The High Priestess tarot card is the third card in the Major Arcana.
The High Priestess is all about intuition, going with your gut, and your subconscious power.
It’s the ultimate card for spiritual reflection and connection to your Higher Self.
In this blog post, we will discuss all the different meanings of The High Priestess tarot card.
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The High Priestess Tarot Card Keywords
Upright: Mystery, subconscious, mystery, intuition, spirituality, higher power, creativity, psychic ability, sensuality, desirability, feminine energy, divine knowledge
Reversed: Blocked intuitive abilities, undesired attention, lack of self-control, aggression, repressed psychic power, lack of desirability
The High Priestess Card Description
The image on the High Priestess tarot card depicts the High Priestess sitting on a throne, wearing her ceremonial robe.
She is holding the sacred objects of the moon-topped wand in one hand and an open book on her lap.
The Priestess is shrouded by dark blue veils with gold edges that are blowing about from some unseen force.
Her headdress has two horns protruding from it, and the robe is decorated with stars and moons. And there is a crescent moon on the floor at her feet.
Her face is in shadow but her eyes are visible through the openings of the headdress, gazing outwards at us.
She appears to be looking into the distance as if she knows something we do not know.
Upright High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings
When The High Priestess shows up in a tarot reading, it is a sign that you need to go with your gut feeling and trust your instincts.
Things aren’t always what they seem on the surface, and now is the time to pay attention to your intuition.
The Universe is likely sending you sacred signs and symbols — pay attention!
With The High Priestess upright, the Tarot may represent a person who is wise beyond their years with a lot of life experience or knowledge. This person could be an excellent teacher for others in this area as well.
Upright High Priestess Meaning For Love
When it comes to love, The High Priestess represents desire. Not necessarily that you will wind up in a relationship (if you are manifesting love right now).
But more like you’ll grow infatuated with someone who is very attractive. Or someone will find you very attractive and pursue you.
If you are single, now is your time to mingle!
Upright High Priestess Meaning For Money
When it comes to your career or job, The High Priestess heeds that there is something you don’t yet know. In an upright position, this usually means something could benefit you.
Also, it is a sign to trust your intuition for problem-solving, because the answer to any problems is not likely to seem logical. It will be subtle.
You will have to use creativity to manifest positive outcomes when it comes to your money.
The High Priestess As a Person
When The High Priestess represents a person, it’s someone who has all the answers, but they are secretive and don’t give everything away.
They have high standards and require you to prove yourself worthy of getting on their good side.
The High Priestess can also represent someone who has a strong intuitive sense.
They may be somewhat reserved — preferring to watch and listen rather than to speak or be the center of attention.
They can be very selective about who they open up to and prefer not to give too much away.
This is a person who is likely to observe rather than participate in discussions and gatherings.
When The High Priestess Represents You
When The High Priestess represents you in a tarot reading, it means you have a unique problem-solving ability that can be helpful to others.
People may go to you for advice because they know that you have a rare perspective and can provide insight where others cannot.
Much of the time, you can take this inner knowing for granted or not even notice how special it is.
To you, it’s just normal.
Furthermore, much of the time others may not listen to you because they can’t see what you see, only to find out later that you may have been on to something all along.
Reversed High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings
The High Priestess in a reversed position suggests that your intuition and subconscious mind are leading you in the direction of the truth — but you keep missing the message.
You are either wilfully ignoring it, or just not hearing it at all. And this could have negative consequences for your life.
You are also potentially ignoring your inner wisdom and your Higher Self.
It could be that you are trying hard to impress others while neglecting your own needs.
The overall message when The High Priestess shows up in a tarot reading is always to trust, honor and accept yourself.
Reversed High Priestess Meaning For Love
When reversed in a love reading, The High Priestess means something is “off”.
If you’re already in a relationship and even if things seem “okay”, but your gut is telling you they are not the one — take this as confirmation.
Another common meaning is that there is tension in your relationship — lots of anger and uncontrolled emotion.
On the dating scene, you may find yourself highly desirable with tons of options — but none of them interest you.
You could be settling for the wrong situation just because you don’t want to be alone.
Reversed High Priestess Meaning For Money
Finally, when The High Priestess shows up for money, she might represent someone who is being manipulative.
Keep in mind, this could be someone else manipulating you. But the Tarot has a way of calling you out on your stuff as well.
If you are thinking of being manipulative or conniving to get you, the card will show up in your reading and warn you to rethink it.
For your finances, make sure you understand the consequences of your actions and what they might do to you.
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