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
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
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|