I’ve started pulling a tarot card each morning. I ask the simple question ‘What do I need to know about today?’ On the second day, I pulled the King of Pentacles. (My favourite deck calls them ‘coins’.)

I really wasn’t sure what this card was telling me, and to be honest, I wasn’t in a great place mentally. I’d been feeling fed up and burnt out with work for quite some time, to the point where it was a struggle not to hop on my broom and fly away some days. From about 3:00 I’d be clock-watching until the blessed 5:30 rolled around, and was getting very little work done during that last stretch of the day.

That evening, feeling the lowest I’d felt in some time, I sat with the card and my sheet to record the reading, but just gave up after a few minutes. I was tearful and frustrated, and annoyed that this card was showing up and not making its intentions clear. (Goddamn tarot and its mysterious tarot ways!)

The next morning, I shuffled the cards and drew a new one. You know what I’m going to say, don’t you? I drew that fucking King of Pentacles again. 78 cards and I managed to draw the very same one. FML.

I had a read of the meaning in Brigit’s The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, and something jumped out at me. The King of Pentacles often represents a manager, one who is caring and fatherly. (I would never have gotten that meaning on my own…reason #3,837 I make use of tarot books and not my own stumpy, malnourished intuition.)

My manager, although he’s not even 30 yet, is exactly that. He’s the kind of person I can come to with just about anything.

Why the holy hell hadn’t I thought of it sooner? Instead of being a miserable, whiny bitch, I needed to do something about my situation, and speak to the one person who could actually help me.

Which I did, and things have improved tremendously since then. And it was beneficial all round, because my manager had been worried I was going to quit, and he really didn’t want me to go. That was also nice to hear.

This was a classic moment of the tarot providing guidance and helping the seeker to see the answer, the answer that they already have within, just waiting to be noticed.

Can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s card will be.

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