#56 | The Fool’s Journey: Story-Telling and Tarot-Reading with Emma Collier
About This Episode
Tarot analytics, story-coaching, humanitarian clowning– for most of us, these things have nothing in common. However, for this week’s guest, this is her life’s work! With a love of creativity and magic that couldn’t thrive anywhere but the ancient land of Greece, Emma Collier is one of the most unique entrepreneurs you’ll meet.
If you don’t know anything about tarot, don’t fear! Emma teaches us about the Major Arcana, Minor Arcana, and the basics of tarot spread. According to Emma, a tarot reading can’t reveal anything that we don’t already know about ourselves. Unlike other story coaches, the first thing Emma does is perform a tarot card reading with her client. Her affinity for helping others see what is already inside of them has combined seamlessly with her love of words and stories. In this episode, Emma takes the time to talk with Anna about where Girlskill is going and where Anna is on her journey to a true understanding of femininity, herself, and her purpose.
“Femininity is being able to shine your light through the catcallers and naysayers and never believing that being a woman makes you less capable of anything.”
“Femininity is celebrating your fierce tenderness.”
When she was studying Communications at a university in San Francisco, Emma began to volunteer as a humanitarian clown in children’s hospitals and senior centers, providing gentle play and laughter for those who needed it most. While visiting Serbia with her clown group, Emma was able to see Greece, and she was forever changed. She has been living in Greece for three years now, growing her business and soaking in the ancient power of the place that has been calling to her since childhood.
Join us for this special episode that will include a tarot card reading specifically for Anna Rova around her own vision and struggles on leading women into femininity in an authentic way! If you are curious about tarot, or just want to know how you can better understand yourself and your personal story, then this is the episode for you.
“Your genuine story– regardless of whether you are worried about it being something that makes people uncomfortable– is your story. This is the heart of your business.”
Tools & Resources Mentioned
- Science News & Discoveries – Be an expert on the Science world! New discoveries, research, interesting interviews and studies. All you wish to know about the current science world brought to you in an easy to use, simple and efficient app!
- SkyView Lite – You don’t need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Lite and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Lite is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.
People/Blogs to Follow
- Chani Nicholas – Chani has been a student of astrology since she was 12 years old and a counseling astrologer for almost 20 years. Many of her ideas, philosophies, and concepts have been and are constantly shaped by LGBTQ, POC, feminist writers, artists, thinkers, activists, and community members, as well as by her many brilliant colleagues, and folks that she works with both in individual readings and group settings. She aims to make astrology practical, approachable, and useful. Otherwise it’s all just cosmic hot air and planets far from reach. She hopes to be in a dialogue with you about what you would like to know as it pertains to astrology, and how she can best serve you through this medium.
- Monika Rabensteiner – Are you desperately trying to keep your head above water while juggling the everyday responsibilities of your (online-)business? Have you created an online course, an ebook or want to share the awesome things you know in any other way? Do you want to share your knowledge, train or educate your clients because you rock and know your stuff but are not sure if everything is as comprehensive as it should be? Do you need assistance with anything design related – let it be logos, business cards, print material, social media graphics – you name it? My name is Monika, and you can stop looking for someone else right now!
- Giedre Yumiko – The Geekdom was created from the desire to combine Giedre’s love of architecture, design, and technology into creating virtual homes for risk-taking, success-driven online entrepreneurs and, in so doing, bring tech back to its female roots. Until the 1950s, computer programming was very feminine, and a job women were able to do from home. Her incredible all-female team of designers, programmers, and marketers want to see a revival of this in the industry and make tech approachable again for women worldwide
- Hannah Dixon – Digital Nomad Kit (Hannah’s creation) is the one-stop shop for all you need to start building your own successful remote business. ONLY the best of the best have gifted DNK with their knowledge and expertise so you don’t have to keep researching. Lay your backpack down and get stuck in, friend!
- Henry and June by Anais Nin – This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June.
- The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller – Like the ancient colossus that stood over the harbor of Rhodes, Henry Miller’s The Colossus of Maroussi stands as a seminal classic in travel literature. It has preceded the footsteps of prominent travel writers such as Pico Iyer and Rolf Potts. The book Miller would later cite as his favorite began with a young woman’s seductive description of Greece.
- The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze by William Saroyan – A timeless selection of brilliant short stories that won William Saroyan a position among the foremost, most widely popular writers of America when it first appeared in 1934.With the greatest of ease William Saroyan flew across the literary skies in 1934 with the publication of The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories. One of the first American writers to describe the immigrant experience in the U.S., Saroyan created characters who were Armenians, Jews, Chinese, Poles, Africans, and the Irish.
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – This volume presents the author’s offbeat wisdom about how to write. She recounts her personal experiences to reveal her writing techniques and how she overcomes obstacles that interfere with the writing flow. The author offers concrete suggestions about character, plot, setting, and other topics of interest to writers. She also offers irreverent advice about how to navigate through the dark underbelly feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, and jealousy that are inevitable parts of any writer’s experience.
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the pursuit of happiness in America. Set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.
- Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan – Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and ’70s who came of age during the heyday of Haight-Ashbury and whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imaginations of young people everywhere. Called “the last of the Beats,” his early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication Trout Fishing in America became an international bestseller. An indescribable romp, the novel is best summed up in one word: mayonnaise.