The Lovers; King of Swords, reversed; Eight of Pentacles
Our first card represents love, of course, but also the challenges that arise when you think with your heart rather than your head. The King of Swords indicates an active, determined individual; reversed, it warns of someone who may push past determination to obsession. It also represents the abstract concept of Justice; reversed, it signals cruelty, selfishness, or even sadism. The Eight of Pentacles, showing a young apprentice polishing a coin, represents learning, craftsmanship, and personal effort.
Sometimes it feels like the worst sort of people are the most “successful” in this world, using other people to further their ambitions. This week’s cards caution against them. Keep loving, keep learning—but watch your back.