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The Hierophant Meanings in a Tarot Reading
The Hierophant is the fifth card in the Major Arcana. He is represented by a religious figure that sits in a church environment and is also known as the High Priest in some decks.
The Hierophant Tarot Card represents a group with obligatory rules, procedures and rituals. These groups can be everything from churches, schools, clubs, teams, even companies or societies.
This card tells of a time to pursuit knowledge or seeking a deeper meaning and increasing understanding.
When The Hierophant appears in a reading, it indicates having a belief system, learning a religious tradition or following a discipline.
The Hierophant Tarot Card in an Upright Position
The Upright position of The Hierophant suggests that you are thinking about joining a group, religious or any other type.
That would mean that you should conform to their rules, adapt to the system and fit in.
Doing what is expected and devoting energy to the group is the next thing to do.
The appearance of this card in a reading might indicate that you are giving your power away to someone or even to a group of people.
You might not be taking responsibility for your life and beliefs so you surrender your free will to others.
The Hierophant might also represent a role model in your life, someone you look up to.
Learn what you need from this person and then create your own beliefs and opinions.
This card represents initiation so you can expect some kind of change to occur in your life.
It can represent baptism, marriage, a funeral, entering a college or graduation. You can also expect some kind of spiritual initiation.
When it appears in a spread, The Hierophant might suggest you are following a new belief system.
The loss of some individuality in your life will be balanced by the great sensation of being a part of something bigger than yourself.
Work and The Hierophant
The presence of this card in a reading might suggest that a mentor or a teacher you were waiting for appears in your life now. He could improve the way you understand problems at work and increase your productiveness.
The Hierophant tells you this might be a good time to join a group, be it a religious group or any other kind. You can learn many things from them and the closeness to other people will do you good.
The Hierophant Card and Love Meanings
The presence of this card in a spread can suggest you are in a very traditional and conventional relationship and you might not be happy.
If this is the case, maybe you should think better and see that breaking the rules of the conventional is not the end of the world. You deserve to be happy.
If you are in a fulfilling relationship, the appearance of The Hierophant indicates that you are thinking of taking a traditional approach with your relationship such as getting married and settling down.
Health and The Hierophant Card
The appearance of The Hierophant now might mean that you should take the traditional therapeutic way for maximum success.
You can try meditation and other types of rituals to increase your health state. It is good to have rituals and positive habits in your diet and in your life-style.
The Hierophant and Finances
When this card appears in a reading, it suggests that you should take a conservative and traditional path when it comes to handling your finances.
Maybe you can hire a professional who can help you manage your assets better.
It is not a good time for taking risks with investments.
Reversed Hierophant Tarot Card
When The Hierophant comes in a reversed position, it talks of rebellion and breaking the rules. You might be feeling oppressed by the old rules so now it’s the time to be free and take your own decisions.
This card appears in reversed position at key points – you might want to leave school or quit your job.
Traditional ways do not appeal to you anymore and you want to do things your way.
If you belong to a group, The Hierophant might indicate that you are feeling forced to conform to the rules of the group but you do not actually agree with them.
The appearance of this card might suggest a scandal caused by immoral behavior. This may lead of your expulsion from a group – your family, the church, or friends.
Combinations of The Hierophant Tarot Card
- The combination of The Hierophant with Five of Cups signifies loss of self-respect and individualization.
- The Five of Swords in a spread with The Hierophant suggests that you joining a religious, cultural or political group might pull you away from friends and family.
- The Five of Wands in combination with The Hierophant is all about taking your hobby from passion to profitable business.