Ann’s Fashion Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

Shop! Today is the day.

The Wheel of Fortune is about taking action guided by your heart and your gut, so whatever you buy today, it will look good. As long as it feels good. You can go shopping in some retail place, or consignment, or just deep down in your soul. Whatever. Anything you pick is going to look great on you.

The Wheel is also about staying steady in the center while the world spins around you, though, so be careful. Beware the hype. Beware holiday sales, beware salespeople who tell you it looks awesome. It might not. Your gut knows, your heart knows. Shop from your core and the good fashion fortune will follow.

 The Wheel of Fortune is sponsored by Encore, the consignment shop at 311 N. Riverfront in Mankato. 

Tons of holiday discounts going on at Encore this month. Ann’s Fashion Tarot fans have the extra special bonus of knowing that whatever you buy is guaranteed not to have lipstick in the neck, because I bought everything I tried on last time I was there.

Tomorrow: Justice.

Black Friday, a Front Street/Steely Dan mashup

I’m going to tell you how to shop on Friday. Start at the corner of Front and Liberty facing diagonal. Aquarium supplies are to the right, the yoga studio is behind you, the jail is straight ahead. You can’t get that kind of balance at the mall.

Walk to Fillin’ Station and get coffee.

The 410 Project. Buy art, see artists.

Once Read Second Hand Bookstore and Exchange. Buy books, look at old magazines, pet the cat.

Sun Moon Yoga Studios. Just walk in there and Mona will sanctify you. Even if you’re cold and broken and can’t forward-fold.

Mystic Emporium. Tarot, crystals, numbers, everything, no bullshit, best incense selection in town. Readings by appointment. Call Sally: 507-388-9913. No, I’m serious. Call her. She does parties.

Keep walking.

Now you’re at Tonn’s Cambodian. Now you have everything you need.

Now you have coffee, now you have art, now you have walked close to the jail but not inside it. Now you’ve touched a brittle Rolling Stone. Now you have felt Mona’s hands tuck a blanket around your feet and press your shoulders down into the ground. Now you have bought a multi-pack of Nag Champa and been told you’ll make it through the year. With these things in your pockets and Steely Dan in your hearts, go forth into the holiday season.