I recently joined a new group called the Tarot Translation Group. You can find out all about it here.
So, without further ado…
This week’s question is… There’s an opportunity to start a new venture. What are the energies surrounding it?
The card…. King of Swords, King of Wands reversed, The Hierophant reversed
There is a lot of power here and at first glance, with the reversed cards, I believe there will be challenges to the venture. Not necessarily that it’s a bad venture, but one where the querent might want to proceed carefully and with lots of forethought. Getting into the cards, the King of Swords is a man with a brilliant mind. He knows his thoughts and he acts upon them. Because of this he can be ruthless and domineering, but beneath that is a good man, someone who cares for his family. He just thinks he knows best for all of them.
The reversed King tells me that something is blocked. I see the Wands as business cards, as many of the lower pip cards relate to business activities, but more the take action side. So action on this venture is blocked. I suspect the block is coming from the King himself. It’s his thoughts which are keeping him from taking action, which is brought on by the next card.
Our Heirophant, when upright, can be dogmatic. When he’s reversed, he’s overly so. He’s locked into the way things are, unable to conform, unable to think outside the proverbial box. He’s ready to set down the rules and regulations and yet cannot say the reason why.
So in this reading, I think the querent isn’t allowing him or herself to see the opportunities because everything society says is that it won’t work. Time, money, resources, they all might be there, but the message the querent is hearing is that they’re not. So, to him or her, that’s the facts. If the King of Swords can trust himself, he can overcome all the naysayers out there. But the trust is going to be hard to hear over the din of voices saying “no”.