This week’s card is “The Sage ” which indicates wisdom, hidden knowledge, retreat, and patience.

Here we see wisdom and deep inner understanding. One of the keys of wisdom is to organize, integrate, and simplify one’s thoughts. Complexity often leads to confusion; simplicity is to be valued. The card signifies mental discipline informed by balanced learning and compassion.

Tradition is valued but appropriate change is accepted.

The Sage knows when to let go and when to move on. He knows when to retreat and think things over.  He compassionately and wisely shares his knowledge with others, teaching by example as well as by precept. The scales of justice are balanced in the Sage’s hands.

This card in a reading also signifies the need for deep consideration and refined judgement applied with compassion and mercy.