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Career Tarot Reading



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

Reveal the cards

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.

Decipher the cards

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).

Advanced options

The advanced cartomancer can draw additional cards to further clarify the tarot reading, by clicking on the Show Deck button, appearing below the tarot spread, and dragging a card away from the deck. Once dropped, the card can be moved again to a different position.

Good luck on your tarot reading.


Page 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 youthful figure, looking intently at the pentacle which hovers over his raised hands. He moves slowly, insensible of that which is about him.

Divinatory Meanings

Application, study, scholarship, reflection another reading says news, messages and the bringer thereof; also rule, management.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Prodigality, dissipation, liberality, luxury; unfavourable news.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

A dark youth; a young officer or soldier; a child.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

Sometimes degradation and sometimes pillage.


Page 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

Knave of Pentacles - A dark Youth, Economy, Order, Rule, Management.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Prodigality, Profusion, Waste, Dissipation.


Page 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

Dark young man, disciple, student, speculator, commercial man. Application, scholarship, study, reflexion, meditation, occupation, rule, management, news, message and the messenger himself. The reverse meanings are here for once even given as favourable for the greater part: Profession, luxury, sumptuousness, breadth, abundance, magnificence, liberality, generosity, well-doing. Also the crowd, multitude. Degradation, dissipation.

Theory

The Page, always more or less of a messenger, in this case of fiery nature, on the Seventh house, as well as on the Third. The latter house is that of the disciple and the message; so here the traditional rendering is again quite correct. The seventh house explains everything that is said about application, occupation, profession, liberality, etc., this being the house of Libra, of relation. We may add, that the card will indicate a proposal of marriage, courting, love-making, but in a gentle, sometimes a poetical or platonic way, not without ardour however. It has also to do with all sorts of honourable offices and denominations and may indicate any official person in the civil service and commerce, a stationer, bookseller or editor, bookkeeper or director, appointed by the owner or patron.

Conclusion

Disciple, student, messenger, and the message, good and favourable news; a newsagent; honourable denomination, commission, news about a position or relation, contract or profession. Liberal conduct of people towards the querent. A director, directing manager, bookkeeper, assistant. Editor, bookseller. Honourable mention. Agreeable conditions in general. Application, study, reflexion, arrangement, occupation, well-doing, goodness. May denote a meeting, a committee or a board of directors.


Ace of Cups - 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

The waters are beneath, and thereon are water-lilies; the hand issues from the cloud, holding in its palm the cup, from which four streams are pouring; a dove, bearing in its bill a cross-marked Host, descends to place the Wafer in the Cup; the dew of water is falling on all sides. It is an intimation of that which may lie behind the Lesser Arcana.

Divinatory Meanings

House of the true heart, joy, content, abode, nourishment, abundance, fertility; Holy Table, felicity hereof.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

House of the false heart, mutation, instability, revolution.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

Inflexible will, unalterable law.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

Unexpected change of position.


Ace of Cups - 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

Ace of Cups - Feasting, Banquet, Good Cheer.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Change, Novelty, Metamorphosis, Inconstancy.


Ace of Cups - 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:


Tradition

Table, first as the symbol of the bearer of food, alimentation, etc., then also as 'table of the law'; catalogue, tabulation; the Holy Table. Meal, feast, gala, and invitation for the same. Hotel, restaurant, etc. Picture, painting, image, description. Production, fertility, abundance. Stability, fixity, constancy, etc. Reversed: Mutation, change, transmutation, inconstancy, etc. Buying and selling. Metamorphosis, reversal, revolution, translation, interpretation. Another version says: "House of the true heart, joy, contentment . . ." (Waite) Reversed: "House of the false heart . . ."

Theory

The Cups, representing the element of Water, Jovian and lunar by nature, start their cycle on the Ninth house, the house of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, the lawgiver. The element Water has its two polar effects in the soul, so we need not look for particular 'weak cases' to demonstrate a more or less benefic and malific effect at the same time. The house of Sagittarius, however, does not bring much evil to the soul and is generally uplifting, inviting, pushing towards progress and development, journeying and hospitable reception of strangers. There is little or no stability or fixity in it, but on the contrary always a good deal of 'mutation'; also the magic power of the true transmutation. Further we find a tendency to teach, to translate, guide, interpret. It may, too, lead to extravagance as regards dissipation or at least spending. There is sanction or even holiness in it, inspiration, idealism. The latter, of course, may lead to more or less well-directed actions.

Conclusion

Sanction, permission, inspiration, idealism, enthusiasm, blessing. May denote a leader, teacher, guide or any influence of this nature. Legislation, direction, instruction; hospitality and sympathetic reception. Driving, hunting, travelling; planning for the future. Invitation, convocation, appeal. Mutation and transmutation. Translation and interpretation.


Page of Swords - reversed


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

A lithe, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands, while in the act of swift walking. He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly. He is alert and lithe, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment.

Divinatory Meanings

Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

More evil side of these qualities; what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

An indiscreet person will pry into the Querent's secrets.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

Astonishing news.


Page of Swords - reversed


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

Knave of Swords - A Spy, Overlooking, Authority.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

That which is unforeseen, Vigilance, Support.


Page of Swords - reversed


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

Overseer, artist, learned man, spy, indiscreet person, who will eventually "pry into the querent's secrets." Secret service, vigilance, examination, calculation, speculation. A note, observation, remark. Reversed: "The more evil side of those qualities" (Waite); the unforeseen sudden, surprising; improvisation. Acting or speaking without due preparation.

Theory

The Martian and Saturnian element on the Third house and on the Eleventh. It is very remarkable, that the first series of meanings in this case hint at the third house, while the so-called reversed meanings bear all the characteristics of the Uranian eleventh house: suddenness, surprise, etc. This element on the house of Air, Gemini and Aquarius, must, of course, denote either intellectual facts or concrete results of intelligence. The latter may be called 'proof' or 'outcome' or exact knowledge. The knowledge of facts may be the fruit of an elementary school curriculum, of journalism, of spying, etc. But it is justly indicated by tradition, that the Martian and Saturnian Gemini-man is a specialist in unlawful knowledge or in knowledge gathered at the cost of much trouble and effort; so it may be also knowledge gathered later in life, university extension. Exact intellectual results may appear as: remarks, observations, notes, etc. When put in the negative there may be investigation, examination, etc. All these are truly the effects of Gemini. There are, moreover, the personalities representing the facts. On account of the eleventh house we shall have to note the same sort of results but more or less reciprocal and sudden, whereas Uranus, lord of this house, accelerates the energy of Mars in this element but is apt to destroy the Saturnian vibrations or at least counteract them. It is quite true, therefore, that this card may represent speaking and acting without sufficient preparation and without dogmatic or very formal outlines: improvisation. Tradition was very correct in this. It could not know, that this page, on account of its eleventh house relations, will represent the railway-, tramway- or bus-conductor as well as the constable regulating the traffic, also the warnings of the same.

Conclusion

Results of exact studies, knowledge, note, observation, warning, indication, examination, inspection, investigation; inspector, constable, police-officer, and their orders; spy, detective, examiner. Dilettante, one who will surprise by his daring but is not well prepared in speech or acting., The latter in weak cases. Sudden, rather unexpected, surprising events or effects.