Truth and tarot: Q&A with four Birmingham area psychics

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Tarot is just one of many forms of psychic readings. Photo from Unsplash.

For many of us, the world of psychics is a mystery. If you’re like me, you’ve looked up your astrology information on the internet a few times (I’m a Libra), bought some tarot cards from the Golden Temple downtown and that’s about it. 

But what about the people who have dedicated their lives to the psychic craft? Is being a psychic anything like the way Hollywood portrays? I wanted to find out the answers to these questions myself, so I sat down and interviewed four local Birmingham psychics.

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Meet the team behind Iron City, Birmingham’s hip music venue + win tickets to Sister Hazel on Nov 23

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Four of the team members at Iron City. Photo by Nathan Watson for BhamNow

If you’re a music lover in Birmingham, you’ve likely been to Iron City. However, a venue is only as good as the people behind the scenes. Meet a handful of the team that makes this music hotspot such a hit.

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PHOTOS: 15 Market Noel vendors we can’t wait to shop in Birmingham Nov. 21-23

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Grab your shopping bags and Santa hats, Birmingham! Market Noel, the Junior League of Birmingham’s annual holiday fundraiser is right around the corner. 🎅🏼

More than 100 local and national vendors will set up shop at the Finley Center November 21-23 to sell goods and gifts of all sorts. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see and everything you need to know about special events, tickets and more!

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Score 20% off designer jewelry during the Diamonds Direct Winter Showcase in Birmingham, Nov. 22-24

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The holiday season is rolling into Diamonds Direct during their Winter Designer showcase happening November 22-24 in Cahaba Village. Save 20% on some of the nations top designers and the seasons sweetest sparkles. Find all the details here.

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3 vineyards near Birmingham, AL that are nothing to wine about

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Looks like our kind of hangout. Photo via Corbin Farms on Facebook

Birmingham, AL has no shortage of delicious food, stunning natural scenery, and unique cocktail bars. However, something I never knew was thriving in the Magic City is the wine scene!

Fantastic blends that are bottled in Birmingham are enjoyed all over Alabama and beyond—and you can get an inside look.

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Leap into 2020 with a shiny new smile from Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics

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All smiles at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics. Photo submitted

Want to bring in the new year with a fresh smile? From now until December 31, Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics, is offering special deals on their services. Read on for deals that will make you say “Cheese!”

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5 places to buy fresh flowers in Birmingham, including the NEW Magic City Flower Market

We’re big fans of fresh flowers here at Bham Now! Photo by Meghan Murphy

With the time change, many of us are getting home from work or school after dark. The winter blues are something many can relate to, but did you know it’s actually a real condition?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that generally occurs during the fall and winter months. One way to combat it? Fresh flowers and houseplants! Here are five places to buy in Birmingham.

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5 things you need to know about the IBERIABANK merger, including what it means for Birmingham

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IBERIABANK’s downtown Birmingham ATM. Photo via Sonja Lother

Recently, IBERIABANK and First Horizon National Corporation announced their merger. When completed, we’ll see a new regional presence in the financial services field. Subsequently, rebranding to the First Horizon name will take place for local IBERIABANK locations. As a result, the merged bank will have approximately $75 billion in assets.

I spoke with Alex Morton, IBERIABANK’s executive vice president and Birmingham market president. As a result, here are five things you need to know about the IBERIABANK merger, including what it means for Birmingham.

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Meet Peter Vogt, Silicon Valley tech CEO who’s coming to Birmingham

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Peter Vogt, founder of Prepaid2Cash. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

A west coast native and an investment banker turned tech entrepreneur—meet Peter Vogt, founder of Prepaid2Cash. The company is relocating its headquarters to Birmingham, AL—which means Peter is headed south. Keep reading to see his first impressions of the Magic City!

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Meet Tre Luna Catering’s dynamic duo. They can make your Birmingham party-planning a snap.

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Erin and Brian Mooney with their “3 moons.” Photo via Sara Walker

You’ve heard of Tre Luna Restaurant in Hoover, and if you’re lucky, you’ve eaten there. The restaurant offers a variety of Italian-inspired dishes like homemade pastas and pizzas, plus an exciting list of wines, beers and specialty cocktails. But did you know they also offer catering services that will make throwing a party a snap? 

Here’s a behind the scenes peek at the menu and services of Tre Luna Catering, and how the owners have worked to make the business a growing local success in Birmingham. 

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“A pivotal moment for the city of Birmingham.” Something BIG is coming to Parkside

Parkside West will be an urban commons designed to bring people together. Renderings via Orchestra Partners

Something huge is brewing in downtown Birmingham. Next September marks the 10 year anniversary of Railroad Park’s opening, and over the past decade, the area surrounding the park has taken on a life of its own. Some big players in Birmingham have teamed up on a master plan for Parkside—keep reading to find out what’s coming.

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6 indoor activities to get you moving in Birmingham

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Forma Arts + Wellness offers tons of fun ways to break a sweat. Photo from Forma Arts + Wellness Facebook page.

As the weather in Birmingham is finally cooling off, it’s time to say goodbye for now to many outdoor activities that we all love, like swimming at Oak Mountain. Because of this, it can be hard to find ways to stay active during the colder months, especially ways that make it fun. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of indoor activities located around Birmingham that will get you up, on your feet and having a blast. Here are six locations with great indoor activities for this fall and winter season.

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