The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Major Arcana

The Hierophant Upright Draw Keywords





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The Hierophant Upright Draw Meaning

The masculine counterpart to The High Priestess is a very religious figure, sometimes called The High Priest. Like The Magician pointing up to the universe, The Hierophant also has a hand raised in benediction. However, where The Magician is surrounded by nature, The Hierophant sits before man and sits in a man-made religious building. This shows that he does not solely draw power from the universe but from the masses. Therefore, The Hierophant suggests adhering to social norms, religion, and entrance into public institutions.

For all these reasons, The Hierophant signals that counseling is on its way. Whether this is another person or circumstance, you will be guided to a series of paths–all correct. The Hierophant also means that you will not only be educated, but you will also have to take the role of a teacher, too. You will soon find the opportunity to come together with a group that will have a huge influence on your life and social standing. Continue striving to be true to yourself and make positive changes. This position holds a lot of influence, which is a powerful and intoxicating thing. What will you do with that kind of reach?

The Hierophant In Love and Relationships

The appearance of The Hierophant in terms of love and meaningful relationships is again meant to teach you something about yourself, not anyone else. The Hierophant suggests that, for those who are single, you’re ultimately deciding that position. Deep-rooted beliefs about whether or not you’re worthy of love need to be reworked before you find love. Perhaps you’re not fully trusting of family, friends, and significant others. To answer those thoughts, the Hierophant can be seen as a call of synchronization with those other people and tolerance of other opinions. This card can often signify weddings and relationships, taking the next step forward.

The Hierophant In Career And Finances

There are times in our lives when our career is not meeting our expectations. Should you draw The Hierophant during one of these episodes, it’s a clear indicator that some sort of mentor will arrive soon. This is a great time to join in on groups, even if you consider yourself a lone wolf. When integrated more completely into work culture, you will find an increase in productivity. Furthermore, because finances might not be looking very healthy, seek a financial advisor, banker, or money management advice to help you get back on track.

The ever spiritual Hierophant addresses those times when we wander away from the crowd but get lost completely. This tarot card appears to shine a light on the correct course of action.

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The Hierophant Reverse Draw Keywords



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The Hierophant Reverse Draw Meaning

The Hierophant reversed is a free spirit with a sense of rebellion, a person who is going to do things their own way and usually going to make some trouble at the same time. In a sense, they are an enlightened Fool–someone who uses heart and mind to express their originality. It’s a reminder that you’re the one person who has the courage to do what you set your mind to. Do not stray from your morals.

However, there’s also a chance that some advice you’ve been given is misinformation. Do not listen to gossip or slandering because these are not true. Believing these malicious statements will only land you in trouble. That is why you must develop the self-discipline to trust yourself and your intuition. Also, be aware of impulses that drive you to develop bad habits.

The Hierophant Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

Are you questioning your commitment or conforming to a relationship because you’re scared or think you “should”? It’s time to figure out what you really want before you trap yourself in a relationship that feels like a prison.

The Hierophant Reverse Draw Career and Finances

You may have to get a little creative in reversed Hierophant, but don’t expect anything to go to plan. Your loan or investors might fall through, or you might experience a major setback. It’s ok; pick yourself up, dust yourself off and look for a new solution.

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For The Hierophant

It is so quiet at times around The Hierophant you can hear a pin drop. People listen to this being when they speak. There is a sense of routine and belonging that comes with being in a crowd faced with this Tarot card. Since this is the fifth card of the Major Arcana, The Hierophant, also sometimes called the Pope, is a personification of your conscience. Listen to the lessons presented to you and let it guide you in the direction that is right for you. It may feel a little stuffy in The Hierophant’s world at times, but there is a reason tradition has stuck around for so long.

The Muse of Tarot For The Hierophant

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

Epiphany - The Muse of Problem-Solving Tarot Readings

The Hierophant arrives when we need to seek advice and expertise from outside of Tarot readings. There’s no shame in applying another person’s strategy to solve a problem if it has worked in the past. Epiphany encourages you to look for solutions in a variety of places.

About The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of the 22 cards that embody universal aspects of the human experience through symbology and archetypes. They are representations of our collective consciousness, those consistent, directing patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature. Each Major Arcana card is given a number, a place in a specific well-thought-out order, and a title which links the card to its meaning and deeper lesson.