Upright Meaning: Intuition, sacred knowledge, divine feminine, the subconscious mind, spiritual enlightenment, mystery.
Reversed Meaning: Hidden agendas, need for personal reflection, disconnected from intuition, secrecy, superficiality, ignorance.
The High Priestess Description
The High Priestess sits on her throne, a figure of profound mystery and innate wisdom. She is the guardian of the unconscious, sitting before the thin veil of awareness, which is all that separates us from our inner selves. The tapestry hung behind her displays pomegranates, symbols of fertility and the divine feminine.
In her lap, she holds a scroll marked “Tora,” symbolizing the divine law and the spiritual enlightenment that comes from knowing how to use such knowledge. The cross on her chest depicts the meeting of the conscious and subconscious mind.
On either side of her, the pillars of Solomon’s temple stand – one black (Boaz, meaning strength) and one white (Jachin, meaning to establish). They signify the duality of human nature and the importance of balance.
The High Priestess represents intuition, sacred knowledge, and spiritual enlightenment. She urges you to listen to your inner voice, to look beyond the obvious, and tune into the hidden or mystical realm. Her appearance in a reading may suggest that you need to rely on your intuition and inner wisdom to guide you through a situation or decision.
RootAstro's Tarot expert, Emma Brown, combines her Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a deep understanding of astrology for spiritual development and self-discovery. Known for her compassionate and inspirational approach, she uses Tarot and astrology to provide profound insights into life's complexities, making her an invaluable part of our team.