The Hierophant

Meaning

When The Hierophant appears, tradition and the seeking of wise counsel is called for. The Hierophant may also represent a Taurus in your life, or one that is about to enter your life. Routine and structure and good work ethic are things that Taurus loves, and this is why Taurus is embodied by the Hierophant. Learning and reverting back to traditional roots may be the message when you see the Hierophant. You may consult with a third party in your situation if you are stuck or need advice. It is important that you not make any decisions on your own today. Education, research, and an old school way of doing things is the way to go in your day and situation. The Hierophant also represents new beginnings, or an elevated status in your situation is very likely at this time, though this will occur in your life more easily if you seek counsel and assistance from an older source, or within a traditional setting. It often signifies going back to school, joining a church or spiritual group. Sometimes the third source sought with The Hierophant is simply your Higher Power or the Divine within. It indicates you are educating yourself at a higher level and a new beginning starts as a result.

Symbolism

The Hierophant in the Tarot is also considered the Pope of the Tarot. The Hierophant also symbolizes the zodiac sign Taurus. Taurus is an Earth Sign and about as traditional and structured as it gets. And Taurus is always keen on learning, which is a key meaning in your situation when you see the Hierophant. Here we see a man in robes, flanked by the pillars of knowledge and justice, and surrounded by faith based symbols. This is a Pillar card in Tarot, and when you see these pillars in your reading, know that information is key to your situation. Pillars in the Tarot represent knowledge or information, and only a few cards in the Tarot are known as Pillar cards. The Hierophant, the High Priestess, and Justice, although other cards like Judgement will show some pillar symbolism as well. A pillar card means information is key to your situation. The Hierophant is the brother card to the High Priestess, and as she is a female energy card, this is a male energy card. The Hierophant is different from the High Priestess however in the sense where she represents secrets and mystery, he represents tradition and old school values. The Hierophant always chooses the right path, and is one that chooses integrity, and doing things a traditional way. Often times The Hierophant represents beginnings. So this may be the start of a new job, or a new relationship, or taking a job or relationship to the next level. When an elevated status is the interpretation of this card, it is often traditional. So if you are taking a relationship to the next level for example, this card will symbolize a traditional way, such as through an engagement or marriage. The Hierophant is faith based, so a church experience may be what this card represents as well.

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