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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.

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.


Queen of Wands - 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

The Wands throughout this suit are always in leaf, as it is a suit of life and animation. Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen's personality corresponds to that of the King, but is more magnetic.

Divinatory Meanings

A dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honourable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed towards him; if a woman, she is interested in the Querent. Also, love of money, or a certain success in business.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Good, economical, obliging, serviceable. Signifies also--but in certain positions and in the neighbourhood of other cards tending in such directions--opposition, jealousy, even deceit and infidelity.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

A good harvest, which may be taken in several senses.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

Goodwill towards the Querent, but without the opportunity to exercise it.


Queen of Wands - 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

Queen of Sceptres - Woman living in the country, Lady of the Manor, Love of Money, Avarice, Usury.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

A good a virtuous Woman, but strict and economical, Obstacles, Resistance, Opposition.


Queen of Wands - 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

Country woman, honest, economical woman, honourable and loving, virtuous, chaste, good and inclined to be friendly and interest herself in the querent. The card may also indicate love of money, economy and gifts.

Theory

Queen of Air on the Second house of economy, money, country life and art. Some of the traditional renderings certify this remarkably well. Now what does a queen in general mean? In divination a woman simply, but in general, as the king is the head of the hierarchy or suit as the spiritual synthesis and masculine representative, so the queen may be said to be the material synthesis and the chief female representative. So the queen of wands must be, apart from all personality, the representative of banking, exchange, agriculture and of the arts in general, painting, music and dancing in particular. In Waite's picture of this card, a cat is seen before the feet of this queen: a remarkable indication of the house in which, as astrology teaches, the moon is exalted. It indicates rightly, that in weak cases there may be some falsehood in the nature of persons indicated by it. Cajolery, but apt to turn into peevishness. Taurus-people are generally good-humoured and good-natured, patient, benefic for their surroundings in material things, but also desirous of luxury and possessions, wealth, riches.

Conclusion

A woman of economical habits, wealthy or desiring wealth, steadily resolved to get at riches, certainly not 'cheap'; more or less artistic, may be a painter, dancer or musician; she is faithful, but may be subject to moods and changes of taste. Honesty may be certified, but not without a certain amount of egotism, e.g. materialism. She is very passive and cool, phlegmatic and not easily to be roused to passion, if ever. This of course makes the impression of 'chaste.' There is, however, a solid sort of sensuality. In strong cases there is real virtue. Banking, agriculture, art, capital, money. The latter more to be seen as 'money-matters' than as 'ready money,' and rather papers of value, shares, bonds, banknotes, than coined money.


Five of Swords - 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

A disdainful man looks after two retreating and dejected figures. Their swords lie upon the ground. He carries two others on his left shoulder, and a third sword is in his right hand, point to earth. He is the master in possession of the field.

Divinatory Meanings

Degradation, destruction, revocation, infamy, dishonour, loss, with the variants and analogues of these.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

The same; burial and obsequies.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

An attack on the fortune of the Querent.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

A sign of sorrow and mourning.


Five of Swords - 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

Five of Swords - Mourning, Sadness, Affliction.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Losses Trouble (same signification, whether reversed or not).


Five of Swords - 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

Loss, dishonour, degradation, defeat, ruin, reversal of fortune, diminution, wronging, bad luck, destruction, etc. Reversed: Much the same, burial, obsequies. It is also said to represent a thief and theft, corruption, seduction, plague, and all that is hideous and horrible.

Theory

The element of Earth with its influence of Mars and Saturn on the Fifth house, ruling the heart, cannot be very 'favourable' in the ordinary sense of the word and is certain to lead to a feeling of being wronged by the world, an inner bitterness and impotence, which hinders enterprise and business; so these will suffer. And the heart itself, being of precisely the opposite nature, will suffer and find things awkward, horrible, hideous, etc. In the same way this card must indicate affliction of honour, which is ruled by the Sun. Moreover, as "from the heart are the issues of life," the card may indicate vice and a bad use of the inner or spiritual forces. Still there is another possibility, and this is given by Mr. Waite when he says that this card's image signifies a man who "is master of the field." So he may be if the inner force is great enough to conquer the afflictions which assail him. In other words, it need not be a card of absolute defeat, for there may very well be a good result, but nevertheless it denotes serious difficulty and a critical moment or period in life, in which the querent or some one to whom it relates will be threatened with the above-mentioned sad effects.

Conclusion

Affliction, crisis, morose disposition, bitterness, impotence, lack of self-respect, or self-confidence; it may be that self-confidence is ascertained by some struggle or conflict; difficulties, which after all may prove very useful but necessitate much self-discipline. In the same way discipline of children is necessary. Enterprise or expansion is impossible or not advisable. Things indicated by this card may indeed be bad-looking or unpromising. There will be a question of a loss in most cases.


Ace of Swords


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 hand issues from a cloud, grasping a sword, the point of which is encircled by a crown.

Divinatory Meanings

Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest, triumph of force. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the sphere of fortune-telling.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

The same, but the results are disastrous; another account says--conception, childbirth, augmentation, multiplicity.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

Great prosperity or great misery.

Additional Meanings - Reversed

Marriage broken off, for a woman, through her own imprudence.


Ace of Swords


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

Ace of Swords - Triumph, Fecundity, Fertility, Prosperity.

Divinatory Meanings - Reversed

Embarrassment, Foolish and Hopeless Love, Obstacle, Hindrance.


Ace of Swords


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

The extreme or excessive, triumph, force. "It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred." (Waite) Vehemence, fury, etc. Limits, extremity, frontier, confinement. Reversed: Conception, pregnancy, childbirth, fructification, production, enlarging, augmentation.

Theory

This is the first step of the element of Earth, coming on the First house or ascendant. Of course this has to do with a beginning, a strong outpouring of force, an impulse, and a material one too. Positive activity on the material plane is typically masculine, and this is a very masculine card, perhaps the most of all. There is no negotiation possible with it. It is emphatically 'yes' or 'no.' One of the primary expressions of the masculine is fructification, and the male action is indicated by this card. For the same reason it means germ, seed. And its natural consequence is conception and childbirth, the ace indicating here also the ascendant. In everything this card means the actual beginning in material execution, which at the same time may cut short something else. It may mean decapitation, or any justiciary execution. It signifies of course a decision, the end of uncertainty or twilight. It is a fresh starting point in matter: 'alea jacta est.' And so it may as well mean a strong demand, an appeal. There is courage in it and firm initiative. It may cause pain and affliction, but annihilates doubt, the greatest torture.

Conclusion

Initiative, force, masculine activity, seed, germ, commencement in matter, decision, starting point, emphasis; fructification. Execution, affliction, pain, but annihilation of doubt and uncertainty. Courage, firmness, integrity. May denote great passion or intense enmity. Fury, vehemence.