The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning – Upright and Reversed

Next in our series of Major Arcana tarot card meanings is The High Priestess. Keep reading to discover what it means when The High Priestess shows up in your reading.

II – The High Priestess

Ruler: Moon

The High Priestess is the symbol of spiritual enlightenment. She sits between a palm and pomegranate tree which are symbols of male and female energy. Her crown has the full moon and she represents every virgin goddess. 

II - High Priestess - Major Arcana

The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning

The High Priestess Upright

Along with spiritual enlightenment she also represents inner illumination and the link between that which is seen and unseen. She is the feminine form of balance and power.

When she shows up in a spread she is telling us to use our intuition or that we have good intuition.

The High Priestess also represents the unconscious mind and inner voice we have trying to give us a message. It is said when she appears, hidden knowledge or information will be revealed or there is such information that is hidden that needs to come to the light. The High Priestess represents unrevealed truth and hidden influences at work. 

If the High Priestess appears in a man’s spread she represents the woman of his dreams – the love he has been hoping for.

In a woman’s spread the High Priestess represents the virtues that the woman wishes for or has.

In any spread, the High Priestess means something is yet to be revealed. That there may be duality and mystery in association with a situation or person. This card suggests hidden influences that affect the home and work of a person. It also represents a woman’s influence. 

High Priestess Reversed

In the reverse position the High Priestess means obvious knowledge and facts. It means any decisions you make will be based on facts and logic rather than intuition.

The High Priestess reversed can indicate a lack of balance and harmony due to insufficient foresight. It also indicates that the feminine or intuitive side of a person’s personality may be repressed.

If the High Priestess is reversed in a woman’s spread they may have a problem coming to terms with another woman or themselves. It also means surface knowledge and or repression or ignorance of true facts and feelings.

Sometimes the High Priestess in reverse indicates being self centered and sensual pleasures depending what’s next to it in a spread. Reversed, it can also mean things and circumstances are not what they seem.

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