The High Priestess Info

The High Priestess Tarot Card Meanings

The High Priestess is the embodiment of intuitive knowing and passive observation.  This card tells you to stop, observe what’s going on, and listen to your intuition. When this card appears in one of your first tarot readings, it can also indicate that tarot is part of your journey! Regardless of the situation, this card is telling you that there are hidden forces at play!

The High Priestess

The High Priestess Key Meanings

  • Mystery
  • Intuition
  • Secrets
  • Spiritual World

The High Priestess Reversed

  • Deceit
  • Duplicity
  • Hypocrisy
  • Secrets


  • A quiet time
  • Calm but distant family life
  • Focusing on yourself


  • Being single for a time

(In a Relationship)

  • You or your partner keeping secrets.


  • Be patient
  • Success is coming but it will take some time to fully develop.

Astrological Sign or Planet


  • Responsive, receptive, reflective
  • How we protect ourselves
  • Symbol of intuition and instincts



  • Spiritual energy
  • Emotional energy
  • Compassion
  • Intuitive, empathic
  • Genuine, heartfelt


What is the Spiritual Meaning of The High Priestess?

You are receiving an invitation to slow down and listen to divine guidance.  It’s time to look for signs and messages in everyday events! It can also show receiving a piece of esoteric wisdom through study.

Is the The High Priestess card bad?

No, this isn’t a bad card, the energy of this card is generally neutral. However, it can be challenging to receive wisdom and guidance we aren’t willing to or ready to apply.

What does the The High Priestess mean in a general reading?

When upright, it suggests the need to slow down and listen to owns intuition.

When reversed, it shows that someone is engaging in hypocrisy or in keeping secrets!

What does the The High Priestess say about my home-life?

Consider slowing down the pace of your life and leaving space for divine guidance. Another interpretation would be that someone in your household is keeping secrets.

What does the The High Priestess mean in a relationship reading?

You need to trust your intuition about a romantic situation. If something is feeling off, it is. This card can also represent taking time to enjoy being single and learning about yourself.

What does The High Priestess mean in a career reading?

It would be wise to slow down and enjoy the unfolding of your future. You will have great success in your career and endeavors, but don’t be in such a rush for rewards that you miss the journey.


The number two represents collaboration and teamwork. You are opening up to working with a higher power and receiving wisdom beyond your knowing. Traditionally the energy of the two is more passive and receptive. Relax and let the mystery unfold.


A physical representation of the divine feminine sits in a temple. To the high priestess’ right is a black pillar, with the letter B for Boaz, or severity. To her left is a white pillar with Letter J for Jachin or mercy. These pillars represent a gateway, and crossing its threshold depends on the balance of the individual. Behind the priestess, spiritual fruitfulness rests in the pomegranate.

Upright Meaning of The High Priestess

This card embodies the being receptive to esoteric wisdom from the spiritual world. When one begins to cultivate a life around spirituality, gifts of knowledge blossom. The High Priestess tarot card can represent esoteric wisdom, intuition, psychic powers, and prophetic dreams. It is time to separate from the herd and deepen your connection with spirit and learn to trust your intuition. This card also marks the need to establish privacy about projects and your personal life. Finally, if this card comes up in one of your first tarot readings, it might be informing you tarot is a part of your spiritual path.

Reverse Meaning of The High Priestess

The reversal of this card can represent choosing the wrong mentor or temporarily going down the wrong path. It is urging you to pull back and consult your intuition before seeking a better council. However, this might be problematic because the reverse high priestess can also be a symbol of lacking faith in your intuitive gifts. The solution to the challenges of this reversal is all held in practicing faith and establishing a deeper connection with your higher power. Another interpretation of the upside high priestess is that someone is withholding holding secret information.

Self Reflection

The Ace of Wands is asking you to consider the following questions:

  • How can you deepen your spiritual practice?

  • What is a new way to solve your problem?

  • When have you positively responded to a situation rather than reacting?

  • When has your intuition helped you?

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