Goddess Empath – Chapter 12

The Goddess Empath personality at work

woman working on laptop

When it comes to career and work, the setting you are in has a lot to do with whether or not you feel you can thrive. The people around you, or how many people are around you, the lighting, the schedules, and routines all contribute to how you feel at the end of a long day.

As a Goddess empath, who is constantly managing the non-linear world of emotions, you can easily get overly absorbed in other people’s stuff in a busy or crowded work environment. In this section, the best work environments for the Goddess Empath will be explored.

Your workplace habits and needs

Pacing yourself around your work is an important part of being a Goddess Empath. A job that allows you at least some flexibility for when you have to kick off the day is preferable. Sometimes you get caught up in your inner world or just need more time to integrate into the day before getting started on work.

A job that is first thing in the morning or starts late at night might not be the best for you as it keeps you from being able to fully wake up or wind down. You do best when you can have some control over the timing of routine around when work starts and ends.

Your surroundings at work are also very important to you. You want the aesthetics, materials, or environment you are working in to nourish you creatively. Pictures of your family or pets could be around and some desk plants are also highly likely.

In addition, your clothing for work must be comfortable and easy to move around in. You don’t like to feel restricted by other people’s expectations, boundaries, or rules. Settings where you can define your own style and comfort for yourself at work, feel best for your archetype.

The environments you work in can be anything that you are drawn towards, with the most important aspect being that you can interact with people at a pace that feels comfortable for you. If you work with the public or in the service industry, then interactions with people might tend to be brief and polite—which may work perfectly for you even if you are an introvert.

If you have to spend much of your day expending a huge amount of energy on more complex interpersonal connections, you tend to get burned out more quickly. Things are better for you when you can get away from the action periodically.

Working with fewer people, quiet environments, or fields in which you can take lots of breaks— away from other people—is your preference. You tend to like time to yourself to analyze and review your experiences.

There is a great sense of calm that washes over you when you get to be in solitude or nature around the birds and trees and fresh air. If you can take a walk during your lunch break or structure your day around some outside time, all the better for you.

You need to have the foods you like easily accessible during the workday. Skipping meals or lack of tea or coffee are quick ways to throw you off. Keeping a water bottle with you and knowing when your mealtimes are, ensure that your workday or other engagement in activities run smoother for you overall.

You aren’t the type that wants to be interrupted when on a break from work; people being too chatty and conversational when you are trying to recharge during a day of work can overwhelm you. One of the most important takeaways regarding your work habits and needs as the Goddess Empath archetype is that you require space throughout the day away from co-workers —time to realign and process.

Best work environments for your archetype

The best types of work environments for your archetype are those that give you autonomy over the routines of the day, but also allow for variety, and some interaction with people—but not too much.

  1. Plant nursery – you can listen to the plants, know what they need, and employ your sense of patience.
  2. Animal shelter – you can utilize your innate intuitive instincts, take care of animals, and be providing a service to the community.
  3. Wellness store – short bursts of interactions with others you can manage, you like working with materials, textures, and products that are natural and good for your health.
  4. Childcare – your very capable and nurturing personality makes you suited for working with children.
  5. Healthcare or caregiving – you are very caring and able to intuit or successfully assist others in getting their needs met.
  6. Work from home – you are nourished by time to yourself, being able to work from home and have breaks alone and space to truly set up your own schedule is ideal.

Possible career paths for your archetype

Career paths can be one of the hardest things to figure out for an empath, as you have multiple competing interests within you. Your sensitivity, self-awareness, and innate practicality are the cause that many traditional jobs don’t align with your ethos or unique needs as an empath. And sometimes the job you do for money isn’t always the career path or life purpose (outside of income) you want to pursue.

There may come a point in your life when you will need to decide if the work you do is for resources, money, and survival and you do other ‘work’ in the world on the side based on your passion. Reworking this concept and managing your perceptions around it can make a world of difference when figuring out what to do for your traditional career path.

Careers that make sense for the Goddess Archetype are often those that allow you to be in service to nature or others. You are excellent at making sound, practical decisions. You tend to know what others will need and what needs to be done in order for this to happen. The connection between your mind, heart, and body is balanced and aligned.

You tend to take on leadership roles or are asked to step into these types of roles even if this is not your natural inclination. Your strong personality and grounded presence instill a sense of confidence that others appreciate. There is little ego at play with you, which makes you an excellent leader. You will direct and make decisions based on the best possible outcome for all involved.

Your open heart means you will invest emotionally in any work that you are doing. When you feel your emotional self is stilted in a certain work environment, this is a good sign that it might be time to move on to something else. You get disheartened and can be intensely discouraged when workplace injustices are taking place.

The Goddess Archetype is willing to protect and fight for themselves and those around them. This makes career paths that allow for advocacy and support a good fit, such as:

  • Social worker
  • Naturopathic doctor
  • Herbal grower
  • Herbalist
  • Veterinarian
  • Vet tech
  • Park ranger
  • Wellness coach
  • Chef, cook, baker
  • Health food store worker
  • Ecologist
  • Environmentalist
  • Witchcraft or spiritual tools maker
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Doula
  • Pet sitter, dog walker
  • Animal rescue
  • Environmental activist
  • Thrift shop owner
  • Builder
  • Childcare worker
  • Preschool teacher
  • Urban farmer
  • Farmer
  • Nature guide + conservationist
  • Service industry

Practical tips for how to set career goals

Setting career goals can be a challenge, but you tend to have the practical realism to ensure your material needs are met. Even though many of your decisions are subconsciously emotionally driven, you still have the ability to conceptualize and understand life from both the physical, spiritual, and mental planes.

When it comes to thinking about your future, this is where things get a little heady for you. Your ability to stay grounded and present makes you a very mindful person in the moment. However, when it comes to the potentiality of what your future may hold, things feel overwhelmingly abstract for you.

The concept of what you will become can feel distant or out of reach. You may be discouraged about dreaming for the future when the present needs so much work. But having at least a rough sketch in mind of where you want your career to head can be helpful and keep in mind that you can always change your mind along the way!

How to set career goals as a Goddess Empath:

  1. Make a career vision board—this can help you stay aware of future possibilities while being creative and present to what you are drawn towards and attracted to in the present.
  2. Use the vision board to understand your timelines—contemplate, meditate, or journal about the images you put together. Use this information to know which things you can start working towards now and which will be for a future date.
  3. Notice the images you chose that are not necessarily directly related to career but are about things that happen around career i.e.: time at home with family, working from home, the clothing you wear for work, or aesthetics—all of this can inform the direction you are heading in.
  4. Use your intuition, pray, meditate, journal, or talk with ancestors about what work you should be doing in order to make money to live and also feel fulfilled.
  5. Keep your career vision board somewhere you will see it and be inspired by it regularly.
  6. Notice how certain images lose their appeal or interest waxes and wane in other areas of career. Return to your original image and know that while the images you chose are fixed the feelings about them are mutable—approach your career goals in much the same way.