Upright Meaning: Spiritual wisdom, religious beliefs, conformity, tradition, institutions, mentorship.
Reversed Meaning: Personal beliefs, freedom, challenging the status quo, non-conformity, rebellion.
The Hierophant Description
The Hierophant, sometimes referred to as the Pope, is a religious figure sitting between two pillars of a sacred temple – he is the bridge between heaven and earth. He holds a triple cross in his hand, symbolizing his religious status. At his feet, two keys cross each other, which represent the balance between the conscious and subconscious mind.
The two disciples before him symbolize his responsibility to pass his spiritual knowledge to others. Their different vestments signify the shifting pathways that lie before us on our spiritual journey.
The Hierophant signifies spiritual wisdom, religious beliefs, and traditional institutions. He represents the process of learning and the value in seeking the deeper meaning. He encourages us to follow the rules and respect tradition. The Hierophant is a sign that now is the time to conform to a system or a set of standards. It might also suggest the need for a mentor or guide in the spiritual or religious realm.
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