I’m an avid follower of fashion and beauty blogs, and those bloggers frequently post a glimpse into their handbags du jour. Certain fashion magazines include a feature where they photograph the contents of handbags belonging to celebrities. Don’t people care about what’s in the bags of tarot readers? Specifically, do tarot readers carry tarot paraphernalia around with them wherever they go? Or no, that’s crazy talk?
The above is the bag I carry. It’s by an independent handbag designer who I know personally and adore. He hand-weaves each of these bags! Well, not he himself, but his team. He’s the head designer now. Fancy. His name is Sydney and his label is SD Marvel. Definitely check his bags out. I cannot recommend them more highly. I rave about them to anyone who will listen.
Here’s what’s in my bag at any given time. No phone or keys shown. I’m using the phone to take these photos and the minute I get home, I always hang up my house keys, so they’re no longer in my bag.
There’s my day planner, which I cannot function without, my wallet, which matches the handbag, pens, tea and hot cocoa powder, my makeup bag, a set of mini Rider-Waite-Smith tarot cards, gemstones inclusive, my inhaler for my asthma, a flash drive to lug work to and from the office, and yes, a copy of the Constitution. I routinely keep a copy in my handbag and they get worn through. Usually these booklets are just the Constitution, but this one that I have also has the Declaration of Independence. There are many reasons why I like to keep a copy of the Constitution close by, but that discussion is for another time.
I usually have tea bags and packets of hot cocoa powder on me. Office-provided tea bags are usually sub-par. What I have here is really amazing black tea from Taiwan, and Swiss Miss. I’m sent back to childhood winters in upstate New York every time I nurse a mug of Swiss Miss hot cocoa. Especially if it’s got marshmallows. This packet I have, unfortunately, does not have marshmallows. Selling hot cocoa without marshmallows should be a crime. Anyway…
In case you were wondering about the cute pink thing, it’s my flash drive.
I don’t know whether most women have a separate little makeup baggy for their products or whether it’s just littered everywhere throughout the handbag, but I definitely need a separate little baggy. I don’t mean to advertise Mario Badescu, but by the way that is definitely a brand I swear by. In my makeup baggy is, well, everything.
Finally, the part that is relevant to being a tarot reader. Now that I am pretty much reading professionally, daily, I will usually have a regular deck on me, but just in case, there’s always my miniature Rider Waite. I also have 4 lovely little stones traveling with my tarot deck: tumbled amethyst, rose quartz, bloodstone, and unakite.
For fun I pulled a card to see whether the tarot had anything to add to my little post. Key I: The Magician. Nice!!