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Radiant Rider Waite deck
“I started my own business about 12 months ago. So far, it has only generated $10,000 which is way off my target of $50,000. What am I doing wrong? Should I just quit now? Or is there some hope?”
- What is coming into your conscious awareness about your business? Two of Wands reversed*
- What successes do you need to acknowledge so far in your business? Death reversed*
- What have you learned in the past 12 months in your business? Ace of Cups reversed*
- In what areas can you grow your business even more? Ace of Wands
- What action can you take right now to bring you closer to your goals? Seven of Cups
- What might you experience in your business over the next 12 months if you stick with it? Emperor
First I’d like to ask you why you consider 10,000$ a failure just because it’s not your target range? You’ve only been doing this a year and you’ve brought in that much? I’d consider that a success so far, considering that it takes YEARS for new businesses to get off the ground. I personally don’t think you are doing anything wrong! And there certainly IS some hope considering you’re off to a great start! So I’m curious to know how “only generating 10,000$” is an issue for you.
The numerology of your reading is a 28 which condenses down to a 1. One is the number of Creation! You are in the beginning process of this venture, even if you feel like it has been a whole year, and “Beginning” is the word you need to remember. You are just at the beginning, barely out the gate, and have so much further to go. If you’ve already brought in 10,000$, and you are at the position of the number ONE … think what it will be like later on! Take heart – you’ve only just begun. Your gains may not be what you want them to be, but they are plenty significant for this time and place in your business.
But let’s take a look at the cards that have come up for the spread we designed for you:
It looks like your main issue is possibly in your perspective; this is an internal blockage, not an external one. The good news is that it looks like you will successfully resolve these internal dilemmas and be able to move forward with more optimism and feeling of control.
Your first three cards are reversed and this is what indicates to me that if there IS something you can do differently, it’s as simple as changing the way you are looking at things.
Death reversed comes up as a success that you need to acknowledge so far – that’s pretty amazing. You not only started a business (from scratch it looks like),and have built it thus far from the ground up, but you have also changed your entire life to accomplish this. You’ve sacrificed things, some of them huge in your life, in order to accomplish this. And you contemplate quitting???
The Two of Wands reversed speaks to me of someone who is just realizing what a huge undertaking this is. I feel like you may have just started to truly realize the commitment, investment, and risks involved, and that this may be giving you the cold feet you are experiencing now. I feel like it’s an “Oh my gosh, what have I done? I can’t do this!” feeling in you. This, paired with adjusting to the fact that you have upended your entire LIFE to put this into motion, is majorly contributing to your panic at this time. Your business is not in distress. YOU are.
But you have also learned lately (in the Ace of Cups reversed, that this is where your true fulfillment lies. This business is your passion and joy. This is a great thing, and something you should pay attention to. If this is something you have FUN doing, and it’s passion driven, it’s most likely GOING TO SUCCEED. Allow it to grow freely, you cannot go wrong when you are following your passion.
And in fact, in answer to the question about growing your business even more (in the Ace of Wands), FOLLOW THIS JOYFUL PATH. Keep doing what makes you feel so GREAT in this venture, and I think you will be very pleased a year from NOW, at the results. Keep bringing that internal passion into your physical life the way you have been. Stay connected to and true to what your passions and joys ARE, as you have already been doing so well! Keep brainstorming when you are mentally stuck, and possibly invest some time and money in going on available retreats.
I live in a very small community but even we have holistic businesses here that offer very affordable retreats. Pick a topic or them you are interested in, and sign up, even for just a day long one. I feel like looking inside is going to work really well for you in growing your business. Because the energy that drives it, is coming from there.
Also, in looking at the Ace of Cups card upside down, it’s very clear visually that this endeavor is book-ended by divine providence. It IS supported by the universe or whatever higher power you believe in. You are not alone in it. You have divine assistance.
As a final note, these two Aces are RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. At the least, this emphasizes what I just advocated … taking “what you have learned” and applying it to “growing your business even more.”
An action that you can take at this very moment to bring you closer to your goals is to look very carefully at all the diverse choices presented to you at this time. It looks as though some are viable, and some may not be. You have so many before you at this time that it may be confusing to consider them all at the same time.
You may do well to make lists of pros and cons of all your options when you are presented with choices between them that you must make. All are “in the ether” so to speak, at this moment. Choose wisely which ones to make manifest in the physical realm.
This card (the Seven of Cups) reminds me of when I give my 7 year old (lol @ the synchronicity) … a total choice of what candy and/or toys he sees in a store. It’s too much for him and overloads his thought process. For him, it’s best if I limit his choices sometimes. It’s possible that it may work well for you to limit the number of options you think about at any given time when decision making. Like, only consider two at a time or something.
When you’ve decided between them, take the “winner” and consider that against another one. Or come up with a similar way to hone in on what’s important. Make a list of your goals or priorities and use it to weed out opportunities when you’re presented with too many at once. These types of things may help you in your decision making process.
And what you might experience in your business over the next 12 months if you stick with it? Total domination, total confidence, and total satisfaction. Or at least as close to that as you can come with your particular personality. The Emperor is an excellent card for an outcome. If you can learn to pace yourself, to not beat up on yourself unnecessarily, you have the ability to be completely satisfied with your professional progress. This business has the potential to be incredibly successful. The Emperor sits at number 4 numerologically, and that is about as stable and firm as a foundation can GET.
One last note: the endings and transformations that you put into practice last year in order to begin your business … they are somehow another key to how to grow your business even more now in the present. I don’t know exactly what you did last year that entailed sacrificing something and ending something … but you do. Give some thought to how those things connect to growing your business more in the here and now. They are connected to one another.
I wish you success and blessings in your ad-venture!
Waite, Arthur E.. “Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot Deck.” Smith, Pamela C., Designer,
(Reissued in collaboration with Miss Sybil Waite and Rider & Company, London),
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2003, Stamford, CN.
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