The High Priestess is one of the most spiritual cards in the Tarot deck and often the most loved by Tarot readers. The value of this card is 2 and is associated with the moon.
Seated between two pillars, one representing light and the other dark, The High Priestess is the keeper of esoteric teachings and wisdom. She holds the Tora in her lap representing knowledge. Other sacred symbols are the crescent moon at her feet which suggests dominion over intuition. The tapestry behind her is a symbol of Persephone and the pomegranates are a symbol of the underworld to which Persephone returns every year. She wears the moon crown of Isis representing the Triple Goddess. The solar cross on her breast is a symbol of balance between male and female.
The High Priestess represents spiritual enlightenment and inner illumination, divine knowledge and wisdom. She has a deep, intuitive understanding of the Universe and uses this knowledge to teach rather than to try to control others.
This card generally appears in a Tarot reading when you need to listen to and trust your inner voice. You are urged to pay attention to your inner self, dreams and intuition rather than rely on the conscious mind or intellect. It also suggests that there is something in the querent’s life that has yet to come to light; all is not yet revealed. In this instance, there should be a period of wait before taking any action.
Keywords for The High Priestess - intuition, higher powers, mystery, subconscious mind