The High Priestess tarot card shows a beautiful woman sitting on a throne between two pillars, with a crescent moon crown and a giant crescent moon at her feet.
This card represents the inner wisdom deep within all of us.
It is also known as “The Wise Woman” card. It is a receptive, inwardly-focused card with hints of mystery and deep secrets.
There is wisdom within each of us. Wisdom comes from our past mistakes, lessons, and experiences, but it also comes from deeper within us, encoded into our humanity by thousands of years of existence. The High Priestess card represents that deeper understanding.
When you see this card, something – maybe many things – remains hidden. There is a mystery here and it can only be uncovered by trusting your instincts and intuition.
This card is paired with The Magician, the active and outwardly-focused card that precedes it in the Major Arcana.
Keywords for The High Priestess Tarot Card
- Intuitive insight and wisdom
- Secrets, mystery
- Trust yourself and your instincts
Keywords for The High Priestess Reversed
- Blocked sight/insight/intuition
- You’ve lost touch with yourself
- Keep your secrets – don’t share quite yet
Patterns and Correspondences of The High Priestess Card
- Major Arcana = the story of your life’s lessons and spiritual growth
- Zodiac signs = Pisces and Virgo
- Planet = the Moon, which is only half seen and understood
- Element = Water
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The High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings for Love
If you are single and looking for love, The High Priestess guides you to go within yourself to find what you really desire. Are you looking for a committed relationship with a true partner or some no-strings fun with a handful of wonderful people? Or a mix of both? All answers are perfectly okay, but only one of them is the right answer for you.
In a relationship, The High Priestess calls for you to trust your “feminine” instincts. Be receptive to the love you are being given and give open-hearted love in return.
In all relationships (not just romantic ones), keep the secrets you are given and don’t go blabbing or gossiping about somebody else’s business. Being a secret-keeper is an honor, so be worthy of that responsibility by keeping your pretty mouth shut.
The High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings for Work
At work, things may not be what they seem. Something about this situation remains hidden and it might not come to the surface for awhile (if it ever does).
Even if you don’t have all the information you need, you already know the answer. Go within yourself and let your intuition and instincts guide you. Control your ego and let yourself be open, receptive, and generous. Protect your work with strong boundaries, but let kindness lead.
If you are looking for a new career direction, spend time going deep within yourself to investigate your past, your patterns, and your secret desires. If money, age, experience, and fear weren’t considerations, what would you really want to try?
The High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings for Health
This is the card of mysteries, secrets, and hidden information. If you are struggling with your health, get a full physical exam from head to toe, including blood tests and whatever else you need to get a true and complete picture of your health.
Good health isn’t only about our physical bodies. Take care of your emotional and psychological health as well. Find a good therapist who can help you navigate the wilds of adulthood. Invest in becoming an expert on yourself.
The High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
When it comes to financial decisions, something remains hidden from your understanding. Do not make rash decisions without fully understanding the consequences. Be careful of who you trust and always trust your own instincts.
This is not a time for big expenses or risky investments. Instead, build a solid foundation by creating an emergency fund, paying off debts, and insuring the things that are important to you. This may not sound sexy or exciting, but the security and comfort that comes when you no longer worry about money is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
The High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
The High Priestess is the deepest of your spiritual guides. She shows you the mysteries of your subconscious and helps you give a voice to your instincts.
Your subconscious speaks to you through your dreams. Keep a notebook by your bed and record your dreams immediately after waking up. Take note of any patterns or messages from your subconscious when you are dreaming and translate them into your daily life.
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