The Fool: I’ve Always Wanted to Live In a Tree House

The card of the day is the FOOL.

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deck used: Morgan Greer tarot

There is no better card that illustrates the desire for freedom, adventure, and a generally spontaneous existence than the Fool. With the clothes on your back, a walking stick, a few lucky charms, and a casual pack – you are ready to hit the road! What’s great about this card is that you can take what appears to be a risk and know that your faith (optimism, innocence) will protect you. Now I know some of you might say, that’s crazy talk (because I know you are no fool), but maybe your leap of faith looks like this:

Are you about to quit your high paying job in favor of pursuing a crazy entrepreneurial dream? Do you want to move to a new city with less than $100 in your pocket? Are you a life-long urban dweller who wants to buy a house in the country?

The appearance of the Fool tells me there is a risk that you really want to take, but only you will know if the risk is worth it. Sometimes you just don’t know until you do it. The advice is to stay positive, keep moving forward (toward your dream), and to ask for help as it is needed along the way.

Taking your trapeze cats on the road? Let’s talk! We would love to hear about the crazy adventure you want to take in the comments section below.

 

5 of Wands: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

The card of the day is the 5 OF WANDS.

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deck used: Dreaming Way tarot

Can’t we all just get along? Are you with me or against me? The walls have ears.

Some people you work with will never recognize or acknowledge your effort or achievements. So be it. You know you are working hard, so just continue to put your best foot forward and be as civil as you can be when you are working with others as part of a team. If you work with someone who likes to talk smack about other team members, do not engage in the gossip (even if you have something to contribute). It’s good to land somewhere in the middle, Switzerland.

My advice is to: Smile, know when to stay silent, and hold your head up high.

Be sure to document all of your project achievements by making sure your portfolio, resume, and list of recommendations are all up to date. Maybe you need to let your manager know what a good job you’ve been doing ( if that person doesn’t already know). Take comfort in the fact that at least you have the skills to handle your piece of the puzzle, even if others do not.