Perhaps one of the most mysterious and complex cards in the Tarot, one of the deeply powerful cards of the Major Arcana, the High Priestess, is one that often provokes awe and intrigue from both readers and sitters alike.
Like every other card, the High Priestess can have a variety of meanings. However, this is a profound and spiritual card—the meanings can be very diverse and unique to each individual.
If you have pulled the High Priestess Tarot card in a reading, then it means her energy has special meaning for you at this time!
What Does the High Priestess Card Mean?
The High Priestess is the feminine to the Magician’s masculine. It is the Yin to the Yang.
The main meanings associated with the High Priestess are:
- Being calm and receptive to influence
- Using your intuition
- Developing your hidden talents
- Looking beyond what is obvious
- Going beneath the surface
- A deep soul connection
- Acknowledging the Shadow side
What Does the High Priestess Mean in Love & Relationships?
As feelings, the High Priestess indicates a powerful bond between two individuals. This could be a soulmate connection, especially if combined with the 2 of Cups, 6 of Cups, or the Lovers.
If someone feels the High Priestess for you, it means there is a deep connection you both share, one which neither of you may be able to explain.
If someone sees you as the High Priestess, it means they see you as wise and soulful. You are someone they feel they can share all of their secrets with, and they wish to deepen this relationship with your even more.
If the High Priestess comes up for what they want to happen between you both, it indicates that they would like to explore this connection further and take things to the next level on a spiritual basis.
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What Does the High Priestess Mean in a Career Reading?
In a career reading, the High Priestess indicates that you will be moving to a career or job that is more in line with your soul purpose.
It can also indicate that your intuition may lead you to a career or role that you would not have previously considered.
It also indicates that there may be silence in regard to a job prospect, and so it may be worth looking at other options.
As always, accompanying cards will help you determine what the High Priestess means in a career reading. The High Priestess card can also highlight someone of a deep and intuitive nature who will help you find the right career path for you.
What About the High Priestess as an Obstacle?
As an obstacle card, the High Priestess means that you are not listening to your intuition, and as a result, the decisions you make may not work in your favor.
As an obstacle card, the High Priestess also comes with advice. It advises you to listen to your inner voice, to take some time out, and listen to what your intuition is trying to tell you.
Doing this will help remove the obstacle you are confronted with.
What About the High Priestess in Reverse?
As a reversed card, the High Priestess indicates that you – or someone else – have become withdrawn and silent.
There may be issues with mental health, which can also be clarified with other cards.
The High Priestess in reverse also means there is an absence of intuitive thought or an unwillingness to listen to your intuition. Doing shadow work can help you understand why this is happening and help you move past blockages that may be holding you back.
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How to Make the High Priestess Tarot Card Work for You?
To make the High Priestess work for you, try the following:
1. Meditate On The Card
Hold the High Priestess in your hand. Ensure you are in a place where you will not be disturbed. Play some gentle meditation music if it helps.
Now look at the card and let your inner chatter fade away. What springs to mind?
This is also an excellent way to help enhance your intuition and strengthen your connection to you – which is what the High Priestess is all about!
2. Place the Card on Your Altar
Keeping the High Priestess Tarot card on your altar and gazing at it every now and then helps the energy of this card filter through your environment.
Crystals such as Angelite and moonstone can also help to increase this energy. You can carry them around with you or place them on your altar around the card.
3. Think of Positive Affirmations Associated with the Card
Repeating positive affirmations daily to yourself to help you enhance your own intuition and inner wisdom is a great way to harness the energy of the High Priestess.
Some good affirmations include:
- I will trust my intuition.
- I will trust in my Higher Self.
- I will explore my hidden talents.
Use the Powerful High Priestess Today
The High Priestess Tarot card is a deeply powerful and spiritual card, and if she has shown up for you in a reading, then her energies have a powerful meaning for you at this time.
The High Priestess is a call to trust in the power of your intuition which means trusting in the power of your soul. This could be as simple as incorporating a daily spiritual practice into your routine or even taking a spiritual retreat.
When you learn to harness the power of your intuition, you may be surprised by how easily things tend to fall into place. You also begin to notice patterns and subtleties that the universe wants you to know.
Trust in yourself and trust in the High Priestess!
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