Upright Keywords: intuition, clairvoyance, premonition, perceptivity, sacred knowledge, divine feminine, the subconscious mind, wisdom, mystery, serenity, Akashic Records, magic
Reversed Keywords: deceit, duplicity, hypocrisy, secrets, disconnected from intuition, withdrawal and silence
The High Priestess sits between two pillars, one dark and one light. They have the letters ‘B’ and ‘J’ on them, representing Jachin and Boaz in the mystic Temple of Solomon. She has a crescent moon at her feet and wears a hat with two crescent moons and a full moon. These moons represent her connecting with the Divine Feminine and intuition. She holds a scroll and the letters that are seen are TORA- the same as The Wheel of Fortune.
Behind her, there is a scene of water, our emotions and intuition. But they’re blocked by a cloth with pomegranates, which symbolize abundance and fertility. She is sitting in a way that blocks you from going to scene behind her. This indicates that you need to learn her teachings before you can move forward- which is similar to The Hierophant.
The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning
The world is not always as it seems. The High Priestess is the card of the unconscious mind and travels between the conscious and unconscious easily.
She offers hidden knowledge about the Universe when she shows up in a reading. She’s telling you that you have all of the answers that you seek inside of you, you just need to take some time to sit quietly and listen. Your intuition is heightened right now and you need to pay attention to what it is telling you. The more frequently that you tap into it and listen to it, the stronger it will become.
If you are developing psychic skills right now, this card is telling you that you are on the right path. Keep going.
You may also be called to embody your Divine Feminine- no matter your gender. It’s time to embrace the qualities of the Divine Feminine. Feel, don’t think and follow your heart.
The High Priestess Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
Listen to your inner voice, it’s trying to tell you something. It’s time to focus on yourself and not listen to other people. You know inside of you what you need, listen to that.
You may be wanting to keep you abilities (psychic or intuitive) hidden right now due to what others may think. Trust that the Universe knows what’s its doing and surrender your fears. Go with the flow here.
The secrecy of the High Priestess is coming out when the card is reversed. She may be telling you that other’s are gossiping or talking about you behind your back. Talk to these people openly and honestly about things and put the matter to rest. Make sure you come at this calmly and collected otherwise you may come off as a hot-head and fuel the gossip.
Astrological: The Moon
Gemstones: Kyanite, Lapiz Lazuli, Moonstone