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The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning

High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings Keywords

Good Judgement, self-reliance, intuition, psychic ability, secrets revealed, wasted potential.

High Priestess Tarot Card Description

The High Priestess definitely has her mind on higher things. A woman of mature years, she knows that useful though the book in her lap is, there are other sources of wisdom that can serve her as well - after all, she didn’t reach the top of her calling without learning a thing or two.

Upright Meaning

Remember the Three Wise Monkeys - they saw no evil, heard no evil and spoke no evil. Well, The High Priestess is a bit like them, she knows what is going on, but as she sits there quietly observing the world from her sanctuary, she says nothing. By sitting and watching, The High Priestess is able to discover the root cause of an individual’s actions and what it is that makes them tick. In modern terms, she is the ultimate psychologist. Because of this, she can also act as a gateway to the subconscious and all other realities. The High Priestess reminds us that logical thought has its limits and that gut instinct, dreams and dimly recalled memories can be equally important at this time. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that these insights may be revealed by another person rather than to you directly. The High Priestess can also suggest that a secret is about to be exposed, or that unknown facts and hidden influences are playing a part in your life at the moment. It is important for you to look behind the veil of life’s illusions and what might appear to be the obvious or hard facts, and accept that life has its mysterious side too.

Reversed Meaning

The High Priestess is a bit too dignified to engage in handstands, so when you see her standing on her head it usually means she is upset about something. In this case, she could be letting you know that your present predicaments are the result of a failure to perceive your own paranormal powers. Have you had a ‘feeling’ about someone or something and totally ignored it? Or perhaps you are tempted to let logic ride roughshod over your intuition. If so - stop! Right now the cosmos is sending you clues which you’d do well to heed. In relationship matters, you need to decide if someone is hiding their true feelings, or more likely, simply refusing to acknowledge them. Don’t miss out on a golden opportunity because you wouldn’t let your heart have its say. The High Priestess reminds us that if you don’t want to be the proud owner of shares in a chocolate mine or invest in a polar coffee plantation, a touch of cynicism could be a useful trait. Did you notice I said touch? Some folks are so cynical they seem doomed to miss out on the mysteries that give life its spice. The High Priestess encourages us to lay-aside our skepticism and celebrate the subtler steps of the cosmic dance.

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