Last night I found out some potentially bad news about my place of employment’s financial position. I won’t go into too many details, but they have taken some action to hopefully prevent them from having to close down completely. When I was informed I was obviously stressed, worried about whether I would loose my job and further down the line whether I will even receive my annual leave entitlements if the business went south. I have been saving up my annual leave for when I go away next year, like a locked savings account, thinking that was the smartest way to go! I bet you if I had drawn a card at that moment of realisation I would have drawn The Tower. I literally felt like things were about to fall apart. Then this morning when I woke up I was still thinking about the situation while drawing my daily card, hoping for something helpful to assuage my fears! And what did I draw, why the Ten of Pentacles.

Ten of Pentacles - Shadowscapes Tarot
Ten of Pentacles – Shadowscapes Tarot

Being quite cynical I laughed when I saw this, thinking that the Tarot was mocking me. How is the potential of loosing your job, your financial stability and possibly even a large sum of money you were relying on, a Ten of Pentacles moment? For those of you new to the Ten, I wrote about it here, so I won’t go into too much detail in this post, but basically it is the one card in the deck that represents the ultimate in worldly and financial success. It’s about enjoying the affluence you have worked hard to achieve and feeling secure in your place. This is the complete opposite to what I’m feeling!

So what does this mean? Could it be telling me that I have nothing to worry about, that the company is in a better place than my initial reaction to this situation seems to be telling me? Or possibly that this isn’t the place where I will find financial stability, that as we see in the suit of Pentacles, money and the stability it provides can easily be lost or gained at any moment, so I should always have a backup plan for these situations?

And then again, looking at the card numerologically, ten stands for the transition between an ending and a new beginning. A time where you stop for a moment, look back at the previous stage of your life, in this case a stage where I had financial stability and was adding to my savings to eventually go away, while waiting for the next Ace to pop up. In a way this possibly negative situation could be seen as an Ace, maybe more of an Ace of Wands than Pentacles, but an opportunity for action nonetheless. If I was to loose my job, then isn’t that a big hint from the universe that it’s time for me to do something new. I’ve been planning on going overseas, but have yet to set a date, so maybe this is happening to tell me that now is the time.

I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the next month. Apparently the company has 28 days to come up with an action plan and then a decision needs to be made. Fingers crossed that the Ten came up because everything is going to be fine, but if not I will try and take it as an opportunity for change…

Only time will tell…


5 thoughts on “Is the Tarot Playing a Joke on Me? – The Ten of Pentacles

  1. Hello Adam!
    I’m glad to have this mean of communication to express a doubt. I’m starting to read your website tonight. I was reading one post by my phone so I couldn’t find out what happened with your Tower, 10 of pentacles and your job. What was the real mesage the Tarot sent?
    I am a Tarot lover and I’ve been studying it slowly for 2 years but I’m still a beginer.


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