Interpreting the High Priestess Tarot Card

An introduction to the meaning of the High Priestess tarot card

High Priestess Tarot Card The High Priestess tarot card carries all knowledge that exists and has existed, the mysterious and the unknown, what is secret and what is apparent, linking the subconscious to the conscious, and reality to the supernatural. Her position in time and space is one of infinite belonging, for the High Priestess understands all aspects of existence. Life is a paradox, constituted by polarities, referring to the opposite ends in life's spectrum and all the emotions, thoughts, and actions in between, presenting experiences which can not always be understood in rational terms.

The High Priestess acknowledges and accepts the polar nature of "being", interpreting the opposing forces in their diversity and unity, for she is gifted with the ability to both separate and balance these drastically different forces with the underlying knowledge that all is one, and one is all. As a Pantheist views God as existing in all forms in the world, from the inanimate to the living, in totality equalling God, the High Priestess understands the world in a similar way.

She represents every feature of the human condition and beyond, spiritually and logically, connecting the soul to the mind to the body, and thus truly embodies the "secret of life" so many have sought to discover. Her wisdom is not revealed so easily, for she keeps her secrets safe within the hidden depths of what is the ultimate truth to our existence. It is up to those who encounter her to reach deep within their own psyche, and extract that intuitive knowledge that is often muddled when we obscure the "big picture" with an over-obsession with details, rational expectations, and our own inability to tie together the many possible nodes and branches of experience.

It's meaning in a Tarot Card Spread

The meaning of the High Priestess tarot card is influenced by the position of the card as it is drawn from the deck, the position it occupies in the card layout, and by the cards that are positioned before and after it.

The High Priestess Tarot card - upright meaning:
When the High Priestess card lands in the upright position it indicates something hidden. There's a piece of the puzzle still missing. All the information is not yet out in the open but in time that which is unknown will eventually come to light. Listen to your intuition and pay close attention to your dreams.

The High Priestess Tarot card - reversed meaning:
When the High Priestess card is in the upside-down/reversed position it warns of some type of deception either toward or from the Questioner. Someone is deliberately holding back information. There's a need to dig deeper and unravel the truth. Be watchful of hidden enemies.

Keywords/phrases associated with the High Priestess tarot card:

Upright - unknown, hidden, intuition, dreams, psychic abilities, secret wisdom, knowledge

Reversed - deception, lies, secrets, negative assumptions, illusion, trickery, hidden enemies, superficial

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