So at first I thought that this card meant bad or unfavorable news was coming, specifically something pertaining to work. Turns out I was right….and wrong.
In January, my card was the Ace of Rods reversed, which I took to mean that I would not be making any new moves with regard to my career. I was then approached for what would, for all intents and purposes, be a promotion. Because of all that I had on my plate personally, namely the wedding, I turned it down. Colleagues told me that wouldn’t be the end of the conversation but I didn’t listen.
In February, my card was the Ace of Swords, which, contrary to January’s card, did indicate a new beginning of some sort. I was approached again about the position and again I turned it down. By the end of the month though, I caved to the pressure. One of my superiors came to see me in person to talk to me again about making the move. I began to feel as though if I didn’t take the position, it would be held against me in some way and thus, I’d be shooting myself in the foot career-wise.
And this is where the Knight of Swords for the month of March comes in….
I’ve been presented with what really is an amazing opportunity. I was practically being handed a position (along with a pretty nice raise) that would really make my (already awesome) career if I was successful in it. The change was quick and unexpected. It was also a terribly inconvenient time for all this to be happening.
All of this really embodies the spirit of this Knight. To me, the Knight of Swords is pure kinetic energy. When you see this card, it means things are moving, in major ways, whether you want them to or not. Whether you’re ready or not (and if you’re not, you had better get ready). This Knight charges forth and whatever is in his path will either move or get trampled.
So, even though I was reluctant and anxious and freaking exhausted, it was clear that there was no slowing down for me just yet, even though that’s what I desperately wanted. And so I went through with it. I got the position and my raise. The transition was a bit nerve wracking but I’m doing well in spite of it all.