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Running a Business: Hard-Won Lessons & Personal Growth (Key Finding 011)

Running a Business: Hard-Won Lessons & Personal Growth (Key Finding 011)

Let’s get down to business, shall we? I get asked about running a business a lot. So today, I’m gonna share with you some of the lessons I have learned in my own business journey.

Topics covered include:

  • why you shouldn’t be ashamed of staying in your day job
  • the connection between your business and your self-worth
  • handling self-doubt in business
  • navigating the capitalist paradigm when it doesn’t align with your values
  • and so much more!

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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
A Small Orange Web Hosting

What do you think? If you have thoughts or questions about this episode, leave a comment below and let’s chat!

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How to Give a Meaningful Tarot Reading (Key Finding 010)

How to Give a Meaningful Tarot Reading (Key Finding 010)

Welcome back to Key Finding and HAPPY 2018! In this episode, I share a collection of tips, strategies and insights to help you give other people meaningful tarot readings. Take what resonates with you, and leave the rest!

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding your intentions as a tarot reader
  • What to do when you ‘draw a blank’
  • How to set your energy before beginning a reading
  • Three specific strategies to make your readings actionable and transformative


Listen or stream here, or search ‘Key Finding’ wherever you listen to podcasts:

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Four Steps to ‘Get in the Zone’ for a Tarot Reading
Marie Forleo on where you shine your light
Mary K Greer on the Biddy Tarot Podcast

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Dreams & Themes eBook is HERE (despite Mercury retrograde)

Dreams & Themes eBook is HERE (despite Mercury retrograde)

*Deep breath*

Wheeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww.

So yesterday was the big day. Dreams & Themes for 2018 was officially released into the world! If you pre-ordered a copy, you should have received an email with your eBook yesterday (or maybe two emails).

The problem is, Mercury is in goddamn retrograde. A few people who pre-ordered have emailed me saying they didn’t get either of the two messages I sent out yesterday. If you pre-ordered and have not received your copy yet, PLEASE email me directly, hello@carriemallon.com, and I’ll get you sorted out ASAP.

I am at my wits end when it comes to figuring out why some of my emails aren’t going through. At this point I’m just trying to breathe! I poured my heart and soul into creating this eBook so this is kind of stressful. But, we’ll figure it out. Mercury, I shall overcome your shenanigans!

The good news is that if you have NOT yet purchased the eBook, you can get it right now for $18 and download it instantly! That option is working just fine, it’s just the pre-orders I’m having some issues with.

The other good news is that I’m satisfied with how this project turned out. It is not perfect, but it is genuine, and I believe it is useful. I hope you will feel the love that went into the creation.

Tarot is so incredible for clarifying your intentions and expanding your awareness, and this eBook is a great way to facilitate that process as you head into the New Year. I truly hope it serves you well!

Thank you so much for your patience and support.

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Tarot for the New Year with Shonna Hill (Key Finding 009)

Tarot for the New Year with Shonna Hill (Key Finding 009)

I’m excited to be joined today by Shonna Hill! Shonna creates tarot apps and facilitates a huge tarot community on Facebook. Join us as we nerd out and talk about using tarot to dream, plan and energetically prepare for 2018!

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Dreams and Themes for 2018 ebook
Tarot Nerds on Facebook
Galaxy Tone Apps
Ace of Stars Tarot

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Dreams & Themes for 2018 Ebook

Dreams & Themes for 2018 Ebook

Dreams and Themes for 2018 will get you geared up as you head into the uncharted wilderness of 2018.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
2019 edition coming December 2018.

There is real power in approaching life with intention and awareness. This is one of the reasons I’m so enamored by tarot – the cards are extraordinarily useful in helping you clarify your intentions and expand your awareness. There’s a vigorous collective energy conducive to this type of practice around the New Year, and I want to help you immerse yourself in these “planning and dreaming and envisioning” vibes.

Introducing Dreams and Themes for 2018, a PDF ebook which supports you in using tarot to explore the themes of your upcoming year. Purchase now and download yours instantly for $18.

The ebook is composed of three sections. The first section walks you through using your own tarot cards to reflect on 2017 as well as look forward to 2018. You’ll be guided through potent tarot activities designed to bring your personal dreams and energetic themes for the new year into the light.

The second section is a gathering of collective energy tarot readings for each month of 2018. These readings are written by me, with the intention of highlighting energetic themes that will be applicable to all of us in different ways. Think of this as a way to receive wisdom that is both deeply personal as well as universally relevant.

The third section guides you in monthly reflection. You can return to this section at the end of every month to process and integrate!

If you love using tarot and like finding creative ways to approach your life, I think you’ll love this ebook!

Dreams and Themes for 2018 is a PDF file, available to purchase now. Once your purchase is confirmed, you’ll receive a link to download your eBook instantly.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
2019 edition coming December 2018.

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Soothing Our Frazzled Nerves through Synchronicity (Key Finding 008)

Soothing Our Frazzled Nerves through Synchronicity (Key Finding 008)

Join me as I pull some cards for the collective…especially if your nerves have been kind of frazzled lately (as mine have). This is pretty different than previous episodes of the podcast. Instead of having an ‘outline’ or predetermined focus area, I left it up to the power of synchronicity. The cards led me to talk about:

-reprogramming your self-destructive tendencies
-identifying your unhelpful behaviors so that we can be a greater force for good
-why creativity is essential now more than ever
-why it is so important to hold space for ALL aspects of yourself

Download or stream the episode here:

Let me know what you think about this episode. Should I do more of this kind of thing? Leave a comment and share your thoughts:

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

How to read reversed tarot cards
My Wild Unknown interpretations

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Father of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot Card Meanings

I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
Click here
for a directory of all posts in my Wild Unknown series.

Father of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Creator’s keywords: steady, entrepreneurial
Carrie’s keywords: competent, director

A tarot reading meets you where you are and aligns you with opportunities for transformation.

Together, we'll create a space for you to reconnect with your inner wisdom and align with your unfiltered truth. I'm currently booking a limited number of one-on-one clients for June 2018. 

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Father of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown

An adult male deer looks out at his surroundings. It’s hard not to immediately notice his rainbow colored antlers. When the entire color spectrum shows up in a Wild Unknown card, it isn’t an accident. The Father of Pentacles is complete, present and multifaceted.

Black lines emanate out, drawing towards (or originating from) the black pentacle between the father’s antlers. These pulsating lines show a more dynamic energy. While the Mother of Pentacles mainly directs her energy inward (towards addressing and understanding the roots of problems), the father directs his energy outwards (he is more concerned with solutions than causes).

He is one of those rare characters who seem to be completely secure in their own worth. He stands with his head held high and a sense of pride seems to emanate from him. He would never try to hide his antlers away. He has a positive self-image (not to be confused with an overly inflated ego). He has no qualms about who he is or what he stands for.

And he has earned this healthy self-esteem. He works hard to create results. He is a competent leader; not one to just watch from afar, he wants to make a real impact on the world. He has an innate business sense. He offers support to the external world, directing others in their pursuits. But he walks his talk and works steadily to meet his own goals. Like the Mother, he is reliable and straight-forward.

King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in General

Most decks call this card the King of Pentacles. As a court card, this card may draw your attention to an aspect of your personality, or the approach of someone else in your life. For a more detailed explanation, check out this post I wrote all about how to read court cards

As the culmination of the courts, the King is highly proficient in the energy of his suit. The King of Pentacles is a master of the material realm. I sometimes think of the King of Pentacles as a metaphoric CEO – someone who has a firm handle on all aspects of life. He is an expert at strategizing and coming up with plans, and is concerned with real-world results. 

In a reading…

This card can ask you to consider how the Father of Pentacles’ personality traits are playing out in your situation. Consider how consistency and reliability are being portrayed by yourself and others. If you’re facing challenges, consider what competencies you’ve developed that could be useful. Focus on solutions and step fully into your self-worth. Accentuate what you CAN do and own your abilities!

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Mother of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot Card Meanings

I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
Click here
for a directory of all posts in my Wild Unknown series.

Mother of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Creator’s keywords: domestic, loving
Carrie’s keywords: of service, capable

A tarot reading meets you where you are and aligns you with opportunities for transformation.

Together, we'll create a space for you to reconnect with your inner wisdom and align with your unfiltered truth. I'm currently booking a limited number of one-on-one clients for June 2018. 

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Mother of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown

The Mother of Pentacles is laying down, yet she is alert. A fawn is cuddled up against her, fast asleep. The fawn can rest soundly knowing that mother is there. The Mother of Pentacles is a nurturing, generous, warmhearted figure and others are comforted by her presence.

The background is hued mainly with greens and blues, colors of earthly, terrestrial receptivity. This coloring, and the single pentacle in the upper center, suggest grounded, comforting energy. The Mother of Pentacles is someone who easily understands material concerns. She catches on quickly to the subtle roots of problems and finds tangible ways to address them.

She is adept at making use of the resources available to her. Working in the material world, she is capable of creating anything she sets out to create. She might have a keen business sense, a green thumb, or artistic prowess. In whatever way she interacts with the material world, she prioritizes being of service to others and to the planet.

There’s some purple near the bottom, a color of spiritual awareness. This shows that although she is resourceful with earthly concerns, the Mother of Pentacles is also attuned with her higher awareness. She knows she is connected to all that is, and this contributes to her caring demeanor. The stable, horizontal lines show energy that is unwavering and consistent.

Queen of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in General

Most decks refer to this card as the Queen of Pentacles. As a court card, the Queen of Pentacles may represent a person, a personality trait, or a specific approach to life. For a more detailed explanation, check out this post I wrote all about how to read court cards

The tarot queens show a maturity as they radiate the energy of their suit from the inside out. The Queen of Pentacles is highly attuned to all matters of the material world. She leads by example, naturally sensing how to approach the material world, physicality, finances and all things tangible.

In a reading…

The Mother of Pentacles can ask you how her character traits are currently impacting your life. Are you attuned with your physical surroundings? Are you giving enough attention to the people, plants and animals in your life? Consider how much you are willing to give help and support to yourself and others.

This card can also highlight a need for trust. Are you keeping the promises you make to yourself? Are you taking tangible steps to improve your life and the world around you? You have the resources you need to move through any obstacles. If you’re having a hard time tapping into those resources, remember it is okay to turn to others for support.

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Tarot as a Therapeutic Tool w/ Andy Matzner (Key Finding 007)

Tarot as a Therapeutic Tool w/ Andy Matzner (Key Finding 007)

I love finding and creating interesting ways to use tarot as a tool for self-discovery, and I LOVE talking to other people doing really neat things with the cards. And so needless to say, I was so excited to have the chance to speak to Andy Matzner for this episode of Key Finding!

Andy is a licensed clinical social worker, a psychotherapist and the author of The Tarot Activity Book. I am so fascinated by his work, and in particular by the ways that he uses tarot as a therapeutic tool! His book has quickly become one of my favorite tarot books, packed full of powerful tarot exercises that guide you deeper into your psyche. 

As you’ll hear on the podcast, Andy walked me through a simple (but potent!) exercise from his book. He has also generously offered to share a few additional activities from his book that you can try for yourself. You’ll find those included in this blog post.

During our chat on the podcast, we discuss:

-How the mainstream perception of tarot has been shifting
-Why tarot works so well as a therapeutic tool
-Ways to respond to tarot skeptics or naysayers
-Plus ALL kinds of other stuff!

You can find the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever else you listen to podcasts. Or listen via Soundcloud here:

Sample Exercises from The Tarot Activity Book:

Go through your tarot deck and pick four cards. The first represents a problem you are having. The second represents an obstacle that is preventing you from overcoming this problem. The third card represents what it is that will allow you to remove that obstacle. And the fourth card represents you without your problem.

**

Complete each of the following sentences by choosing cards from your deck:
– Currently, my life is like
– I would like my life to be like
– Work is like
– I would like work to be like
– Money is like
– My higher power is like
– My family is like

**

Go through your tarot deck and find a card that represents the dragon you are struggling with in your life. Then choose one or more cards that will assist you in slaying this dragon. Finally, decide which card represents the treasure that will be yours once the dragon is vanquished.

**

Pick a card to represent your inner critic. Ask it:
– Where did you come from?
– What do you want from me?
– How do you keep me stuck?
– How can you help me?
– What can you teach me?
– What are you afraid of?
– How can we compromise?
– Do I need to fully let you go or is it better for you to still have a place in my psyche?

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Tarot Activity Book by Andy Matzner
Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Find Andy online:

AndyMatzner.com

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Son of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot card meanings

I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
Click here
for a directory of all posts in my Wild Unknown series.

Son of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Creator’s keywords: loyal, determined
Carrie’s keywords: dedicated, thorough

A tarot reading meets you where you are and aligns you with opportunities for transformation.

Together, we'll create a space for you to reconnect with your inner wisdom and align with your unfiltered truth. I'm currently booking a limited number of one-on-one clients for June 2018. 

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Son of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown

The Son of Pentacles leans into the card, pressing forward slowly but surely. An orange crescent moon frames a pentacle above him. The background is dark, but lightens where he gazes.

The Son of Pentacles is not one to act with great haste or passion. He is purposeful and careful in all that he does. Once he has decided to move in a given direction, that is simply where he goes. He sticks the course and slugs through the mud to reach his goals. He doesn’t always trust easily, but if someone does earn his trust, he stands by them without fail.

On the positive side, this attention to detail can be essential. The Son of Pentacles is thorough and has unparalleled determination to finish what he starts. On the negative side, he can fall prone to tunnel vision.

Unlike the Daughter of Pentacles, who looked out with a straightforward gaze, the Son of Pentacles is looking down at his chosen path. He is so resolute in his endeavors that he may forget to look up and assess his current surroundings. He may have a difficult time with changes and flexibility.

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in General

In most decks, this card is titled the Knight of Pentacles. As a court card, this card may represent an aspect of your own personality, a person in your life, or a specific approach to life. For a more detailed explanation, check out this post I wrote all about how to read court cards.

The knight/son is the metaphoric ‘teenager’ of the courts. As such, he is prone to swing between extremes as he interacts with his suit’s energy. For example, the Knight of Pentacles pays incredible attention to detail… but he may struggle to see the forest for the trees, so to speak. He is committed to his path, but may become very frustrated if things don’t go accourding to plan.

In a reading…

This card may ask you to consider how you’ve been approaching a given situation. It could be necessary to call upon your work ethic, your willingness to assess reality and act accordingly. If you want concrete results, you’ve got to take useful action. Just make sure you’re not obsessing with tiny details to the detriment of seeing the big picture!

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