What is the next step, career-wise?

Card pulled:
The Emperor Reversed

Whoa. There is unfinished business here. I’m sorry to have to say it, but this card suggests
that there are projects that need to be tied up before you move forward in a new direction. It
seems as though you started building an empire and but now find yourself looking for other
pastures. In his natural state, the Emperor is a visionary and a builder. He is a powerful man
with big ideas and the gumption to make them reality. In your case, he has appeared reversed
(he landed upside-down) which tells us that he isn’t making those dreams happen. Not
because he doesn’t have the power or the connections to do so, mind you. For some reason,
this powerful, creative, Force-To-Be-Reckoned-With has undervalued, ignored, forgotten, or
given up on a project he started. Even if you are female, you are the Emperor. You are
looking to make an impact on the world, but want to do it in a new way. This card suggests
that the path is actually behind you - in something you started a long time ago but hasn’t
reaped the benefits you had expected. There is also a suggestion here that you may doubt
your ability to complete your original vision. You may have hit a rough patch that became so
frustrating that you decided to move on. It’s possible that you have been blaming the market,
the economy or other external forces for the apparent failure, when in truth, you have lost
faith in the value of your vision – or yourself. It’s also possible that there is an issue from
childhood that is blocking you; old messages regarding worth and relationship to success
keep replaying in the background of your mind. This is not to say that your career challenges
are only in your mind. It’s true that you have faced challenges with regard to your vision, and
you have fought the good fight for a long time. You may be tired, bored, disenchanted. But
you are here for a reason. It’s time to get back on track.

It’s not time to start new endeavors. It’s time to double-down and complete work on efforts
that have been abandoned. Stick with the old vision. That is your path. Take a little time to
remember what inspired your original plan, and focus energy on reconnecting with that
spark. It’s never too late to follow your dreams. You owe it to yourself to see it through. Trust
that the world needs what you have to offer.

I am a super creator.
I trust my ideas.
I am manifesting my visions.
I am proud of my ability to build my empire.
I believe in myself, my dreams, and my abilities.
The world needs my project.
My goals are worth the hustle.
Yes, I can.
One Card Tarot Reading