Upright: intuition, clairvoyance, premonition, perceptiveness
Reversed: lack of personal harmony, deceit, secrets, hypocrisy
The High Priestess has a yellow lunar crescent at their feet and wears a Triple Goddess crown— they are both motivated and grounded by their intuition. They are seated between black and white pillars inscribed with B and J, respectively. Under their blue robe, they wear a large cross on their breast and hold a scroll that is inscribed with the word TORA. Behind them is a veil embroidered with palms and pomegranates. The High Priestess has sacred knowledge that they aren’t sharing at the moment.
2: Balance, duality, cooperation, choices
The High Priestess Upright
It takes practice to quiet the critical, analytical part of your mind and tap into your intuition, but it’s worth the effort. That’s not to say you can’t factor in logical reasoning; just make sure your intuition has a seat at the table. Just as The High Priestess hangs a veil between the physical and spiritual realms, you are encouraged to set boundaries around engaging with the subconscious. This is especially relevant when others ask you to hold space for their feelings and traumas. Engaging with spirituality opens up pathways that can feel uncomfortable, but being uncomfortable isn’t always a bad thing.
The High Priestess Reversed
You’re feeling out of touch with your intuition. Are you stifling or ignoring a gut feeling because you can’t logically explain it? Are you allowing yourself to be influenced by others, clouding your view of what you want and what you think is right? What is blocking you from fully trusting yourself? Where is there a sense of imbalance in your life? It may feel uncomfortable to ask yourself these questions, so go as slowly as you need to. Be gentle with yourself. Honor the parts of you that are fearful, traumatized, or raw, and ask what you can do to support your healing process.