Yesterday, Mihira in India asked me to do a Tarot reading for her. She is an aspiring young lawyer, not quite sure right now which direction to take in her career.
Instead of my “default”, the Crowley Thoth deck, this time I opted to use the Liber T Tarot of Stars Eternal, which is a variation of the Thoth and was given me by an associate some time ago (thanks again, DreamBliss!). Mihira kindly allowed me to post her reading on my blog, and promised to give detailed comments here. So stay tuned, folks!
Mihira, here follows your reading:
As you told me, you changed your mind about going back to further education and decided to apply for a job as an attorney. A quick reading I subsequently did suggested that things would develop quite satisfactorily. So I was happy to hear your confirmation soon afterwards, when you had received three (!) offers for employment from corporate law firms. Your query now is which one best to choose. For reasons of discretion, we will simply call them offer 1, offer 2 and offer 3, just like you referred to them briefly in your message to me.
I did a so called “decision spread”, however, I modified it to include three rather than, as usual, only two options. I drew three cards for each option plus a significator representing you in your present situation.
Significator: 9 of Spheres (Collection)
This card is showing a woman (doesn’t she somehow look Indian?) carrying a treasure chest. Three people are making offerings to her! I do think this card speaks for itself…
For offer 1, we first have the Queen of Sceptres. She is dynamic and authoritative, yet far-sighted and adaptable. She could definitely stand for a brilliant female attorney. She is attributed with Aries and Pisces. Which is particularly interesting in light of your Sun in a fire sign and your Moon in Pisces. This suggests that you would gain a lot of respect in that firm, quite likely even find yourself in a leading position sooner or later.
The 3 of Disks (Construction) (sorry, I couldn’t find any picture of it) talks of true achievements, the realization of projects. In light of the previous card, it may not be amiss to assume that your engagement might substantially help advance that firm forward. Mars in Capricorn is linked to persisting effort which surely pays off well here.
The Hierophant could be that very seasoned attorney in charge that you have mentioned to me. I figure he might become a close mentor for you. There is little doubt in my mind that you would learn much in that establishment.
Talking about offer 2, we have the Art card. Employment in that firm would be relaxed and peaceful. You wouldn’t be experiencing that much stress. Your work, overall, would presumably be rather that of a mediator.
We further have the Ace of Cups. Your activity would be accompanied by joy and deep emotional satisfaction. Nice!
However, we have also got 5 of Swords (Fear of Defeat) for offer 2. It looks like there would be insecurity and fear of the future. Could it be that the firm is economically somewhat unstable?
Now to offer 3. We start with the Knight of Spheres (again, I have no digital version available, however, the Thoth equivalent shown below is almost identical). He is one hard labourer! The card shows him looking out on what has been achieved after a day of tough work.
The next card – quite in keeping with the previous one – is the 7 of Spheres (Restriction). So it must be assumed that you would be undergoing a fair amount of hardship and limitation there. Especially as a newbie in the firm, I would imagine. Sorry to say, that must be you lying there in the mud. And, oh my goodness – is the giant boar in the background supposed to be your boss?!
Lest we jump to premature conclusions, the Magus shows us that you would indeed be able to supremely master those challenges – and might come out of them honed to an excellent practitioner!
Well, dear Mihira, as you certainly know, Tarot and I cannot and don’t wish to take the decision away from you. All we can do is to try to foresee what you could expect on each of the possible paths – as far as we can tell!
Personally, I would like best to see you in option 1. Where indeed the Queen of Sceptres (“you”) is standing! That path does look challenging, yet really rewarding, both internally and externally.
Option 2 seems to be the most comfortable one. You could surely draw much gratification from an employment in that firm. However, your position would not appear to be very fortified.
With option 3, better get ready for a tough ride! The underlying theme here seems to be: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! With results of reputable quality, we can assume.
It is your task now to go deep inside yourself to discern the path that is most in tune with your true self – just like the Hermit does, the numerical summary card of this whole spread.
Very best wishes!
Added: A photo of the whole spread.