The High Priestess is a strong and clear message to follow your intuition. Whenever it shows up, dig deep and trust your gut feelings. Don’t discount nagging feelings or instincts related to your situation just because they don’t make logical sense. The High Priestess is connected to the deep subconscious. There’s a lot more to your situation than it appears on the surface. The High Priestess also represents hidden knowledge.
The High Priestess has strong connections to mysticism, Gnosticism, or occult traditions within organized religions. It can speak to priestessing in Neopagan traditions and women’s spirituality. This is a message to go deep with your spiritual practice. Look beyond the surface of formal religious teachings to the core of the practice. It shows up in many of my client’s readings as stepping into a strong role as a spiritual advisor or healer.
The High Priestess card has elements within it symbolizing duality. This card could be asking you to embrace those disparate parts of yourself and life.
The High Priestess Reversed
Most often, the High Priestess reversed is telling you that you are disconnected from, or are ignoring, your intuition. Is there the nagging feeling like something isn’t right, but you’ve been pushing it away? Or are you faced with a decision that seems to have a clear, logical answer, but your gut begs to differ? Ignoring these hunches will hold you back. At worst, you can wind up in a bad situation. Give yourself space and time to reconnect with your intuition. You may need to journal, meditate, or sit silently in nature for the answer to come through.