Samhain 2012: Tarot Blog Hop

Welcome to the Samhain Tarot Blog Hop!

During this event, you will travel around the internet to 28 different Tarot websites. Each site tackles the questions behind Samhain/Halloween. What is this holiday really for?

Is it just fun and games, or is there a deeper meaning behind the veil?

Look closely, and you may find that what you thought about this holiday – and yourself – changes forever.

Join us as we explore and celebrate the turning of the wheel. If you dare…

Samhain, or Halloween, is the night when the World is thought to be closest to the other side. At midnight many people plan rituals and rites during the thinning of the Veil to speak to loved ones who have crossed over as well as to honor the dead. In some Pagan traditions, this is also thought of as the New Year.

Rather than look to outside entities this Samhain, look inside of yourself. All of your Self. The dark pieces that you think you have left behind. The parts of your Shadow that you believe you have pushed deep, deep down into a dark well. The 8 of Ghosts from the Halloween Tarot in the photo above lets you know that just because you thought you left them behind, it doesn’t mean they’re not still there.

We are told that we can look only towards light, to focus on happiness, and to be positive at all times. We are often shamed in this New Age world if we are less than optimistic.

Many cover their eyes to the truth of our beings: that we are both light and dark, happiness and sadness, fire and water.

The Eight of Bats from the Halloween Tarot

 This Samhain it is time to take off your blindfold and travel into the veil of your own unconscious. What frightening things await you? Look into the darkest recesses of your soul and shine the light onto everything that you have tried to hide away.

Journey past the dusty cobwebs of who You are, and embrace your Shadow.

XVIII The Moon from the Halloween Tarot

 This journey is not to be taken lightly, nor is it for the faint of heart.

It is only by recovering all aspects of your Self – Light and Shadow – that you can truly grow in strength, and power. By making this journey during Samhain you will become complete – truly powerful and even more beautiful in every way.

II The High Priestess from the Halloween Tarot

Explore your Shadow side. What aspects of yourself do you feel like you have to keep hidden? Sometimes this takes form of hiding our magical selves from the “normal” world. If Harry Potter taught us anything, it is that we must hide from the Muggles.

Even within our own spiritual communities, many of us are ridiculed and shamed for our beliefs. Whether you are told you are too Light and too fluffy, or too Dark and too Vampirish, everyone seems to have an opinion of how you “should” be.

This Samhain, take the time to get in touch with the True You. Who are you really, once you shake off the expectations of your community and the World?

Take a journey through the Tarot Blog World as we explore this topic and look into the depths.

Master List

If you find a link broken along the hop, you can return here to pick up the hop at the next post:

  1. Amethyst Mahoney:  Tarot Blog Hop Beginning
  2. Morgan Drake Eckstein: Monkey Bottle Trap
  3. Aisling the TarotWitch:  Samhain Blog Hop – Searching the Shadows
  4. Joanna Ash:  Brushing My Shadow Away with a Besom This Samhain
  5. Chloe McCracken: Samhain Tarot Blog Hop
  6. Chloe for TABI Tarot: Halloween Blog Hop
  7. Kerry Ardilla:  Samhain Shadow Work
  8. Alison Cross:  Samhain Blog Hop Behind the Mask
  9. Ania Marczyk: A Message from the Dark Side
  10. Koneta Bailey:  Samhain Tarot Blog Hop
  11. Alison Coals:  Tarot Blog Hop Samhain – Meeting Your Shadow
  12. Joy Vernon:  Explore Your Shadow
  13. Christiana Gaudet:  Bringing Light to the Shadow
  14. Joanne Sprott:  Behind the Mask
  15. Arwen Lynch:  Shadows, Zombies, and Hops
  16. Rose Red Robinson: Samhain Shadow Reading
  17. Jaymi Elford:  Tarot Blog Hop Samhain
  18. Mary Caelsto:  Samhain Blog Hop – Shadows and Death
  19. Gary Ormond:   Samhain Blog Hop – Shadow Side
  20. Donna L. Faber:  October Blog Hop – My Shadow Owned Me
  21. Bonnie Fernandes:  Samhain Blog Hop: Exploring the Shadow Side
  22. Lina Ljunggren:  Tarot Blog Hop Samhain – the Dark Side
  23. Stella T’arot:  Samhain Tarot Blog Hop
  24. John Marani:  Tarot Blog Hop: Exploring the Shadow Side at Samhain
  25. Jordan Hoggard:  Samhain Blog Hop ~ Savoring Shadow
  26. Carolyn Cushing:  Tarot Blog Hop for Samhain
  27. Christiane:  Meet Your Shadow

 

 

 

7 Keys to CLIENTS

key, golden key, client attraction, attract clients, Amethyst, Amethyst Mahoney, Divine WisdomAre you struggling to attract the right clients to your business?

How to find clients is easily the number one question I get asked again  and again.

I used to have the same problem. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried or where I looked, I just  couldn’t find any clients anywhere!

These days it is difficult to leave the house without running into a new client.

Why is that? I  discovered the 7 Keys to CLIENTS.

Today I want to share them with you so that you can start attracting all of the clients you will ever need.

1. Choose your intention. Before you get on-line or leave the house, you need to decide the outcome you are looking for. As my mentor Jenn August says, “Energy before effort!”

Many days I set my intention as “Universe, lead me to one person I can help today.” It’s amazing how it all works out.

2. Listen and be aware. Too often business owners go out with the idea that they need to sell something to someone. This is a great way to chase off potential clients. Instead, open your ears and really listen to the people around you. What are they saying? Who is asking for help?

3. Introduce yourself – the right way. Most small business owners blow it when they approach someone or when they are asked, “What do you do?” Remember, it’s about them, not about you.

4. Engage and interact. Find out what is really going on and if you can help this person. Even a quick 2-minute conversation can lead to a vast amount of knowledge about someone’s situation, but only if you are really listening.

5. Next step. Offer the person a solution if you have one. Get their name, telephone number, and email address and let them know you will contact them with exactly what they are looking for.

6. Thank them and exit. Even if the person says s/he has time to talk, I usually exit pretty quickly (about 3 minutes). You can always set up a breakthrough session to get into more depth later. In most cases, a public place is no place to have a breakthrough session.

7. Send a follow-up and thank them again. Email the person the information you promised (your free report, audio training, etc.) and let them know that you enjoyed meeting them. Offer a breakthrough session and let them know you look forward to helping them more soon.

Start using these 7 Keys to CLIENTS, and you will be amazed at how quickly you meet new clients and help more people as your business grows.

To find out more about the 7 Keys, check out the special Halloween/Samhain Edition of Divine Wisdom News.

What are your best tips to find new clients? I’d love to hear about it!