The High Priestess Card – Major Arcana Card Meaning

High priestess tarot card

Welcome to another Tarot article, in this piece we’re going to be looking at the High Priestess Card. The High Priestess represents a deep and profound knowledge about what is right for you and understanding of what you need and believe on a gut level. This represents someone who is extremely independent, who is thoughtful and has a great deal of personal power.

 

High priestess tarot card

This is someone with little concern for the judgment of society, especially if it contradicts what they know to be true and right for them. This represents self-reliance, being comfortable with seclusion or removal or privacy issues, being comfortable being private. This represents strong self-esteem, comfort in one’s own skin. The pomegranates on the drape represent being full of ideas, the potential present in your life looking at the woman she cradles the Torah but it faces toward her gut. This represents your code your religion your path not being dictated from without but from within. This is knowing something in your gut even if you are unable to put it into words. Sitting comfortably with a truth or a question the smooth leg behind represents being at peace with one’s deepest emotions.

 

What does the High priestess tarot card upright this represent?

The pillars are a reference to the two primary pillars in the temple in Jerusalem. Boaz, being dark the quality of mystery, passivity, and stillness. Jachin represents light, the qualities of action, knowing and illumination. Being between the pillars places one in the position of being able to grasp the dualism of the world or questions of existence.

High priestess tarot card

This can represent a strong woman in your life or someone with strong intuitive powers and your intuitive powers is at their height when you get this card, but this is very much about sitting with the question being still and is more of an inner card than an outward action card.

 

What is the best course of action?

With the high priestess, trust your gut a 100%. You know, what is right for you. You may need to remove yourself from others. You might need some privacy or some seclusion to sit with your thoughts and your ideas and that’s okay. Take that time embrace your truth and be resolute with what is right for you. If you are on a deep quest, seek counsel from another especially an honorable woman.  Do not waver. Be still. Overall it may be prudent to trust your gut at this time and also may be prudent to keep your own counsel. You don’t have to share everything with everyone.

 

The High Priestess reversed

In its reversal, this can represent being passive aggressive, feeling passive, doubting how to proceed, not trusting your gut. It can be you not trusting your instincts or pushing back against them. Not speaking up as a punishment to another and this can represent fear of life, fear of others wanting things to be clear-cut and black and white when they’re actually much more complex.

High priestess reversed

This can represent a simplistic approach to a complex issue and this can simply represent being apathetic or being more passive when action is being called for.

 

The course of action?

The best course of action would the high priestess reversed is to first explore the dualities with your question. Embrace complexity and dig deeper, look deeper, explore whether you’re being too passive. Is there is that coming from a place of fear or are you acting against your better judgment better? Try talking out your anxieties or questions with another and be honest with yourself. It might just be a call to stop moaning and start acting. Act on your beliefs if they are solid and feel free to ask for help. It’s alright to need help. You don’t always have to be strong and self-sufficient. You may need to let go of an old stale way of thinking especially if it is an outmoded concept about you and your identity. You don’t have to have all the answers before proceeding and you might need to look towards a more formal traditional outside of yourself for guidance. Don’t be afraid of asking for help and reaching out to others for their thoughts and their insights to help inform your journey.

 

If you’d like to know more about the Major Arcana card meanings, you might like the following series of posts:

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