High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings
The High Priestess tarot card meaning
Card Number: II The High Priestess Arcana (2)
The High Priestess upright
Hidden things, unrevealed future, mysteries, spiritual enlightenment, illumination, Secrets that should not be revealed.Intuition, Higher powers, mystery, subconscious mind,
The High Priestess Reversed
Hidden agendas, indulgent and showy as well as conceited, need to listen to inner voice, Selfish and ruthless woman, take care not to be destroyed by this selfishness. Take care not to be harmed,
The main color scheme of this tarot card is blue, white and black. There are pomegranates, moon crown, veil, solar cross and the crescent moon. There are also black and white lotuses, with pillars inscribed with the letters “B” and “J”. B stands for Boaz–negation and J stands for Jachin, which means beginning.
The Fool continued with his journey and met a beautiful and mysterious veiled lady who is sit between two pillars and is illuminated by the moon. She comes across as a person who appeared to be opposite to that of the Magician. The lady is the High Priestess and astonishes the Fool by revealing things that she knows about him. The Fool decided that since the High Priestess knows so much about him, she could help him with deciding what to do with the sword, chalice, staff and pentacle the Magician had earlier showed to him. As an answer, the High Priestess passes a pair of ancient scrolls to the Fool. She told the Fool that the scrolls will help the Fool to decide the uses for the items that he had received. The Fool sat down and read by the light of the High Priestess’s crescent moon. Finally, the Fool had reached a decision on where to go and what to do. Although the Fool felt that the High Priestess has more secrets and could provide him with more advice, he is now much focused than before and ready to be on his way. As he left, the Fool heard the High Priestess whispered that they will meet again if the Fool is ready to travel the most secret path of all.
The High Priestess is the card which represents secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane informationthat she may or may not reveal to an individual. The moon crown on her head and the crescent by the foot indicates her willingness to illuminate information that one may not see and she can reveal secrets that can help one to reach a decision about a problem, job, love or investment.
As seen on the picture above, the High Priestess has a curtain behind her back and this represents the deepest and most secret knowledge that she has. If you happen to draw this tarot card, it basically means that you will be learning some very perculiar things.
The High Priestess represents information that is kept hidden behind the curtain, which means that there are things that she knows, but wouldn’t tell. If the querent is represented by the High Priestess, it means that the querent might find themselves spending time in old libraries and studying old texts. Things which were kept secret will soon be revealed to them. Insights may also be found in dreams.
If the High Priestess represents an individual other than the querent, it means that this individual might be a astrologer or a teacher with archaic knowledge.
The more secrets the querent knows, the easier it will be for the querent to make a decision about their query. Hence, the job of the High Priestess will be to offer the secret knowledge that she knows.
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The high priestess tarot card in the Rider Waite tarot deck depicts a female figure with a very serious expression on her face sitting cross legged with the book marked Torah in her lap. This book represents what is called the akashic records in the psychic world, but to the common man it is like a library that holds information of our lives past, present time, and in the future. She sits between two pillars, one is labeled J. and in the color white on her left hand side, and on her right hand side a black pillar that is labeled b. These two pillars represent both polar opposites of each other, whether good versus evil, positive and negative forces, or the difference between the light and the dark side. Within these two pillars there is a doorway to a temple, where upon entering you would learn the secrets that she possesses and how she promises that those who follow the law of karma or spiritual laws will have both their good and evil sides reconciled. The one thing to make note of is that the card shows the crescent moon at the base of her feet, which is a warning of danger for those that are unprepared to handle the knowledge that she possesses.
The card itself when it appears in a tarot spread shows that something currently is hidden in your life, and that you should pay more attention to your intuition as well as what your dreams are telling you. She is telling you that you should realize the importance of analyzing your dreams and intuition, and go beyond your natural daily thinking. If you currently have fear over developing this part of your life, release that fear to get the answers you seek. She reflects the potential that we as humans have not yet discovered and haven’t taken advantage of, or our inner secret lives that have to be recognized. In some cases the card represents that somebody is hiding something that needs to be revealed. This card in tarot symbolizes what is considered the Goddess or feminine spiritual power. This card is considered the most mysterious card of the tarot deck.
As stated before some tarot readers will read cards depending on how they fall out of the deck or are dealt. Whether the cards come out upright or reversed. When the card is up right it means that you should tune in to your inner voice and be aware of what you spiritually been told. That currently you are becoming aware of change that is taking place before it truly becomes relevant in our material world. It shows that you’re in a position to take full advantage of this. The high priestess reversed indicates that people might think you’re not being yourself because you are dealing with things in a private manner and seem taken aback. What is unrevealed to them is that you have realized you have not paid attention to what your inner needs are, and are currently exploring what those needs are and how to satisfy them.