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Card Meanings:

The Major Arcana...

0 or 22 -The Fool
1 - Magician
2 - High Priestess
3 - Empress
4 - Emperor
5 - Hierophant
6 - Lovers
7 - Chariot
8 - Strength
9 - Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Justice
12 - Hanged Man
13 - Death
14 - Temperance
15 - The Devil
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon
19 - The Sun
20 - Judgement
21 - The World

The Minor Arcana...

Wands (Rods):
King of Wands
Queen of Wands
Knight of Wands
Page of Wands
Ten of Wands
Nine of Wands
Eight of Wands
Seven of Wands
Six of Wands
Five of Wands
Four of Wands
Three of Wands
Two of Wands
Ace of Wands

King of Cups
Queen of Cups
Knight of Cups
Page of Cups
Ten of Cups
Nine of Cups
Eight of Cups
Seven of Cups
Six of Cups
Five of Cups
Four of Cups
Three of Cups
Two of Cups
Ace of Cups

King of Swords
Queen of Swords
Knight of Swords
Page of Swords
Ten of Swords
Nine of Swords
Eight of Swords
Seven of Swords
Six of Swords
Five of Swords
Four of Swords
Three of Swords
Two of Swords
Ace of Swords

Pentacles (Coins):
King of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles

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The High Priestess
Card 2 - The High Priestess

Card Nicknames: The High Priestess is usually called the High Priestess or Priestess, although it could be called an enlightenment, wisdom, spirituality, or serenity card.

Short meaning: Like the Magician, the High Priestess represents an individual with many talents. However the Priestess' knowledge leans more toward the intellectual and spiritual realm.

Full meaning: The High Priestess can represent a number of different qualities, most of them very positive and related to intellect, creativity, femininity, and spirituality.

Intellectually, she indicates knowledge, education, wisdom, enlightenment, secrets or secrecy, esoteric teachings, intuition, common sense, integration, understanding, or comprehension of problems. The card could also refer to creative ability, undeveloped talents, perception, self-motivation, effort, mystery, or interest in the unknown. Sometimes the card alludes to the feminine influence or love.

Spiritually, she represents serenity, self-reliance, divine or spiritual inspiration, intuition, foresight, or events affected by positive hidden influences. The card could also refer to self-motivation, effort, balance of opposites, or feelings of isolation.

High Priestess Reversed
A reversed high priestess indicates immorality, lack of emotional stability, vanity, superficiality, or sometimes passion.

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