8 of Pentacles
This is what hiring managers are looking for when interviewing candidates for a position. They want to know if the candidate will be dedicated, devoted, dependable, diligent, and detail-oriented. They want an employee who is not only efficient, but who will also add value to the company. The average work day is 8 hours in length. Perhaps the person who created the 8 hour workday was familiar with Tarot. What is more likely however is that this person picked up on the industrious nature of the number 8.
Knight of Swords
This Court card is about quick, forceful action. The Knight of Swords is unapologetic in his no-holds barred approach, but you can count on him to get the job done. A minor crisis situation arises and someone or something comes to the rescue in the nick of time. A sudden change adds an element of excitement and keeps you on your toes. If someone has been pushing you around it may be time for a quick exit. Blunt communication may be necessary in order to be heard.
10 of Swords
Some things are as bad as they seem. No need to sugar-coat this card. The 10 of Swords can be an indication of hitting rock bottom, total shutdown, and crushing defeat. Sure it can mean that one is overreacting or being melodramatic as many modern-day interpretations say, but more often than not, this card points to total demoralization and degradation. At its best it can simply deal with an irrevocable ending that could entail a little hardship. At its very worst, an actual death–possibly through violence or intense pain and suffering. With the 10 of Swords it may be over and done, but in the distance you can still see the rising Sun. Life goes on.
Knight of Cups
Dare to dream. Use your imagination as a springboard to a creative endeavor. Don’t be too serious and don’t hold on too tight–you could miss out on some promising opportunities as a result. Possibilities increase when you are one with the Flow. When it comes to inspiration, be malleable like a lump of clay. At this point, nothing is set in stone. Be whimsical and allow the artist within you to flourish. In terms of quantum physics, the Knight of Cups is the wave that leads to the particle.
King of Wands
This man has a natural knack for leadership. He has made a name for himself. He is wise, yet he maintains a youthful guise. He takes risks where others cower in fear. This is a man who refuses to be led. He’s a professional, but he also has some street cred. He remains in the driver’s seat at all times, but he’ll let you ride shotgun if he deems you’re an agreeable one. And the “one” may only be of the moment as he’s quick to lose interest as soon as the passion is spent. Still, he’s a joy to be around and he shows you that life is forever filled with wonder. Just don’t encroach upon his freedom or he’s bound to go yonder.
2 of Wands
You are off to a good start, yet there’s still much that needs to be done. You may not be sure where to go from here, but you have the world in the palm of your hands. Not much may be happening at this point and it may be best to wait and see how the situation develops before making your next move. The 2 of Wands is about being bold, original and enterprising in spite of what you may be facing at the moment.
8 of Cups
This card is not always about a physical departure. It often deals with cutting emotional ties to a situation. It’s also about refusing to go along just to get along. If your heart isn’t in it then why is the rest of you still hanging around? Sometimes the only freedom we can achieve at the moment is emotional. Separating your feelings from an unsatisfactory situation is a step in the right direction. The less you care about something the less power it wields over you.
This is about taming the beast within and using your strength wisely. Some situations call for the use of some finesse. It’s easy to have patience when you have full confidence that everything will work out fine–eventually.
2 of Swords
Detachment and denial are two major themes of this card. It’s a quasi-double-edged sword. Regarding detachment: a protective stance—if rigid enough—can easily turn into missed opportunities and ostracism. Sometimes it is necessary to cut yourself off from external influences, but you should not become so remote that you are no longer approachable or even likable for that matter. The denial aspect of this card is about refusing to see the truth when it is slapping you in the face. When you choose to not pay attention to a pressing issue in the present, you often end up paying much more in the future.
The High Priestess
Secrecy, Silence, Sanctity. Some things are better left unsaid. There is strength in silent knowing; one can find solace in hard-wired memories. The Akashic Record plays on a perpetual turntable while simultaneously recording what has yet to become. There’s no need for lyrics. The cryptic melody says it all.