The High Priestess

The High Priestess is cool, untouchable and mysterious. She is reminiscent of the Mona Lisa or the Sphinx, inscrutable and peculiar. There is also something untouchable about her. She is the female equivalent of The Magician and every bit as compelling.

Description

The High Priestess sits on an altar, with a scroll on her lap, swathed in formal robes. Like a boss.  At her feet, is the crescent moon. A headdress rests upon her head. She is the epitome of sacred feminine power. She is majestic and all-knowing.

Everyone bow down. She definitely knows things you don’t. But there is something icy in her demeanor, reserved.  Our priestess is in control, and she doesn’t let her guard down.

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The High Priestess: Meaning

So what does the card mean? The High Priestess is all about intuition, meditation, consulting one’s inner self for the answers. You must be receptive and perceptive to gain the information you seek.

Follow your hunches, listen to your gut, go with your instincts. Don’t accept anyone else’s truth. You might need to pull back from the matter at hand and take a good, long look at it.

A meditation session is in order to get in touch with yourself. Close your eyes, breathe deep and listen to your inner voice.

Reversed

Pay attention to your subconscious or unconscious. In this position, hidden agendas are involved. Someone might be keeping secrets from you.

Perhaps there is something you’d like to lock away and keep hidden. Buried secrets have almost always find their way to the surface. Maybe it’s best to clear the air.

Love

In love, this could mean your relationship has cooled, perhaps physically or worse, emotionally. Passion inevitably fades as a relationship evolves, and a strong partnership based on shared experience and values is forged. However, this is not the case here. Your intuition might be trying to tell you something, but you aren’t receptive to the information.

If this is a new relationship, you could be holding back, taking a “wait and see what happens” approach. Our priestess is cool and collected, but love is passionate and a risk. If you haven’t seen any warning signs, what are you waiting for? Take the leap.

 

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