High Priestess Tarot Card MeaningThe High Priestess is silent and wise. She holds all the secrets and knowledge of a lifetime. She speaks of spirituality, feminine powers and the natural order of the universe.

She is one of the most powerful figures of the Tarot. But not in a material way.

She is the symbol of a knowledge that remains often out of reach. She is the guardian of the night and eternal knowledge. She rules over the realm of emotions and ideas. 

A large piece of cloth hides the horizon behind her, because she is all about secrets.

The High Priestess is also the card of feminine knowledge and energy. She represents the mother or the wife. Or simply a very wise woman.

Associated star signs: Cancer & Taurus
Element: Water
Season & Time: Spring – May / June – Monday
Prediction speed: long term (one to several months)

High Priestess Tarot Card MeaningThe Advice of the High Priestess: trust a woman near you. Her advice is precious and her intentions are good. Follow your intuition.

High Priestess Tarot Card MeaningThe Warning of the High Priestess: Secrets can be dangerous and turn against you. Beware of a possible ill-intended female friend or partner.

UPRIGHT MEANINGS

When drawn upright the High Priestess speaks of all the qualities usually associated with feminine energy: patience, compassion, understanding, constance. She speaks of long cycles and success that comes in slowly.

Keywords: maturity, spirituality, wisdom, patience, motherhood, experience, knowledge, well controlled emotions

REVERSED MEANINGS

When drawn reversed the High Priestess warns against laziness, false intuitions and dangerous secrets. Hidden plans and bad intentions. A warning against a false ally or a stuck situation. The questioner must take action: being passive is a mistake.

Keywords: false ally, jealousy, a blocage, hidden danger, trap, help being denied, ignorance, secrets

LOVE – Marriage, motherhood and family . A relationship, which is quiet but true and full of love. In a negative spread or reversed, beware of little treacheries, secrets and bad communication. One partner does not feel valued.

FINANCES – Your riches are spiritual above all but if the High Priestess is upright, your finances are protected and an investment will be beneficial on the long term. Don’t expect sudden new income or gains.
If reversed: a sudden loss is expected. Beware of a trap.

WORK – Don’t expect luck to do your job. Only hard work and studies will be rewarded. An ally in the hierarchy. If reversed or in a negative spread: a project is blocked. Colleagues may be working against you. Failure.

PERSON – She usually stands for a woman who is married, a mother, grand-mother or a very spiritual and experienced person. Thoughtful and honest, her intentions are good and her advise is worth gold. If reversed: a false female ally, a woman working against you.

Cards Association with the Major Arcana

THE HIGH PRIESTESS & THE FOOL

All options are on the table. You must use your experience well to make the right choice but also let your heart and intuition speak freely. Don’t be too cautious and let your spirit go free. There is no time to lose with materialism.

THE HIGH PRIESTESS & THE MOON

This association can speak of two things: emotions that are both very strong but also very well controlled. An intuitive person who is guided by reason. It can also mean a pregnancy and often speaks of the questioner’s mother.

THE HIGH PRIESTESS & THE WHEEL

An influential woman is being revealed by the Wheel of Fortune and the High Priestess side by side. Your hope will come true, a project will succeed thanks to the intervention of a woman. Your destiny is in her hand.

Cards Association with the Minor Suits

WITH WANDS


A woman of influence will give you important advices. Follow a woman who is more senior to you or who might be offering you a work opportunity. Reversed: a difficult work situation.

WITH CUPS


Motherly love is the key. A woman in your family is your strongest ally. Female friendship. With the Ace of Cups: a pregnancy. Reversed: issues with the mother, uncontrolled emotions.

WITH COINS


In a positive spread: You are protected by a female partner who is balanced and reliable. Reversed or in a negative spread: a woman is threatening your business or financial situation.

WITH SWORDS


The cards are most likely speaking of a very strong woman whose intelligence is extraordinary. She is able and willing to fight for herself. Reversed: sterility, family arguments.