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tigerlily
27-09-2009, 03:09
Every time I do a reading for myself re: searching for a job, I get this card as "advice". It's starting to get on my nerves a bit. First I thought it meant that I should enjoy the good things in my life and not to become too obsessed with the search - but now I'm beginning to suspect that my deck is just being nasty, laughting in my face and saying: "Ha! You wish..."

Any other thoughts? Please?

lark
27-09-2009, 03:23
I think as an advice card it offers you two things
a peek into what kind of job might be suited to you
And a peek into an attitude you need to change before you find that job.

What kind of job...
In the area of hospitality...could be anything from waitress to hotel deck clerk...a job where you offer or help others feel welcome.
Flight attendant, receptionist...etc.
Or a job where you offer an indulgence, like a spa, cosmetic sales, bartender, high end clothing, shoes ect...the list goes on.

The peek into your inner attitude may be that you need to drop the belief in a limited good...and go for what makes you happy...such a belief can hold you back because you see a job as tedious or a necessary evil instead of something that could bring you not only wealth, but happiness and fufilment.
The man in the 9 of Cups understands his true worth and won't settle for less.
And the card might be advising you to start thinking that way to and the universe will reward you with the right job situation.

Hope this helps you see the card in a new light. :)

Fostha
27-09-2009, 03:33
Maybe the advice is to make sure you have a real sense of psychological balance and receptivity,as this is what leads to inner emotional balance.No matter how much the world "loses its head",if you can maintain your poise and peace of mind,no situation can ever really disturb ur inner security and contentment.Always approach life from a position of equilibrium,and make sure ur centred enough in urself, to handle whatever life puts ur way, in a happy,calm manner,and you wont go wrong,and then most things in life really can be "whatever you wish for." Good luck.

tigerlily
27-09-2009, 03:51
The man in the 9 of Cups understands his true worth and won't settle for less.
And the card might be advising you to start thinking that way to and the universe will reward you with the right job situation.

Hope this helps you see the card in a new light. :)

Everything you wrote helped, but the part I quoted was especially enlightening; I think this is the main problem I have. Thank you!

tigerlily
27-09-2009, 03:54
make sure ur centred enough in urself, to handle whatever life puts ur way, in a happy,calm manner,and you wont go wrong,and then most things in life really can be "whatever you wish for." Good luck.

A lot of things you mentioned I ususally find in the Justice or Temperance card, not necessarily in the 9/Cups - but it's true that it shows some sort of emotional self-sufficiency (that I lack - but when you absolutely need a job to sustain yourself, this sort of inner calm is hard to maintain...)

tigerlily
27-09-2009, 03:55
Just wanted to add that I didn't inted my answers as post closure - I'd still like your good ideas to come in :)

Nevada
27-09-2009, 04:15
I was about to post, but then I read lark's post and she said nearly all I wanted to say. I agree with her. Especially regarding hospitality types of jobs.

I would only add that sometimes, when we're starting to get a little desperate, we allow it to show in our faces, our voices, our body language and posture. That can be interpreted the wrong way by an interviewer, and be totally unconscious on our parts if we're nervous.

Maybe the 9 of Cups is a hint to psyche yourself up when you to go interviews, work up some enthusiasm for the business, whatever it is. (Not too much though, no extremes.) A little enthusiasm, a smile, go a long way in an interview. I've noticed that especially small business owners tend to think of their business as their baby, and hope their employees will love it nearly as much as they do.

starrystarrynight
27-09-2009, 04:23
Just some thoughts and possibilities (maybe not relevant at all...)

I think the Nine of Cups is often about sensual happiness and pleasure--and also, as a Cup card, about intuitive creativity. It is a Nine, which often points to endings and terminations. How that might answer a question about your job search (in my mind) is that you may need to come down to the reality that what you are searching for in a job--which would make your wishes come true and fulfill you in the area of intuitive creativity--may not be realistic for you right now. In other words, you may be applying for "dream" jobs--jobs for which you are well-suited, but may not be available at this time for you; however, what is available to you at the moment may be more mundane and less creative than you would like...but they will pay the bills, so to speak.

In other words, you may have to "look lower" than you might otherwise be looking in the job market (and that may have less to do with you than it has to do with the job market at this time.)

Again, just something that occurred to me...Good luck on your search!

willowfox
27-09-2009, 15:06
Perhaps enjoy looking, don't take the hunt so seriously, and/or, look only for a job that you will enjoy doing.

tigerlily
27-09-2009, 20:59
(...)you may need to come down to the reality that what you are searching for in a job--which would make your wishes come true and fulfill you in the area of intuitive creativity--may not be realistic for you right now. In other words, you may be applying for "dream" jobs--jobs for which you are well-suited, but may not be available at this time for you; however, what is available to you at the moment may be more mundane and less creative than you would like...but they will pay the bills, so to speak.

In other words, you may have to "look lower" than you might otherwise be looking in the job market (and that may have less to do with you than it has to do with the job market at this time.)

Again, just something that occurred to me...Good luck on your search!
The thing is, I am already looking for "humble" jobs, since I'm a student and can only work a few hours a week (between the lectures and the learning...). So perhaps the card is actually urging me not to look too low...

Yes, willowfox, that thought had occurred to me, too, but my financial support will dry up next spring, so it's hard to be not a bit pressured for success...

I'd like to thank all of you for your suggestions; they were very helpful for expanding the card's meanings into job territory. I haven't done too many readings on job/career, so I draw a blank more often than not.

faithnlight
27-09-2009, 21:30
The emergence of 9 of cups as an advice is very interesting :-)
This is often referred to as "wish card," somehow to me its always occured to be prompting a warning as if saying---too much...really just too much desire...watch out else you burn yourself..
So now when i see this as an advice...i read this as asking you to introspect and see if you may be asking for too much? Connecting to what others have said here...may be just balance yourself...as in stay happy...content and satisfied...dont get too choosey...accept openheartedly and surely what you are seeking for shall come to you eventually.

So on the whole...look at your 'desire' is it going beyond board? May be you wanna pause a while and embrace what is coming your way...before cockying it a boo and settling on any conclusions...

Its funny how cards so strongly communicate at things LOL! So i would rather take it seriously and certainely you will get what you want :-)
Best wishes
Tanu

Aerin
28-09-2009, 00:05
I'm not sure if this is different to what other people are saying, the thought that popped into my head was:

"Be careful of what you wish for: you might get it!"

I would take this as the need to be extremely clear about the purpose of the job, how much time you can spend on it compared to your learning (which is as I understand it your main objective), and how much money you need to be paid to make it worth having.

If you have all this clear then it may be easier to focus your search.

(There may even be jobs around the university that you could do - have you asked them? Some people I knew took admin jobs in the faculty related to their course.)

tigerlily
30-09-2009, 20:54
Sorry I didn't see this earlier - but I'm raising a bunch of orphaned kittens and am getting waaay to little sleep - so hopefully, I'm excused :)

I'm certainly not picky, so the "going overboard with my wishes" certainly doesn't apply to me here. But it's good advice to be more specific, I think. Thanks for your suggestions.

Short reply, I know... but I'm dead-tired... And I've already used up all my words on aeclectic for today ... :)

nisaba
30-09-2009, 21:01
The Nine cups is about smugness and self-satisfaction as much as wish-fulfillment - many decks have a face that looks slightly bloated and more than slightly self-satisfied.

"Don't get to smug"? Don't get too comfortable on government handouts, or believing that the job you are most interested in will be yours so you can give up looking, or something along those lines?

tigerlily
30-09-2009, 22:31
Well, perhaps it means to get up and hit the pavement more... but the card should tell me what to *do* not what to avoid...

And in the Llewellyn deck the 9/Cups is a nice young woman having a picknick in the woods... not some bloated guy.

starrystarrynight
01-10-2009, 01:47
The thing is, I am already looking for "humble" jobs, since I'm a student and can only work a few hours a week (between the lectures and the learning...). So perhaps the card is actually urging me not to look too low...
Well, maybe it is suggesting to you what kind of work to look for...Nine of Cups: bar-tending, food service, spa work...um...I don't know???

I don't know how it is in you neck of the woods, but here in America, the unemployment rate is higher than it has been in years, so it is tough all around. When you are required by your time allotment to put a limit on the hours you can work, that only makes it so much harder, I would suppose.

Again, I wish you the best of luck in finding something. I know how frustrating this can be...