The Hierophant Tarot

What is the Hierophant Tarot

The Hierophant (V) is the 5th card in a suit of twenty-two cards, called the trumps or the Major Arcana in a traditional 78-card tarot deck. Also called Chiron, the Pope, the High Priest and the Shaman, it is used both in game playing as well as in divination.

How is the Hierophant in the Tarot Card Depicted

Holding up two fingers with one hand, and clasping a golden staff with 3 crossbars in the other, the Hierophant appears seated on a stone throne between 2 big grey pillars. On his head is an ornate crown with 3 tiers, his body is covered by a red robe with white trim and his feet are within white shoes. There are crosses on the white trim as well on his shoes that rest on a red carpet. 2 bald men, one wearing a robe with red roses and another in a dress full of white lilies kneel before him and in between are a golden and a silver key in an X pattern.

What Does the Hierophant Mean in the Tarot Card

The Hierophant symbolizes tradition and is indicative of the success you’d achieve by wisely following a guided path. The two fingers of his right hand stand for peace, while the other seeks to channelize heavenly power through him down to his disciples, whose kneeling positions reveal how they want spiritual assistance. The red roses on the robe of one indicate his eagerness to learn, while the white lilies on the other reflect his mind’s purity. The triple crown of the Hierophant standing for the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit or Mind, Body, and Spirit depicts his sway over the 3 worlds, and the crossed keys strike a balance lying between the conscious and unconscious mind. His ruling planet is Venus and element is earth.

The Hierophant as a Person (Signifier)

The card stands for someone who is keen to know the meaning of life. You live by your firm beliefs and love to support those around you. Naturally, others aspire to be with you to get enriched by your wisdom.

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The Hierophant Tarot

Keywords: Following religion, seeking counsel, spiritual guidance, education, and group conformity

Interpretation: In a tarot reading, it reflects your desire to remain fixed on following established social structures rather than being innovative.

It may also mirror your tendency to join a sacred group or institution so as to conform to their way of thinking that is beneficial and consequently enables further learning.

The card advices you to seek wisdom and knowledge from a wise mentor for gaining a higher consciousness.

In Love Reading

Keywords: Commitment, bliss in helping others

Interpretation: If you are single and looking for love, you’d very soon meet someone who would be trustworthy and help you to remain secure.

Those in a stable relationship would find their love growing deeper and stronger. The suggestion for you is to keep following traditions.

Hierophant Tarot Card Readings in Other Conditions

Career: The card promises progress in work only if you are organized and work according to rules.

Business and Finance: The card advices you to get informed of the ways of handling money from bankers or other experienced people and then go for stable investments. It also stresses on staying within your budget so as to live without tension.

Friendship: Keep the commitments you have made with your friend, celebrate little joys and enjoy a long-lasting bond.

Health: The card stresses the need to enforce discipline and order in life if you face any health challenges. It may also suggest pregnancy in women.

Reversed Hierophant Tarot Meaning

The Hierophant Tarot Card Reversed

Keywords: Psychic breakdown, negation of family values, inappropriate counsel, and abuse of position

Interpretation: In an upside down position, it may mirror your feelings of restriction by adopting a life of rules. You strive to break free from such rigid structures that have resulted in draining you of flexibility.

Find out opportunities to challenge the ideas that are like a burden on you and analyze your achievements henceforth.

In Love Reading

Keywords: Tiredness in rigidity and accepted routines

Interpretation: Steadfastly abiding the same old ways, you have grown weary and now want to step outside.

However, proceed with caution since alienating yourself completely might not prove rewarding.

The Hierophant in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: It throws light on your past ambitions and urges you to reckon a strength you have overlooked.

Present: You are all set towards working under a superior or with a spiritual group. Seize the chance for it would help you to improve.

Future: It is only by adhering to structured principles that you may find success. Let your actions be decided beyond personal preferences, else they may not be of any use in your journey towards excellence.

Hierophant Tarot Meaning in Combination with Other Cards

With Fool Tarot Suggests an unexpected good fortune
With Magician Tarot Symbolizes jealousy and possessiveness
With High Priestess Tarot Stands for the establishment of ethical codes from sacred experiences
With Empress Tarot Implies the unconditional love you generally get from your parents.
With Emperor Tarot Emphasizes structure and control
With Lovers Tarot Looks forward to your marriage
With Chariot Tarot Reflects your strong-willed nature
With Strength Tarot Depicts your strong material position
With Hermit Tarot Represents your endeavor in trying to set things right in your lone life
With Wheel of Fortune Tarot Depicts your awakening by faith
With Justice Tarot Focuses on observing rules by negating feelings
With Hanged Man Tarot Stands for a spiritual shift
With Death Tarot Symbolizes a transformation of traditions
With Temperance Tarot Blesses you with guidance and wisdom
With Devil Tarot Suggests that you are entwined within a corrupt system
With Tower Tarot Mirrors your spiritual deprivation
With Star Tarot Brings out the motivational teacher in you
With Moon Tarot Implies your learning from past insecurities
With Sun Tarot Stands for the energy you draw from nature
With Judgement Tarot Highlights your ability to do well in emergencies
With World Tarot Symbolizes a contract or a formal agreement

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