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HIgh priestess tarot card meanings

High Priestess: Intuition

High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:

The High Priestess tarot card meanings in traditional tarot stem from its connection to both Astrology and Numerology. The High Priestess tarot card can mean:


A woman with psychic powers.

A woman in your life influencing you.

Making the impossible become possible.

Your inner life.

Making plans that are right for you, rather than what suits other people.

Having a hidden talent.

Knowing the answer and the right thing to do.


Lack of insight



Fragile psyche

Symbolism in High Priestess tarot card

The High Priestess sits on a cubic stone, the alchemical raw material, on the edge of the sea of the unconscious. Her scroll symbolises ancient knowledge. The two pillars are the pillars of Solomon’s Temple, Boaz and Jakin. Boaz, the left pillar is the pillar of strength. Jakin, the right pillar is the pillar of the establishment. Boaz signifies ‘strength’ and Jachin ‘to establish’. The pillars are representative of duality and polarity, of positive and negative, good and evil, masculine and feminine. The High Priestess sits as a mediating force between them. one black and one white, forming the third pillar (possibly symbolising the three pillars on the tree of life). It symbolises the High Priestess being able to exist in both positive and negative environments, to her they are equal in a sense that there is wisdom to be gained and lessons learned in both places. Her blue robe symbolises that she has knowledge. She is wearing the crown of Isis which denotes she is a patroness of nature and magic. The solar cross symbolises being connected to the earth and its seasons. The crescent moon by her feet is from book of revelation. You might have to leave your comfort zone to find revelation as the Moon symbolises what is often the unknown. The pomegranates symbolises life and the 613 commandments of the Torah. The High priestess is also reading the Torah, which signifies she has knowledge and she has wisdom.

High Priestess tarot card and Astrology

High Priestess is connected to the Moon, which governs intuitions, mystery, instincts, cycles, the subconscious and emotions. The Moon is feminine by nature and often represents the female in your life, your wife, your mother, your sister and girlfriend, the yin principle and receptivity. The Moon rules your history and your emotional development. The Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the zodiac, so the changes occurring with the High Priestess often takes around 28 days to materialise and stabilise. The Moon rules Cancer, the astrological sign of the Chariot.

High Priestess tarot card meanings upright

High priestess in a general reading

High Priestess represents secrets, magic, mystery, intuition, wisdom and the art of making the impossible become possible. This card can represent a psychic connection between people, a psychic person or someone who is a complete mystery to you. It can also represent using your inner voice to navigate through life. The High Priestess can represent your subconscious, and/or your subconscious beliefs. In a reading, she often represents the women in your life, your mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, female boss/colleague.

High priestess in a love reading

In a love reading, the High priestess often denotes an emotional affair that may never make it in the physical. The emotional connection can be so strong that the Seeker is unable to move on. If the Seeker is single, this card can mean the Seeker will dream about their soulmate before they meet. In a relationship, this card speaks of a strong psychic connection between the couple.

High Priestess in a career reading

In a career reading, the High priestess signifies academic work. If the seeker is job hunting, this card often encourages the Seeker to further their education.

The High Priestess as feelings

The High Priestess speaks of feelings that often change. The Seeker doesn’t know what he or she is feeling, and/or the feelings seem to be inaccessible. The Seeker is riding the highs and lows of their feelings and they have a hard time explaining how they feel or understand themselves. The Seeker wants stability and they are seeking their divine soulmate. Their divine soulmate is the one that makes them feel stable and secure.

If you are asking how someone is feeling about you and you get the High Priestess, this person is feeling a soul connection with you, but there are emotional waters that need to be crossed before they know if you are the one they can feel safe with. Emotional security is the most important thing when the High Priestess show up.

Learn what the High Priestess tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types High Priestess tarot card

High Priestess tarot card speaks of someone with an intuitive and mysterious nature. This is someone who is highly intelligent and psychic, often well-educated and also very calculated. This is someone who needs to know what is going on and who needs to be in control, especially through gaining knowledge and working out the truth of a situation. High priestess is someone who has a hard shell and is not easy to figure out. Behind the shell is a very sensitive person who doesn’t always show you how they feel.

HIgh priestess tarot card meanings

High Priestess: Intuition

High Priestess tarot card meanings reversed

High Priestess reversed indicates blocked psychic abilities, and little to no awareness of the subconscious influences on our reality. Secrets are kept, answers are not found and instincts are wrong. She can represent an unpredictable woman in your life, with mood changes and hurtful remarks/outbursts. You might find it difficult to make decisions when this card turns up reversed. There is a loss of control and chaos often follows. There is a loss of knowledge and a kind of madness reigns.

Personality types in reversed High Priestess tarot card

High Priestess reversed is someone volatile and unstable. You’ll find yourself walking on eggshell around this person. This is someone who goes out of their way to be a victim, and who believes the world is against them. Nothing positive seems to manifest itself, often due to the person’s irrational thoughts and beliefs system. Mental illness and/or challenging behaviours are possible traits with High Priestess reversed.

High Priestess tarot card combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including the High Priestess.

The High Priestess + The Lovers: Psychic connection.

The High Priestess + The Devil: An emotional affair. Emotional Blackmail. 

The High Priestess + The Moon: Menopause. Female energies. 

The High Priestess + Seven of wands: Teacher. 

The High Priestess + Knight of wands: Secret admirer. 

The High Priestess + Seven of cups: Healing. 

The High Priestess + Ten of cups: Soul Family. 

The High Priestess + Knight of cups: Secret talent. Acting. Performing. 

The High Priestess + Six of swords: Spiritual travel. 

The High Priestess + Page of swords: A talented psychic. 

The High Priestess + King of swords: A woman in a man’s world. Psychic detective. 

The High Priestess + Two of pentacles: Bartering as a psychic. 

The High Priestess + Six of pentacles: Charity. 

The High Priestess + Seven of pentacles: Landscape gardening. 

The High Priestess + Eight of pentacles: Learning psychic skills. 

The High Priestess+ King of pentacles: A female boss. 

High priestess tarot card meanings summary

The High priestess tarot card denotes your inner life and psychic connections. The high priestess often shows up in your reading when you are furthering your own education, educate others or publish educational work. The High priestess also represents the women in your life. Sometimes the High priestess shows up in a reading when the Seeker discovers a hidden talent, and they change their perspective on what they can achieve (they make the impossible possible).

Learn what the High Priestess tarot card means as a final card in a love reading.