Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Career Questions: Part Three

In this third post looking at work questions, we'll take a look at cards 13 through 18, from the Child to the Dog.

The Child

The most obvious suggestion here is some kind of work involving children.  Paired with the Tower, we might think of a school, or if we add the Tree, Children's Health Services. Adding the Birds to the Child and Tower could indicate a school psychologist, or adding the Rider (or Birch Rods depending on your 'sport' association) might give us an Occupational Therapist or gym teacher.  The Child with the House could show childcare in the home, your own or that of the child.

Another keyword for the Child is 'new', so this could indicate a new job. In that case, surrounding cards would indicate the arena for this new career.  The Child can also indicate someone who is open and honest, which are strengths in many fields of endeavour.  However, they may not be recommended for lawyers, stock brokers or professional poker players ;)

The Fox

Many readers see the Fox as someone with street smarts, or who works independently.  It could suggest a (sub)contractor.  Paired with the Fish, this could be an accountant; paired with the Letter a freelance copywriter, or independent journalist.

In terms of strengths, as well as street smarts the Fox suggests someone who can sniff out a good deal (paired with the Fish again, perhaps), and who trusts their instincts.

The Bear

Knowing how to make best use of the resources to hand, this card indicates someone with managerial skills.  How these are applied can be suggested by surrounding cards.  With the House, it points to a person who is talented at managing all the chores of the home, reinforcing the "mother" connection.  With the Tower, it is an organisation that is managed, with the Fish money management comes into play. 

The Bear can also be about diet more specifically - managing what we eat.  So, dieticians fit with this card, especially when paired with the Tree.  Other forms of health management could also be indicated - adding the Rider or Birch Rods would be another possible grouping for someone helping with health through exercise.

With its meaning of strength, the Bear can suggest jobs where physical strength is needed - paired with the Storks, for instance, it could be working as a removals specialist.  Teamed with the Coffin and the Tower, we might see someone who needs either strength or organisational skills to manage the heavy-lifting of dealing with people with disabilities in an institutional setting.

The Stars

This card points to different areas that help to clarify our understanding of the world.  It highlights spiritual understanding, standing for psychic abilities, and can also indicate astrology.  As suggested in last week's spell, when paired with the Birds it could be someone who provides spiritual help over the phone, or who passes along those messages to help with healing.

However, the Stars can also move into more scientific and technical arenas, not just astronomy, but map-making (with the Letter), computer programming (with the Man/Lord for the "rational" side), and scientific research (with the Book).

In terms of strengths, the Stars indicates someone who is clear sighted, and who can maintain a degree of detachment.

The Storks

As an indicator of migration, this card could suggest someone who facilitates house moves.  With the Bear as strength, that could be a removal company.  With the Tower, a company who helps with the paperwork and other practicalities and bureaucratic necessities for a big move.

In terms of strengths, the Storks point to someone who is willing and able to change, to progress.  Quite a dynamic personality, yet also flexible.

The Dog

What comes up most easily with the Dog is the idea of someone trustworthy, loyal, a real "company asset" in human form.  In terms of a job, this would be a "job for life", though those seem ever rarer in this day and age.

The Dog can also be "like a dog with a bone", someone who won't let go of something once they've got their teeth into it.  As such, they would make a dedicated researcher (with the Book), an efficient editor (with the Letter), or a great guide (with the Paths).

What other careers do you see in these cards?

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