May 27, 2020
Talking Shop: Love, Money, and Madness: Venus Retrograde and Business.
Most folks have heard about Mercury retrograde. If you’re in business, you know that it can create chaos around tech, communication, and travel.
But did you know that Venus retrograde can be problematic for your biz too? Although we associate Venus with romance, other things that are under her realm are finances, clients, contracts, and public relations.
Wanna know more?
Talking Shop has you covered! We’re spending the whole year teaching how we use astrology for our businesses.
When you know how to work with the cosmos, you navigate the world much better - and your business can flourish. We’re living proof of that.
In the latest Talking Shop, we’ll give you the skinny on Venus retrograde - and how we work with it.
April 29, 2020
Talking Shop: Power, Protection, and Perfection: Mars Retrograde and Business.
If you’ve been studying astrology for a minute, you’re probably familiar with the dreaded Mercury retrograde - that transit that disrupts transportation, communication, and technology. For entrepreneurs, it’s a time when you need to slow down and avoid launching new things.
But did you know that Mars retrograde is just as important as Mercury retrograde for mystical business owners?
When Mars slows down its orbit, ambition can get twisted. Launching a new business or product? Fuggetabout it. Mars retrograde will only get you off on the wrong biz foot.
Sound like a party you don’t want to attend? Fear not - we’re going to teach you how to jam with this frustrating transit.
In the latest Talking Shop, we’re giving you the scoop about Mars retrograde and how it might impact your business. We’ve been talking about the planetary action this year to give entrepreneurs a cosmic heads up on how to manage even the gnarliest transits.
March 25, 2020
Talking Shop: Growth Spurts: Jupiter and Pluto Conjunction 2020.
2020 has kicked off on a challenging note with January’s Saturn Pluto conjunction, not to mention that Mercury retrograde from hell. For entrepreneurs, it’s been a roller coaster.
Next up: Jupiter is going to be conjunct Pluto. Three times this year. What’s that all about?
Hint: power surges, opportunities to lead, big-time growth, and more!
In the latest Talking Shop, we’re covering the Jupiter Pluto conjunctions of 2020, hot spots that you’ll want to max out.
February 26, 2020
Talking Shop: Missed Connections + Miscommunications: Mercury Retrograde and Business. Most folks have heard about the dreaded Mercury retrograde - those three times a year when the cosmos seems to be in full-on trickster mode. Computers crash, travel comes to a grinding halt, and no one seems to listen.
For entrepreneurs, this can also mark a period of business slowdowns, snafus, and frustration.
But it doesn’t have to be!
Once you understand how to work with the energy of this astrological hot mess, your business can move right along with a minimum of hassles.
It all starts with a bit of back-up and “re.”
In the latest Talking Shop, we’re giving you the cosmic dirt about Mercury retrograde, the aggravating transit that stirs up trouble and tests patience. But don’t worry: we know how to work with it and by the time you’re done listening, you will too.
January 30, 2020
Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Big Planets + Big Business -Saturn Pluto Conjunction - and what it means for business in 2020.
This year, we’re doing something completely different: we’ll be focusing on using astrology for your business. Why? It’s because we both follow the stars closely and have learned that when we do, our timing seems to better. Knowing how to navigate the cosmos can help you align your goals with the best energy for success - and avoid drama.
2020 started off with an astrological bang. Saturn and Pluto were conjunct on January 12th, something that only occurs every thirty-four years. This rare aspect is in Capricorn, astrology’s CEO sign.
So what does that mean for entrepreneurs?
How might you lean into this energy - or should you err on the side of ultra-caution?
What the heck is a conjunction anyways?
Relax - we’ve got you!
In the latest Talking Shop, we’re talking about 2020’s Saturn Pluto conjunction and how to rock it!
November 20, 2019
Some people are born writers. Others become excellent through school. But for most authors, writing is a skill that is developed over time, even if the natural ability is present.
Classes, mentors, and writing retreats are different ways to hone your writerly ambitions. But there are other ways as well.
We’ve spent this entire year of Talking Shop focusing on subjects that might be of interest to budding or established authors. Our goal: to help our fellow mystical peeps who want to enter the publishing world.
In the latest Talking Shop, Theresa and Bri discuss the various ways they’ve grown as writers - before and after their books came out.
October 18, 2019
You’ve released your book or tarot deck into the world and now you wait for the 5-star reviews to come pouring in. You know your work is great - and hope others think so too.
But what do you do when someone leaves a less-than-flattering review? What happens when a nasty one-star critique shows up - and gets a lot of “helpful” votes or likes? Can this sink your book - or can it survive?
While no one likes to get hammered, it’s not the end of the world for you, your creative works, or your business. In fact, even famous authors such as JK Rowling receive blistering criticism too. It doesn’t stop them. And it shouldn’t stop you either.
When you’re putting your work out into the world, a thick skin (and a bit of ritual) can help you let the negative stuff roll off your back so you can keep on creating. Even if you’re made of the sensitive stuff (most creatives are), you can learn how to deal with this not-so-fun part of publishing like a total pro - and without losing too much sleep.
Our mission this year is to give you the information you need to get your book out of your head and into the world. From writing habits to collaboration, to marketing, we’ve got you covered.
In the latest Talking Shop, we’re talking about nasty reviews, haters, and how to keep your cool, even when your work is getting viciously attacked.
September 12, 2019
There is nothing better than seeing your book on the shelves of your favorite retailer. It’s a huge accomplishment.
You might be tempted to kick back and wait for the royalty checks to come streaming in. For some authors, that may be the reality. But for most of us, the book merely opens doors. We still have to max it out beyond the bookshelf.
One of the ways to do that is by creating a workshop based on the book. Workshops can be lucrative - and offer a way for your audience to connect more deeply with your work…and you.
We’ve both created workshops from our books - and they’ve been rewarding on so many levels. Now we’re giving you the skinny on how you can do this too.
August 21, 2019
You’ve released a book - congrats! The next step: marketing the heck out of it.
One way to do that is a book tour. A book tour allows you to connect directly with your audience. But they can be challenging, especially if you are a new author.
In the latest Talking Shop, we’re giving you the inside scoop on how to hit the road and make your book tour experience as pleasant as possible.
July 16, 2019
When you’re self-published, you call all the shots - and do all the work. But when you’re traditionally published, your book becomes a partnership. It no longer just you.
Which means you need to know how to successfully navigate your working relationship with your publisher.
For example, they will have a say in your book design, title, and even the marketing.
Learning how to navigate the process will make the experience a win/win for both the publishing house - and you.
Our mission this year is to give you the information you need to get your book out of your head and into the world. From writing habits, to collaboration, to marketing, we’ve got you covered.
In the latest Talking Shop, we’re talking about what it’s like to work with a publisher - including how to make it work for you and your book.