This isn't the average hierophant, this one is The Hierophant of the new Aeon and he packs a lot of Thelemic symbolism and knowledge on his card. He is confident and supported in his work by that sword-bearing woman in front of him, embodiment of Venus. Crowley says she represents Venus as she now is in this new Aeon; no longer a mere vehicle of her male counterpart, but armed and militant.
He embraces the duality of the Empress/Emperor to become fully himself. When this energy comes to you, open yourself up to this wisdom from the Universe. This is a time to search for knowledge and to illuminate your world and ideas. Finding your truth is a huge step in the Great Work.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.