The Major Arcana’s second card is the High Priestess. It represents the power of intuition, the mystery that surrounds it, and the knowledge, wisdom and serenity it takes to understand it. The woman in the card possesses all of those qualities, that is why she is the keeper of the sacred knowledge described in the scroll she holds, and the guardian of the mysteries of one’s inner self, covered by the tapestry behind her. This powerful woman is usually dressed in blue, and has a cross on her chest. Both are symbols of knowledge and balance. The moon represents the psychic power in all of us, a force that can bring clarity and solve the mysteries surrounding any given situation. The moon is under the woman’s feet, symbolizing her control over this power, as she has discovered a perfect balance between knowledge and intuition.
When this tarot card lands in an upright position, it suggests that you will find the answers if you trust your intuition. You have the solution to your problems, however, you don’t know that just yet. This is a great time to trust your gut feeling, meditate and pay close attention to your dreams, as looking for answers within will help you regain the clear perspective you feel is missing. If you’ve been feeling pressured to change or do things differently, this card suggests that staying true to yourself is the best way to go. Avoid listening to your peers so much and focus on what you think is right.
The High Priestess represents mystery and knowledge, so, if your reading is focused on love and relationships, you might need to get to know the person your interested in a little bit more before you enter a serious commitment, as there is something that hasn’t been revealed about your potential partner just yet. If you’re in a commited relationship, you’ll reach a deeper connection with your partner, as you continue to get to know each other and experience things as a couple.
If you have questions regarding your health, the High Priestess warns you that there might be things you don’t know of yet. Pay attention to your health and visit a doctor. If you’re not satisfied with the answers given to you, look for different opinions until you find the explanations that “feel” right. On the other hand, if you want to know about your finances, you should be careful and do the proper research when presented with investment opportunities and similar situations. Avoid giving out personal information that could put you or your finances in danger.
If this tarot card appears reversed, it suggests that you’ve lost connection with your inner self lately. You need to focus on regaining that intuition. Reflect, meditate and rely on your subconscious mind to strengthen the connection with yourself. This reversed tarot card also suggests that you may be surrounded by gossip and, possibly, false friends. Avoid unnecessary drama by identifying the people you need to stay away from.
If you’ve been having health problems, there might be a root cause you’re unaware of. Seek professional help, and let your intuition guide you to the medical answer you feel best explains your problem. The reversed High Priestess in a reading focused on love, could mean there is someone interested in you, however, the person’s intentions are not clear. If you’re looking for a commitment, does he or she want the same? If you just want to date casually, does he or she know this? Avoid problems by clearly stating where you stand.
This reversed tarot card also signifies that you may need to be more involved with your finances, as there could be people looking to steal from you or trick you into making bad investments. You may need to investigate more and surround yourself with people who you can trust and depend on.