The High Priestess

"Presume not that I am the thing I was.”

― William Shakespeare


The High Priestess card is the 2nd card in the Major Arcana. It comes directly after the forward momentum of the Magician and before the abundant Empress. The High Priestess is a nocturnal and yin card. It represents all phases of the Moon on the card, representing night time and when we are at our must venerable. The High Priestess also represents our unconscious energy and our intuitive nature. This can also be a card of projection, and of other people imagining a version of you that may not be accurate.


Keywords

Intuition, feminine energy, psychic, mysticism, moon rituals, cycles, secrets, hidden energies, divinity, purity, wisdom. enchantment, dreams, going inward.


Timing

The High-priestess is associated with the Moon. The Moon has rulership over Cancer and exaltation in Taurus.

Symbolism

The Scroll representing wisdom

Dark night is the uncertainty, things are unclear.

feminine, dark, yin, watery energy.

Astrological Associations

The Moon, hence Cancer and Taurus but I also find this card can be associated with Pisces.

As Advice

Go inward. No action is needed. Time for contemplation. Choose the path of the Hermit. Do not seek outside counsel, listen to your own intuition.

The High Priestess Reversed

Perhaps after a period of introspection, you are already to integrate more or be more extroverted in your energy. A need to share your wisdom, or secrets. Wanting to leave a period of solitude.