The Hierophant tarot card and The High Priestess are reflections of each other. They are both spiritual teachers and leaders. However, The High Priestess is focused inward while The Hierophant is focused outward. The Hierophant insists on sharing wisdom with the community at large. Making a connection with people in order to effectively bestow his teachings is the integral purpose for this character. Additionally, this card represents tradition. Tradition is often invoked in order to keep chaos from evolving, to keep things running smoothly, and to ensure people they have been doing things correctly. Changes in life may also begin after a episode of divine intervention.
The Hierophant Tarot Card Meanings- Wisdom, spirituality, divine knowledge, solidarity, and bringing people together.
Two clergymen look up at The Hierophant on his throne of authority between two pillars but he appears to be ignoring them and is staring straight ahead. He is teaching them his sacred wisdom and they are listening intently. . His right hand is raised in the universal symbol of bestowing a blessing. The crossed keys at his feet represent the keys to knowledge. The Hierophant may also be called “The Pope” and his headwear, robe, and scepter may be interpreted as papal instruments.
Love and Relationships- This card is all about tradition, so if you’re looking for a traditional relationship and this will confirm you’re on the right path. In general, The Hierophant is a positive card regarding love and relationships. Your marriage will continue to be strong and successful. You will find happiness in a traditional relationship and this confirms it is coming your way. Don’t fret over the person you’ve pined for- they are starting to come around.
Money and Career- Your career with definitely move forward. However, it may mean that you’ll leave for a new job or be promoted within your current company. Either way, good things are coming to you in terms of career ambition and finances. Let The Hierophant guide you during this transition by encouraging you to work diligently, be a good employee, and don’t make waves and your efforts will pay off.
Health and Wellness- While The Hierophant tarot card does not directly address health concerns it does remind you to keep your faith. If you feel to be in a hopeless situation find comfort in this reading that things happen in their own time and you can only control so much. Never be afraid to ask for help, especially from those older and wiser than you. Strive to keep your physical body healthy with a good diet and regular exercise. It will give you more benefit than you expect.
Spirituality- If this reading is addressing you personally it means you are a spiritual leader or someone who will help others to find a deeper awareness. If this reading is for someone else, you will find them to be a leader above false promises. You can trust them. They have much to share with you and you are in the right place at the right time to receive the information. This card also shows your self-respect is at a healthy level or the amount of respect you show someone else is rightly given.
The Hierophant Tarot Card Meanings Reversed- A connection is lost, false prophets, power seekers, bad advice, and forgetting your own knowledge.
The Hierophant tarot card reversed is the ultimate red flag of a false prophet. They are someone who is only interested in leading people astray because their end goal serves only themselves, not the people they claim to be helping. They pretend to know more than they do and will convince you that you need someone else to tell you what is right. You must open your eyes to these false teachings and learn to be independent again.
Love and Relationships- This card can represent someone who pretends to have a connection with you that they do not. If you are in a relationship you and your partner are not on the same page because they are not being 100% honest or open with you. (Or maybe you are not being honest with them, or even yourself.) Disharmony needs to be healed with some spiritual reflection. Singletons, watch for religious or spiritual practices getting in the way of finding who is meant for you. This can also mean that you are receiving bad advice about your love life.
Money and Career- Your boss is leading you wrong through arrogance of belief in their skills/knowledge they do not have but claim they have. You’ve gotten bad financial advice. You need to start relying on your own intuition again. Money shouldn’t leave your pockets until you are sure it’s going where you want it to otherwise you may be supporting a person or organization with very different goals than you think.
Health and Wellness- Someone who claims to be a healer could be lying about their abilities. Do some research, or ask around, before going to get holistic help. Likewise, rely on board certifications and licensing to help you pick a traditional medicine practitioner.
Spirituality- You have stopped trusting your innate knowledge. You need to make regaining your center a priority and it may take some time, depending how long you’ve been struggling. A retreat can be an excellent method for getting out of your own head.
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