August 25, 2019
This post follows up to the job interview reading from August 18, 2019, or Part Two, if you like. It asks what my friend could have done differently in the job interview in order to get the position she had applied for. This time I used Ian Cumpstey’s “Liber Ludorum” Playing Cards deck.
For this reading, I started with a line of three cards, but I added two more for extra detail. I also included (at top left) the two cards that came out of the cut because, surprise surprise, what should come up but that Queen of Spades again, as well as the Two of Clubs we had seen in the first reading!
If we look at the cards as a line of three, we see that the middle card is the King of Clubs. I took that to be my friend’s boss, who was present at her interview. As the middle card, it seems he was the big decision maker in the outcome of this process. Leading the line is the Seven of Spades, which is often interpreted as tears, but I also see it as a card of magic and also Karma. Karma is the result of your actions or the “work” you have done. Magic, if you want to change things, also requires work.
On the other side of the King of Clubs, is the Five of Hearts, which had also played a part in the first reading. I had interpreted it as the “burning desire” for the job that was being applied for. In this reading it is “mirroring” the Seven of Spades, the Karma or magic card. In other words, in order to get the position, a lot of work would have had to be done by my friend. The other candidate is right there as the Queen of Spades barring the way (Two of Clubs). Plus she has the backing of the boss (King of Clubs), her “burning desire” for the post (Five of Hearts) and all the work or Karma she had already accumulated in her favour.
So what could my friend have done? In short, nothing at this point. The Nine of Spades is the big fat disappointment card. It’s the opposite of the traditional wish card, which is the Nine of Hearts. The Nine of Spades says her wish would not come true for this position; it would involve too many tears for a small financial reward or a small measure of success (Three of Diamonds).
As an afterthought, however, (and to add a bit of humour), I have to say that there are two other meanings often associated with the Seven of Spades and the Five of Hearts. The Seven of Spades is often called the “drinking” card and the Five of Hearts is often called the “sex” card. Since these two flank the King of Clubs in this reading, and we think he represents her boss, perhaps if my friend had …, no, no, no. That would never happen in the workplace! 🤣