Bright Blessings, Witches and Witchlets! In another installment of our Tarot Spread Series, we’re talking all about career and financial spreads. We’ll be focusing on what constitutes a career or financial spread and different ones you can try out and add to your practice. Let’s dive in!
WHAT IS A CAREER/FINANCIAL TAROT SPREAD?
A career/financial spread can aid those looking for clarification concerning:
- Taking a closer look at your work self
- Searching for a new job
- Understanding where your current career is going
- Career goals
- Current money mindset
- Financial plans
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A TAROT READING
So how do you do a career or financial spread? First, let’s go over a few suggestions to yield the best possible results when reading the Tarot.
- Breathe. Take a minute or two and perform some deep breathing exercises. This has been shown to decrease stress, which in turn allows you to really tune into your body. Sink into yourself and become present in the moment.
- Cleanse your deck. This will lead to clear answers from the cards. You can do it in any way you prefer, from knocking to smoke, crystals, or sounds to moonlight or sunlight, or visualization.
- Choose the spread you want to do. There are a lot of career/financial-oriented spreads out there that address a multitude of situations, problems, and questions you may have. It’s important to choose the best one that will match with the type of guidance you are seeking.
DIFFERENT CAREER/FINANCIAL TAROT SPREADS
The following list of Tarot spreads is meant as a source of inspiration. While this list is not exhaustive, it does offer some ideas for career/financial spreads you might want to try. You may even find yourself coming up with your own spreads. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
-Stay or Leave Current Job | New Opportunity | Advice
-Current Financial Situation | Obstacles | Plan of Action
-Cause of Financial Burden | Obstacles | Where You’ll Find Help
-Your Money Mindset | Who Can Help | What to Focus On
-Passion | Skills | How to Combine Them | How to Move Forward
-What Are You Doing Wrong | What Are You Doing Right | What To Do Next
-Financial Challenge | Financial Strength | Where You’ll Find Abundance
-Who Is Helping You | Who Is Hindering You | Future Path
POSITIVE CARDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN CAREER/FINANCIAL SPREADS
As Tarot spreads are just one facet of career and financial readings, knowing the key cards to look for and their (typical) meanings is just as important. Remember that the Tarot is always open to intuitive interpretation and what one reader sees, another will not. The following corresponds to cards in the upright position.
MAJOR ARCANA CAREER CARDS
-Emperor IV: suggests a position of authority and you’ll be respected
-The Chariot VII: signals taking the reins, gaining control, responsibility, management
MINOR ARCANA CAREER CARDS
-Ace of Pentacles: new opportunities, new job, promotion or pay raise
-Three of Pentacles: teamwork and collaboration, expert, mentor
-Eight of Pentacles: skill development, training and education to benefit your career
-Ten of Pentacles: signals great accomplishment and success, stability and certainty
-Two of Cups: points to a business deal or an employment contract
-Two of Wands: career planning, further education or overseas travel to pursue your career
-Six of Wands: success and public recognition for your work
-Eight of Wands: travel for business, rapid change in career opportunities
DETRIMENTAL CARDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN CAREER/FINANCIAL SPREADS
Just as much as there are cards that point to easy sailing, there are cards that indicate a storm is brewing on the horizon. Again, interpretation is the name of the game here; but the following is to offer some insight into common cards that are typically read as blockages in career and financial spreads. The following corresponds to cards in the upright position.
MAJOR ARCANA CAREER BLOCKAGE CARDS
-The Devil XV: points to toxic work environments or toxic co-workers
-The Tower XVI: signifies a sudden change in career foundations
MINOR ARCANA CAREER BLOCKAGE CARDS
-Five of Pentacles: being boxed out of your job, financial failure
-Ten of Swords: bottoming out, hitting a wall, complete burnout at the job
As you can see, career and financial Tarot spreads can offer a lot of insight into a myriad of challenges you may be seeking guidance for. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these spreads or if you have your own you like to use in your practice. As always, Bright Blessings and Happy Crafting!