Wednesday, 11 May 2011

High Priestess -- Major Arcana

Today's discussion is about High Priestess. Card picture that I have taken for reference is from Rider Waite Tarot Deck. This is a Major Arcana card and bears the number two. It comes after the card of Fool and Magician.

Following our earlier story of Fool's journey. When fool started its journey, it didn't knew what he is carrying or where he is going. Its in the Magician card that he realizes and learns the tools which are nothing but four elements (air, water, earth and fire). Now in High Priestess card he has gained all the knowledge that is required.

It is in this card that Fool meets the lady called High Priestess which embodies the knowledge. She holds all the universal knowledge and knows all the secrets. Nothing is hidden from her. Her very pose depicts all of this. In her hands she is holding the ancient scrolls. Crescent is at her feet and she carries the moon on her crown. The two pillars, between which her throne is placed, depicts the duality. She is the one who has a deep knowledge and understanding of that good exists because there is something called bad. That is why she is so graceful and secretive as her knowledge is vast and immense, much more deep then can be imagined.

This is where Fool comes now. After learning the tools, fool needs to make decisions and choices, paths to be taken and paths to be discarded, and for this he needs knowledge and understanding. This is the reason why Fool needs education and guidance from High Priestess.

When this card comes in a reading it means that there is so much yet unrevealed to you. Soon you will learn a secret or something that was hidden from you. The time has come when you gain knowledge which can be in any form: instictive, intuitional, secret, super natural, self, etc. And accordingly your decisions will change.
Now, the path that you are supposed to tread upon will be illuminated by the light of this knowledge.

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