II The High Priestess
Intuition, Sacred Knowledge, Divine Feminine, Subconscious
The High Priestess is the card I personally can identify most with from all the cards in the Tarot, closely followed by the Queen of Pentacles (the nurturing mother), given its spiritual, intuitive and creative nature. Both cards represent the probably two largest aspects of my character and personality. But let’s get into the meaning of the High Priestess.
The High Priestess signifies inner balance, peace and a deep understanding. She is calm and not prone to outbursts of temper or making rash decisions. As an introverted seeker, the foundation of her power is listening within and introspection. She knows that the visible truth is not the final and universal one, but rather the result of previous thoughts and emotions.
She is a keeper of secrets that lie hidden and cannot be formulated in words. However, she can be heard as your inner voice of intuitive guidance when you quiet down enough to listen. She is the song of your heart and mind in the stillness of connection to your divine inner source, your innate wisdom.
The High Priestess is all that lies in the subconscious, hidden away from the analytical mind. She is not fathomable, and yet, she teaches you to strengthen your intuition by listening to it attentively and to trust in that which cannot yet be seen. The High Priestess reminds us that there is a reality that is deeper and more profound, one from which all material experience springs. She is your guide into your own psyche, your deep inner connection to your own divine source.
The High Priestess is meticulous and conscious of all factors involved on all levels. She sees things others do not, because they do not look at the entire spectrum. She knows what her responsibilities are, what she needs to give and receive in order to create balance and perfect manifestation.
When things reach beyond the realm of the mundane, it is the High Priestess who sifts through all information, guiding by instinct and intuition, rather than utilizing the logical part of the mind. Because of this, it seems as if everything is being handed to her on a silver platter when in reality, she is conscientious and reaps the rewards of her endeavours.
At times, having the qualities, talents and gifts of the High Priestess may feel overwhelming. But not everyone is given this gift and able to use it for themselves and others, so keep at it. The results will speak for themselves.