The last of the pack. On this Friday, I draw the last of the Tarot cards and have encountered all the different stories and meanings. As I think about this journey I am surprised by how many cards have very similar meanings. Even with nuances there are a few very simple takeaways with the cards.

Coincidental that the last card seems fitting — the wealth card, where the King sits in his seat of power and reaps the rewards of his life’s work. And yet, he doesn’t seem happy or fulfilled. Stories seem complete but it’s important to remember most…


I picked one of prettiest cards in the deck today — the Queen in her garden, surrounded with beauty. I am particularly jealous of her rose vine, while I sit in my little box in the sky surrounded by melting snow and shades of grey. Today, feels a bit lighter as the sun is shining and breaking through the gloominess. But don’t be fooled, winter is not over. This is just a brief respite before the polar vortex hits.

Perhaps this is a reminder that though winter appears to kill all vegetation and greenery, eventually spring does arrive. The hope…


I picked this card yesterday, but only finished my entry today. I was carried away in work, which is coincidental given the meaning behind this card. I was productive which was satisfying but not necessarily fulfilling, if that makes any sense. I was glad for the time to pass so quickly, a little stressed as I have a big deliverable in two weeks, but overall still in a neutral space.

I am not completely without hope though. Yesterday I also noticed the sun going down close to 6pm, an indicator that winter is already in decline and we are heading…


We move to a new month on a Monday, and yet, nothing has really changed. January felt like the longest month ever, however I accomplished very little. We seem to be stuck in Groundhog Day, walking, working, eating, sleeping, rinse and repeat. Even more posts feel repetitive, like I cover the same ground every day in different words (and sometimes the same words).

Usually when I write these posts, I come up with solutions and resolutions. The act of writing helps me process my thoughts and gets me to focus; in a small way it helps me get through the…


The card I picked today depicts what looks like a happy family scene — the scene that the movie would probably close on. I don’t know how I feel about it. I am both envious and annoyed by these figures. I suppose I’ve been obsessing over injustice and the disparity between the rich and the poor (I am fully aware of where I sit in this picture; these are observations).

My personal fear that is clearly colouring all of this is the worry that in the end I will still be struggling — that all the instability that has been…


I woke up feeling cynical this morning. More so than I usually do. That’s why, when I picked up this card I felt like I was being mocked. I should be grateful for all that I have and yet all the worries and insecurities are hiding behind a giant door marked “anxieties” in my brain, and that door keeps opening and leaking its inhabitants out.

Reading about GameStop in the news today, the thing that kept jumping out at me is the unfairness of it all. I don’t know how the super wealthy can sit on piles of cash and…


A sunny day after a fairly heavy snowfall. It’s odd that I felt happier yesterday than I do today, despite the fact that most of the time the sun lifts your mood. It’s mid-week and I am counting down the days to the weekend, though I don’t actually have any plans or anything to really look forward to. I suppose not working is a thing that you can get used to.

The card I picked today frustrated me, because it reminded me of all the things I’ve had running in my mind about work and my career. I think I…


Today is a strange day. Yesterday was hard, for no clear reason — possibly from being unproductive, being stressed out or generally feeling unmotivated. But today is brighter, though none of those things have gone away or changed. It is snowing today so perhaps it’s the change in weather that indicates that time is in fact passing. The mundaneness of it all broken up and blanketed in white to temporarily make you forget how stuck you feel.

The issue of motivation is interesting now that it is January 2021 and we are still in lockdown with a pandemic that has…


An inspiring card to pick on a Monday morning, when you are so focused on setting up for a better work week but need to be reminded there are bigger things in life. One of the things that’s been bothering me, more and more lately, is the purpose of the work I do. Selling cars is just not fulfilling, and certainly doesn’t feel good.

Trying to find better clients or better projects is not so easy right now, but I want to challenge myself to find other ways to give. Potentially, looking at my community at work or the people…


Another dark card that suits this month of January so well. There isn’t more to say here than how much loss sucks. The pain associated with it is heavy, it feels like weight pushing down on you. You see it in this card in the body language of the figures — like gravity is working harder on them. But pain is weird, sometimes the only thing to do is lay down and let the pain wash over you and be open and vulnerable to it until it passes. …

Tarot Stories

A Canadian marketing strategist learning storytelling through the Tarot, and maybe finding the meaning of life along the way.

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