The High Priestess card is often shown
as a woman who is training herself to reach a higher level of consciousness.
The High Priestess is associated with the intuitive and reflective qualities
of the moon and for that reason she is usually depicted with a lunar crescent
on her forehead or at her feet. She is also often seen holding an open
book or closed scroll, showing us her desire for higher understanding.
Some artist depict her wearing a Tiara. The High Priestess card is known
for having layers of meaning so her mysteries can be experienced in several
different areas of our lives.
do these things symbolize?
The moon that you see on most High Priestess
cards represents intuitive understanding and mysteries being revealed,
they can also show us illusion. She, herself, is seen as a wise woman filled
with inner peace and guides us to look within ourselves to find the hidden
meanings of the things around us. The book or scroll she holds shows us
a desire for understanding, willingness to learn and the search for wisdom.
to look for
1. One White Column, One Black Column
to either side of her - shows wisdom from the positive and negative aspects
2. Holding a Crystal Ball She contains
knowledge that she can access at any given time. She is a store house of
3. A Tiara Papal or otherwise. (A
deeper sense of spirituality)
4. A body of Water Pool of Spirituality,
Emotions coming from a deeper level of consciousness.
The High Priestess is number 2 in the
Major Arcana. The number 2 represents balance, partnership, reflection,
dealing with opposites.
1. The element of Metal - Silver.
2. Planet The Moon which represents
deep instinctual forces, illusion.
3. Animals Raven : psychic power,
magic, messenger of enlightenment
Upright Meaning: Secrets, Hidden Issues,
Past conditioning, Intuition, Meditation, Reflection, Advice, Looking within
Reversed Meaning: Not listening to your
inner voice, Not taking the time to reflect. Secrets revealed
Upright: Someone trying to get in touch
with themselves, a wise person, a teacher
Reversed: Someone who is emotionally
insensitive to others feelings
In a romance reading I would interpret
The High Priestess to mean that the person you are involved with might
be attracted to another individual or might be keeping secrets from you.
In a health reading I might interpret
it to mean that you do not have all the information you need to make a
decision on a course of treatment. You should also listen to you body and
heed your dreams.
As an empowerment the High Priestess
represents following our intuition. I follow my intuition to achieve what
I desire. Or I will rely on my resourcefulness to make things happen.
Some of the Energies associated with
the High Priestess are Joan of Arc, Banba, Artemis, Isis and Kuan Yin
Possible affirmations for the High
Priestess card might be: I am a very intuitive individual. or I deeply
value and trust myself.