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How to read the hierophant tarot card in the major arcana of the rider waite tarot

Quick Keywords

Inner Power, Advisor, Counsellor, Teacher, education,  seeker of knowledge and wisdom, preference for orthodox and conventional, need to conform and to be socially acceptable, priest, religious person, religion, respect, ceremony, accept discipline, judgment, expert, belief systems, seeking a deeper Meaning, honouring ritual and ceremony and tradition,  part of a team ort an organisation, official learning in structured groups with established rules and assigned procedures beliefs,  inner sense of obedience, inner authority and responsibility


Mostly red indicating power and authority. 
Some white- spiritual.
Cold stone grey pillars – grey wisdom.


Two pillars indicate balance and looking at both sides of something.
Crown and the sceptre- triple tiered papal crown and cross– earth and body, mind, spirit and consciousness.
Roses and lilies on clothes – emotion and logic.
Crossed keys- access to secret knowledge.
Hand gesture- “The Blessing”, forming a bridge between Heaven and Earth.


As a person, the Hierophant will often have the role of an advisor, counsellor, teacher or someone who is an expert in their field, who can give you guidance.  For yourself this is about developing the inner qualities of balance alongside the outer power.

It is also dealing with your own beliefs, whether religious or spiritual and whether you are being true to yourself or you blindly following the dogma of others

With abundant blessings.
Amanda Goldston



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