Wondering whether to begin a new business venture recently, I drew The Chariot.
I was at the stage of writing my proposal – up to this point, ideas had been swimming around in my head and I was yet to get things down in writing. I wasn’t sure if this idea was really me, or whether I should spend time on this proposal.
The Chariot, from The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans
The Chariot told me to go ahead and write it. And as I started putting it all together, a couple of things became very clear. Things which the card had told me at the outset. The simple symbols in the illustration became clearer as my business plan took shape:
1. The moon – intuition.
I began to get the feeling that I wasn’t going to be able to run this business exactly as I would like. And if I couldn’t do that, then I wouldn’t be able to make it a success or enjoy myself doing it.
2. The Pentacle – soulful work.
If I couldn’t run this business as I would like to, then how could I put my soul into it? I began to worry that I couldn’t.
3. Those focused, piercing eyes.
As I focused on the reality of my ideas and the context of my proposal, my plans started to disintegrate and I began grabbing at different ways around the problem. I lost focus on my initial business idea as I started trying to fit things to someone else’s agenda. I was looking for compromises, and everything became diluted.
4. The sun – possibilities and happiness.
This clouded over as the potential happiness I could have found in this project was dulled by all of the above.
I’m grateful for The Chariot’s encouragement to actually follow my ideas through. Yes, I’m disappointed to find that I won’t be putting my business proposal in after all, but I feel I’ve had a lucky escape. The white horse and her fixed, uncompromising eyes told me to find the heart, soul, instinct and joy in my project.
A business needs passion and focus to succeed.
I’m not interested in setting up projects where I have to compromise on a) the core ideas or b) my principles. So this one ain’t to be. And for future plans too, I have a tarot business mentor.
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.