Moving on up in the world? Tarot can help you get there faster, better and with a greater understanding of yourself and other people. Use the cards to help you figure out the best time to ask for a raise, change jobs or go back to school. Readings related to your career can also highlight people and situations to watch out for, alerting you to those times when it’s better to just lay low until the storm blows over. Pay special attention to the cards listed below for more in-depth guidance on what to expect in the realm of your work and professional goals.
The “You’ve Been Promoted" Cards
The “You’ve Been Promoted” cards represent the positive and supportive energies that are available to help you manifest your goals in the physical realm. They can indicate the people, places and opportunities that will help you get ahead and make progress. Pay special attention to the images captured by the cards, as the people, animals and structures represented in them can provide you with guidance and insight on how to move forward.
-- Ace, Three, Six, Eight of Wands: Confidence, drive, initiative, action and new opportunities.
-- Ace, Three, Six, Eight, Nine, Ten of Pentacles: Practical, grounded help. Ability to patiently achieve goals and dreams.
-- Knight, King and Queen of Wands: People in your life who are extroverted, warm and engaging and can help support you in your work.
-- Knight, King and Queen of Pentacles: People in your life who are patient, steady and dependable. They may be mentors or authority figures who like your work.
-- Magician: Charisma and the ability to start new projects and envision innovative ideas.
-- Emperor: Following structured guidelines and paying your dues to get ahead.
-- Chariot: Achievement of goals by harnessing your energies and staying focused on your objectives.
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-- Wheel of Fortune: Luck and new opportunities through changing circumstances.
-- Sun: Optimism, enlightenment and understanding
-- World: Successful completion of a long-term project or chapter of your life.
The “Filing for Unemployment” Cards
Though these cards may seem scary at first, remember that Tarot gives you the opportunity to confront and transform potentially challenging energies before they manifest. Use the cards below to help you assess patterns, people and situations that you may need to deal with in order to move forward in your life. If an ending or potential conflict seems likely, try to be proactive and take action now to protect yourself later. This could mean preparing to talk directly to a colleague rather than allowing tensions to build up, or it may mean holding off on your plans to ask for a raise until your boss emerges from her funk. Either way, Tarot can help you understand which road should stay less traveled, at least for the immediate future.
-- Five and Ten of Wands: Conflict, stress and burnout.
-- Five and Seven of Pentacles: Worry about lack of resources and not seeing results of your efforts.
-- Five and Eight of Swords: Competition or feeling a lack of control, manipulation and secretive communications.
-- Hanged Man: Being in limbo, letting go or lack of progress.
-- The Devil: Feeling trapped or controlled by forces greater than yourself.
Stephanie Gailing combines her knack for astrological insights with her background as a nutrition/wellness consultant, guiding clients towards self-awareness, personal empowerment, and optimal well-being. She’s the author of Planetary... read more