“It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” Machiavelli
How appropriate for this card to appear on the day for filing U.S. taxes as it represents “the establishment” and the powers that be. You may be getting professional advice or dealing with spiritual, intellectual or government authorities. You’re also likely to have involvement with institutions (i.e. banking, universities, religious centers, etc.) and find yourself in places where rules or guidelines have to be met. In fact, today is about doing what is expected and either giving or getting counsel on how to do just that. If you’re highly motivated, your productivity can soar allowing you to accomplish a great deal.
But somewhere in your world, the stakes have gotten just a little bit higher and your choices could either make or break a situation. The Hierophant is a card of commitment and serious intention, and either yours or that of others is now under scrutiny. Think twice about who you trust because the wrong alliance can create drama, scandal and intrigue in your affairs. Likewise, your failure to deliver one too many times can trigger a serious repercussion. Whether you choose to color inside or outside of the lines will determine whether you can create a true work of art or just another knock-off.
(Tarot Deck: Golden Tarot by Kat Black| U.S. Games Systems, Inc.)