Tarot and Occupation2018-08-05T14:17:55+00:00

Answer your Career path questions with the Tarot

Wondering what your next job will be and if it is what you want? Discover everything you need to know about tarot and occupation.

This video explain 23 card combinations for Career and Life Purpose

Click on the link Career and Life Purpose List to get the list.

Fool ~ Careers in power plants, technology or electricity. Careers in social media.

Magician ~ Careers in sales, in computers, phones, internet. Careers in communication.

High Priestess ~ Careers in conflict resolution. Librarian, psychic, nun, detective, historian, psychiatrist, endocrinologist.

Empress ~ Careers in beauty, fashion, and art. Work from home. Care industry.

Emperor ~ Careers in leadership, self-employment, government jobs. Head of organisations. Often Male oriented work.

Hierophant ~ Careers within long-standing traditions such as churches or organisation with strong beliefs, schools and institutions, bookkeeping.

Lovers ~ Careers involving having a partner and working in pairs. Careers in sales, publishing, advertising and communication between people. Careers in information gathering. Stimulating work.

Chariot ~ Careers in quality control, OHS, auditor, networking, software, transport.

Strength ~ Careers involving caring for animal, and/or people. Careers that involves public recognition. Dentist. Human resources.

Hermit ~ Careers in writing, proofreading, editing, assessment of data, telecommunication, computing, software, postal service, shipping, electronic gadgets, transport, teacher, healer.

Wheel of fortune ~ Careers in public speaking, pop-up shops and restaurant, start-up business, work in initial stages of enterprises, croupier, investor (long-term).

Justice ~ Careers in law and order, careers in health and fitness. Careers in financial institutions. Teaching, especially when it is paired up with the World.

Hanged Man ~ Careers in pharmaceuticals, innovations, creative writing, magicians, art and music. Careers in psychology.

Death ~ Careers in the Army. Tax man, career advisor, funeral director, financial advisor, insurance broker, drug abuse counselor. Careers involving other’s resources.

Temperance ~ Anthropologist, healer, angel intuitive, mediator, Humanitarian careers. Careers in the news, and long distance travel.

Devil ~ Careers in computers and IT, Careers in negotiations, self-employment, careers in farming and mining. Business.

Tower ~ Military jobs, demolition work. Conflict resolution. Anger management. Competitive jobs. Careers that involves high emotional pressure.

Star ~ Careers in public service, Internet, music and film industry, the entertainment industry, technology.

Moon ~ Night staff, sex-worker, detective, illusionist, artist. Income through affiliated systems.

Sun ~ Careers in leadership, story telling. Fun jobs. Outdoor jobs. Self-realisations. Working with people.

Judgement ~ Careers in hiring and recruiting. Creative jobs. Careers in Politics. Judge. Management.

World ~ Careers in government, land, and natural resources, rules and regulations. Overseas jobs. Teaching jobs, especially in far away countries.

Many Aces in a spread indicate new beginnings. You know what it is you want (ace of swords), you have a great new idea (ace of wands), a deep spiritual connection (ace of cups) or a business opportunity (ace of pentacles). 

Ace of wands: Professions using tools. Manual labor. Fire man. Biotechnology and forensic. Technology. Male dominated work. Farm work.

Ace of swords: Professions involving contracts and legal matters, bravery, and mental work. Army and police work. Male dominated work.

Ace of pentacles: Professions in business, health and well-being, property.

Ace of cups: Professions in the beauty industry, hospitality, creative and artistic jobs, spiritual work. Female oriented work.

Many Twos in a spread indicate work in negotiations and diplomacy, caring for people. 

Two of wands: Leadership jobs, justice, and intellectual work. Professions involving planning and negotiations.

Two of swords: Professions involving legal affairs, conflict resolutions, peace keeping, hair dresser.

Two of pentacles: Professions involving literary abilities and the use of one’s talent. Multi-tasking. gaming and gambling, entertainer, and performer, receptionist.

Two of cups: Professions in hospitality, wine taster, counselor, healer, carer, therapist.

Many Threes in a spread indicate work in communication, creative work, broadcasting

Three of wands: Freelancer, writer, artist or inventor, trade, and enterprises.

Three of swords: Cardiologist, Surgeon, butcher, FIFO worker, grief-counselor.

Three of pentacles: Skilled labour, architect, designer, construction manager, craftsmanship.

Three of cups: Hospitality, beauty industry, creative work, party planner, wedding planner, tourism, army, social work.

Many Fours in a spread indicate work in business, education, project managing and the arts,

Four of wands: Event planning, property investor, celebrant, designer, gardeners, florists.

Four of swords: Administration work, legal work, health care provider, tourism, acupuncturist, massage therapist.

Four of pentacles: Professions in the establishment of a commercial firm or business, accountant, investor, defence force.

Four of cups: Administration work and assistants, barista, waiter, carer, counselor, broadcaster.

Many Fives in a spread indicate work in transport, tourism, productions and police/detective work

Five of wands: competitive jobs, talent scout, agent, professional sports, physical jobs, dealing with red tape.

Five of swords: Army and police jobs, damage control, OH&S jobs, internal investigation jobs.

Five of pentacles: Charity work, health care jobs, social work.

Five of cups: Bar work, hospitality work, counselling work, work that isolates you.

Many Sixes in a spread indicate work in management, self-employment and in the entertainment industry. 

Six of wands: Community building, working on a successful project, work that gets recognition, mediation.

Six of swords: Science, flight and travel job, problem-solving jobs, work on board ships.

Six of pentacles: Actor and entertainer jobs, lecturing, charity work, mortgage broker.

Six of cups: Historian, investigator, working with children, working from home or in someone’s home.

Many Sevens in a spread indicate work in law enforcement, computers, sports, and recreation. 

Seven of wands: The teacher card, lecturing, and writing, management, politician, defensive jobs.

Seven of swords: Transport (by land), spying, secret service jobs, mental work, army work.

Seven of pentacles: Procrastinating at work, unpaid work, farming, gardening. Outside work. Studying.

Seven of cups: ‘Jack of all trade, master of none’, handy man, career counselor, advertising, internet jobs.

Many Eights in a spread indicate you can do very well in all different areas, especially in business. 

Eight of wands: Marketing, news, communication, aviation work, tourism, receptionist.

Eight of swords: Prison guard, speech pathologist, special needs aid, and therapist.

Eight of pentacles: Training and learning, apprentice, commission work, recently discovered skill and passion.

Eight of cups: Retirement, abandoned work, spiritual work, following a dream, seeking a new path in spirituality and art.

Many Nines in a spread indicate work in leadership, humanitarian and social justice work. 

Nine of wands: Expansion in the artistic or professional field. Defense work, custom work, fire man, a fitness instructor.

Nine of swords: Mental health worker, night worker.

Nine of pentacles: Talented, overnight success, administration, project manager.

Nine of cups: Getting what you want in a career.

Many Tens in a spread indicate work with a spiritual purpose. 

Ten of wands: Working on too many projects, over burdened at work, new contracts, performance punishment.

Ten of swords: Acupuncture, disability carer, funeral director, a forensic pathologist.

Ten of pentacles: A family business, sale, property investor, insurance broker, passive income, retirement.

Ten of cups: Colorful jobs, fame, publicity, jobs in the public eye, property investor, sales.

Pages denotes new beginnings and news: 

Page of wands: Creative work, activist, community project, youth work, news.

Page of swords: Using a talent and skill learnt from an early age, communication jobs, information jobs, spying, telesales.

Page of pentacles: Student, apprentice, entry jobs, new job, pursuing a business idea, practical jobs, attention to details.

Page of cups: psychic, creative, singer, poet, artist, working with youth.

Knights denotes movement and change in work:

Knight of wands: outdoors work, travel in work, ambulance worker, driver, competitive jobs.

Knight of swords: soldier, action-oriented jobs, war correspondence, doctor, computer hacker, a game developer.

Knights of pentacles: routine oriented work, business, feeling the need for change.

Knight of cups: Writer, poet, musician, health care provider.

Queens denotes stability in work and home/work balance:

Queen of wands: Teacher, leader, entrepreneur

Queen of swords: Lecturer, professor, manager

Queen of pentacles: Business woman, manager, carer

Queen of cups: Healer, counselor, psychic

Kings denotes expertise and confidence in work:

King of wands: Leader position in private enterprises and finance

King of swords: Chef, surgeon, lawyer, a professional man

King of pentacles: Middle management, business owner

King of cups: Doctor, CEO or high-level management


  1. Angeline February 13, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for sharing your amazing talents.

  2. Inger Bråthen February 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you, Angeline. 🙂
    Blessings to you!

  3. Helen February 17, 2016 at 5:58 am

    i asked what jobs good for me i got king of cups and queen of cups. what does this mean? PS. when i do tarot on guys i like swords come up? meaning please and greatly appreciated.

  4. Inger Bråthen February 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Helen. King of cups and Queen of cups denote excellent people skills. You have a gift with people. Management would suit you really well. Running your own business is also something you are very good at. People are drawn to you like a moth to a flame. Swords in love denote you need someone who ‘gets’ you, someone who is intellectually on the same wave length and you can have amazing conversations and share ideas and inspirations. Swords in a love reading mean ‘do not settle for less than your intellectual equal’.

  5. jade June 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    sometimes when i ask questions page of cups turns up – even when i asked what my rising sign is? I think page of cups is pisces. what does this mean? and also i asked about my last job and Tower major card turned up and it was disasterous! many thanks Inga 🙂

  6. Inger Bråthen June 28, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Page of cups is about being awake emotionally, and it is also about learning new skills that will benefit you later on in life. You can learn more about Page of cups here: https://www.tarotingie.com/page-of-cups-as-the-final-card-in-a-tarot-reading/

  7. Helen November 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Inger you are so very helpful. i asked tarot what are my passions for work and i got 9 of cups, the emperor and 5 of swords. I’m scared it’s negative. for strength i got king of pentacles and the empress what does this ALL mean?!
    many blessings to you Helen

  8. lisa November 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    what does star tarot meant

  9. Inger Bråthen December 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Hi, Helen. I believe these cards speak of you have leadership qualities, and you are able to handle work that is very varied. You don’t rely on having to have a set routine, and you know who to get the best out of people you work with.

  10. Inger Bråthen December 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

    In a career question, the star often speak of jobs using technology.

  11. Kardosstt December 5, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Can The Tower be implied for the job in insurance too? Thank you so much, Inger.

  12. Inger Bråthen December 6, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Yes, any job where disaster can be an element 🙂

  13. Harry December 12, 2016 at 7:31 am

    what about Tower tarot as what others think of me. what does this meaN/ thanks h:)

  14. Inger Bråthen December 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Hi. I don’t think one card can tell how people are thinking of you because people are so different. Maybe someone is feeling a bit intimidated by you, and that is what the Tower is showing.

  15. Luna January 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Inger. I’m waiting to hear about a new job. Did a five card spread and received 2 aces (wands and pent) and 2 threes (wands and pent) for main question I receivied justice. What do you think?

  16. Inger Bråthen January 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Hi, This is a good card combination to get, as this will be your perfect role where you will learn to master an important skill.

  17. Kruti January 11, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Wow Inger Amazing post! Was luking for dis info for a long time.. Thanks a ton.. Keep up d good work Babes!

  18. Inger Bråthen January 11, 2017 at 6:37 am

    🙂 Thank you very much 🙂

  19. zayna February 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    hi iv pulled out the fool and the 6 wands asking about getting a job near this time please can u put this together for me lnger thank u x

  20. Inger Bråthen February 7, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Hi, Zayna. This card combination denotes success. I also feel like you will feel at home in this job and you will learn a lot of new skills.

  21. Raj February 24, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Hi please can you help I am currently out of work and am finding it hard to find work, I applied for a role recently and want to know if I have a chance of getting it. I pulled out 7 cards can you help me with them. I have sent in a application for a job i really want but with so much competition i don’t know if I will even get a interview. Can you point out were tarot can help with this. Thans

    1 Death
    2 Queen of wands
    3 six of wands
    4 Seven of Pentacles
    5 The magician
    6 Devil
    7 Nine of Pentacles

  22. Inger Bråthen February 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Hi, Raj. I feel like you will be in the role you will enjoy in about 1-2 months time 🙂

  23. Victor April 1, 2017 at 2:50 am

    I recently pulled a card and it was the Seven of Wands. Although I’m currently studying as a Network administrator. How can this relate?

  24. Inger Bråthen April 1, 2017 at 3:11 am

    It can mean you will be in a management position when you finish your study.

  25. Nini April 28, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Hello again Inger ,
    I asked my cards : what kind of job will I get ? I got the high priestess In reversed position.
    does this have the same meaning as upright high priestess?
    I have a degree in tourism management &I currently am not working .

  26. Inger Bråthen April 28, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Hi, Nini. I feel you are meant to be in sales…but in a more male dominated environment and that is why High Priestess was reversed….

  27. Ash May 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Inger
    I got 4 kings in a CC spread where i asked will i find part time work?

    Outcome cards were 3 cups and 3 pentacles

  28. Inger Bråthen May 27, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Yes, you will. This is a great card combination to get, and you will most likely really love your work.

  29. Ileana June 4, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Hi Inger, I recently found your website and your meanings are extremely helpful. I made 2 separate card readings one asking for my sister’s career and one for myself. For my sister, I got the magician and 8 of pentacles, what do you think it means? Perhaps being good in business and communication?
    I also made a reading for myself and I got 7 of pentacles and king of wands, what do you think about this one too? The 7 of pentacles made me confused since it mentions procrastination as well as unpaid jobs and studying. King of wands mentions finance and leader in private enterprise. I am currently studying busi. admin majoring in Finance, perhaps it mentions what I am currently doing?

    Thank you so much for any help provided.

  30. Inger Bråthen June 6, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Hi. I feel your sister will be in a very hands-on career where she can create things. I also feel she could have talents in teaching. 7 of pentacles with King of wands is confirmation that you are on the right path in your career through your field of study. 🙂

  31. Emily T Weiskopf July 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Inger,

    I did a Celtic Cross spread for career. I lost my job in mid-May and am looking for a new one.. What are your thoughts on this?
    1) Ace of Pentacles – 2) The world – 3) Knight of Pentacles -4) 7 of cups, 5) the Fool, 6) 9 of wands, 7)The Chariot, 8) The Sun, 9)Knight of Swords, 10) The star
    Signifier) 2 of Pentacles, Bottom of Deck )Page of Wands

    Thank you!!!

  32. Inger Bråthen July 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Hi. I feel you will be working with the internet and possibly marketing. I also feel you will do more studying as well in these areas 🙂

  33. Reshma Sunuwar August 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Hello Inger,
    Please help me to find out what types of career should I choose according to tarot cards?And mine tarot cards are judgement and the high priestess but I find out my tarot cards through online site by putting the birth date information.

  34. Melissa August 12, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Hi Inger, I pulled the empress and hierophant when I asked about my career path, what does this mean?

  35. Inger Bråthen August 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Hi, Melissa. This card combination can mean you will change your path in your career. I feel you will be an expert in your field though, and you could be teaching a skill where you are an expert.

  36. Angie August 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Hi Inger,

    I am out of job for a year and have desperately been looking for a new job. I did put in a lot of time and efforts in job searching but still unlucky so far. I am so depressed. 2 days ago I had a job interview for a role that I really like and I haven’t heard back from the company. I pulled 2 cards for question if I could get that job, I got 10 wands clarified by 10 cups ( both upright).

    Could you help with the meaning of this card combination please.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.


  37. Elizabeth August 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Hello Inger. I asked, what kind of occupation will the right man for me have. I received The Fool and the 10 of Swords and pulled a clarified card which was the 8 of Cups. Still don’t get it!! Do you have any idea what this man’s occupation is?

    Thank you for your help,

  38. Inger Bråthen August 28, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Hi. I feel he could be studying at the moment.

  39. Inger Bråthen August 28, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Double 10 is a good sign and you might hear from them with good news. Let me know what happens. 🙂

  40. Christine September 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I have been applying for jobs since May and cannot seem to get anywhere. I keep getting rejections because of no employment history. This my reading
    current place of employment two of pentacles
    hindering my progress is three of swords
    conscious wish: nine of wands
    reality for current place of employment: knight of pentacles
    unconscious self: The moon
    occupational point of view: Death
    future gains from current place of employment: king of pentacles
    realization of dreams: Three of cups

  41. Inger Bråthen September 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hi, Christine. I feel you will work in the life improvement industry and this is where I feel you will have a lot of success, even a business of your own one day.

  42. Lelya September 29, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Hi Ingie,

    please share your thoughts on the following career reading for myself:
    celtic cross:
    1.ace of cups
    2. the chariot
    3.8 of pentacles
    4. the lovers
    5.wheel of fortune
    6.8 of cups
    7.the emperor
    8.page of pentacles
    9.the high priestess
    10. queen of pentacles
    bottom card is the world.

    one of the final cards is a queen of pentacles who denotes working from home and being content with that?! i see five majors, so i am feeling there is something destined here that i am going through…8 of pentacles – working on polishing skills and lovers talks about having a choice?! not sure of emperor who keeps popping up in my recent career spreads, and page of pentacles is so not me as I am always trying to think outside the box… Please see how one is able to interpret the whole picture, what is the lesson and what is to come? Thank you so much in advance for the knowledge.

  43. Inger Bråthen October 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    The emperor often shows up when someone will do really well working for themselves. Both high priestess, page of pentacles, and eight of pentacles speak of doing well in the education sector/ The lovers in 4th position speaks of what you ‘always wanted to do’ from an early age. 8 of cups speaks of following your dreams and making them a reality. The world also speaks of having ‘teaching’ talents. Queen of pentacles do speak of a home business that gives you a good balance between work and home life. 🙂

  44. Rae October 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Inger, I drew 2 cards and a clarify card asking “what career will my soulmate have when when we first meet” and received the cards 4 of Cups, 4 of Pentacles and Knight of Pentacles as the clarifying card. What career will my soulmate possibly have?

    I also drew 1 card and a clarify card for myself asking “what kind of first job/occupation will best suit me” and received 2 of Swords and 3 of Pentacles as the clarifying card. What kind of job/occupation is this?

    I will appreciate any help!!

  45. Inger Bråthen October 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    4 of cups, 4 of pentacles, knight of pentacles can speak of a business manager, however, I feel he will work in a creative industry as a business manager. 2 of swords often speaks of careers in social justice.

  46. Gt November 7, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Hi Inger,

    I just wanted to share this tidbit with you. I have been “stuck” with where to go, after being a caretaker for my son for the past five years. I am finally ready to get back into the workplace but have no clue where to even look as I have no clue as to where I would be a good fit. And it’s not just a job for me. I have really grown into a different person and I have been questioning what is my life purpose. Things have more meaning for me and where I put my time and energy is important as that will provide financial security but also it is what I contribute with the world. Anyhow, after watching your video of career and life purpose, I picked #15. Having no clue as to what this meant I was astonished at what the purpose is. Not only this but this date signifies and confirms who I am. Queen of swords, Gemini woman. Lol.
    I just found that beyond wonderful, I had been feeling overwhelmed with not having a clue or direction to go and all along it was right under my nose. The reason I say this is due to my mom telling me she saw me in a dream sitting down and comtemplating on words to put down. Lol. Thank you for sharing this. Namaste.

  47. Inger Bråthen November 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. 🙂 I love it.

  48. Lizzy June 4, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Hello, I pulled two cards (The Emperor and the Star) for a guy’s profession. What are the meaning of these two cards together? I will appreciate any help, thank you.

  49. Ingie from TW June 7, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Hi. He could be in a government job.

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