm… unfortunately, there can only be a few winners, but I thank everyone for their participation. This may have been the first big giveaway, but it most certainly won’t be the last!

Here are the winners for all the world to see! Winners have already been contacted via e-mail.


ERIN FRISBIE – GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Erin will receive a free 15 minute reading with the author of The Tarot Coloring Book, Theresa Reed, plus a free copy of The Tarot Coloring Book and the pre-order bonuses described at (HOW TO DO TAROT—EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT PSYCHIC e-book and audio book)


PAULA C. & SOPHIA – Paula and Sophia will each receive a free copy of The Tarot Coloring Book and the pre-order bonuses described at (HOW TO DO TAROT—EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT PSYCHIC e-book and audio book)


LAURA’S READING – Laura will receive a Tea Leaf Reading Kit.

Thank you all for your participation… it was AWESOME. Let’s do it again sometime!


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