Keen observers might've noticed that last Wednesday went by without a Shadow Femme dispatch 😜 The truth is that my new schedule (navigating a surprisingly exhausting retail job) has my sense of time all thrown off, and has left me feeling pretty drained as well. Last Wednesday came and went and I realized I'd completely skipped my newsletter for that week.
But here I am with a few updates for you 😊
The first is a bit of a non-update, or maybe a pre-update...
I did not expect this to happen, but it seems there is just some sort of spark or resonance between me and tarot these days.
Over the years, I have picked up many modalities: astrology, human design, shadow work, psychic mediumship, intuitive healing. When I was younger, I nerded out on systems like Meyers-Briggs and the Enneagram. A few years ago, I even took extensive courses on hypnosis, EFT, and NLP, before deciding that they weren't for me.
All of these modalities, for me, were initially obsessions. I learned them hard and fast and then, at some point, my interest waned. But as I mentioned in a previous newsletter, tarot has never become an obsession for me. It has crept up on me slowly. And for that reason, it feels more sustainable to me.
As soon as I poked my head out and ventured into the world to offer paid tarot readings for the first time (aka once I became an in-house reader for The Mystic Museum just a few short weeks ago), the universe started presenting me with all sorts of opportunities and synchronicities.
Even though I haven't come up with an official offering of my own (meaning: I haven't opened my books for online tarot appointments), I've already gotten a lot of enthusiasm from people who want to do readings with me or book me for their events.
I'm listening to that enthusiasm, and feeling the ease and the sense of alignment that I feel between myself and this modality. I don't know if tarot will become my life's work, but I do know that I love and enjoy it, and that the universe seems to be sending all sorts of good things my way to nudge me towards embracing it.
I love that tarot is tangible, visual, approachable, and archetypal. I love the sense of mutual discovery that I feel along with my clients as I turn over the cards. I love that I'm able to pull in other modalities and abilities while using it (astrology, shadow work, clairaudience, clairsentience) in a way that feels natural. And I love that no matter what, each reading is new, different, and surprising. I look forward to deepening my relationship with this tool, slowly and sustainably, over time.
So, like I said, a bit of a pre-update, but I wanted to let you know that I will be coming out with a tarot offering soon, and I'm very excited about it. Things are blossoming right now, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
In the meantime, though, I do have some current offerings for you...
Debilitated Mercuries, Neurodivergence & Capitalism
The recording is out now!Buy it here for $29
You may recall that in May of this year I gave a lecture at the Emerging Astrologers Summit called "Debilitated Mercuries, Neurodivergence, and Capitalism."
I've not got the 1-hour recording available for sale:
What does it really mean to have a Mercury in detriment or fall? Is it useful to think of these Mercuries as "weak" in a traditional sense, or simply "different" in a modern sense?
Featuring channeled wisdom and thoughtful analysis, this lecture explores how neurodivergence may intersect with astrology, and how both can teach us about the ills of capitalism.
Students will walk away with: an expanded view of what is possible and probable for debilitated Mercuries to achieve, a critical take on what "achievement" even means in a capitalist world, and the ways in which our infinite potential crashes up against our lived reality in both a birth chart and in life.
Buy the lecture for $29 here.
Tarot Readings at Queer Mall
Browse a marketplace of queer makers and artists, eat some delicious food, and come get a tarot reading from me!
I'll be giving tarot readings at this lovely queer event, organized by Worn Ware.
Saturday, September 17th
Outdoors at Hippo in Highland Park
September Tarot Readings for the Mystic Museum
Come get a tarot reading from me on these dates:
Sunday, 9/18, 1-5pm
Friday, 9/23, 1-5pm
The Mystic Museum
3204 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
See you there!