The High Priestess Tarot

What is the High Priestess Tarot

The High Priestess is the second card in a suit of twenty-two cards, called the trumps or the Major Arcana in a traditional 78-card tarot deck. Also known as Persephone, Isis, the Corn Maiden and Artemis, it is used both in game playing as well as in divination. The ruling planet of the High Priestess is the Moon and her element is water.

How is the High Priestess in the Tarot Card Depicted

The High Priestess, wearing a blue robe, sits before a tapestry, suspended between 2 pillars, one black, and the other white. She wears a headdress, (the crown of Isis) with a big globe in its center, and at her feet rests a golden crescent moon. She holds the sacred Torah scroll and there is a white cross on her chest. The tapestry is decorated with patterns of pomegranates and there are 2 letters on each of the pillars, the black one has “B”, while the white has “J”.

What Does the High Priestess Stand for in the Tarot Card

The High Priestess symbolizing wisdom and understanding, urges you to do what you feel right. The blue robe and the half-concealed Torah of the Priestess symbolize knowledge, her headdress stands for wisdom, and the Grecian solar cross indicates how such an insight can be gained by following the best of traditions. The two pillars are of King Solomon’s temple, symbolizing darkness and light; the letter, “B” standing for “Boaz”, roughly signifies the completion os something, while “J” for “Jachin” symbolizes a new beginning.

The High Priestess in the middle accordingly stresses her role as a mediator between two extremes; she appears as a mystical figure knowledgeable of the depths of reality. The pomegranates on the tapestry stand for duty and the palm suggests the fertility of imagination. The moon at her left feet embodies control over pure intuition and the cube on which she is seated represents earth.

The High Priestess as a Person

You are conservative, mysterious, and happy in keeping your private world secluded.

For males, the implication is that he needs to develop his “anima” or female side so as to attain success, while for females it signifies that she must not imitate her male counterparts, but rather allow her female instincts to bloom for a favorable outcome.

The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The High Priestess Tarot

Symbolism: Spiritual insight, intuition, understanding, serenity, hidden skills, mystery

Interpretation: The card indicates that being able to make appropriate use of your intellect, you generally make good judgments.

However, there may be areas that need greater foresight – certain unknown changes may have occurred that you were least expecting. Hence, listen to your inner voice, pay attention to your dreams so as to attain spiritual enlightenment, needed to balance your life perfectly.

Soon, with the increase in your spiritual power, you would see your creative side unfolding. In the long run, you may also be able to help others to hold on to their hopes so as to materialize their dreams.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: An emotional affair, strong psychic connection

Interpretation: Your connection with a certain someone may be so strong that all other urges seem less important.

If you are a single man, the card could make you see your beloved in dreams, whereas if you are dating women, it could lead you to have unfailing interest in someone distant and unapproachable.

For single women, this card promises that you would be the focus of attention of many.

However, you need to wisely use your instincts to decipher whether your bond is a blessing to you or you are uselessly chasing the unattainable.

High Priestess Tarot Card Readings for Other Situations

Carrer and Work: A pleasant surprise may be waiting for you in the form of a pay rise or promotion in your work field. If you are on the lookout for a change in jobs, be alert for new openings, and strive to find new ways to make your life less stressful. And, in case there is a lot of gossip about you, just ignore everything and continue with your work.

Business and Finance: The card does not show a lot of positivity in matters concerning money. Maybe you are surrounded by people who are not completely truthful or maybe you do not possess the required information prior a certain transaction. Hence, before taking action, be observant, research thoroughly, take your time and then share your views.

Friendship: The arrival of the card predicts tension in friendship and the best way to overcome such is by staying impartial, till the most moral course of action is reached.

Health: It indicates an imbalance in your body system that you need to set right either by visiting a doctor or by lifestyle changes such as eating right and exercising.

Reversed High Priestess Tarot Meaning

The High Priestess Tarot Card Reversed

Symbolism: Negation of intuition, gossips, secrets, lack of personal harmony

Interpretation: In an upside-down position, it implies that by relying too much on the opinions of others, you have been neglecting your inner guidance.

You may also have been worrying excessively about others problems, thereby not investing much time in self-reflection or meditation.

It may further indicate that there are hidden agendas around you.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Disregarding of intuitions

Interpretation: You have let your head to dominate your feelings, thereby enabling detachment to creep into your relationship.

It may also reflect your inclination to return to a bond after a phase of remoteness.

The High Priestess in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: It throws light on your passive childhood when by relying on your intuitions you were able to gain simple knowledge.

Present: You have undiscovered abilities that need to be expressed. Have control over your fear of commitment to achieve what you desire.

Future: Only by steadfastly following your intuition can you reach success. Reject all means to dissuade you and continue with your disciplined mode of living.

High Priestess Tarot Meaning in Combination with Other Cards

The Fool  Suggests regret
The Magician  Indicates love at first sight
The Empress  Implies a development in terms of states, (a young woman to a mother) or occupation, (an unemployed woman to one with business)
The Emperor  Symbolizes a clash of spirits
The Hierophant  Urges one to move ahead disregarding distractions
The Lovers   Implies that you’d help lovers to meet
The Chariot  Promises your enjoyment in a protected place
The Strength  Reflects a disagreement due to dominating partners
The Hermit  Indicates a highly serious relation
The Wheel of Fortune  Stands for unnatural events
The Justice  Suggests that there would be peace between conflicts
The Hanged Man  Urges you to avoid self-pity
The Death  Stands for fierce determination
The Temperance Focuses on your self-control and action
The Devil  Suggests an emotional affair that’s not too pleasant
The Tower  Mirrors your creative side
The Star  Symbolizes the discovery of a new direction in life
The Moon  Indicates your power to heal or cause damage
The Sun  Embodies an instant and lasting friendship
The Judgement  (Birth Cards) Stands for revelations and leap of faith
The World  Reflects your powerful mind
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