Tarot Cards

Major Arcana

The Hierophant


Card V
Ruled By Taurus

The Hierophant - High Priest or Pope is the male counterpart of the High Priestess (card II) But whereas she is concerned with intuitive wisdom, The Hierophant is more connected with concept of moral law. The title of the card originates from Ancient Greece and merely means priest' This card, like the Emperor is connected with fatherhood. This time, though, the power is not worldly but spiritual. The triple cross and three tiered crown featured in the card represents the divine, intellectual and physical worlds. In Christian terms they show the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Meaning: The Hierophant symbolizes a wise and capable advisor, forgiveness and comfort, the influence of establishes faith and the power of the conscious mind. The Hierophant could represent a teacher and rules to get along by. The cards following could offer advice.

Reversed Meaning: Bad advice, be wilderment and confusion. A crises of faith and disorderly conduct. More positively, making one's own rules without reference to what has gone before.