General Interpretation and Meaning of the Major High Priestess

by astrology valley Sep 08 2021

You have most probably seen the high priestess before, but in different forms - she may be seen in Artemis, Persephone, Isis, and many more archetypes. When you meet her, you will notice her seated between Salomon's Temple, Jachin, and Boaz on a cubic stone.  

Jachin (right) is usually called the Establishment Pillar and Boaz (left) the Strength Pillar. The pillars also portray the dualism of nature, male and female, right and wrong, beneficial and harmful. 

In light of her position between the two, it seems that she has the duty of acting as an intermediary between the depth of reality and our worldly existence. She is the 3rd pillar, the link between the first and second pillars. The two foundations, she thinks, are equal, and she believes that there is information to be gained from both perspectives.  


You will also note that she is wearing the Isis crown, which may indicate that she is a believer in the power of magic. The solar cross worn by the high priestess signifies that she has linked to the earth's seasons as well as life on it. The crescent at her foot, which may also be found in many representations of the Virgin Mary, signifies that she has full control over her emotions, while the pomegranates represent the priestess's desire to become superior. 

General interpretation and meaning of the Upright High Priestess 

There should be no doubt about it: the card shows a nocturnal scene, implying that the world in which she lives and protects is one that may seem frightening at first, but has the potential to lead us towards the growth of our own identities. When she appears in a psychic reading, it is her way of asking you to pay heed to her message and follow her into the depths of your own subconscious. 

There is some digging to be done inside yourself in order to discover the answers you are looking for, however. It's possible that the answers to your questions may be discovered inside you, rather than outside of you. 

When combined with good judgment, the abilities of the High Priestess include intuition, mysticism, and sexual attraction. The High Priestess, as shown in a tarot reading, indicates that the time has come to trust one's instincts and take action on those instincts. Keep a careful eye on your dreams and the messages and patterns that the universe is sending you to assist you whenever this Major Arcana trump card appears in your tarot reading when this card appears. 

Love & Relationships (Upright) 

This card is often shown in a love tarot reading to suggest that you will get infatuated with an attractive, feminine, sensual person who will be out of range for you in the coming years, according to tradition. The High Priestess predicts that you will be highly desired by a large number of individuals at the same time if you are a girl. People will find it hard to stand up to your charms! For those in a relationship, The High Priestess is a great sign that things are about to become hot and heavy! 

Money & Career Interpretation  (Upright) 

A presence of The High Priestess in a professional setting may suggest that you are about to become aware of knowledge or an opportunity that will be beneficial to you. In the Tarot deck, the card of the High Priestess represents inspiration and creativity for people who work in the creative fields. If the Tarot card of the High Priestess comes in your reading, it may indicate that an excellent teacher is about to enter your life to assist you in your studies. Be cautious about who you confide in about your financial situation. Keep them only informed when they have a legitimate need to know. 

Health Interpretation (Upright) 

Overall, The High Priestess advises that you pay heed to the messages your body is sending you about what it needs in terms of health. She is not saying that you should ignore these indications. The appearance of the High Priestess may be a warning that your health issues are not being taken seriously by those in authority. Continue to make your voice known and don't allow your concerns to go unnoticed! Pregnancy, hormonal balance, and the onset of menstruation are all represented by the High Priestess, among other things. 

Spiritual Interpretation (Upright) 

It is a spiritual and wise card, and the Tarot card of the High Priestess symbolizes this quality. When this card appears, it indicates that it is a good time to reconnect with your internal monologue and intuition, as well as to have confidence in your spiritual being. This card will appeal to those who are interested in psychic development, and it is yet another great option. 


General interpretation and meaning of the Reversed High Priestess 

In a tarot reading, the reversed meaning of The High Priestess is the same as the upright meaning: your intuition is trying to guide you, and your instincts are correct. However, when this Major Arcana card is turned, it indicates that you are not hearing what is being said to you in a conversation. It is possible that you are more concerned with the opinions of others or with earning the approval of others than you are with your own inner knowing. 

An indication of selfishness may be the fact that you are putting your own needs aside in order to care for others who are less fortunate. In order to reconnect with yourself and hear what your inner voice has to say, you must put out the effort to do so. Make a decision to believe in yourself. You already have all of the knowledge and insight that is needed of you. 

There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding you, and your behavior may seem to be at odds with what you believe to be correct. You should never be scared to pose questions to yourself that may lead to the discovery of a new route ahead for you, one that is more genuine to your sense of self and your own beliefs, than the one you are now on.

Love & Relationships Interpretation (Reversed) 

You would still see yourself as highly desired by others if the High Priestess reversed Tarot card were to be employed in a love relationship, but you may begin to question their motives or feel uncomfortable with the amount of attention you are receiving. When you're in a relationship, it's natural to have uncontrolled temper tantrums and experience high levels of sexual tension. Consider taking some time to recharge your own batteries if you see yourself becoming irritable with your partner or looking for excuses to fight. 

Money & Career Interpretation (Reversed) 

When the High Priestess is reversed in a professional setting, it may suggest that you're not being kept up to date with what is going on at the workplace. As a consequence, you may feel alone and disconnected from the rest of the world. When the High Priestess is reversed, it may suggest a dishonest female, so be cautious about who you put your faith in. When it comes to money, make sure you understand all of the contractual terms before borrowing money or client demands, since someone may be trying to defraud you once again. If something doesn't seem right, trust your instincts. 

Health Interpretation (Reversed) 

Since you've been shutting yourself off from the rest of the world, you should consider becoming involved. Women may have menstrual irregularities, hormonal abnormalities, and/or infertility problems if they see the High Priestess reversed on their birth chart. When it comes to the upright interpretation if you believe you have a health problem that is not being treated seriously, speak out and let others know. If necessary, seek therapy from several different healthcare professionals, as long as doing so does not cause your treatments to be delayed.​ 

Spiritual Interpretation (Reversed) 


Whenever The High Priestess reversed occurs in a spiritual setting, you might feel as if you have lost touch with your spiritual side, which is common when the card comes in reverse. The signals are still there; all you need to do is take the time to unwind and listen to what spirits are trying to communicate with you. Also, be cautious not to become too reliant on psychics or channels for information.