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The High Priestess
Upright Meaning Guide
The High Priestess Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Desirability, unattainability, mystery, sensuality, spirituality, thirst for knowledge, mystery, subconscious, higher power, creativity, fertility
General meaning and interpretation (Upright)
The High Priestess possesses intuition, mystery and sensuality combined with common sense. When the High Priestess appears in a tarot reading she indicates that now is the time to trust your instincts and go with your gut feeling. Pay attention to your dreams and the signs and symbols the universe is sending you when this Major Arcana trump card appears in your tarot reading.
Love & Relationships (Upright)
If you are a man The High Priestess appearing in your reading in a love Tarot context usually signifies you will become infatuated with an attractive feminine sensual person who may be unattainable to you. If you are a female, The High Priestess indicates that you will be highly-desired by more than one person. People will find you irresistible! If you are involved with someone The High Priestess is an indicator of good sex!
Money & Career (Upright)
In a work context, The High Priestess can indicate that you may soon become aware of information or an opportunity that will be of benefit to you. The High Priestess Tarot card is an indicator of creativity and inspiration for those involved in the arts. For students, if The High Priestess Tarot card appears a good teacher may be coming into your life to help you in your studies. Be careful who you discuss your finances with. Keep them on a need to know basis.
In a health context, The High Priestess is generally telling you to listen to the messages your body is trying to send you about what it needs. The High Priestess can indicate that you are not being taken seriously in relation to your health concerns. Don’t allow your concerns to be ignored! The High Priestess can also symbolise fertility and hormones coming into balance and menstruation.
The High Priestess Tarot card is a card of spirituality and wisdom. When this card appears it is a good time to connect with your inner voice and intuition and to trust your higher power. It is another great card to appear for those interested in psychic development!
Reversed Meaning Guide
The High Priestess Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Repression of intuition, blocked psychic powers, unwanted attention, uncontrolled outbursts and sexual tension, lack of self-belief, fertility issues
General meaning and interpretation (Reversed)
As with the upright meaning, The High Priestess reversed in a tarot reading indicates your intuition is trying to guide you and your instincts are correct. However, in the reversed position this Major Arcana card shows that you are not hearing it. You may be more focused on the opinions of others or winning other people’s approval than your own inner wisdom. It can also indicate that you are neglecting your own needs to take care of others. You need to take the time to connect with yourself and listen to your inner voice. Trust yourself. You have all the wisdom and knowledge you need.
Love & Relationships (Reversed)
With the High Priestess reversed Tarot in a love context, you will still find yourself highly-desired by others but you may question their motives or the attention may make you feel uncomfortable. If you are in a relationship, you can expect uncontrolled emotional outbursts and high sexual tension. If you find yourself losing patience with your partner or looking for arguments, take some time out for yourself.
Money & Career (Reversed)
In a career context, The High Priestess reversed can indicate that you have not been kept in the loop in work. You may be feeling isolated and detached as a result. The High Priestess reversed can indicate a duplicitous female so be careful who you trust. Financially speaking, make sure you understand all the conditions before taking out loans or signing contracts, again somebody may be being dishonest with you. Trust your intuition if it doesn’t feel right.
If you have been isolating yourself from the world, you would do well to get active. The High Priestess reversed can indicate menstruation issues for women, hormonal imbalances and/or fertility issues. As in the upright meaning, if you feel you have a health issue that is not being taken seriously, make your voice heard. Try a few different healthcare practitioners if you need to, as long as doing so doesn't delay your treatment!
When The High Priestess reversed appears in a spirituality context you may feel like you have lost your normally strong connection to your spiritual side. The messages are still there you just need to take the time to relax and tune into what spirit is telling you. Also, be careful not to become overly dependent on psychics or mediums.
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