What Does It Mean When You Draw The High Priestess In a Tarot Reading

Published: 07th August 2009
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Trust your intuition more than your reason. Act more on feelings than on facts. Take time to think about your options. Read the entire article to fully learn the tarot symbolism and tarot card meaning of the High Priestess.


The High Priestess depicts the veiled face of the goddess which represents mystery, secrets and the ebb and flow of the Moon's influence upon Earth and all its creatures.


The High Priestess represents the virginal self contained aspect of the ancient triple-faced goddess and is ruled by the Moon. The Moon represents mother, feelings,instincts,changeable moods, the feminine principle and fertility all these qualities are combined in the High Priestess, daughter of the Moon, who guards the gateways to the deepest recesses of the mind.

This triple faced goddess is linked to the cyclical phases of the Moon; in her virgin or maiden guise, she is the new moon, the full moon as the great and fertile mother and as the infinitely wise old crone, she is the dark and waning moon.

The basic tarot card meaning of the High Priestess is heightened perception and sixth sense. When you draw the High Priestess in a tarot reading, she is telling you to look deeply inside of yourself.

The High Priestess may appear at a time of your life when you are particularly interested in mystic subjects, the paranormal or occult. The High priestess can herald some hidden part of yourself which is about to surface; deeper emotions. She advises you to be patient and wait for the right time. This is a good time to learn how to develop your intuition,divination or creative visualization.

The High Priestess is telling you to look within, pay attention to your dreams and listen to your inner voice. Rely on your gut feelings rather than logical answers.

When the High Priestess represents a person, she may be your mother especially if she is divorced or widowed.

In a man's tarot reading, the High Priestess symbolizes the frightening aspects of himself or manifest as a strong independent woman whom he is unable to control or dominate. She can also represent an idealized woman or someone he cannot have a real relationship with because she has rejected him or is happy with someone else.

The High Priestess has no need of men and in certain circumstances can represent lesbian sexuality. This card suggests emotional isolation, brought on by the tendency to only confide in women. This may leave a male partner feeling resentful and rejected.

That's basically the tarot card meaning of the High Priestess, when you draw it in a tarot reading.


Jovita Orais is a professional tarot card reader.Visit Tarot Meaning Information and get your List of Tarot Card Meanings-Major Arcana and List of Tarot Card Meanings-Minor Arcana.





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