The Hierophant (High Priest) embodies the deep confidence in the world of faith and religious certainty.
Number: 5 as quintessence, the power that exceeds the four elements
V – The Hierophant
The Hierophant is a symbol for a world of belief and confession, may it be a church, a sect or an occult society. He’s the pope, the druid or the High Priest in a system of creeds and dogmas. He represents the religious and intellectual tradition of a person, and may be the one the person is born to it or possibly the one who has chosen it by himself.
In the positive aspect, the Hierophant represents the search for knowledge and illumination, the desire to study creed and dogma instead of simply accepting them, to research and achieve further development. It also stands for the deep fulfillment someone can find when really trusting their own beliefs.
In a negative view, the Hierophant can stand for bigotry, the blind faith in dogma, intolerance towards everything different from the own confession. It can also mean gullibility, running to any kind of new belief just because the traditional one is suddenly considered boring or unsatisfying.
The Hierophant Tarot card often speaks to group membership or being part of an institution. You may enjoy a deep sense of comfort being surrounded by people who have well-established belief systems and explicit values. Finding them may be as significant as exploring a new church or religious group, or as simple as joining a gym or online Tarot community. This card is about identifying with others and a way of thinking that will prompt further learning.
Drive: Search for hidden truths, trust in inner instincts
Light: Wisdom and knowledge as an experience independent from dogmatism and science
Shadow: Intolerance, esoteric nonsense
Reversed: You no longer need external approval to succeed. You are ready to go it alone and do it your way, even if that means going against convention. Give yourself permission to trust your inner guidance system as you create your own path forward.
Keywords: Taurus, Spiritual Leader, Teacher, Counselor, Initiate, Inner Leader, Supreme Transformation, Spiritual Father
Advice: Finding yourself leads you to spiritual realms. This page may indicate a meeting with a spiritual master. Be open to meeting him!
Question: Is there a wise teacher (past or present) who you feel attracted to?
Suggestion: Immerse yourself in the teachings of spiritual teachers. Look for the presence of a teacher or teacher. Join groups for your personal growth. Be honest, open, and ready to embrace these groups. Listen to your heart’s instructions.
Revelation: There is only one voice I need to listen to and it is the voice of my own heart.