We had the good fortune of connecting with Kir Beaux and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kir, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“Faith Over Fear” baby! And I take that very seriously. When I say this some people balk because it immediately takes them to a religious place or a place of willful ignorance but that’s not what I’m saying. To me, that faith is ultimately faith in myself. It’s being in a courageous relationship with possibility. Faith over fear says that if I am called to something, if there is a desire go in a direction, to make something or be something, that I trust myself enough to surrender to that call. Its an understanding that all paths leading to success and to big, important, life changing work, include fear. That fear being present doesnt mean you are going in the wrong direction or that you will fail. It means that what you are doing matters to you. That fear is like a light illuminating the path to growth and ultimately satifaction. Of course, not every path leads to typical sucess but when you surrender to your calling while holding that fear, and not letting it freeze you up or scare you off, you get to know fulfillment. You get the satisfaction of doing what you care about no matter the outcome. So Faith Over Fear gives me freedom! It keeps my eyes on my own paper and moving toward my dreams. It reminds me that I can do anything if I trust myself and that is the secret to success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Starting Pink Opal Magic was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done! I was so terrified of failure and of success. I was so sure that my marginalizations made me unrelatable. That all of the weirdness was going to put people off and that they’d never trust me, or “get” me. But now I know that being multiracial, trans, quer, fat, autistic, all of things make me wonderful and allow me to help people like me. Being a psychic and tarot reader was not super popular when I started my first tarot service business and it was hard to get other business minded people to understand the value of my work. I learned through Pink Opal Magic that what matters most is that I understand who I am and what matters to me. I learned that to be successful I needed to find myself, my morals, my limits, and my goals, instead of letting them be decided for me. I am so proud of the work I do with my clients. The healing, the revelations, the growth and evolution that comes out of our time together matters more to me than any other facet of my business. I think it’s so important to have your “why” behind your business very early because it is not easy to be a working psychic. There’s not a lot of precedent or patterns to follow for success, so I had to let myself be myself. I had to commit to the path no matter what it looked like and to keep going. Even when my books were empty and engagement was down, I had to keep going. And my “why”, my commitment to my community and to my authenticity is what keeps me going. And now, no matter what, I am true to myself and I try not to give in to despair when things don’t go as planned. My work and life is Spirit led and so it is a rollercoaster. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Listen, the very first place I take anyone new to the city is a small chain of mexican restaurants in the valley, Salsa & Beer. I love it there! Incredible food and still at a reasonable price? Yes, forever please, thank you. Then we’d catch a show at the Center Theater Group downtown who hands down has the best professional theater in LA. And, it may be cliche, but I am in love with Griffith Park! There you can catch a glimpse of what natural LA is supposed to look like and it’s glorious, not to mention a whole lot cooler in the summer than most places, thank you trees. And we would not miss a chance to attend one of Cuties LA events! They a Black & Queer led with the best parties, hangouts, and creative opportunities for queers in the city. Top tier vibes, amazing people. And last but not least, we will stop at any and all street food vendors we can! The street food in LA is incredible even under circumstances that makes being a vendor here difficult and dangerous. They keep communites alive, and safe, and happy, and well fed! Street Vendors forever!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My success would not be possible without the constant loving support of my family! We talk about community a lot in my field and I know firsthand what a healthy support system can look like. My life partner, business partner, photographer, editor, graphic designer, web designer, my emotional support, the moon to my sun, Kayla Dae is the only reason my business is afloat. She always knows how to pull the best work out of me and how to catch me when I stumble. And to my sibling Jacob Feller, thank you for your endless support. Without these two I would be stuck in my trauma with no idea how to heal or grow. Community is so precious and I am beyond grateful for my found family. I want to thank Lindsay Mack for giving me the freedom to read tarot in my own way, and Anna Joy Sullivan for showing me that Queer Witches can have success too, and to Chiron Armand whos wisdom picked me up when I was so far down. I also want to shout out to Reclamation Ventures for their incredible work with grants thru which I have found stable housing and to everyone who has ever chosen to work with me. I dedicate my work to Queer people everywhere, thank you for existing, thank you for being seen, and thank you for seeing me.
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Kayla Dae and A. Klass