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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