TJWriter wants to know:
Should I take the leap to pursue the career path my heart desires?
Without looking at the tarot, Miss Michele can answer this question: Yes. Always pursue your heart's desires.
For greater insight into the situation, and awareness of some of the challenges TJWriter may face in trying to achieve her dreams, Miss Michele relied on the six-card, simplified Celtic Cross spread.
A lot of cups in this reading reveals what the wording of the question also tells us: TJWriter relies on emotions.
Her experience to date is shown by the Five of Swords. TJWriter may have been subjected to humiliation, ridicule or deceit in the recent past. She emerged victorious, but did not feel good about the "win." She was succesful but unfulfilled, so TJWriter began to dream about a different life path.
Putting the past behind her, she has found a support network in her family and friends, as exemplified by the Ten of Pentacles. The emphasis, however, is on major life transitions. A commitment to stay home with children or perhaps just spend more time with loved ones? Family figures prominently.
The near future shows a Major Arcana, the Empress. There's a lot of emphasis on femininity, caregiving, and the realm of emotions in this reading. The Empress shows still more family commitment and may indicate a birth on the horizon. It also could indicate the start of a new business, especially if that business is related to caregiving or creativity. (The birth of a book?) TJWriter is moving from one stage to another.
TJWriter in the environment of the future is shown by the Ace of Cups. More new beginnings! Follow your heart wherever it leads, TJWriter. You are at your best and most successful when you are following your motherly instincts, your heart and emotions.
Once again, the card indicates pregnancy or birth of a new creative venture. Since you asked about a career path, Miss Michele is inclined to say that the "birth" is figurative only... a new book or other creative venture. This is more than just a new client, however... this is a long-term commitment that can change your life! However, Miss Michele would advise you not to ignore your nurturing side... whatever creative venture you attempt, you'll find successful AND fulfillment helping others!
Now is also a good time to remind TJWriter that the future is not set in stone... these cards show only the most probably outcome if you continue on the current path
With that disclaimer out of the way, let's move on to Card 5, the best outcome you can hope for. The Nine of Wands says that, once again, you will be in a position of having to defend yourself and your beliefs. You'll be faced with one last obstacle before victory (and victory will come!) Don't be afraid to demand what's yours. Most importantly, don't change your course of action; the end of the race is near and you will emerge the winner.
Finally, the Outcome, the Ten of Cups. There are few cards in the deck better than this one, which symbolizes joy and harmony, especially in the realm of family life. You're going to have the success you want in your career, which will give you the opportunity to focus on your family. Good relationships--business and personal--are on the horizon.
What a positive reading, it makes Miss Michele feel all warm and fuzzy (oh, wait, that's the cat...sigh)