What if you could combine your passions into one? Some friends of ours combined theirs -- green living, a love of travel and animals, and historic preservation -- to open their own historic green vacation business called Moss Vacations in Savannah, GA. She's a Libra with an artful eye for design, and he's a Virgo (it's his birthday today!) who minds the reservations schedule closely.
And then there's Gwen Sutherland-Kaiser, of Intoxicated Zodiac who combines two "ology's" -- mix and astro -- to create her Baroscopes and Celestial Cocktail Recipes. As a Cancer, I especially love, the " "Hot Mess" with cantaloupe and the story of how it came to be. Says Gwen, "This yummy fruit is ruled by the moon and is hence a cancer. if any fruit is a hot mess, it must be the innards of a over ripe melon... juicy, goopy, sweet, fragrant, wet, dripping, tantalizing, delicious... does this sound like any of the cancer's you've known?"
I'm also loving Crop Circle Clay, the handmade pottery with crop circle designs. Diana Brower makes these, inspired by a love of pottery and the mystery of the crop circles. Crop circles, Diana tells me, are also known as Star Glyphs.
By putting these otherworldly designs on her pottery, she intends to make them known more widely, especially the lesser known designs. She writes, "Of course one of the biggest questions is: Who or what is making them? Mother Earth herself? Our Collective Consciousness? Our future selves? Friendly ET's? The Elementals? Inner Earth Beings? Angels? Hoaxers? Sound energy? No one knows for certain. I've always loved a great mystery!"
In this shaky economy, what paths might be found by following your passions? These businesses show that there's a market for entrepreneurial ingenuity. So while many are finding that with the old guarantees of security looking not-so-secure, the path of passion brings natural vitality to what you're doing. There may be a path there, from a creative convergence of what you already love.