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The Hierophant Tarot Card Meanings

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The Hierophant Upright Meaning

The Hierophant Tarot this card refers to a master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of natural law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the Moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the Middle Ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte's course of study.

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

The Hierophant Reversed Meaning

When the Hierophant card is reversed, this may be indicating that you bring an unnecessary episode of rebellion against traditional, long held ideals and spiritual beliefs that belong to your lineage. Be aware that without the steadying influence of tradition observed from generation to generation, there would be no stable support system within which you could afford to rebel.

Get a sense of whether you are biting the hand that feeds you. Take care lest you damage your right relationship to the Great Mystery.

The Hierophant Advice Position

The Hierophant advises that you return to the role of a meticulous student. Learn everything you can about your chosen area. Let that knowledge become a part of you and an operative influence on your day-to-day awareness. In this way, you can slowly and steadily establish real credibility in your field or chosen subject.

Earn respect and recognition by completing your education and broadening your experience. If you already have all the necessary experience you need, then rewrite your resume so others can appreciate who you are and what you can bring to a situation. Focus on your goal and be determined. You may be destined to be a master in your realm.

The Hierophant Love Position

The Hierophant is someone who knows him or herself to be exceptional. Every circle includes the few who know and understand and the many who aspire to do so. This card acknowledges you as a person with inner knowledge above and beyond theory and scholarship, who is able to contact the spirit world on behalf of humanity. In ancient times shamans were the healers, astrologers and early fabricators of metals and medicines for tribal societies.

Nowadays the Hierophant represents those who have special knowledge in their field. She or he speaks wisely from true and direct experience, and serves in a leadership role in your potential relationship. Use this knowledge wisely on behalf of yourself and your possible love interest. It may very likely serve your long-term goals.

The Hierophant Career Position

When the Hierophant appears in this position, you may have access to a master-teacher, or an archivist and historian, possibly a person who has been with your company since the beginning. Here is someone through whom important and timely revelations can emerge.

This individual may be a key to the positive outcome everyone is seeking. Look around you and locate the person with the longest memory and most experience in your work environment. Tap into the wisdom of this mentor to gain insight into what moves to make next.

The Hierophant in a Yes or No Card Reading

The Hierophant is a card of leadership and tradition. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive The Hierophant, the answer is YES. Act in the best interests of your community and reputation.