THE HIGH PRIESTESS TAROT - WHAT DOES IT SYMBOLIZE
The High Priestess is known by various other names such as Artemis, Isis, Persephone, and Corn Maiden. She seats herself on a cube right in between the darkness and the light. Represented by the pillars of the Solomon temple, Jachin, and Boaz with respective initials engraved on them. Jachin, the pillar on the right side, symbolizes the foundation, while the one on the right side, Boaz indicates strength and stability. These pillars also point towards the duality of nature, i.e., male and female, good and evil, heaven and hell. Her specific seating position indicates that she is a channel between the two extremities of the real world. She believes both the pillars have a particular significance that is essential for survival. The crown on her head belongs o lady Isis, showing her faith in magic and mystique. The solar cross around her neck is a symbol of equilibrium between masculinity and femininity. Close to her knees, she holds Torah, half revealed, representing knowledge and philosophical teachings. The half crescent moon close to her feet is the testimony to her lordship over other powers and blossoming pomegranates represent her future endeavors.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS CARD - GENERAL MEANING
The High Priestess is a card depicting inactivity, mental dormancy, and mystery. This card suggests having an unwavering self-belief. The Corn Maiden in the picture inspires to reflect upon the situation at hand and rely on capabilities to get through tough conditions. The surroundings can be misleading.
UPRIGHT HIGH PRIESTESS MEANING
The purpose of the High Priestess is to invoke the inner voice. When this card is drawn during a Tarot session, it calls the querent to hear what his mind is telling him. Inspires the individual to rely on intuition rather than pulling at the intellectual card. The High priestess is a bridge between man and his inner self. It suggests getting access to the subconscious through dreams and by picking up on everyday signs. Questions that you’ve meant to answer for a long time now seek your intuitive side rather than logic. An upright High Priestess is a card of revelation. It can point towards the changes that are ruling your life at the point. It brings you closer to the changing dynamics, i.e., things that appeared steady can no longer be counted upon. It symbolizes great intuitive strength which means you’ll be high on creativity. Therefore, the High Priestess is a great card for people in fine arts.
REVERSE HIGH PRIESTESS MEANING
The reversed High Priestess signifies you are not listening to your inner self or not paying the due attention to your intuitions. It appears as if you have completely shut down the subconscious in you and have switched your focus entirely to logic and reasoning. So it is a sign that you should start listening to your instincts rather than suppressing them. There can be some life-changing answers that may be lying within. Finally, the Priestess reversed is a sign of mystery in your life. It is a cautious warning that substantiates conspiracies running behind your back.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS TAROT LOVE MEANING
In Love Tarot, High Priestess indicates towards getting closer to your higher self. Listen to your intuition. You’ll find answers to all your relationship questions once you start believing your instincts.