major arcana the priestessHigh Priestess Tarot Card Wisdom

In this card, we see the woman poised between opposing sides of a situation (the pillars). She sits with the book of wisdom in her lap, and the moon symbolizing emotions is beneath her feet. She appears serene and detached, looking silently within for her answers. Her intuition combined with her keen logic serve her well. You won’t pull the wool over this queen’s eyes, her vantage point is ideal. She reminds us of the importance of detaching from issues before making important decisions and the need to take careful, decisive actions instead of reaction.

Position 1: Background | Present Concern

The Priestess indicates hidden talents and the ability to look past the obvious. When drawn in the first position; it indicates someone who is making plans and inner preparations. You may be starting to doubt your judgment and are feeling anxious due to uncertainty. Unable to fully intuit the situation, you are seeking validation or a second opinion.

Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations

The Priestess in the second position indicates someone who is results oriented. This person wants to have their desire and are nervous that their plans might fail, yet remain steadfast and determined to keep going. Priestess people feel a deep, psychic connection to other people, places, and events in life and that strong drive is what keeps them going.

Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious

The Priestess here suggests possible impatience. Sometimes this queen appears cold, aloof or detached to others due to being guarded. This can make it difficult for others to approach you and for you to open up to ask for assistance when needed.

The Priestess also indicates a need to approach situations honestly. Ensure your intentions truly are for the highest good. Is it your intuition guiding you? or have your emotions taken over and caused you to lose your objectivity?

Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly

The Priestess here indicates learning to trust your judgment and ideas without immediate results. Don’t let anxiety or self-doubt hold you back or divert you from your goals. Learn to recognize self-defeating patterns or habits from the past and correct them. Look at all sides of a situation thoroughly and objectively. Your inner wisdom will show you the way. Intuition is highlighted now.

Position 5: Course of Action

The Priestess in the fifth position indicates a need to stay connected to your Higher Self. Tap into the Wisdom which lies within you. Careful consideration and honest observation are what bring you to correct conclusions. Don’t compromise your higher principles out of a desire for a specific outcome.

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