Plan Ahead for Success

  • Environment: King of Wands
  • Unknown: Knight of Swords
  • Known: The Emperor
  • Action: Queen of Swords
So many people cards, so little self-determination! Someone has presented you with an unexpected opportunity, and your response to it may determine events far into the future. You must decide if it fits into the goals for your life. Be careful not to rush blindly into things without understanding the full implications. You may make great leaps forward, only to have to backtrack later to clean up after yourself. Plan carefully, create some structure for yourself and then proceed with what you have to do to manifest what you want to happen. You have the abilities you need to reach your goal as long as you don’t let your emotions get in the way of your work.
Full Interpretation After the Jump— 

In the Environment position, the King of Wands suggests that you have been offered an opportunity for work or a project that could mean a great deal in your life. This king is an inspirational leader who understands how to move others to work for his cause and his passions. If you accept this opportunity, you may find yourself diving in to much bigger projects along the same direction.

In the Unknown position, Knight of Swords brings an element of haste to your project. There’s a danger that you may rush blindly into a situation without understanding the full implications of what you’re doing. That’s not to say that you should not take risks, but it’s important to carefully evaluate the situation before dashing in. Things may be more complex than you know at first, and if you’re not careful, you may make things worse instead of better.
In the Known position, the The Emperor tells you that you must either work within a structure or impose your own order on things. Some things are rigid, and if you push them too far, you risk breaking them. Carefully plan your next steps to either fit within the established order or impose new rules upon it without breaking what is already established.

Quick Recap: You’re faced with a new opportunity which you have either accepted or are considering seriously. There’s a chance you may have bitten off more than you can chew, and if you rush in without understanding all of the implications of what you’re doing,  you may find it far more difficult to accomplish your goals. A step-by-step plan that grows from a thorough understanding of your environment will make it far easier to get where you want to go.

In the Action position, the Queen of Swords tells you to rely on your knowledge and intelligence to guide you. That may include drawing on your experience and on the knowledge of others you know as you move forward. Keep your emotions in check and let your head rule your heart rather than the reverse in this situation.

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Power Tarot is about using the Tarot as an empowerment tool to help you build the life you want to live. When used this way, the cards can help you gain insight into your own motivations and point you in the direction that will help you achieve your goals.