II. The High Priestess

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A naked figure with brown skin looks over their shoulder at the viewer. They are shrouded in a white veil and they wear a wig made of scrolls of paper. Four of the scrolls have letters on them, spelling TORA. The scrolls form a gradient from yellow at the top of the figure’s head to green, blue, and purple at the bottom of the wig. Atop the wig sits a crescent moon. The person holds a pomegranate in their right hand, and pomegranates grow from a lush tree in the background.

Key words

Upright: intuition, clairvoyance, premonition, perceptiveness

Reversed: lack of personal harmony, deceit, secrets, hypocrisy

Reflection questions

  • Do I trust myself and my instincts, or do I tend to seek external validation?
  • How can I improve my relationship with my intuition?
  • How can I use my intuition and wisdom to guide and support others?

The High Priestess Upright

It takes practice to quiet the critical, analytical part of your mind and tap into your intuition, but it’s worth the effort. That’s not to say you can’t factor in logical reasoning; just make sure your intuition has a seat at the table. Just as The High Priestess hangs a veil between the physical and spiritual realms, you are encouraged to set boundaries around engaging with the subconscious. This is especially relevant when others ask you to hold space for their feelings and traumas. Engaging with spirituality opens up pathways that can feel uncomfortable, but being uncomfortable isn’t always a bad thing.

The High Priestess Reversed

You’re feeling out of touch with your intuition. Are you stifling or ignoring a gut feeling because you can’t logically explain it? Are you allowing yourself to be influenced by others, clouding your view of what you want and what you think is right? What is blocking you from fully trusting yourself? Where is there a sense of imbalance in your life? It may feel uncomfortable to ask yourself these questions, so go as slowly as you need to. Be gentle with yourself. Honor the parts of you that are fearful, traumatized, or raw, and ask what you can do to support your healing process.