This week, we discover the devil is somebody’s weird drama teacher and we walk up to dragon.

I’m contemplating a career change. What should I do?


We answered Adam’s question using the Mountain Dream Tarot by Bea Nettles. This is (as of this episode) the only photographic deck in our collection, and dates back to Appalachia in the 70s. Ben says that this is like a 70s porn deck, but there’s no porn, so the joke’s on him.

This Week’s 7-Card Tarot Reading

The Past: KING OF CUPS | The Present: SEVEN OF COINS | The Future: FIVE OF CUPS | The Advice: ACE OF CUPS | The Additional Factor: SEVEN OF WANDS | The Obstacle: DEVIL | The Outcome: ACE OF COINS

Our advice: There is someone in your life who has been giving you fatherly advice on this issue (King of Cups), but you are stuck in a pattern of working quite hard and hoping that the work pays off, with the payout always just out of reach (Seven of Coins). You’re sentencing yourself to a future of continuing to see only the negative aspects of your work, overlooking the great things that are available to you (Five of Cups). There is an opportunity available to you that will be more fulfilling, (Ace of Cups), and you know that your ideas are worthwhile (Seven of Wands). You must be able to let go of what’s comfortable and safe (Devil), and then your new opportunity will come to fruition (Ace of Coins).

The Card of the Week

This week, we used the Lord of the Rings Tarot by Peter Pracownik and Terry Donaldson.

Tarot Card of the Week: Ace of Swords

Keywords: Breakthrough, Sudden resolution
This week is a good week to seize an opportunity. When things get tough, you’ll get help from an unexpected source.

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