Elle North is a much loved entrepreneurial sister of mine, I’ve recently taken her Tarot Within course and I am hankering to get a Tarot reading for 2017. Elle has also signed on for my mastermind in 2017 so I asked her to share with my audience the power of using the Tarot to plan your year.
Take it over Elle…
Using Tarot in your business… the benefits might surprise you
Even though I absolutely love playing with meditation, vision boarding, journaling, and other spirited techniques to inspire me around planning within the realm of my business, nothing helps to guide me forward with laser-sharp clarity like the Tarot.
When it comes to exploring what is possible around my business within an upcoming year and uncovering deep insight and reflection: Tarot is absolute magic.
The Tarot helps me to see what is possible within my own two businesses (I am a Graphic Designer and a Spiritual Mentor and Teacher).
In fact, I personally turn to the Tarot before doing most things within my business.
For example, I always pull a card before I write a blog post (the Father of Pentacles is guiding me forward as I write this), before I get on a call with a client, and before getting on Facebook Live. I also do readings for myself when launching new programs and offerings, or prior to planning a design project for myself (or a client).
To pull cards for my work, especially in a Year Ahead Tarot Reading, brings forth a sense of mindfulness around how I structure my calendar and scheduling. The cards help me to put words behind feelings that I couldn’t express otherwise, and they guide me to claim intentions that have been whispering to me within my heart space.
For me, nothing gives me crystal-clear clarity like seeing a higher vision for my work within the layers of symbolism within the individual cards of the tarot.
nothing gives me clarity like ... the layers of symbolism of the cards of the tarot. -Elle North Click To Tweet
What I love the most about a Year Ahead Tarot Reading is that I can come back to the reading at the beginning of each month or when I am planning out an upcoming quarter to remind myself of the insights and actions the cards revealed to me.
Here are 4 major benefits of turning to the Tarot for your Business:
1. The Tarot helps to inspire and guide action.
The Tarot is split up into 2 sections: The Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana.
Within each Minor Arcana card, we can find small actionable steps and guidance to help us move forward towards a goal or vision for our work.
For example, the Father of Pentacles card that I pulled for writing this article is inspiring me to weave the sacred into the ordinary within my writing, and to focus on business success.
The Major Arcana works with archetypes, such as The Hermit or The Magician. These archetypes can help us to develop a plan of action by asking us to embody that particular archetype. For example, if you were to pull the Empress as your personal card for the year, you would periodically check in with yourself before making decisions, showing up for calls, planning your launches, and writing emails by asking yourself “How would the Empress do this?” As the energy of the Empress is full of grounded wisdom and the essence of the divine feminine, you would infuse those qualities into your work.
2. Not sure when to schedule something? Ask the Tarot!
In my own Year Ahead Reading for 2017, I had two questions for myself in regards to timing about a potential collaboration and also in regards to when (and if!) I should lead an in-person workshop or retreat.
I was delighted with the way in which the Tarot answered my questions so clearly: The 2 of Cups, a card of partnership and working together came forward for the month of March in my reading. While the 2 of Cups traditionally speaks of romantic partnership, it can also highlight collaborations, friendships, and expanding your connection to your team.
For the month of September in my readings, I pulled the 3 of Cups. To me, this card speaks of sisterhood, gathering in circle, forming deep relationships, and celebration. When I saw that card manifest, I knew that September would be a perfect month to host an in-person event.
3. Find a different perspective + find suggestions
The Tarot allows me to see my projects from a different perspective, and offers up suggestions for many aspects of projects that I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. For example, when I am pulling cards for a design client, symbols and colors come forth in a way that enhances my design, every single time! If I am feeling stressed about a launch, I know that I can turn to the Tarot to find focus, boost my optimism, and get back on track. In this way, I’m able to utilize the Tarot and connect with my spirituality in the intuitive work that I do on a daily basis.
4. Put words behind feelings and desires
Sometimes, within the realm of our work, we have a feeling or energy come forward for us that we are not sure how to describe. It may be difficult for us to formulate words to talk about how we are feeling, or our sensations may actually be beyond words. That’s where the Tarot comes in. For me, nothing provides inspiration and focus like looking at the images and symbols within a Tarot card. In this way, I am able to see the cards that come forth as visual portals, providing an opportunity to describe how I am feeling based off of the images. You can even go through your own deck, looking at the images of each card, until you find a graphical representation of your desires. Then, you can place that card on your altar or within your workspace, to serve as a visual reminder of how you want your work to feel.
If you are new to Tarot, I recommend three things:
1. Browse through Pinterest for Tarot decks that catch your eye. When one calls out to you, find out how to purchase it.
2. Play with your deck daily. Pull a card and study the picture. Ask yourself: What does this image say to me? How can I apply it to my life? Do I see myself in this image?
3. Keep a journal. Jot down which cards you pick each day and see if the advice of the card was applicable to your day. You might also want to record down readings that you do for yourself for reference.
What cosmic visions do you desire to bring forward in 2017, within the work that you do within this world?
Would you like a little extra sprinkle of magic and some deep insight in the form of:
+ a 30 page visually juicy PDF full of insight and clarity
+ 30 mins of my live devotion to you before and after your reading
+ a personally crafted mystical meditation based on your reading
so that you may walk forward into 2017 with confidence, vision, and action plans?
Check out my Year Ahead Tarot Reading here.
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Elle is an intuitive mystic, spiritual teacher + mentor, and inspired graphic designer. As a Reiki Master who combines knowledge of tarot, intuition, meditation, tantra, yoga, and crystals, Elle creates unique offerings + courses for soul-seekers.
Elle’s work is to empower others to connect to their inner wisdom. She believes in the power of healing, energy, art, stones, and intuition. An alchemist at heart, Elle thrives in a space where things are sacred and full of ritual. She knows transformation can occur when we move the unconscious to the conscious; the inner world to the outer world.