I’m feeling a bit silly today, and it’s time for another Tarot Tuesday blog, so I’ll be using The Gummy Bear Tarot for our reading today. Just because my heart is light and airy doesn’t mean that the reading or the messages are shallow, though! I think sometimes it’s actually easier to read and to access information when our mood is elevated!
As a reminder, here’s a picture of what The Gummy Bear Tarot looks like:
I really do love the simplicity of this deck–I think it makes for a very straightforward reading style! So, let’s get right to the reading for today!
This question comes from Jen, who writes about her dad:
“Could you advise as to what would be the best for him? Stay in the current company taking other responsibilities at the expense of the political climate, or retire and knock on other doors,find another job and possibly leave Venezuela?”
This is the perfect type of question for a Two Choices Reading. In this, I will throw 3 cards for each choice presented for Jen’s dad. The first 3 cards in the top row will focus on the energy of Jen’s dad staying in his current job, and the second 3 cards in the bottom row will highlight the energies of Dad retiring and possibly finding other work. To accomplish this, it’s important to set the intention before the reading begins that this is the layout I will be using and what I expect the Universe to tell me about these two options.
After setting this intention, shuffling and cutting the cards, here are the ones that appeared for Jen’s dad:
The 2 of Swords jumped right out of the deck as I shuffled. This decision is very important for Jen’s father, and he needs to be decisive and swift in making up his mind. Looking backwards once the decision is made won’t pay off in any way, so having all the information before deciding is the best approach.
The top row of cards (the energy surrounding the current job): Major Arcana The World, Page of Cups, Two of Pentacles–and I added another card, Ace of Cups, for clarity.
The bottom row of cards (retirement and possibilities stemming from it): Major Arcana The Tower, Three of Wands, Knight of Cups, and the clarity card Queen of Wands.
The first row of cards concerning the job that Jen’s dad currently has actually seem pretty positive to me. The World card be seen as an ending card because it’s the last of the Majors, but I don’t have that feeling here. To me, it’s more of a silver platter reminder–that there are many good things about this job to look at and enjoy. The Page of Cups indicates a creative matter coming up for Dad at this job, and although he may be surprised by it, the project will be a positive one that will help him to feel needed and valued. The 2 of Pentacles does indicate a need for Dad to pay closer attention in the future to his finances. It’s really important for him to be planning for retirement and really socking away what he can so that he doesn’t feel compelled to stay in a job when he’d rather be doing something else. The clarification card, The Ace of Cups, indicates creative and emotional fulfillment. Even though the political climate of Dad’s job might not always be ideal, it seems that right now and in the future, it will remain a good place for him to work, and the environment will be satisfying.
The second row of cards begins with Major Arcana The Tower, indicating that retirement now would indeed shake up Dad’s world and may cause some chaotic energy to enter his life. My feeling is that worry would surpass any amount of joy that Dad might receive from taking this action now. The 3 of Wands does indicate that he would be able to find some project that would help to sustain him both creatively and emotionally (indicated by the Knight of Cups), but the chaos energy of The Tower still overshadows that. The Queen of Wands indicates a feminine energy that may be helpful to Dad in procuring a new job, but to her, there is no sense of urgency or need. My feeling is that Dad can find other work if he retires from his current company, but it may take longer than he wants, and he may have to expend a lot of energy to get a new position.
Jen, I hope this reading helps to bring some clarity to your dad’s situation. Thank you for submitting your question, and I wish your dad the best of luck!
Today is the birthday of my dear friend Kimmie, who passed into Spirit way too soon a couple of years ago. I still miss her throaty laugh and her loving, encouraging ways. I know she’s well and happy on the Other Side, though, so Kimmie, enjoy your special day!
Today is a special day for another reason, which is why I’m sticking to just one Tarot reading. Nineteen years ago, my handsome, wonderful husband and I made a commitment to each other, vowing to spend our lives together as a married couple. Nothing in the world makes me prouder than being able to say I’ve been married for 19 years (we’ve actually been together for 24). I’m going off now to spend the rest of my time (until I teach my Tarot class tonight, that is) with him. Chocolate and champagne await.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog today, and I’ll see you again very soon.
May love rule your heart, this day and always.