This is quite an unusual take on the card. No figure sneaks away with a stash of swords. Rather, a man sits at a table, as though studying. In front of him are a candle, a book, a scroll, some calipers, and a globe. Swords radiate out behind him - his thoughts directed out to the world from where he sits - and his studying has drawn to him a red star, symbol of hope and new direction.
Of course, if we want to see the traditional meaning of sneakiness, deception or theft, that's still possible. He could be a magician, drawing somebody else's star to him through his wily ways. Even then, it would have an aspect of "working smarter, not harder" to it :)
There are a couple of things I need to research soon, though I'm not sure I'll get around to them today. However, just deciding what it is I need to research is already a start... I'm also meeting up with a friend for lunch, and she'll hopefully return a couple of my books, which I might need for my dissertation.
I am grateful for the internet, powerful research tool.