Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Career Questions: Part Four

Continuing this series of posts looking at career questions through the lens of Lenormand cards and combinations, this week it's the turn of the Tower through the Heart.

The Tower

Associated with institutions and authority, this card suggests strong leadership qualities.  It may also point to a career in an institutional setting, such as a hospital or hospice (with the Coffin).  With the Book, a career as an academic is suggested, while adding in the Child we might have a schoolteacher, or headmaster/mistress.  The Tower with the Child alone points more to children's services, while adding in the Coffin could suggest an orphanage or children's hospital.

In terms of services to corporations, rather than from them, the Tower with the Birds might be read as a work psychologist, while the Tower with the Fox would be more like a business coach.  Combining the Tower, Meadow (Park) and Flowers, suggests a corporate events organiser or a career in corporate hospitality.

The Meadow (Garden/Park)

On its own, the Meadow suggests someone sociable or community-minded.  Combined with the Flowers, we could have a social beauty, someone who makes a living from being in the public eye, like a D-list celebrity.  On the other hand, the diplomatic aspect of the Flowers combined with the Meadow and the Ship could point to a position in the diplomatic services, or perhaps more prosaically hosting events for tourists.

The Meadow with the Tower returns us to institutions, in the form of social services.  Adding in the Stars we might have someone who is the public face of a company on social media, as well as spreading the company message more generally. 

Combining the Meadow with the Bear highlights the hospitality side of the card, as well as pointing to someone who manages community resources.  It could also suggest someone who works for Weight Watchers or a similar public diet system (more so if combined with the Fox as someone independent or who has helpful skills to contribute).

The Mountain

In terms of job skills, a Mountain person is certainly determined and able to persevere, as well as standing firm in their position.  Indomitable would be a good word for the attitude a Mountain person has.  As a team player, though, others may see them as being the killjoy who always comes up with objections to any idea.  However, solving these problems in the early stages of a project can be very valuable, and make it far better in the long run.

The Mountain with the Paths could suggest someone who comes up with different ways around problems, especially if combined with the Key.  On a completely different tack, it could also point to a mountain walking guide!

The Mountain with the Scythe indicates someone who can cut through obstacles, anything from a sewage technician to a more general 'fixer' :)

The Paths

As a card of choices, and of following your life's path, this card indicates someone decisive, and/or who sees the options and opportunities in every situation.  Especially with the Key it indicates problem-solving, and with the Flowers, doing so creatively.

At a simple level, this card can indicate going for a walk, and making choices, so it could be a walking guide.  Combined with the Ship, it might be a tourist guide.  At a more profound level, it suggests someone who helps others find options.  Combined with the Birds, it would suggest a life coach, and adding in the Stars to the combination could represent a personal development coach.

Combined with the Fish, we see someone who makes or advises on financial decisions, such as a financial advisor.  This would be highlighted with the Letter card for a financial accounts advisor, or with the Book for someone who is involved more with high level strategic financial decisions and information.

The Mice

Following the post about a month back that looked at some of the positives of "negative" cards, one thing that comes to mind here is working as a preacher or deacon - someone who chooses to be "poor as a church mouse" as part of their ministry.  On the other hand, combined with the Meadow and the Fish, we might see a televangelist, the very opposite, but showing a "poor" face!

The Mice are often seen as thieves, and while not many people may admit to wanting to be a career criminal, they certainly exist.  And other professions may have an edge of this energy, taking from Peter to give to Paul.  Tax collectors (combined with the Fish and the Letter, perhaps) may not see themselves in this light, but others might...

The Heart

As a card of emotion, this is not one that straight away yells "work".  However, in combination, there are many professions around relationships and sentiment.  For example, a Hallmark card artist might be seen in the combination of the Heart and the Flowers.  Or a relationship counsellor in the Heart with the Birds.  Someone who manages an online dating site might be represented by the Heart with the Bear and the Stars, while the Stars, Heart and Letter could indicate a relationship horoscope writer.

In terms of strengths, this would indicate someone who is good at sensing the emotion within the workplace.  If they have some managerial skills to add to this (the Bear), they would make a very sensitive boss who listens to what people really want, getting the best from their team. 

Do you have any particular job associations to any of these cards, or any special combinations?  I'd love to hear your take on them!

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