Hey there, fellow freelance blogger!
My name is Lauren Tharp.
I’m a freelance blogger for hire, but I also do tarot readings as a hobby.
My most recent reading was unusual though.
I had done it on myself; however, I realized that it could easily apply to you as well. Yes, you, fellow freelance blogger. No, really! Humor me.
Let me take you through your freelance blogger’s tarot reading…
Your Current Situation: The Two of Pentacles
I like to call this card the “freelancer” card. It turns up a lot in readings for people who have careers where their income fluctuates each month – and freelance bloggers definitely fit the bill. Whether it’s struggling with the feast or famine cycle or trying to manage their confusing tax situations, freelance bloggers are constantly juggling their coins, just like the boy on this card.
This card also brings forth other balancing issues we as freelance bloggers have to deal with as well: Like finding our work/life balance.
Challenging or Helpful Energies: Ace of Wands
Yes, this card does look like a penis. And, yes, it could mean that you’re feeling frisky and “wanting the D” as the kids say. However, as a freelance blogger, it’s more likely to take on its secondary meaning: Creativity.
Right now, you’re brimming with creative ideas. Maybe so many that you don’t know what to do with all of them! You’re getting flashes of inspiration, but may be having trouble holding onto them.
In this case, I would suggest you start carrying around a notebook with you – because you never know when one of those flashes of inspiration is going to strike next! Start getting organized and writing down your ideas. You never know which one may end up becoming a future blog post.
Your Crowning Thoughts: Ten of Wands (Reversed)
When the Ten of Wands shows up in a reading, it usually means that you’ve taken on too much work in a physical sense. However, since this card showed up reversed (upside-down) in your reading, it now means that you’ve taken on too much mentally. And that a lot of these burdens are perceived rather than real.
Are you stressing out over “what if”s? Or feeling like an impostor? Or maybe you’re stuck in “research mode,” and neglecting to actually get things done?
I feel ya. And since these are your Crowning Thoughts, I know that they’re majorly stressing you out. So take a deep breath and read the following:
- You are not an impostor. You’re a legitimate freelance blogger – even if you’re just starting out.
- Take a moment and try to figure out what fears those “what if”s are really hiding. Are you afraid of rejection? Guess what: EVERY freelance blogger gets rejected from time to time! But you’re automatically rejected if you don’t try/pitch.
- Researching is great, but try to put a time limit on it. Research for a day and write for a day. It might be hard at first to know when to say “enough is enough,” but you’ll learn. Until then: Take your best guess! Really. A lot of us “know” when to stop researching and start writing simply by our intuition.
Your Distant Past: Eight of Cups
This card shows up when you’ve already left behind something emotionally, but need to take that next step to leave it physically. In this case, I’m guessing you were SUPER “over” your 9-to-5 emotionally and finally had to take that next step to leave it physically.
Or, maybe you’re still at this stage and it’s not quite so “distant” in your past yet? No worries. You’ll get there!
Your Recent Past: Two of Wands
The Two of Wands shows you making plans and moving forward. This was the point in time when you finally decided to “go for it” and become a freelance blogger.
However, just like there are two wands on this card – there were likely two aspects to your situation. One wand was leading you toward the freelance blogging lifestyle and all the happiness it can bring, but there was another wand behind you, ready to club you over the head with your own fears. This wand was there to make you hesitate, and doubt your talents.
This was the time – and still is the time, if you haven’t done this yet! – to look deep within yourself and decide what it is about you that’s truly special. What is it that you have to offer clients that’s different than what anyone else has on the market?
Add these aspects of yourself to your About page on your website. And spruce up your Services page as well!
Your Near Future: Eight of Wands
Just like the wands are raining down in this card, you’ll soon have good news raining down in your inbox. You’ll be getting queries from potential clients like there’s no tomorrow!
If you’ve been feeling held back up until now, this card is a great one to have turn up in a reading. It shows a future filled with excellent communication, and every aspect of your life – especially your career – moving forward smoothly.
Your Attitude Overall: Three of Cups
Heck yeah! It’s time to celebrate! You finally took the leap and became the freelance blogger you’ve always wanted to be.
Just remember: Don’t overindulge. It’s definitely a time to feel good about yourself, but remember that there’s actual work yet to be done.
How Others See You: The Fool
Most tarot readers see the Fool as someone to be admired. This is a person who was willing to take a leap of Faith based on a calculated risk. Despite following your heart’s desire to become a freelance blogger, you didn’t just jump into this career without knowing anything about it – you weighed the pros and cons and looked before you leapt. You’re only a “Fool” in that you’re feeling young and inspired again, just like the foolish years of your past that you thought were gone for good. And most people in your life will appreciate this aspect of you.
However, there are a few naysayers who see the Fool (you) as a literal idiot. And they’re going to come down on you hard for it. You’ll likely hear the refrain, “When you get a real job…” Blah, blah, blah, blah. You know the type.
We’ve all been there. And we have a community of people here at BAFB who would be more than willing to swap stories and offer their support, even if no one else will.
Your Fears: Nine of Swords
Tarot reader Liz Dean calls this card the “3am card.” And rightfully so! This card represents all of the anxieties that we hold within us that wake us up in the middle of the night. It’s the overwhelming stress card.
You’re afraid that becoming a freelance blogger was a huge mistake. That you just can’t cut it.
Take a deep breath. You’re going to be okay.
Whether you’re afraid you can’t find clients, or you don’t know which publications to pitch to, or you just feel super alone – there’s a solution for everything. Take it from someone who’s been in the game for quite a while.
Outcome of the Cards: Nine of Pentacles
You’re going to end up financially stable, with a ton of blogging achievements you can be proud of.
You’re going to find yourself in a place of freelance blogging independence where you can not only provide for yourself and those you care about, but you can also take time for leisure.
Don’t believe me?
It’s all in the cards!
Now, let me see your palm…