In the Radiant Rider Waite image we see a man holding five swords. He looks back over his shoulder with a self-satisfied smile as he sneaks away from a colourful campground. No question where the traditional interpretations come from!
Still, he can certainly be seen another way, too. I often associate this card with doing research. We must often step carefully when asking questions, and we hope to leave with more ideas than we came with, enriched by our interaction with those colourful tents and different perspectives :)
|©Cestaro & Alligo|
I find it interesting that in this card the swords are golden rather than silver: the difference suggests seeking enlightenment or prosperity, rather than clarity (silver mirrors), clear communication (being silver-tongued) and decisiveness (silver or steel cut better than soft gold).
Certainly, I have some research to do today, pulling together different ideas and perspectives. So, I shall draw on this energy, and hope it helps me work smarter, not harder: an interpretation of this card which a friend of mine favours ;)
I am grateful for new ideas and perspectives.