The Major Arcana

The Hierophant

Card Theme: Organizations
Element: Earth

The Hierophant is a holy leader, a wise man.

He is an excellent advisor. He is wearing the papal crown. There is a scepter in his right hand; we see him making the gesture of a blessing to the two men who are kneeling at his feet. The Hierophant is an excellent advisor, even if he is a bit of an orthodox thinker. The is a card about doing things conventionally and following traditional wisdom. The Hierophant is telling us, ” That the traditional way of doing things has been tried and tested. So why should we try and reinvent the wheel”?

Nowadays, people often want to do their own thing and think that they know what is best. The Hierophant’s message is not a very popular one, but it’s still worth listening to.

The Hierophant can represent a new path and encourages us to be open to new ideas and different opinions that we might have previously dismissed. This card is asking you to try and be more flexible.

You may have the urge to be part of something more satisfying than you are currently experiencing, This card connects with our spirituality. At this time, personal situations may be making you feel unsettled, and you need that little bit of reassurance.

He suggests that you may benefit from adopting this more traditional or mainstream approach and adapting to situations rather than fighting against them. The saying “if you can’t beat them, join them”holds a lot of truth. You need to be aware of when it’s time for you to compromise in exchange for peace.

If you have been in a religious institution, you might be questioning what you have learned. You may find that you have a desire to research more about other religions and cultures. Your physical awareness is becoming more assertive, and you may be feeling the need to explore this. Furthermore, you may have reached a spiritual crossroads, and you will find opportunities for personal development opening for you. It is essential to trust your intuition.

You may find that the Hierophant appears in your life as a friend or teacher. However, he manifests in your life; this is an important time for you.

Through a personal journey, knowledge, or wisdom, it is through a personal journey to explore traditions learning other cultures: meditating and finding peace within yourself. This is a significant time in your life.

The Hierophant is the card of wisdom. Listen to your teachers and those who are on a spiritual path. Take away from them what instinctively feels right for you.

Your intuition will guide you as to what is right and wrong.


Blocked Meaning

Card Theme: Rebellion

The Hierophant shows poor leadership. Maybe you have been having problems fitting into the conventional environment. Perhaps you have been resisting a traditional approach because it made you feel like you were wearing a straight jacket and not allowing you to be creative and spontaneous.

Of course, it is necessary to express your voice and do things in your way. But the hierophant”s point of view can be valid. Having a positive attitude toward both approaches allows us to adopt the very best of both worlds.