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Weekly Round-Up: 11/18/16

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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: https://smittenkitchen.com/2010/10/cauliflower-and-parmesan-cake/

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!): http://www.autostraddle.com/fools-journey-so-you-want-to-read-tarot-at-an-event-349387/

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: http://www.bearmccreary.com/#blog/blog/albums/outlander-season-2-soundtrack/ [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!

Blessings,
~*~Hilary~*~
www.tarotbyhilary.com

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Weekly Round-Up: 7/29/16

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


I know it’s a totally weird thing to love, but I LOVE going to get my eyebrows done. Yeah, I know I shouldn’t look forward to someone ripping hair out of my face, but I find it ultimately refreshing and soothing to my nerves… Maybe not during, but afterward when they apply some aloe and I have two eyebrows again. I feel like a good eyebrow person in your back pocket is worth their weight in gold. Me, I go to the Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bar: click on the link to find your nearest one!

An interesting article, but sadly with no real answers to this all-too-common problem: Why Women Put Up with Workplace Harassment

Did you know it’s National Lipstick Day?

It also happens to be Don’t Be a Dick Day, aka Wil Wheaton’s birthday…Continue Reading

Beltane Blessings, Readers Studio Round-Up, and Tarot and Talismans

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Instead of doing a Readers Studio roundup which I normally would be doing at this time of year, I will have to do a Beltane round-up/rundown instead and talk a little bit about the class I taught over Readers Studio weekend (thought not AT Readers Studio): “Tarot and Talismans.” The Readers Studio roundup of links is at the bottom of the post, so if you’d like to skip and go straight to that particular bit of goodness, go ahead! No offense taken!


It’s been a busy few weeks! A few weekends ago, I attended a beer festival with my husband for the first time. This is something he has been attending every year for the past six years. I have not, because the Readers Studio tarot conference usually falls on the same weekend. So, he runs off and samples beers for a weekend, and I run off to see my tarot peeps, play with new decks, and learn from some of the brightest minds in the tarot world.

It all works out. Usually.

He’s been saying for a couple of years now that I should attend his beer festival one year with him. With this being our first year married, I decided that this year would be the year, and I chose to go with him for the beer festival over Readers Studio… only to find out that they were NOT on the same weekend, for once.

A relatively accurate depiction of how my husband had been describing the beer festival, via GIPHY

By then, my decision had already been made… and I had Beltane weekend free (because I hadn’t realized that Readers Studio fell on Beltane weekend).

This time last year, I had taught Using Tarot for Spell-Work at the Beltane festival, so I approached the organizers and asked if they wanted me to teach again this year. They said yes!

“What should I teach?” I asked.

“Tarot and magick!” they said.

Ummmm… ok. It was time to create a new class, specially for Beltane, that combined two of my loves: tarot and magick. But what to teach?

I thought about it for a few days, mulling over class proposal after class proposal, searching for inspiration anywhere and everywhere. Then, the inspiration came to me as I looked down at my own arm.

… where my High Priestess tarot card tattoo sits, always looking up at me, chastising me frequently and guiding me often.

What was it about the High Priestess card that made her the High Priestess? What were the symbols on her that I absolutely needed to make that card her and mine?

And then it hit me. The pomegranate. The symbols. Often, when I am having trouble interpreting a tarot card with regard to a client’s situation, I soften my gaze and look at the symbols on the card to guide me to the most correct interpretation for their situation.

We can take those symbols, that are already imbued with that tarot card’s energy, and we can turn those symbols into talismans.

This is how “Tarot and Talismans” was born. I excitedly sent off my class proposal to Bernadette of Brid’s Closet, and we were off and running!Continue Reading

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