We had the good fortune of connecting with Joan Zodianz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joan, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I have always loved art, and I have always loved using my creativity to share different types of messages. I find that art soothes my soul in so many ways. It’s my therapy to create. I also really just love creating intuitive and energetic artwork that expresses how I feel about spirituality and diverse cultural beliefs.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business started April 2016. I offer a multitude of spiritual services such as spiritual guidance, My Energy Natal Charts interpret people’s energy using their astrological placements (horoscope). My Goddess Portraits paint the beauty of women and their goddess energy. My canvassed art is my interpretation of different spiritual entities in different cultures. I also offer online tarot courses and a monthly membership for people looking to join a sacred and private community. My first astrology book will also be published within the next few months, so I’m every excited for this new step in my journey! Business-wise, this has been the most challenging journey of my life, but every step has been worthwhile! I cannot imagine doing anything else. Being a healer and helping people find enlightenment fills my soul with such joy. I have learned over time that running a small business is more about what you can do for the community more than what you can do for yourself. I feel that it’s the reason why I have been successful. My intent is always pure, being true to myself, and how I can be all inclusive. Lastly, it’s always about helping people see and love their true selves. Words I live by.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My best friend and I always talk about traveling. She’s an Aquarius and I’m a Sagittarius, so dreaming of different experiences comes easy to us. Our itinerary is more about seeing all of Europe and going on one of those long train tours that visits all of the historical locations. We would eat at all the local restaurants and experience different foods. It’s really about enjoying each other’s company while learning something new. Maybe we would go to all the museums as well – if we have the energy for it. No clubs or theme parks, just tourist stuff the first time we go so we can get a sense of it. If and when we go back a second or third time, then I feel like we would pick a city that we really liked and stick to doing all the local events.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout all my true supporters, my Leo sister, my Aquarius bestfriend, and my Taurus husband. Without all the love and support for me and my work, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I don’t even like to call people followers or fans, I see everyone that resonates with, appreciates, and shares my work as family. So, to all my new and existing clients who have received spiritual guidance to the ones that watch my videos and share my posts, and to the ones that buy my online courses and/or any of my products, I just want you to know how much you mean to me! As a small business owner, I am only in existence because you see value in my work. You see me for me and that part always makes me emotional. Thank you so much for allowing me to share your sacred space and reciprocating that same energy when I was feeling low, anxious, or depressed. You guys are the real healers!
Photographer: Janae Dawson (black and white photo with roses)