In this card, we see the man working very hard and the job looks cumbersome and unfulfilling. He knows that hard work will eventually pay off, so he continues to apply himself to the work at hand, however, this card calls us to question the goal. Is the goal you set worth the suffering being endured, or are you chasing the wrong dream? Hard work should feel rewarding at the end of the day, not make you dread tomorrow. This card serves as a reminder to ensure your goals are indeed for your highest good.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
Indicates movement, hard work, labor, working towards a new way of life, dynamic effort, often exhaustion.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
Feeling a need to complete current and past projects so that you can move freely into the future. Burnout or fatigue, feeling overworked and even burdened is also indicated.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
Mistaken belief that one must “struggle” in order to survive, that we must constantly be in motion or taking on more and more to prove our worth etc. Not allowing time to relax and recover, becoming overburdened to either please others or to avoid facing personal issues or accepting that your path is not working.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
Don’t feel you have to “struggle” to get ahead, relax and take a rest when one is needed. Sometimes we remain in constant motion to avoid facing other issues, or we may neglect other areas of our lives by concentration all our efforts in only one direction. If you are facing an uphill battle, it may be time to ease your burden and lighten the load.
Position 5: Course of Action
If your goal is right in your heart/soul the work, no matter how tiring, will also feel rewarding. If however you feel exhausted and are not feeling the rewards for your efforts consider applying your energy to a new path.