The Mentor Archetype

Upright Meanings: kindness, assistance, prosperity, power, donations, wealth, philanthropy, being well paid, giving/receiving, fairness, charity, being valued, generosity, authority, investors, money, employment, rewards for hard work, support, sharing, community, gratitude, control, gifts

The Mentor means is that you are in a position where you have a good relationship with your income. Like the main figure in the card, the amount of money that you bring in and your expenses are balanced well, and you are fortunate enough to not have any stress. You are also grateful for all that you own and can happily share your wealth with others. As you can tell from the imagery in the card, The Mentor can be about charity. You can either be the man giving away money to the needy, or a beggar gratefully receiving what you need from wealthy donor.

Reversed Meanings: inequality, jealousy, unfairness, miserliness, extortion, scams, meanness, underpaid, gullibility, lack/abuse of generosity, lack of investment, greed, subservience, fake charity, abuse of power or position, gifts with strings attached, bad debts, unemployment, undervalued, poor financial decisions, lack of charity

The Mentor reversed can suggest that charity can be one-way. If you have loaned someone money, you should not be expecting your money to be paid back, or your favor to be returned in the future. You should be cautious about the people you are lending money to, especially if you are not financially stable. You could also have problems with spending and giving away more than you can really afford. The Mentor reversed can also warn you about the debts that you have. This could mean that you are in over your head and it is going to come back and be a major problem in the future. You should also be careful of entering business endeavors during this time because you could end up with a huge loss, instead of getting a return on your investment. The last The Mentor reversal meaning is that there is selfishness related to giving and charity. This may mean that you are willing to give others in a way that is not to benefit them, but to benefit yourself. You should be cautious that you are not just being charitable to prove you are giving or generous to others. The source of generosity should be selfless, not selfish.