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The High Priestess

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The High Priestess Tarot card meaning

The High Priestess, also known in the Tarot as the High Priestess or the Popess, is the second card contained in the Major Arcana of Tarot. The High Priestess depicts a young woman sitting in a chapel, who is dressed in a blue robe with a crescent symbol under her feet. The High Priestess in Tarot is quite a mysterious figure, not only in her appearance, but also in her meaning. In Tarot, The High Priestess is quite a mysterious figure, not only in her appearance, but also in her meaning. In her actions, The High Priestess is guided mainly by intuition and emotion. Although The High Priestess shown on this Tarot card may evoke feelings of a cold and unapproachable woman, within her, we can discover a great deal of warmth that is inaccessible to those who are not privy to the deep sensations of The High Priestess. The High Priestess herself may also indicate matters related to the spiritual sphere of life or those in which the material world is of little importance. For the High Priestess is the subconscious represented by the symbol of the Moon, and the place occupied by her between the two columns indicate the great power of balance displayed by The High Priestess. In Tarot, The High Priestess is strongly associated with the Hierophant. The High Priestess is the archetype of the good mother, wife, but also of the woman who is still a virgin.

Upright The High Priestess Tarot card meaning

The High Priestess in an upright position in the case of a man will most often point to a woman with the characteristics of this card who has a significant influence on the matter in question. Thus, it may be his mother or wife who plays an important role in his life on a daily basis. In relation to a woman, on the other hand, an upright High Priestess will most often describe her, while pointing to such personality traits as great sensitivity and patience. In this situation The High Priestess in the upright position may also speak of a pregnancy that the questioner herself may not know about. On the other hand, the upright Priestess in certain circumstances and questions may speak of a person who has not yet begun sexual intercourse. An upright Priestess will also indicate someone who is willing to make certain sacrifices. More often than not, it does not directly indicate action and rather foretells a period of downtime in the questioned matter. Because the upright Priestess very often alludes to the hidden forces of the subconscious, she encourages you to use the power of your intuition, especially when making important decisions. The upright Priestess is also a time of harmony and peace in life, work, and also in relationships. The card symbolizes the great wisdom that accompanies the person represented by this card. However, it is not a good omen for material matters.

Upright The High Priestess love, sex and relationships Tarot card meaning

The upright Priestess is a very pleasant card in relationships of all kinds, as it itself indicates great layers of affection including love and devotion to another person. Most often, the upright Priestess will describe a woman involved in an ongoing relationship. So for a man it can be a symbol of a (his) mother, wife, but also a lover who gives him support in every situation. In such circumstances the card of The High Priestess foretells a general period of harmony and peace in the relationship, or even a kind of constancy and lack of change. This is usually a positive sign in emotional matters. Also for single people The High Priestess in upright position is a good sign because it predicts meeting someone with whom you will have a chance to build a permanent relationship. In the case of women, the card indicates very often hidden feelings, which, however, are deep inside you very intense and definitely positive. The upright Priestess doesn't point directly to bed matters, because they are less important for her than in the case of the Empress. However, the upright Priestess is able to do a lot to make the people she loves happy. However, she seeks mainly in relationships a spiritual upliftment that will allow her to feel universal love.

Reversed The High Priestess Tarot card meaning

The reversed Priestess is not in itself a bad sign in Tarot, although it does indicate some difficulties that you have to deal with when it is drawn. Most often the reversed Priestess will speak of lack of the courage needed to act, and sometimes even of acting against yourself. This, in turn, can under certain circumstances lead you into suffering, which will be compounded by your hypersensitivity. The reversed Priestess is still a very emotional person, but this can make it difficult for you to use your intuition and make the right decisions in certain circumstances. The reversed Priestess can also speak of withdrawal, and sometimes of extreme emotional and spiritual instability. The High Priestess in a reversed position very often escapes into herself to avoid facing the surrounding material world. In addition, the reversed High Priestess for women can signify difficulties in discovering their femininity, as well as getting pregnant. As a hint, the card advises you to open up to the outside world and face the problems that are currently overwhelming you. When reversed, The High Priestess may also indicate a very sensitive and introverted woman who places a high value on what others say about her.

Reversed The High Priestess love, sex and relationships Tarot card meaning

In reversed position and in relationship questions, the reversed Priestess very often indicates an unhappy love that requires you to sacrifice too much. In addition, the High Priestess in a reversed position will also speak of hiding your true feelings or generally having difficulty finding or even understanding them. This, in turn, can make the other person perceive you as a cold and withdrawn person, which can negatively affect your relationship. A reversed Priestess is also a sign of emotional problems, which can lead to a loss of balance and make it difficult to use your own intuition when it comes to love decisions. For this reason, The High Priestess in a reversed position can foretell an overly strong use of reason in matters that require emotional involvement. This card therefore encourages you to use the power of the subconscious, which can help you solve all your problems in relationships with other people. The reversed Priestess foretells success for single women in the opposite sex, but you may find that the interest of men will cause you uncomfortable and mixed feelings. In permanent relationships the reversed High Priestess indicates emotional instability and sexual problems.

The High Priestess Tarot card information

The High Priestess Tarot card other names

High Priestess, The Popess, Popess

The High Priestess Tarot card in different languages

Die Hohepriesterin, Kapłanka

The High Priestess Tarot card group

Major Arcana

The High Priestess Tarot card keywords

Trusting your intuition, sensitivity, love, understanding, virginity, peace, balance, harmony, equilibrium

The High Priestess Tarot card upright keywords

Intuition, mystery, wisdom, spiritual knowledge, inner peace, good contact with the subconscious, sensitivity, devotion, introversion, mother, wife

The High Priestess Tarot card reversed keywords

Complexes, devotion, fatalism, fear of life and people, mental problems, attaching importance to what others think and say, hypersensitivity, suffering

The High Priestess Tarot card colors

Blue, red, yellow

The High Priestess Tarot card signs of the zodiac

Cancer, Virgo

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The High Priestess Tarot card elements


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