The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning

 The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning

The High Priestess is the third card of the Major Arcana and represents your Higher Self. She embodies our inner voice and intuition as we venture further into our journey. Her wisdom knows no bounds. She understand the Universe and how it works and always has her wits about her. She is the High Priestess because she understands that everything she needs is already there - in her mind. She knows that wherever this journey may take her, her inner voice will guide her way. She is intuitive, wise and prepared to face anything that the Universe may throw at her.

The High Priestess is the third card of the tarot deck and it's numerological value is two. Two is the number of purpose. It’s where the hard work starts. This is where choices must be made to move forward. The choices that you make are make or break at this point in your journey, so choose wisely. Tap into your intuition and let it be your guide. Let it lead your way to success.

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Upright Keywords

  • Intuition, higher power, mystery, subconscious mind, instinct, dreams, deep emotions


Upright Meanings

The High Priestess is a card of spiritual enlightenment and represents the link between what is seen and what is hidden. Now is the time to tune into your intuition. Learn to develop it and use it in your day to day life. Our intuition is our hidden power - it aligns us to our Higher Self. The insight you will receive when you learn to tap into it can change your life completely. When you’re confused or something just doesn’t feel right, your intuition will guide you to the best course of action for yourself and your situation.  

The High Priestess represents your Higher Self. She is your unconscious mind. Your inner voice. And she often appears when there is hidden knowledge or information to be revealed. Keep your mind and eyes open.

In any spread, she indicates that  hidden truths will soon come to the surface and make themselves known. She can also represent deception and mystery associated with a situation or person that you may soon come across. In this case, she appears as a warning to be cautious.

The High Priestess has a deep intuitive understanding of the Universe and uses this knowledge to teach others. Listen to and trust your inner voice. It is there to guide you and only has your best intentions at heart. She also serves as an omen to pay attention to your dreams and intuition, look for areas in your life that may be out of balance or require more wisdom.



Reversed Keywords

  • Hidden agendas, need to listen to inner voice, blocks, false allies, hidden enemies, repressing intuition


Reversed Meanings

In a reversed position, the High Priestess represents knowledge and facts that have been right in front of your face this whole time. Open your eyes and mind, and take notice. Any decisions that are to be made during this time should be based on facts and logic, rather than intuition. 

This card may also indicate that you are losing your connection to your intuitive side. You’re suppressing your intuition instead of embracing it. Learn to listen to your inner voice. Tune into it and allow it to guide you to your purpose. Give it the platform in deserves. 

Think of The High Priestess as the calm centre inside of you, she’s always there when you need her. You don’t often connect with her but she is an important part of you. When things are too crazy, find a quiet space and listen to your inner voice. Instead of allowing your problems to take over your life, relax and just let the solution come to you. 


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