where there is a woman, there is magic. – Ntosake Shange

I first met Heatherleigh Navarro at one of my first tarot conferences – I believe it was NWTS. I’d heard of her, of course, from mutual friends and friends who had been to her shop, The Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, MI. What I didn’t hear about was her Presence. Good god, this woman has gravitas. Sparkly eyes, quick wit and a great smile. The NEXT time I met her, I asked if she could give me some business advice, and boy, did she. I felt like it was the conversational equivalent of being smacked in the back of the head – in a good way.

I’m lucky enough to call Heatherleigh a friend now (this job has perks, guys) and you can learn more about this amazing woman below. 

xo! Lis

LFT Questionnaire 

What you appreciate the most in your friends.

Their patience with me and their love for me in spite of my many faults, and my often terrible friendship skills. 

Your idea of happiness.

International travel.

Your idea of misery.

Not having a passport.

Your favorite colors and flowers.

Black, Turquoise, Blue-lavender, pale pink. Daisies, peonies, star-gazer lilies.

Your favorite poets.

Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange

Your heroes/heroines in fiction.

Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

What role does divination play in your life?

It is my livelihood, my life-blood, my constant companion, and has been ingrained in my way of being since childhood. 

Your heroes/heroines in real life.

Wangari Matthai, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Meade (so much Margaret Meade!!!), Rachel Carson, Maxine Waters, Malala Yousef, Georgia O’Keefe, Judy Chicago, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Taylor, omg, soooooooo many women!

What is your present state of mind?

Pretty good, thanks for asking! 🙂  (Of  course, I adore you- Lis.)

What is your favorite tarot deck or divination tool?

The contents of my kitchen junk drawer, Marseille Tarot

Your favorite songs?

I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, by Nina Simone, Different Drum, by Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies

What is your favorite word?


What is your least favorite word?


What sound or noise do you love?

The riffling of a deck being shuffled. Chopin on the piano.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Clanging metal

What turns you on?

Intelligence combined with humility

What turns you off?

the patriarchy

What is your favorite curse word?


If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

She doesn’t need to say a thing, just greet me with an embrace.



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