Starting your own business – whether it's a Tarot business, a coaching business or even a dentistry business – can be scary and overwhelming. How do you know if you're making the right decision? Is this really the path you want? And will it be successful?
Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against you. 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months (Bloomberg). And of those who survive, only a small fraction make over $100,000 in profit.
So, before you make the leap to start your own business, you want to know you're going to have the best chance at success.
One way to do this is to consult your Tarot cards to make sure that you are truly ready for this epic journey.
In today's post, I share with you my ‘Starting a New Business' Tarot Spread to help you discover whether this is indeed the right path for you, and how you can make it a success in its early stages.
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The ‘Starting a New Business' Tarot Spread
This is a 13-card spread that is meant to take you on a deep-dive of your psyche, so you can really suss out if the entrepreneurial path is right for you. If a 13-card Tarot spread is a little overwhelming for you, pick out 3-4 questions from above and use those to create a more simple Tarot spread for yourself.
Here is the ‘Starting a New Business' Tarot spread:
- How am I in relationship with starting a new business?
- What do I want my business to look like?
- How do I want my business to fit in with my life?
- How can I align my new business with my soul purpose?
- How will I know when it is the right time to start my new business?
- How can I personally prepare myself for this journey?
- What opportunities can I leverage in the first 12 months of business?
- What challenges might I experience in the first 12 months of business?
- How can I overcome these challenges?
- What are my blindspots right now?
- What people and/or resources are available to me?
- What steps can I take now to start my new business?
- Overall, what might I experience if I start this new business?
An Example Tarot Reading for Starting a New Business
I love giving practical examples of Tarot readings and spreads so you can see how they really work.
Now, since I already have an established business with Biddy Tarot, I am going to ask the Tarot about a new business idea – coaching online business owners who want to grow a spiritually and financially abundant business.
Let's see what the cards have to say…
(I'm using the Radiant Rider Waite deck for this reading because of its grounded, practical energy.)
How Am I in Relationship with Starting a New Business?
Nine of Pentacles – I'm starting from a place of abundance and wealth already. I have created success in my current business and this carries over into my new business.
What Do I Want My Business to Look Like?
Two of Cups reversed – I may steer clear of 1:1 coaching and instead focus on group coaching models.
How Do I Want My Business to Fit in with My Life?
Ten of Cups reversed – I want to keep my family life very separate and private from my work life. I'm also aware that this new business may create some ‘ripples' in my current work-life balance that I may need to manage in the future.
How Can I Align My New Business with My Soul Purpose?
Hierophant – My soul's purpose is to teach and educate large groups, both around systems and structures, and spiritual guidance. If my business can do that, then I am in soul alignment.
How Will I Know When It Is the Right Time to Start My New Business?
Three of Cups – When I have a fun group of women around me, either as potential clients or colleagues.
How Can I Personally Prepare Myself for This Journey?
Wheel of Fortune – Expect the unexpected and go along for the ride!
What Opportunities Can I Leverage in the First 12 Months of Business?
Strength reversed – I can leverage my inner strength, personal conviction, and subtle influence to help others create a transformation within.
What Challenges Might I Experience in the First 12 Months of Business?
Five of Pentacles – Financially, the new business may not be as fruitful as expected – have a Plan B in place. Also, be careful of who I attract. Those with a poverty mindset may not be my best clients.
How Can I Overcome These Challenges?
Two of Swords – Be very conscious about the decisions I make, especially when it feels as if there is no one right answer. Instead of getting stuck with indecision, look outside of the issue for the answer, and move forward.
What Are My Blindspots Right Now?
Seven of Swords – What role does deception, betrayal, and stealing play as I consider my new business? Be mindful of copycats or others who may falsely accuse me of copying their work.
What People and/or Resources Are Available to Me?
Ace of Cups reversed – Given this is a reversed card, the best resources may come from within, rather than outside of me. Look for creative ways of expressing myself through the new business.
What Steps Can I Take Now to Start My New Business?
King of Wands reversed – Ask myself, “What do I really want from this business? Is this the right time to action my new business, from an internal perspective?”
Overall, What Might I Experience If I Start This New Business?
Fool reversed – A false start or a premature start. Now may not be the best time to start in this new direction.
Overall, the “Starting a New Business” Tarot Reading gave me a deep insight into what I might expect if I were to start a new business and how to make it work for me. But, while I have played with the idea of starting a fully-fledged coaching business, I know deep down that now is not the time. I love working with the Biddy Tarot community and helping Tarotpreneurs build their businesses, but I don't think it is the right time just yet to branch out into broader business coaching. And this is certainly evident in the Tarot reading!
Over to You
Are you thinking about starting a new business? Why not pull out your favorite Tarot deck and use the Starting a New Business Tarot Spread to find out if this is the right time for you to pursue your bright ideas.
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