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Career Tarot Reading



The deck is shuffled and your tarot cards are dealt on the table, face down.

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When you are prepared, and your query is formulized, please reveal each card by clicking on it, or reveal all cards at once by use of the button appearing below the tarot spread.

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Once revealed, click on a card to learn of its significance, alongside a larger image of the card. You can leaf through different books offering tarot card interpretations by use of the drop-down list, above (the default selection, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, is recommended for the casual querent).

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Ten of Pentacles - reversed


Card position:


The Querent

This card represents your present career situation. These are your strengths and weaknesses in achieving your goals.

Card interpretation:


Description

A man and woman beneath an archway which gives entrance to a house and domain. They are accompanied by a child, who looks curiously at two dogs accosting an ancient personage seated in the foreground. The child's hand is on one of them.

Divinatory Meanings

Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; sometimes gift, dowry, pension.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

Represents house or dwelling, and derives its value from other cards.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

An occasion which may be fortunate or otherwise.


Ten of Pentacles - reversed


Card position:


The Querent

This card represents your present career situation. These are your strengths and weaknesses in achieving your goals.

Card interpretation:


Divinatory Meanings

Ten of Pentacles - House, Dwelling, Habitation, Family.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Gambling, Dissipation, Robbery, Loss.


Ten of Pentacles - reversed


Card position:


The Querent

This card represents your present career situation. These are your strengths and weaknesses in achieving your goals.

Card interpretation:


Tradition

The house and the household, economy, gain, riches, family matters, archives. Building --a castle as well as a hut--vessel, ship, race, posterity. Fortune, game. Reversed it is said to give: Fatality, destiny, opportunity, fate, gratification, dowry, pension. Also decision.

Theory

The element Fire on the house of Taurus, the Second, confirms again the remarkable correctness of tradition, without giving the astrological key to the significance. Naturally this card must have to do with economy, gain, riches, fortune, etc., while Taurus, as the vast field of action in the universe, actually procures that which is called 'opportunity.' The influence of Venus and the Sun on the second house is very favourable for art as well as for monetary matters. So this must be a card of a great artistic value, foretelling success in music and painting and an immense love of the beautiful. It indicates possession without drawback or danger, domains, land, estates, but more the 'possession' than the 'house' as such, and probably this has been more or less mixed up in the past, because one saw a possession consisting in a house, a castle, even a ship, etc. These very intricate constructions themselves, however, cannot be under the rule of the vast and monotonously extensive house of Taurus. The card must stand for banking or insurance house, and favour both trades: banking and insurance. It promises prosperity by means of economy, agriculture, perhaps art-dealing. Further every collective possession.

Conclusion

Fortune, riches, favourable chance in monetary matters, economy, agriculture, art, specially music and painting, may give a beautiful voice, advantage in worldly affairs, possessions, specially domains, land, property; banking, insurance, art-dealing. In weak cases the card may indicate laziness, idleness, dull luxury and the degenerating influence of an existence without trouble or exertion: it is like full midsummer in human life. There may be some fatality in it. You cannot escape this good ripe fruit of karma, nor the fullness of Nature at its height. The attitude of the wise must be: to enjoy.


The Sun - reversed


Card position:


The Workplace

This card represents your workplace or business, possibly including any bosses, colleagues or subordinates. This is the current business or office dynamic that may affect your career.

Card interpretation:


Divinatory Meanings

Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

The same in a lesser sense.

Inner Symbolism

The naked child mounted on a white horse and displaying a red standard has been mentioned already as the better symbolism connected with this card. It is the destiny of the Supernatural East and the great and holy light which goes before the endless procession of humanity, coming out from the walled garden of the sensitive life and passing on the journey home. The card signifies, therefore, the transit from the manifest light of this world, represented by the glorious sun of earth, to the light of the world to come, which goes before aspiration and is typified by the heart of a child.

But the last allusion is again the key to a different form or aspect of the symbolism. The sun is that of consciousness in the spirit - the direct as the antithesis of the reflected light. The characteristic type of humanity has become a little child therein--a child in the sense of simplicity and innocence in the sense of wisdom. In that simplicity, he bears the seal of Nature and of Art; in that innocence, he signifies the restored world. When the self-knowing spirit has dawned in the consciousness above the natural mind, that mind in its renewal leads forth the animal nature in a state of perfect conformity.

Description

19. The Sun. The luminary is distinguished in older cards by chief rays that are waved and salient alternately and by secondary salient rays. It appears to shed its influence on earth not only by light and heat, but--like the moon--by drops of dew. Court de Gebelin termed these tears of gold and of pearl, just as he identified the lunar dew with the tears of Isis. Beneath the dog-star there is a wall suggesting an enclosure-as it might be, a walled garden-wherein are two children, either naked or lightly clothed, facing a water, and gambolling, or running hand in hand. Éliphas Lévi says that these are sometimes replaced by a spinner unwinding destinies, and otherwise by a much better symbol-a naked child mounted on a white horse and displaying a scarlet standard.


The Sun - reversed


Card position:


The Workplace

This card represents your workplace or business, possibly including any bosses, colleagues or subordinates. This is the current business or office dynamic that may affect your career.

Card interpretation:


Divinatory Meanings

The Sun - Happiness, Content, Joy.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

These in a minor degree.

Symbolism of the Keys

The Sun - The Sun sending down his rays upon two children, who suggest the sign Gemini. (Behind them is a low wall.) It signifies Earthly Happiness.


The Sun - reversed


Card position:


The Workplace

This card represents your workplace or business, possibly including any bosses, colleagues or subordinates. This is the current business or office dynamic that may affect your career.

Card interpretation:


Description and Meaning

"The walls indicate, that we are still in the visible, or material world." (Papus) This relates to the picture which shows a child on horseback--or two children as in the older editions of the card--playing beneath the bright Sun and evidently within a walled enclosure. So far so good: we are and we remain in this world. And for the rest the Sun is the Sun and this card means everything that astrology can tell about the Sun, in every respect and on all planes. It means the positive or masculine elements in general, the power and function of will and concentration, great benefit and mighty protection in spiritual as well as in mundane life and matters. It may signify the father of the querent and high authorities, king, president, ruler, etc. The spiritual centre of man and the centre of importance in everything is indicated by it. Physically it indicates the heart and the solar-plexus.

The protecting power of the Sun is well illustrated by "the hieroglyphic value of the Hebrew letter Quoph, which expresses a sharp weapon, everything that is useful to man, that defends him and makes an effort for him." (Papus).

In a figure laid for divination this card indicates the centre of interest and that which is fixed, certain, assured and under protection.

Astrological Correspondence

The Sun


Five of Pentacles


Card position:


External Forces

This card represents any external forces, operating either on your workplace or on you specifically. This may be an economic factor affecting your sector; any business competitors; work and family issues; perhaps, a career change opportunity.

Card interpretation:


Description

Two mendicants in a snow-storm pass a lighted casement.

Divinatory Meanings

The card foretells material trouble above all, whether in the form illustrated--that is, destitution--or otherwise. For some cartomancists, it is a card of love and lovers-wife, husband, friend, mistress; also concordance, affinities. These alternatives cannot be harmonized.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Disorder, chaos, ruin, discord, profligacy.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

Conquest of fortune by reason.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

Troubles in love.


Five of Pentacles


Card position:


External Forces

This card represents any external forces, operating either on your workplace or on you specifically. This may be an economic factor affecting your sector; any business competitors; work and family issues; perhaps, a career change opportunity.

Card interpretation:


Divinatory Meanings

Five of Pentacles - Lover or Mistress, Love, Sweetness, Affection, Pure and Chaste Love.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Disgraceful Love, Imprudence, License, Profligacy.


Five of Pentacles


Card position:


External Forces

This card represents any external forces, operating either on your workplace or on you specifically. This may be an economic factor affecting your sector; any business competitors; work and family issues; perhaps, a career change opportunity.

Card interpretation:


Tradition

Lover, mistress, also husband and wife, friend, beloved person. Accord, convenience, well-being, affinity. Reversed they give: Bad conduct, ruin even, confusion, disorder, discord, dissipation, chaos, profligacy. Mr. Waite says: "It foretells material trouble above all."

Theory

The latter saying of Mr. Waite is probably correct in any case, but we do not agree that the different renderings "cannot be harmonised." The Fire of the heart on the Ninth house, that of Sagittarius, explains them all without difficulty. It is the emanation of love, which makes practically the lover and the mistress, e.g. husband and wife, when regularised by civil law, and friends, when between persons of the same sex, sympathy and popularity, enthusiasm, hopefulness, love of travelling, roaming about, which in weaker cases easily leads to Bohemian habits, carelessness, disorder and so on. Society will call this in many cases bad conduct, and find much to criticise. That the expansive nature indicated by this card causes 'material troubles above all,' is evident, because it means that more is given out than received, which in matters of this material world does in fact bring troubles. But of a sort that may be easily forgiven, and helped, if not carried too far.

Conclusion

Emanation, expansion, love-making and the consequences: lover, mistress, husband, wife, friend; sympathy, popularity, enthusiasm, hopefulness, well-being, affinity. Expenses, material troubles, and in weak cases: disorder, vagrancy, roaming about without aim, waywardness, bad conduct, profligacy, confusion, etc. It is sure to indicate love outside the lines of a legal marriage. Strong individualism, which however is probably ruled by a strong will and a good heart. Brilliancy, but sometimes lack of the sense of responsibility. Travelling or emigration will do much good.