The Major Arcana

The High Priestess

Card Theme: Intuition
Element: Water

The High Priestess is sitting at the temple entrance between two pillars, one is black, and the other is white. There is a mystical atmosphere surrounding her. At her feet is a crescent-shaped moon. The curtain behind her has images of pomegranates. She is wearing a large cross. These are symbols of religion and spirituality. On her lap, she is holding a scroll with only a hint of a word. Some people believe this might be the Torah. In contrast, others believe that the scroll comprises the hidden wisdom and secrets that only she holds.

She is a woman of God; she represents feminine wisdom and intuition. She sits in silence and reflection. Her thoughts are profound.

The High Priestess reminds you that one of the most powerful gifts you have is your intuition. Her message to you is asking if you are listening to yours?.

How many times have you said to yourself that I knew I should have done this or done that, but you allowed your logic to overrun what your intuition tried to tell you?

The High Priestess suggests that it’s more beneficial to take a back seat, sit back and observe, and the only comment should come when you know what is going on.

The High Priestess is directing you to look and see if you are overdoing things. Are you doing too much?

Sometimes it’s alright just to let some things go. There is a time for action, but this may not be it. You”ll know when the right time has come, and then, you will have a clearer idea of what to do.

You might often think that your self-worth can only be equated with being busy. Personally, for me, the hardest word to say is No. It takes courage not always to be the one to step up.

It is essential to stay true to what you believe to be right and not jump straight into something until you know that it is appropriate.

The High Priestess message tells you not to allow yourself to let a situation manipulate a situation.

Listen to your inner voice. Learn to believe in that inner voice and learn to trust it. “Your inner guidance is all that you need. You do not need to ask friends for their opinions; instead, look at your wisdom.

You may feel that you are not expressing yourself and find it challenging to express your emotions. Try and connect with the High Priestess and her message of trust.

It might be time for you to take a step back and trust that the Universe is moving in the right direction for you.

The High Priestess encourages you to meditate or find time in your day when you can find peace with yourself and have some quiet time. I always think it’s important to take an adult time out!

You are born intuitive. If you are preoccupied with being busy all the time, you risk missing out on the deeper aspects of your life.

The High Priestess tells you to try and not get involved in gossip or put yourself in situations that are not your concern. Step back and observe rather than letting yourself be pulled into these situations.
The high priestess is also known as the keeper of secrets. Some things may just not be meant to be shown at this time.

Affirmation: “I will listen to my inner voice.”


Blocked Meaning

Card Theme: Superficial

The High Priestess in the blocked position suggests that you may be overdoing things. Maybe you are doing something for the wrong reason and are more concerned with outward appearance.

Perhaps you are ignoring your inner voice. Have you found yourself deviating off the spiritual path?
Doing something even though you know that its consequences might have a damaging effect on you or those around you.

Are you overdoing things and feeling overwhelmed and maybe confused?. Perhaps you have been doing something just because you don’t want to think of yourself as lazy, but your heart is not really in it.

The High Priestess tells you that it is vital to have a balance in your life. It would help if you had a quiet time for reflection to be able to hear your inner voice.