I’ve been dealing with a lot of rough stuff lately, long story short I have a job I’m not happy with and I want to know if I should move out of it and to someplace better. I want to find a way to get more money soon, and get my life really started but it all seems grim. I’m thinking the universe is against me here, because everyone else in my life seems to have things together and I’m still at the starting line. Is it always going to be like this? I feel like I’m missing something.
PAST: The reversed Knight of Swords can indicate that you need to be on your guard, hold your cards close to your chest and be cautious with those who have not yet earned your trust.
PRESENT: The Ace of Cups is a very happy card indeed. In the context of employment if traditionally signifies an opportunity for promotion and/or new, good job headed your way. You and your hard work slogging through a job where you are under-appreciated will be rewarded and valued
FUTURE: The Five of Swords will likely bring about some mixed feelings about life in general and often about a few people in particular. It is the card of cruelty and unfairness, Diplomacy is your buzzword, attempting to speak truth to power is not a good idea. You’re not going to be able to change the system overnight, best to play by the rules as set out until you have the seniority to speak out.
You don’t go into detail about the job you want to leave, but if the cards are accurate, I’d say your workplace is bordering on hostile. There seems to be a lot of distrust and backbiting going on, and I do not blame you for wanting to leave. The Ace of Cups tells me that you will be much, much happier when you leave.
But the Five points out that when you do eventually make the leap, you might end up swapping one set of problems for the other. It’s quite likely that your next job will be an largely entry level position, in a workplace with something of a corporate culture. You might be forced to do things that don’t make a lot of sense to you at the time, just because “well, that’s the way we do things around here.” You may not feel that you have anything going for you in your present job, but at least you have some seniority.
The question you have to ask yourself is whether or not you are willing to accept the trade-offs that a career change would involve. Certainly a move would alleviate the discomfort you’re living with now. But it will come with its own set of challenges to be sure.
All in all, the universe is not out to get you exactly. It can be a little cruel and unyielding at times, and there isn’t an easy “happily ever after” to your situation. But you have the means at your disposal to improve your situation.
And just remember that life is not a competition. You’ll only drive yourself nuts comparing yourself to your neighbors and friends. You don’t see everything that goes into the lives of those around you. The person with a great job may be dreading every moment of it, the person with a great house and car may be up to their eyeballs in debt. Focus on your own path, and on making forward progress.