Being a Tarot reader, you think I would have learned to really listen to my intuition long ago. Well, I sure have now. I have never had any problem hearing my intuition, but I have learned the hard way what happens when you ignore it because of fear or conventional thinking.
Listen to your gut!
A few months ago, I took a day job that I absolutely knew wasn’t right for me. I did this because I was afraid of not having a salaried job, benefits, regular income. I have never really enjoyed working in an office environment, but when I was in between contracts and this opportunity came up, I was too scared to not take it. I pulled a card to get some insight, and got the Four of Cups. I was being offered something that I was completely ambivalent, or even hostile, towards. When my future boss called me to offer the job, I was filled with dread, but still I took it! Crazy, right? Anyways, the job turned out to be even more of a nightmare than I anticipated, but it gave me the kick I needed to make a change. Before the three month mark I got myself out of there and I’m now sitting happily in my fortress of solitude at home, blissfully playing the Hermit with my cards, working on my Tarot business.
I know that I’m really sensitive to my environment, and to the emotions of people around me. At that job, I was surrounded by a cloud of negativity and the effect that it had on my mental and physical health shocked me. On top of that I felt like an idiot for not listening to my inner voice, which was practically screaming at me to run away! All this being said, I am grateful for that experience. I have felt a real shift in myself, and a complete readiness for change. And I feel excited about the future, about following a vocation that I love and can make a contribution to the happiness of others.
During my unfortunate incarceration, I had the Nine of Pentacles sitting on my desk to inspire me. This lovely card contained two main points that called to me – independence and serenity. Now, I am reading Tarot to bring me satisfying results from my hard work, a feeling of well-being and time well spent, and hopefully material comfort.
Instead of doing a reading, it can be really helpful to deliberately choose a card to inspire you to action or change. Choose a card that represents who you want to be, or the change you want to make. Meditate on that card, have that card where you can see it all day,wear clothes that reflect the colors in the card, imitate the pose of the figure in the card, create a daily affirmation based on the card, whatever makes it real and powerful for you. This process sure helps to focus intention, and it works for me.