Episode 29: Using Tarot for Business

Welcome to the September Business Training episode! This week your host Sarah M. Chappell (that’s me!) is sharing in an introduction to using tarot in your business.

You don’t have to be a professional tarot reader or have a tarot business for the cards to useful in planning and assessing. In this episode, I talk about the common pitfalls I see when folks try to use tarot for business, and offer some guidance specific cards that can cause trouble.

We then dive into specific spreads, and how to use the cards for business planning.

This is an action-packed mini training and I can’t wait to see how you use this information in your own business.

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Show Notes

Download the Tarot for Business Spreads Booklet

Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

Follow So You Wanna Be A Witch on Instagram and slide into the DMs to let me know what you think of the episode!

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Episode 28: Grumpisode with Yarrow Magdalena

Yarrow Magdalena Love

Welcome to the Grumpisode! That’s right, my friends – this week is all about allowing ourselves to be grumpy sometimes because owning a business is hard and catharsis is healing. I’m joined today by a dear friend and brilliant soul-centered entrepreneur, Yarrow Magdalena. Yarrow and I have been internet buds for a while, and it was such a blast to grump it out together.

We dive into all sorts of things that make us grumpy:

  • Being sick when you’re the only person in your business
  • Having to constantly try to outsmart social media algorithms
  • Wanting the security of owning a home
  • Trying and failing to not work all the time
  • Being multifaceted, multitude-containing humans who can grump and be grateful at the same time
  • and more!

Yarrow Magdalena is a tarot reader and ritual maker who helps soft folks reclaim embodiment, intuition, a connection to nature and everyday magic through the Daydreaming Wolves project. Their practices around folk herbalism, journaling, tarot, movement and creative expression are trauma sensitive, queer and body positive and as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Yarrow also runs a web design + tech studio called Yarrow Digital which supports small businesses in building heartfelt, sustainable online platforms made to hold big dreams and beautiful communities. They specialize in custom made WordPress sites as well as easy to understand tech support and run a low cost DIY business training.

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Show Notes

Connect with Yarrow Magdalena:
Daydreaming Wolves
Yarrow Digital
Instagram
Pinterest
Patreon

Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

Follow So You Wanna Be A Witch on Instagram and slide into the DMs to let me know what you think of the episode!

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Episode 27: September Business Energy Reading

Welcome to Season 3 of So You Wanna Be A Witch! We’re back with big news: the podcast will be released weekly!

The interviews you know and love will continue every other week, providing insight and sharing the journey of soul-centered entrepreneurship with business owners around the world.

Our additional weeks together will be dedicated to YOU and helping you grow your own creative and entrepreneurial pursuits.

At the beginning of each month, I will be offering a business energy reading to guide our focus and actions for the month ahead. These readings will draw on my years as a professional tarot counselor, and offer some soul-centered shape to your monthly business planning. It is my sincere hope that these will help us to weather the storms of entrepreneurship together.

The middle of each month will have an action-based business training focusing on mindset and marketing. I will be sharing my knowledge from 10+ years of sales and marketing experience, as well as bringing on guest experts to share their knowledge.

I’m honored to bring you the show every week, and can’t wait to receive your feedback on the new features.

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Show Notes

Follow So You Wanna Be A Witch on Instagram and slide into the DMs to let me know what business questions you have!

Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

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Episode 26: Sarah’s Soliloquy Redux

Sarah M. Chappell on So You Wanna Be A Witch

We’re back with the final episode of Season Two of So You Wanna Be A Witch! This reprises the Sarah’s Soliloquy from August 2017 with a twist: I’m answering your questions.

In this episode, I share a bit about what has changed for me both personally and professionally since last year. I then dive into the questions that you submitted, and explore topics such as jealousy, starting a podcast, staying focused when working from home, cultural appropriation, and the number one thing that has grown my business in 2018.

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In order to actually release this show two times per month, I have hired an editor! Do you want to support the production of So You Wanna Be A Witch and this new cost? I gratefully welcome your donations here.

Show Notes

Connect with me, Sarah M. Chappell:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

Racial Equity Education Resources:
Ijeoma Oluo
Desiree Adaway
Layla Saad

Each of these women provide remarkable free resources, especially on their Facebook pages. If you learn something from them, I strongly encourage you to donate to their work and purchase their courses and books.

Podcasting Tools:
Audacity – free audio editing software
Zoom – free video conferencing software with built-in recording capability, ideal for podcast interviewing
Canva – free graphic design software

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Episode 25: Sydney Campos

Sydney Campos So You Wanna Be A Witch

Sydney Campos is an Alignment Alchemist helping folks to live their most empowered lives. Sydney has just published her first book, The Empath Experience, and is the host of the Visionary Souls podcast. She teaches yoga and meditation, and melds coaching tools with Reiki energy healing and Akashic Records readings to help clients create their own Heaven on Earth.

In this episode, Sydney shares her experience shifting from a spiritual rock bottom mired in the underbelly of New York City to running her own business and thriving in a soulmate relationship. We dive into Sydney’s experience with addiction and debt, and learn some tools to help you trust your own intuitive knowing. Sydney explores how we can be of service and still support ourselves, and how money can be used as a barometer for our energy flow and beliefs around worthiness.

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In order to actually release this show two times per month, I have hired an editor! Do you want to support the production of So You Wanna Be A Witch and this new cost? I gratefully welcome your donations here.

Show Notes

Connect with Sydney:
Website
Book
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube

Sydney’s new book The Empath Experience is available here. You can listen to her podcast Visionary Souls here.

 

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Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book a business & marketing consultation here.

Episode 24: Solée Darrell

Solee Darrell Jewelry

Solée Darrell is an intuitive jeweler, artist, and doula-in-training based in Vancouver.

In this episode, Solée opens up about the transition to full-time self-employment, learning to trust herself, and making space for living in the moment. Solée shares about how working through loneliness has helped her to channel her energy into making, and how the freedom of free time spurs creative growth.

We dive into the magic of fire, metal, and the ability to change form, and have some deep talk about circles, triangles, and wizards! Solée offers ideas on how to structure days as a small business owner, and how to make up your rules for yourself.

Solée also shares some of her knowledge around women and birth, what has led her to train as a doula, and the importance of learning about our own bodies.

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Show Notes

Connect with Solée:
Website
Instagram

Solée studied jewelry with Billy King in Mexico. She was introduced to doula work through an interview she heard with Erica Chidi Cohen of LOOM, and is doing her training with Carriage House Birth.

She worked and trained with with Kate Ellen of Crown Nine.

Both Solée and Sarah have worked with Marlee Grace.

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Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book a business & marketing consultation here.

Episode 23: Lauren + Vanessa

Lauren E. Hack and Vanessa Ungaro

Lauren E. Hack and Vanessa Ungaro are House of Lava, a private salon and special events beauty team in Manhattan. Both Lauren and Vanessa are skilled beauty experts with a penchants for crystals, Reiki, and the power to transform women through self-care (and a great blowout).

In this episode, Lauren and Vanessa share how the beauty industry brought them together, and how by following their intuition they have been able to build a successful business in the ever-crowded NYC salon marketplace. We dive into the importance of beauty rituals as a space for meditation and peace, their signature Crystal Cleanse Ritual that brings crystal healing to busy Manhattan CEOs (as featured in Vogue!), and the power of red lipstick.

Lauren and Vanessa offer tips on finding center as entrepreneurs, share how coming from strong matriarchal cultures has empowered them to care for others, and talk about their ability to use hair styling to work on the crown chakra.

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In order to actually release this show two times per month, I have hired an editor! Do you want to support the production of So You Wanna Be A Witch and this new cost? I gratefully welcome your donations here.

Show Notes

Connect with Lauren and Vanessa:
Website
Instagram
LAVA Weddings Instagram

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Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book a business & marketing consultation here.

Episode 22: Sandy Sitron

Sandy Sitron is a Brooklyn-based artist, astrologer, and hypnotist who uses the guidance of the starts to help clients truly know themselves and use that clarity to create lasting change.

In this episode, Sandy offers a crash course in astrology, and shares how her longtime passion became her career. Working through unhealthy relationship patterns led Sandy to seek coaching, and that transformation enabled her to step into her work. Sandy also opens up about finding her voice as an astrologer, and the critical role of Saturn in pushing her forward.

Sandy dives deeply into Saturn because she has an upcoming course in April 2018 all about navigating your Saturn Return. Sandy built this course with Dana Balicki, the coach who changed her life. I’m thrilled to be an affiliate, and if you sign-up through my link you will be able to have an amazing experience with Sandy and support my ability to make free resources like this podcast!

If you’re 22, 29, 37, 44, 51, 58, or 65~ish, Saturn is moving through your chart in meaningful ways. My Saturn Return was a fucking mess, and I wish I’d had Sandy’s guidance to help me harness the energy of Saturn, rather than running away from it.

To learn more about the class – and tons of great tools for working with Saturn – at Sandy’s free webinar on April 2nd, 5th, 8th, or 11th. You can sign-up for the FREE webinar here.

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In order to actually release this show two times per month, I have hired an editor! Do you want to support the production of So You Wanna Be A Witch and this new cost? I gratefully welcome your donations here.

Show Notes

Connect with Sandy:
Website
Instagram

Sandy mentioned her coach – and now partner in the Saturn Return WorkshopDana Balicki.

Sandy also mentioned yoga instructor Ashley Newsome with whom she runs a retreat every year. You can learn more about the Cosmic Mind/Cosmic Body retreat in Costa Rica here.

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Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book an intuitive tarot counseling session here.

Episode 21: Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman of Active Culture FamilyYaya Erin Rivera Merriman is a Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, Ritualist, Goddess Scholar, Mother, and Artist. Best known as the director of Active Culture Family, Erin walks a path of community stewardship and service to Gaia through her roles as lead facilitator of the Medicine Mandala Green Magic Apprenticeship program, and as Priestess of Bridge Temple, a remote off-grid mystery school, healing sanctuary, culture farm, and library of earth magic located on sacred land in the Cleveland National Forest of San Diego, CA.

In this episode, Erin shares her path from a Connecticut upbringing to studying art to entering into a deep level of spiritual practice. We discuss chronic illness as teacher, the power of authenticity in marketing, and the shadow of life. Erin describes her role in offering the medicine of negative space and creating community.

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In order to actually release this show two times per month, I have hired an editor! Do you want to support the production of So You Wanna Be A Witch and this new cost? I gratefully welcome your donations here.

Show Notes

Connect with Erin:
Website
Instagram

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Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book an intuitive tarot counseling session here.

Episode 20: Courtney Alexander

Courtney Alexander Dust II Onyx on So You Wanna Be A Witch

Courtney Alexander is an artist, publisher, and the creator of the Dust II Onyx tarot deck. When I first saw images from her deck, I was left breathless with the depth and power that they hold. Courtney mentions in this episode that most of the tarot decks featuring people of color are not in fact made by people of color, and Courtney’s work cuts through that noise to offer a distinct and much-needed point of view for tarot.

In this episode, Courtney explores her journey from studying advertising to committing to being an artist, with stops along the way to explore her identity, body image, and spiritual life in the context of race. We talk about moving through this world in larger bodies, and Courtney shares how her early work examined size in our culture.

Courtney then traces the creation of Dust II Onyx: A Melanted Tarot from her first designs to the foundation point of featuring black people and images on a black background.  She shares about learning to trust herself through the process of writing the guidebook, and the challenges of using Kickstarter to launch Dust II Onyx and managing expectations.

Want to preorder the second edition of Dust II Onyx? You can do so here.

Enjoy this episode? Leave us a review on iTunes so Courtney’s message can reach more people!

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Show Notes

Connect with Courtney:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

Courtney talks about the story of Roman Charity and how she painted herself into it.

V Magazine is the source of much of Courtney’s collage clippings for Dust II Onyx.

Courtney is inspired by the work of artists Wangechi Mutu and Mickalene Thomas.

Amanda Michelle Jones of Brown Girl Tarot edited the Dust II Onyx book.

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Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book an intuitive tarot counseling session here.