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How to Read a Tarot Card (Product 4)

This is Product 4. It’s a simple card: a well-run loading dock, two parties finding agreement.

In different contexts, however, different things stand out. It has a bland look, undecorated, even dreary, but clean and well run. The people dress professionally but not in a showy manner. This is a place of efficiency, of speed, organized rote behavior. The interaction is muted. It seems like a beginning, that the parties don’t have much of a history.

That’s the story. As for the symbols, Products here are distinctive: truck trailers, not shipping containers nor boxes. This is neither the factory nor the “last mile” to the buyer. This is a card of shipping, not production, of long-distance volume shipping not a few boxes to the Post Office. Is this a sign of your success, or of a new wrinkle adding to your cost and time?

Both as a story of new changes and as a card of things in transit, there is a strong metaphor for a lack of control. You are in a place where you can grow, but only if you can execute well and you trust the right people.

By posing scenarios where you must consider multiple factors for success, Business Class Tarot makes a complex and effective tool for understanding and planning. The updated Tarot settings and characters in modern corporate style are accessible and aspirational, while keeping the power dynamics and symbolic relationships intact. The images are immediate enough for gut feelings, and complex enough to go deep. Scan or study!

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April 2019 – Decks on the Boat!

I have good news – the decks have left the factory and are on the boat!

I got word from the printer yesterday: “Your core game leaves Port tomorrow and is due to you within 4-5 weeks.” The deck is en route!

I am so excited, and so relieved too. I never thought it would take this long. There have been delays, and mistakes, but all parties have worked hard to fix them quickly. When it fell to me to make decisions in the name of quality over speed or cost, I felt this product required quality. I have shared the production samples with business and industry contacts, and all have admired the quality and feel — and I know you will love the result.

Still, it is a relief to know that the time you hold Business Class Tarot in your hands is now in sight.

To research shipping, one needs to know what to ship — so some recent activity in the office was pretty brutal, and one deck has taken the brunt of throws and kicks and 6-foot drops.

Shipping test 1
Shipping test 1

Our Kickstarter medium Woven Psyche has one production deck for her own study, while I guard the other in case we need pictures before they arrive. If you are around Washington DC, I will be at AwesomeCon on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27 2019, and at Kensington Day of the Book in Kensington, MD on Sunday April 28, 2019. I will be signing The Demon in Business Class and promoting Business Class Tarot! Best, Anthony