The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning

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The High Priestess Card in a Tarot Reading

The High Priestess card is number two in the Major Arcana.

The card shows a woman sitting on a throne, holding a Torah and wearing the crown of Isis and a white cross.

The High Priestess card is a symbol for intuition, the subconscious mind, mystery and passivity.

This Major Arcana card suggests that for the time being it is best to remain passive and calm and to be receptive to outside influences.

high-priestess-tarotThe High Priestess in an Upright Position

When this card appears in an upright position in your Tarot reading, it tells of a time when you need to withdraw from involvement and let things run their course.

While you do that, try to sense the mystery and look beyond the obvious.

Remember that this card is associated with the subconscious mind, so you can turn to your dreams and see what they are trying to tell you.

The High Priestess card might also suggest that you have to open your eyes to see the real potential of your abilities.

Be open to all opportunities and let your talents blossom.

The appearance of this card might suggest that you need to employ your intuition when it comes to seeking the answer to a question.

Trust your instincts for all may not be what it appears.


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Work and the High Priestess Tarot Card

The High Priestess card indicates change.

The realization of your talents will come in handy at the work place. You might find a job opportunity that is what you wanted for so long and fits your needs perfectly.

Stay out of office politics and ignore the workplace gossip.

The High Priestess and Love

In relationships, the High Priestess card may suggest that you or your partner need a time out.

One of you might be looking for a deeper meaning to their life and their true worth.

It will be a beneficial time for you to think and feel.

If you are single, the appearance of this card indicates that you will find a woman (if you are a man) who is distant and withdrawn. Listen to your instincts.

If you are a woman, you will be surprised to see how many men will be looking for you. Be careful and do not let yourself be distracted from your path.

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Health and the High Priestess

If you feel something is wrong with your health, than it probably is. If your doctor tells you otherwise, maybe it is time for a second opinion.

Trust yourself and listen to what your body is telling you.

In the mean time, support your health as best as you can: diet, exercise, meditation, vitamins.

The High Priestess and Finances

In regarding to finances, it might be possible that someone is not completely honest with you. Before you take any decisions, be sure all has been checked out and investigated.

The High Priestess Card Reversed

When the High Priestess appears in your reading in a reversed position, it is an indicator that you are not listening to your inner-self.

It might be a good idea to take some time off for some much-needed meditation and reflection.

The High Priestess in reverse suggests that you let other people control your life because you do not trust yourself enough to make the right decisions.

The reversed High Priestess indicates that you are busy all the time, trying to distract yourself from the problems at hand, hoping they will sort themselves out.

The answer is inside you so just stop for a while and listen to what your inner voice has to say.


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The High Priestess Card Combinations

  • When the High Priestess is in a reading with many of the cards from the suit of Pentacles your hunches about a new business is right. A lot of money will come out of it if you listen to your intuition.
  • The suit of Cups in the presence of the High Priestess warns about a relationship going bad. You might end up hurt and manipulated so be careful and read all the signs.
  • The High Priestess with the suit of Wands talks of a great creative opportunity coming your way. Keep your mind open and just trust your instincts. The creative vision will keep you focused on your task.
  • When the suit of Swords is present in a reading with the High Priestess it tells of a conflict starting to arise. To keep your inner peace and not respond to the attacks is the best way to handle this situation.

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