Below you will find my top fifteen best tarot cards for career, as well as five to watch out for. Just as a reminder, it is important to interpret all of the cards that appear in your reading together, and not just individually to get the picture of what’s really going on.
What Tarot Card is for Success?
The Chariot is the best success tarot card. This is all about getting ahead in life. It’s about chasing your dreams, getting closer to your goals, and taking action.
This is all about taking control of a situation. The Magician is often pictured with the sword, the cup, the pentacle, and the wand. He has access to all of the tools. This is a card about taking control of your career and being very intentional. Since this card is associated with Mercury and therefore communication, it’s all about how you interact with those at work, the words you say. I associate this card with persuasion and the ability to shape your environment.
This card is all about taking control of a situation and being the boss. Maybe even literally. This is an action-oriented energy to be in. It’s making decisions and being in charge of your own fate.
I think of The Empress as development. She’s all about nurturing and caring for something, giving birth to something. Now, this can literally mean giving birth, of course. However, we are talking about success here. This may be nurturing a side hustle, or a business. This could be personal or professional development that will lead to success.
This might be a surprising edition to the list, but The Lovers is about following your heart and not your head. We tend to think of success as money or fame. However, there is something to be said for chasing your dreams, for pouring your heart into a project or a job. I would consider this particular card to be about entrepreneurial success, something that comes from inside you, that you really care about. It’s working in a job you love and making a real difference.
Ace of Wands
Get ready to take action on your goals. I think of the Ace of Wands as having a passion for something. It’s all about pursuing what you want, taking action. This kind of card will usually show up when we’re talking about owning your own business or pursuing a creative endeavor, something that you are excited about.
Two of Wands
It’s time to take control of your future. This card is about looking down the road, getting a bird’s-eye view of your life. Where do you see yourself in a couple of years? This is often a question that comes up in a job interview. the Two of Wands as all about planning. being very deliberate about your career path. This could even be about moving for a job, since it’s also associated with travel.
Six of Wands
The Six of Wands is not only about being successful, it’s about being noticed by others. I can read this card in a few ways. It’s being noticed by your boss. It could be getting a raise or promotion. This would also be a fame card. So, if you have dreams of being on the stage, the Six of Wands is for you.
Eight of Wands
This card is the minor Arcana equivalent of The Chariot. It’s about taking action and getting ahead. You often see this card after you’ve been planning something for a while and you are finally ready to begin your project. it usually means something coming your way swiftly. Be prepared!
Ace of Pentacles
I think of this card as planting seeds for your future. It’s about growing your resources and stability. This might be about building a nest egg for yourself. This would be having a five year plan for yourself, or even planning the trajectory of your entire career. I see this as also being given a golden opportunity, something that will grow over time.
Page of Pentacles
When this particular card shows up in your tarot reading, you are about to receive something valuable. This might mean a job offer, a raise, or even more vacation time.This might even be a project that will further your career.
Six of Pentacles
Resources are on their way to you. The Six of Pentacles is all about generosity and giving. This could be a raise, it could be more time off, This might even mean someone sharing their time or expertise with you. If you are asking about the job environment of a potential new job, this means that there is a good corporate culture here.
Eight of Pentacles
This is a card about doing what you love and loving what you do. It is the master craftsman tarot card. This is about working in a flow state, a psychological term for getting lost in what you do and it’s an indicator of job satisfaction. This might show up if you are trying to create your own business.
Nine of Pentacles
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, this is my favorite card in the deck. The Nine of Pentacles is about adding value to your life. This could be material wealth, physical health, or even an inviting home. This is enjoying the good life. It’s also about adding value to your life, such as working on your goals, putting yourself first, and investing in yourself.
Ten of Pentacles
In a word, the Ten of Pentacles is about security. It could be financial security or job security. This is having a firm foundation underneath you, such as an emergency fund and money to pay all your bills. You are financially stable. In a more long term sense, this is about passing the wealth on to your family. You have enough wealth to share with those you love…or you are on your way to achieving that goal.
Cards You Should Watch Out For in a Career Reading
So, what are some cards you should be wary of when they appear in a career reading? Here is a list of the ones I look for.
This is the biggest baddest tarot card in the deck. No one really wants to see it in a reading. It usually means change coming out of nowhere. It can be disruptive and painful. This card might mean a job loss. Or it might mean another sudden shift like a new management team. The silver lining here, is that The Tower has a tendency to disrupt things that aren’t serving you and get rid of obstacles that are keeping you in an unfavorable path. So, in the short term this will be painful, but you will ultimately get where you need to go.
Five of Pentacles
The Five of Pentacles can mean you are undervalued at work. This might mean literally, as in they don’t pay you enough. It can mean there are a lack of opportunities. You may find you don’t have the resources necessary to be successful. This could be a dead end job.
Seven of Pentacles
It’s time to reevaluate here. What you have been doing isn’t working out for you. You might be stuck in a job you aren’t passionate about, or maybe you aren’t being paid what you are worth. This a chance to revaluate and make a new plan.
Five of Wands
Watch out for this card. This means a toxic work environment. The people you work with might be very competitive, and there is a lot of pressure to get ahead. I like to think of it as the opposite of the Six of Pentacles.
Four of Swords, Reversed
This is a burnout card. It usually shows up when you’ve been working too hard, hustling to get ahead. You may also working environment where they push you to be available 24/7, or their expectations are just too high. When this card shows up, it’s time to take a break, even if it’s just a day or two.