Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Thu Mar 26 09:24:42 EDT 2015
II • The High Priestess (Upright)
The High Priestess before you is powerful, mystical, wise, and compelling. She is serious, kind, just, and compassionate. This is the Maiden aspect of the Goddess, and her wisdom is all-encompassing. The High Priestess wears an ethereal silver gown and royal blue hooded cape as she sits in contemplation upon her throne, her feline familiar sitting calmly at her side. The blue sky and nature are her backdrop, and the moon and the stars of the cosmos are at her feet. Pomegranates grow lushly around her, and she is stationed evenly between the two lunar pillars. The High Priestess is calm and in control of the occult powers she wields. She does not lean towards the waxing energies or towards the waning energies of the moon, as she is not inclined to the light or the dark. The High Priestess is centered and neutral.
The High Priestess wears a Triple Goddess crown and a necklace of amber and jet stones to denote her rank. Amber increases mental power and jet enhances psychic abilities, both important qualities for the High Priestess. In her hands she holds a scroll for knowledge and blooming sage, which represents wisdom. The pomegranates are sacred to the goddess Persephone, and they signify royalty and elegance. The young black cat, the classic Witch’s familiar, represents the feminine mysteries of the Craft.
When this card appears in a reading, it often marks a time of initiation and learning. The Maiden Goddess is challenging you. Be wise and listen to her words of wisdom. This card is a reminder to quietly and calmly seek occult knowledge and look within. Use your intuition and trust your instincts. This is not the time to let your emotions rule you; instead, it is an opportunity for growth and a chance to gain real insight and understanding. The High Priestess teaches you to be strong, wise, and steady. She quietly shows you that in order to attain real wisdom you must remember to always work your magick thoughtfully and from a place of neutrality.
Keywords: The Maiden aspect of the Goddess. Neutrality, initiation, wisdom. Inner knowledge, intuition. Lunar energy and magick, waxing moon magick, the feminine mysteries of the Craft.
Deity Associations: Artemis/Diana, Persephone, the Maiden Goddess.
Astrological Association: Moon.
Reversed: Being out of balance. Repressed feelings, a refusal to learn and grow, unrecognized potential.