Episode 53: Sandy Sitron & Dana Balicki

We have a very special episode for you this week with two very special guests, Dana Balicki and Sandy Sitron! Saturn Returns are important times of change in our lives, but they don’t have to be a time of total upheaval. Astrologer and hypnotist Sandy and her transformational coach bestie Dana work together to help us use this important time to better ourselves and the gifts we have to share with the world. Get ready for a lot of laughing, this episode is super fun!

If anything from this episode is speaking to you, come join us for Sandy and Dana’s free astro-coaching workshop this Friday, April 5th at 3 pm EST.

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Show Notes:

1:11 – Introductions
Sandy and Dana tell us who they are and about the work that they do. Friends for 20 years, they bring astrology and coaching together, focusing on working with Saturn as a cosmic life coach and how to use its transit times to get important work done.

9:14 – What are the archetypes of Saturn? How does it show up in our lives?
Saturn as Father Time, the tough teacher, or the inner critic.

18:26 – Saturn Returns
What Saturn can bring up or disrupt when it transits through the place is was when we were born. Sandy, Dana and I share our personal stories of where we were during times of Saturn transits, and how it continues to shape the work we do.

28:13 – What is the connection between times of Saturn transits and the drive to create our own structures?
Saturn can be a nice balancer between making us responsible for our work without letting it take us down.

35:20 – How do you start to approach working with Saturn?
Sandy and Dana have a web course for that! It helps to gain conscious insights and work though limitations to heal and move forward.

50:00 – How can people Learn more about it?
By joining their free astro-coaching workshop on April 5th at 3 pm EST.

58:24 – Is there anything else you want to leave our viewers with?
“We will fill your bummer brain holes!”

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Episode 52: April Business Energy Reading

Today we look at the energy for the month of April. How did this happen? The year has flow by! This month invites us to build on the work we did in March by securing our boundaries and reaffirming them. We are closer to our rebirth from the ashes as we investigate releasing the things we are holding onto simply because they make us feel good. If we can stay focused on these steps this month then we can do the real work of growing our businesses!

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Show Notes

0:58 – I talk about all the wonderful things I share to IG and my recent struggles with my own mental health in the beginning of this year.

2:45 – Card 1: Overall Energy of the Month (Four of Pentacles)
We have the opportunity to pick up on the work of March where we were called to let things go! April is asking us to secure those boundaries we have created. Like cellular membranes, what are we allowing to flow though us? What needs extra help?

9:24 – Action for the Month (Temperance, rev.)
Take inventory of what you will no longer do. Figure out where the energy is going that does not directly lead to the level that you desire. Where are you spending your time that is not taking you to the next level?

18:50 – Release Work (4 Wands)
This is not a month to play around. We are being asked to let go of focusing on what we really want to be doing from a purely enjoyment based state.

21:31 – Outcome Card (10 of Wands)
We are gonna be busy! There is stuff to do! It is time to keep our heads down, focus, and do the heavy lifting. But beware of burnout, which is why setting our boundaries is so important.

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Episode 51: Brigit Esselmont

Brigit Esselmont Biddy Tarot

The one and only Brigit Esselmont of Biddy Tarot is on the show talking intuition, tarot, and growing a 7-figure online business!

Brigit shares her journey from corporate life to her dream-come-true business, working 20 hours per week and prioritizing her family. She shares about learning to trust her intuition in business, the importance of staying focused on your own work.

In this episode, Brigit dismantles the idea that spiritual work should be free, and helps to reframe a healthy relationship with charging. She also offers some tips on creating work that will sell (hint: make what your audience needs!) while staying in your own lane.

We also go deep into the difference between intuition and ego, and how to prioritize intuition as the guiding force in your business. Brigit brings so much of her years of experience to this recording; you do NOT want to miss it!

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Show Notes

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Episode 50: Networking with Ellie Shoja

Ellie Shoja of Peace Unleashed

Do you like talking to other people, or does the idea of networking make you break out in a cold sweat?

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, building a business requires building relationships, making networking a key skill to develop!

Fortunately, Ellie Shoja, the founder of Peace Unleashed and an award-winning writer, producer, mindset expert and motivational speaker, is on the podcast to share how to get past the fear and start talking to actual people to grow your business.

In this episode, Ellie shows why networking matters, and how to go about meeting folks—even if you’re not sure how to get the conversation going!

Ellie helps to reframe business relationship building from getting stuff to creating genuine connection, and even shares some tips on making the first move.

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Show Notes

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Episode 49: Spencre L.R. McGowan

Spencre L.R. McGowan

Herbalist and author Spencre L.R. McGowan of Gingertooth and Twine joins us on the pod for some real fucking talk about business and mental health!

In this episode, Spencre shares about her journey to herbal medicine, her travels across the country, and her dreams (now reality!) of running a pie delivery service.

But we go deeper, talking about the assumptions of social media, how perfect posts can hide the reality of small business ownership, and the truth of the jobs that sustain us.

Spencre also talks about her experience with depression, and the challenging process of publishing her book, Blotto Botany.

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Show Notes

Connect with Spencre:
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Episode 48: March Business Energy Reading

March’s energy reading is here and we’ve got stuff to do—and not do! This month invites us into some deep questions in our business: what is it time to let go of? Where are we clinging to old offers and activities out of fear? How are we allowing lack of clarity to keep us from acting?
Also, have you join our online community yet? Continue the conversation, get support from like-minded folks, and grow your soul-centered business in our free Facebook group, So You Wanna Be A Witch. Head on over there after you listen to the episode to introduce yourself, and share what you are taking away from the March Business Energy Reading. And don’t forget: there will be a giveaway in the group the week of March 11th!
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Episode 47: Becky Beyer

 

Herbalist, teacher, and wild foods expert Becky Beyer of Blood and Spicebush is our guest this week! Becky, who holds a masters in Appalachian Studies, practices traditional witchcraft and runs two educational programs in Western North Carolina.

In this episode, Becky gives an overview of traditional witchcraft, the historical basis for her practice, and how she has built a business by sharing her knowledge and experience as a professional forager-witch.

We also explore accessibility and pricing, cultural appropriation in witchcraft and herbalism, and how historical research can help reconnection.

Becky and I also chat a bit about our shared history as North Jersey girls who now live in Western North Carolina because it is rather amusing!

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Show Notes

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Becky mentioned The Sassafras School that she is running with Abby Artemisia.

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Episode 46: Branding with Jordan Duvall

Jordan Duvall Ignite Your Soul BrandBranding expert Jordan Duvall is on the show for our monthly business training! Jordan is an award-winning art director, photographer, and success coach who worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and now helps brands authentically market to their ideal audiences.

In this training, Jordan shares the difference between branding and marketing, how to start crafting a visual brand, and the importance of being clear on your target audience.

Jordan also talks about how getting specific in your messaging will bring more business, the power of speaking to the transformation, and why we need to change our limiting beliefs.

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Episode 45: Krystal Banner

Krystal Banner of Kaleidadope

Former engineer Krystal Banner joins the show to talk about starting and growing her artistic business, Kaleidadope! Krystal is a prolific creator with a tarot deck, an affirmation deck, fixed candles, and so much more. 

In this episode, Krystal explores her transition for corporate to self-employment, the importance of planning, finding purpose, and how crushing experiences can be door openers in our lives.

Krystal shares how she uses tarot  and art to heal, the joys and challenges of collaboration, and how she builds her business based on authenticity. She also dives into the practical aspects of creating and publishing a tarot deck, and the amazing results that her fixed candles are bringing to her customers.

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Show Notes

Krystal mentions Kehinde Wiley, Basquiat, and Keith Harding as inspirations.

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Episode 44: February Business Energy Reading

We’re back from winter break with a chance to tune in and engage with the energy of February in your small business and your daily life. In this episode, your host Sarah M. Chappell explores the invitation that the Ace of Wands offering us this month to burst forth, grow, and expand. There is tension this month between that energetic expansion and the action required of us, The Moon Reversed. You’ll learn the basics of setting goals and examining the beliefs that can derail them, and the critical work of detaching from the Death card. February calls for a delicate mix of action and introspection, and the energy reading will help you to navigate those seemingly incongruous states.
 
This episode also breaks some exciting news: we’ve created an online community! Continue the conversation, get support from like-minded folks, and grow your soul-centered business in our free Facebook group, So You Wanna Be A Witch. Head on over there after you listen to the episode to introduce yourself, and share what you are taking away from the February Business Energy Reading.
 
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