RDG 02: Am I Currently On Earth?


10 of Pentacles

Rider-Waite Empress


Going into the new year, 2021, I am concerned and worried about my finances, and in need of some career guidance…

2020 has been a rough year for everyone. When the COVID-19 restrictions took hold, the restaurant I was working at was forced to shut down. Thank God for the stimulus check and that I was eligible to receive unemployment benefits. I was also able to receive some financial aid from the National Restaurant Association. These funds allowed me to pay my bills while on furlough. Like the majority of service industry workers, I was now on a ‘stay-cation,’ spending most days at home during the lockdown. Not knowing when things would get back to normal got a lot of people worried, and their anxiety began to rise – but for me personally, I was actually looking at this situation as a blessing.

Being out of work these past few months has given me time to think about what I really want to do with my life. I know that I could always go back to being a Server in a restaurant if I had to, but I’d really rather not. I am soul searching right now and trying to find what is best for me and my happiness. I sense that there is something more fulfilling for me to do career-wise, though I have yet to pinpoint and figure it out.

I am looking for some direction and guidance on which step to take next. The COVID window of opportunity is closing (hopefully), and I don’t have much time to waste on ideas that will fizzle out or not stick – and I’m feeling bit stuck…

I want to know what career I should pursue. And will this career path bring me financial security? Or do you think that I should take my head out of the clouds, come down to earth, and simply return to my Server job once the restaurant re-opens?

Thanks. I appreciate any advice that you may have!
-Cherie T


Let me explain each card I drew in full detail as it pertains to this reading. Divination is like an onion with its many layers, and as I describe and reveal each one, your mind, like the onion, will open up, expand, and the dots will connect. Hopefully, you will experience a slight shift in awareness of your own behavior. By the end of this reading, you will be opened, elevated, and able to see the big picture, leading you to a better understanding of what exactly it is you need to do in order to move forward in your life…

10 of Pentacles = ‘the lord of wealth;’ ‘manifestation’ card

Empress = about to give birth to a new creation

10 of Pentacles = Action Card

I first drew the 10 of Pentacles card. The 10 of Pentacles is a powerful and very unique card. Astrologically it is Mercury in Virgo, and deemed ‘the lord of wealth’, for which both accounts allude to the concept of manifesting prosperity and abundance. The 10 of Pentacles in this way can be considered an ‘action’ card.

Similar to the ‘action’ cards is the popular card game UNO where there are the ‘DRAW TWO’, ‘SKIP’, and ‘REVERSE’ cards, and which serve a particular purpose. The 10 of Pentacles therefore, is a ‘manifestation’ card. Thus when a tarot reader divines it, they must draw one more card to see the specific details of what will soon manifest in the querent’s life.    

Empress is Drawn…

The Empress is pulled and we see here that in these cards, the Empress, like Binah, is about to give birth to a new creation. You should act on your inspiration, especially if this idea has had time to develop and grow in your mind. Your reading could refer to your applying for that dream job; the one that you feel unqualified for. Now is the time to act and to stop waiting. The only thing holding you back now from your prosperity is you.

Is there a particular thing for which you are passionate and don’t tell everyone about, perhaps only your closest friends? Something you have always done since childhood that makes you happy? It is this type of thing that you need to share with the world. Whatever it is that brings you happiness is sure to bring someone else happiness as well; no matter how silly or lame it might seem. You may think to yourself that there is no way to make money from it – there isn’t a large enough audience. But you will find that the better the niche, the better chance you have of making a profit. It is now time to remove all doubt and let go of any worries you may have about the future outcome. It is prime time to act and give birth to your “child,” which can refer to a business venture you may have been brainstorming, as well as some niche hobby that you rarely share with anyone.

Rider-Waite 10 of Pentacles

Rider-Waite Empress

All you need to do now is take the first step – with a little effort you will soon attract the prosperity you seek, and be blessed with a brighter and more financially secure new year. Just know that you will be successful at whatever you set out to do – you will reap what you sow. Is this the nudge you needed to gain enough confidence to begin your side-hustle?

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