The Hit List – The age of no reasons

by Theresa Reed on May 27, 2017

The Hit List - The Age of No Reasons

I remember puberty all too well. Not just those hormonal shifts and awkward bodily changes but also that feeling of alienation.

Too old for kid stuff like dolls and bubblegum, yet too young for those sneaky adult conversations whispered over beer in the kitchen. I wasn’t able to understand the high school girls and their obsessions with Seventeen magazine and pep rallies nor was I able to feel a kinship with girls my own age who fretted over Bonne Bell Lipsmackers and those stupid seventh grade boys with their pimples and Boston t-shirts. (Yes, the band Boston. UGH.)

I felt like an alien in my body and amongst my so-called tribe.

These days, I’m feeing that same vibe. It might be the menopause setting in or it might be something else. I dunno what it is but when I hang out with women my age, I’m find myself out of touch with the conversations about teenage kids and the angst that goes with that. My kids are long past those years so I have nothing to add to those conversations. I really want to talk about hip hop, politics, world events, mystical things, and business.  Most of all business.

So I gravitate to younger women because they seem hip and ambitious. But alas, when the conversations inevitably turn to guys, babies, and sexuality, I’m acutely aware that I’m the old broad in this dynamic, far past that stage when men where a mystery and sexuality something yet to be discovered. Been around that block and then some.

I look to my elders but they are busy with health concerns or grandchildren. Which neither are part of my world at this time. Not sure if I really want either right now. Well, definitely not the health concerns. Grandkids are up for debate.

I am a woman without a tribe at the moment.  A lone wolf that runs with many different packs but really not fitting in with any of them. I’m not sure if this is just a phase…or the way things are.  Heck, maybe it’s always been this way but I was under some illusion that I was fitting in alright. Whatever the case may be, like puberty, all I can do is ride this transition out and stay curious as to what’s on the other side of it. If I’m lucky, my right people will be there, ready to dish about A$AP Rocky, the state of the world, and the latest word on business stuff.

Until then, I ride alone.

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What I’m Grateful For:

My health

A good glass of wine on the weekend

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Interesting new clients

Apps that make my life easier

 

Soundtrack for 5/27/17:

Mask Off by Future

Blessings,
Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017

images from stock photography and Red Lotus Designz

Tarot Advice - Guidance in Every Card

Tarot isn’t just for divination – it can also be a wonderful tool for guidance.  In this series, we’ll explore the advice options for every card.

With a Tarot deck by your side, you can make clear decisions, deal with challenges confidently, and find alternate routes when necessary.  The result? The best possible guidance for the future you want. 

Join me every Friday for a new installment – and get ready to add some helpful advice + loving support to your Tarot readings.

Tarot Advice - Guidance in Every Card: Ace of Swords

This week: Ace of Swords

Cut through the bull and clear the air. Speak your truth!

The Ace of Swords can symbolize a new opportunity or breakthrough. Seize the opportunity or seize the day!  Carpe diem!

If you are dealing with a conflict, this card advises you to defend your self…or your turf. Be courageous – and assertive. A show of force may be necessary.

Take initiative. Don’t wait for someone else to get things started. In fact, don’t concern yourself with what others think.

Lead with your truth. The truth will set you free.

Get your emotions out of the equation. A clear, logical response is needed at this time.

Deal with issues head on. The Ace of Swords favors an aggressive approach to problems.

Ace of Swords reversed:

Now is the time to step back and gather your thoughts. The clarity you need is not here at this time.

Let go of your anger…or your need for control.

Your emotions may be getting in the way of your logical thinking. Let things cool down or you risk allowing the situation to spiral out of control.

Get a grip!

If you’re facing a legal conflict, this card says to consult an attorney.

The Ace of Swords reversed can also indicate that you may not be ready to engage in a battle. Back away from the confrontation. Wait until you are better armed.

Questions to ponder:

What does it mean to be truthful? How does conflict make you feel? Can you remember a time when you were forced to take initiative?

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017

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