August Career-O-Scope with Anna Toonk

Posted by Amina AlTai on


I have good news and bad news. 

The good news is that it's all in your head. The bad news is that it's all in your head. 

The first card I pulled when I asked, ‘what does the collective need to know about career right now?’ was the 8 of Swords. It's a good time to tread lightly. We have all been through a lot. That’s a huge understatement, but it seems to be something we all keep forgetting. We are at a point where I wouldn’t say ‘ I wonder if your mental health has been affected?’ but instead assume it. So, what does that mean? The 8 of Swords is a lot about pinning ourselves in with our fears and anxieties. It's contracting out of the feelings. That’s okay, it happens. We can’t expand without contraction, but the important thing is building the awareness that you’re there so that you can get out of it. 

The biggest thing to ask yourself in regard to your career right now is, ‘where am I making it harder than it needs to be?’ Can you delegate? If you can’t bring in reinforcements, can you bolster your own support? The big thing here is not getting stuck in the mud and knowing what your particular brand of mud is. It’s year 700 of a pandemic, who has energy for fighting where you’re at? We are all so restless. We want clarity, direction and a pathway forward. All reasonable requests and we’re all pretty sure that pathway forward exists outside ourselves. Terrible news….remember how I started this off? The call is coming from inside the house. While it feels impossible for any of us to turn FURTHER inward, that’s the invitation. I’m not saying whatever is going on in your career is your fault. Nope. I am, however, saying that you have the answer. It’s in rearranging the existing pieces. It's accepting where there is dead energy and when it’s best to conserve your own. It's knowing your strengths and weaknesses and not collapsing in shame. Create a plan with self-acceptance.

The 5 of Swords or the ‘how do we lean into the 8 of Swords?’ energy tells me all of this. We have the ability to work differently with a pattern that has traditionally brought us down. There’s a crack in it and we can wiggle through. This is not a license to be mean to yourself, it is encouragement to notice if there’s a pattern that you’re just so over, that tends to make your career tricky. Open yourself up, maybe throw in a scoop of humility, and ask ‘okay, I give, what is it? What am I missing? How do I grow beyond this limitation?’ The answer can be enticed towards you. 

To round out this, I dunno, maybe not infuriating energy but definitely not sexy energy (because let's be real it’s always way more fun when someone else is the problem), we have the Moon. Oh the Moon, I love its energy. It can bring us so much, but man, we’re all like a trapped wild animal when we're in it. If we can be calm and go, ‘you know what? I don’t really know which way is up right now, but I am NOT GOING TO PANIC. I trust my inner compass and guidance to make choices as they come,’ we are taken from night to day into the energy of The Sun. If you are not where you want to be, or things are not flourishing the way you desire, feel your feelings but do not make decisions from them until you’ve run it by your intuition. 

For a lot of people, the best advice right now might be to sit tight and take care of yourself in that discomfort versus making a mess just to have done something. We’ve all done it. Who wants to feel impotent? Not I. I want BDE in all aspects of life. However, it takes a lot of confidence, trust and wisdom to just sit tight sometimes. To trust you’re not lost right now, you’re just somewhere you haven’t been before. 

It's okay if you’re not an expert. In fact, take that pressure off, it's how knowledge comes in. 

To know and trust in a deep, deep way that your time will come is a lifetime lesson, not a monthly one. We’re just being reminded of it right now. Whatever you desire, whatever is your birthright, cannot miss you. You just can’t spin yourself into such a tizzy that you’re exhausted when it arrives.

If you're looking for deeper support around your career and want to start unearthing your purpose, schedule a time to connect with Amina right here.  



About Anna Toonk

Anna Toonk is an intuitive guide, tarot reader and co-founder of a virtual healing space The SoulUnity. She enjoys using her intuitive gifts, and cards to connect you to your deeper truth acting as spiritual support in the pursuit of growth and clarity. A big believer in feelings, intuition as our superpowers and the keys to directing our lives she loves making sense of these for others to help them chart their paths to what they desire. Based in NYC she can be found at and being a wise clown on Instagram at @annatoonk. 

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