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The High Priestess – Tarot Card Meanings of the Major Arcana

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Sacred knowledge, divine feminine, intuition, mystery.
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If you’re wanting to remember the meaning of The High Priestess tarot card, just think “intuition.”

The High Priestess is the mysterious sacred feminine. She embodies spirituality, mystery, and the divine knowledge that has been passed down for generations. She is the feminine counterpart of The Hierophant.

Therefore, when The High Priestess makes an appearance in your tarot card reading, you know that messages from your unconscious are trying to come in. Find a place of stillness and listen!

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The High Priestess Explained

In stillness, The High Priestess explores the sacred knowledge of her unconscious. Her intuition informs her wisdom and her teachings reveal the mysteries of life. She represents that which is unknown. That space between endings and new beginnings.

The gender of this card is not what is important. Rather, she embodies the “yin” energy inside all of us, regardless of our gender. Yin energy is receptive, passive, and “feminine.” So, get ready to receive your inspiration without taking action!

The High Priestess in the Past Position

With The High Priestess tarot card is in your past position, you recently went through something that really required you to lean on your intuition.

Perhaps there were secrets or things that were revealed to you that may have been hard to deal with. But you had to find your way through.

In the end, the energy of The High Priestess guided you to listen to your intuition and to rely on your inner wisdom and you came through successfully.

The High Priestess in the Present

So, The High Priestess tarot card has landed in the present position of your reading. This is a message that you need to make space for your intuition to speak to you.

Don’t try to control things. Get out of your head and go within. The answers are there for you if you listen. Avoid conflict at this time and remain silent until you are sure.

The High Priestess in the Future

In the future position, The High Priestess tarot card is warning you that there is a situation in your near future where things may not move forward. Perhaps someone will suddenly become silent, or maybe this will be required of you.

Do not try to resist this. Take advantage of the moment and ask your spirit guides for information. You will be able to channel profound insights if you open up your connection to the divine.

In any case, don’t try to force communication or action, whether it’s you or another person that brings the energy of The High Priestess tarot card. Allow the stillness to be. Receive the messages from the universe.

It will be very important to “trust your gut” in the near future. If you find yourself in the middle of conflict, retreat. Then, take concerted action once the mysteries have been revealed to you.

The High Priestess in Your Love Reading

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In your love reading, The High Priestess tarot card can mean several things. But whatever the surrounding cards and placement, your relationship has a profound spiritual component.

Maybe you have an intense psychic bond with your partner. You may be communicating psychically with them in your sleep or during meditation.

You’ve exchanged no words but you can feel their thoughts and emotions. Pay attention to your dreams because you will be receiving important messages at this time. Your relationship is ascending to a higher level.

Also, be aware that The High Priestess represents fertility and pregnancy. Depending on your wishes around starting a family, take the proper precautions or get ready!

The High Priestess in Your Career Reading

If important negotiations are at hand, go silent for a moment and listen. Take the time to go within and follow your inner wisdom.

The High Priestess tarot card in your career reading advises you to be the “fly on the wall,” for there may be gossip or other things going on behind the scenes that you are not aware of. But all will be revealed to you in time, don’t worry.

But if there is an important issue at hand, this card is telling you not to speak your mind at this moment, but to listen until you’ve received guidance.

If you have been looking for a change in your career, but can’t seem to figure out which path to choose, The High Priestess tarot card indicates that the answers lie within. Instead of doing and thinking, take some time to allow the answers to come to you.

Take some time to mediate on your soul’s path. Ask the universe for guidance. Be prepared to be redirected on to a more spiritual path. Your career may be taking a turn in a more divine direction!

The High Priestess in Your Health Reading

In a health reading, The High Priestess tarot card represents fertility, sexuality, and pregnancy. If you’re looking to start a family, that’s great news! If not, be sure to take some extra preventative measures at this time!

This Major Arcana tarot card is a positive card, but it does suggest that there may be more going on than meets the eye. Be prepared for surprises and listen to your intuition for guidance. Then do not react, but respond.

The High Priestess in Your Spirituality Reading

The High Priestess tarot card represents your connection to your divine feminine. Everyone has both masculine and feminine energies, and this Major Arcana card is symbolic of your intuition and your connection to the spiritual realm.

You may be on the verge of a major spiritual transformation. Heed the call of The High Priestess and take some time to meditate and channel messages from the universe.

The High Priestess in the Reverse

In the reverse, The High Priestess tarot card is advising you to let go of your need to control and to choose mediation over analysis. Your divine feminine nature is out of balance. Listen to your intuition and choose stillness and observation over forcing your will. She has appeared in the reverse to advise you that you are blocking your intuition.

The High Priestess in the reverse can also indicate that you are surrounded by gossip. Are there hidden agendas in motion? What does your intuition tell you? Do not be dismissive of the signs and messages you are receiving at this time.

Symbology of the The High Priestess

In the original The Rider Waite Tarot Deck, The High Priestess sits upon a throne between two pillars. One pillar represents completion, and the other represents beginnings. In this manner, the archetype of The High Priestess symbolizes the mystery between death and new life. The unknown mystery between endings and new beginnings.

She is a card that reminds you to surrender, flow, and listen. When we release the need to control and analyze, we discover wise answers and solutions in surprising ways.

How to Embody The High Priestess

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Embody The High Priestess tarot card through meditation and developing your connection to the divine.

Whether you practice a particular religion or follow your own personal spiritual path, take the time to explore your spiritual world.

Listen for messages and write them down. Watch for signs such as spirit animals. Take note of your inner world, even if you don’t quite understand it. The embodiment of the practice will open new doors of understanding and awareness.

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The Minor Arcana

 

Pentacles

Ace of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
King of Pentacles

Wands

Ace of  Wands
Two of Wands
Three of Wands
Four of Wands
Five of Wands
Six of Wands
Seven of Wands
Eight of Wands
Nine of Wands
Ten of Wands
Page of Wands
Knight of Wands
Queen of Wands
King of Wands

Cups

Ace of Cups
Two of Cups
Three of Cups
Four of Cups
Five of Cups
Six of Cups
Seven of Cups
Eight of Cups
Nine of Cups
Ten of Cups
Page of Cups
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups

Swords

Ace of Swords
Two of Swords
Three of Swords
Four of Swords
Five of Swords
Six of Swords
Seven of Swords
Eight of Swords
Nine of Swords
Ten of Swords
Page of Swords
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords
King of Swords