Associated with the zodiac Moon and the Water element, the High Priestess or Popess is represented by a Maiden wearing the crown of Isis sitting on a cube that represents the Earth between pillars of temple of Solomon.
She sits in between darkness and light acting as a mediator to the passage to ulterior knowledge.
The blue robe of the Priestess also signifies learning, while the solar cross on her breast balances the male and female entities.
The tree of life background depicts the Mystery that the journey of life holds.
The tapestry between the pillars keeps casual onlookers away from the realms of knowledge. The half concealed Torah on her lap suggests that she holds the key to both knowledge about external realities and that about innate feelings. The moon at her feet represents intuition and the palm speaks of a fertile mind.
Upright Position: This card suggests that the subject is going to face unexpected revelations and can delve deep into the realms on knowledge.
The Priestess is a well of knowledge but is secretive and intuitive enough to reveal just as much as required at a given time. Modest and feminine, the card leads the subject to introspection.
Reversed Position: When reversed, the card suggests that the subject will face a revelation that may lead to embarrassment and hurt. It signifies betrayal, selfishness and a shallow mind. It can also suggest promiscuity and seduction.
If the subject is female, then it may indicate that her health may deteriorate and may need special attention.
|Tarot Horoscope||Tarot Card Decks||Tarot Card Meanings|
|Moon||Pope (‘Hierophant’)||Popess (‘High Priestess’)|
|Temperance||Maison Dieu (‘Tower’)||Wheel of Fortune|