Do You Have the Career Doldrums? Use the Tarot to Find Happiness at Work
Everyone goes through phases when their job gets them down. How do you know if it’s just a phase, though, or if it’s something more serious? When do you ‘put up and shut up,’ and when do you start looking for a change?
If you’re going through this dilemma at the moment, and you have a deck of tarot cards, then you’ve got a powerful tool to help you find insight and guidance to find a new job or take your career to the next level.
If you are looking for work, or you simply feel restless in your current job, take your cards and do a spread to help alleviate the career doldrums. You can use the insight the cards provide to discover if you are on the right path, and point you in the right direction to satisfaction in your career.
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Manifest Your Bliss
The author Joseph Campbell wrote a poem about following your bliss.
“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”
You might think that following your bliss means chasing big dreams of becoming a famous movie star, artist, or musician and that no one could possibly follow their bliss if their career doesn’t soar to these heights.
However, feeling happy in your career has less to do with the external rewards and is more about learning to develop satisfaction with what you’re doing, while striving to do something better.
Using the tarot can help you work out where to direct your goals and your desires so that you’re able to climb the ladder of success in a way that works for you. There’s a place for everyone in this world if you analyze your abilities and strengths from a realistic angle, and then dare to dream big with how you use them.
How to do it
You can manifest your happiness if you ask the tarot to show you your potential. Meditate on what you want out of a career, then draw a tarot card. Make a note of this card, and take the time to really contemplate it.
How does that card make you feel? Are there images you can easily understand and relate to? Is it right side up, or inverted? Inverted cards often show you where there’s work to do, or what obstacles might be in your way.
Draw two more cards, one will indicate your strengths regarding this career path, and one will indicate your challenges. By repeating this exercise and keeping notes of what the tarot tells you, you’ll get a road map to follow that will help you make your career successful.
Seek Out a New Position
If you’re absolutely sure you want to change jobs, or maybe you’re not working at the moment, let the tarot show you where to go next. It can help you find the best areas to look for new opportunities, but it will also assist you in your search.
Use the cards to help you devise a plan of action. There’s a lot of wisdom in the archetypal images, and the suits of the minor arcana, and it could even point to possible locations and situations.
How to do it
Ask the cards where you might find the next opportunity, or what your next boss or supervisor will be like, or what geographical location is pertinent. Draw one card per query, and explore the information that it has to offer. For example, something from the suit of cups might point to a geographic location near the water.
If you inquire about your boss, the King of Pentacles could indicate a self-made entrepreneur or small business owner as your potential next employer. The more familiar you are with your tarot, the more information you’ll find hidden in the images on the cards.
Prepare to Interview Well
You want to make a good first impression, but that’s often hard when you don’t know what the person interviewing you is going to be looking for. The tarot can help you with that.
By doing a tarot layout before you go on your interview, you’ll glean information on things you should emphasize during your meeting, things to avoid, what skills you should highlight about yourself, and even what to wear!
They’ll also bring you information on your interviewer, what they’re looking for in a job candidate, what personality type they’re likely to be, and more. Any information you find out about them before the interview will help you to know just how to present yourself so that you have the best chances of success.
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How to do it
Shuffle and select three cards from your tarot deck. Place them onto the table onto in the order your drew them in a line from left to right, and turn them over one at a time.
The first card represents your strengths going into this interview. Let the second card reflect your challenges and what you need to play down in your meeting. Let the third card reveal how to best present yourself. Now put these cards back into your tarot and shuffle them again and repeat the process.
Draw three more cards. The first card will represent what your interviewer is seeking from their next employee. Let the second card reflect what will turn them off in the interview. Let the third card indicate how well you’re likely to get along.
Remember, though, until you physically walk through that door, this is all just potential. Once you enter each other’s physical space, that’s where possibilities turn into reality!
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Your journey to your ideal career doesn’t end here! While you’re seeking your next position, use the tarot as a weekly companion. Draw a card at the beginning of the week, and let it guide you.
It can give you an indication whether this is the week you’ll finally clinch that deal, or whether you need to keep looking. Consulting the tarot will also help you choose between job offers should two of them come your way simultaneously.
Even after you’ve landed your new job, you can continue to use the tarot to bring you guidance on advancing your career. The possibilities are endless; it just takes a bit of time and some insight into this powerful tool and it can help you along the way to finding happiness and success at work.
You can also find guidance in our daily horoscopes and weekly career forecasts.