The Hierophant – Gilded Tarot Deck
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I. Meaning of the Hierophant Gilded Tarot
The leader, and also the priest, who wears the vestment, the Hierophant Gilded Tarot represents wisdom. The stained glass windows surrounding the Hierophant are reminiscent of the great churches of the past and the wonderful poems reaching to the heavens. This is a symbol of mankind’s greatest achievements of the material and spiritual world, hidden behind the cosmic vision of all knowledge of both matter and spirit. Observing these factors on three levels, we will find hidden behind the universe of knowledge, human understanding, and the use of that source of knowledge, and finally the transmission of knowledge for individuals through formal education and religion.
II. Message of the Hierophant Gilded Tarot
The Hierophant Gilded Tarot reminds us of the great achievements of mankind and the vast store of knowledge that already exists. Let’s cherish the achievements of previous generations and use that knowledge to create beauty and usefulness. Do not underestimate tradition, but recognize the wonderful things it has to offer. Besides, also be aware that tradition doesn’t always follow blindly. Don’t just apply all your knowledge without asking questions about the facts. Make sure your beliefs and actions make sense to your heart and soul before you make them a part of your life.
III. Interpretation of the Hierophant Gilded Tarot in a spread
The Hierophant Gilded Tarot in the upright position suggests that you are thinking about joining a group, religious organization, or something of a similar nature. That means that you should follow the rules, adjust, and adapt to their system. Doing what people expect of you and giving your team energy is the next thing to consider. The appearance of this card in a Tarot spread can indicate that you are giving your power to someone or even to a certain group. You may be being irresponsible with your life, so you let others guide you. The Hierophant can represent a role model in your life or someone you look up to and learn from. Learn what you really need from this person, thereby creating your own belief system and point of view.
This card represents the beginning, so you can expect something to change in your life. It could be a baptism, a marriage, a funeral, going to college, graduation. Or you could have some kind of spiritual beginning. When appearing in a spread, the Hierophant can suggest that you follow a new belief system. The loss of personal feeling will be balanced with the gratification of becoming something bigger than yourself.
In terms of work, the appearance of the Hierophant Gilded Tarot can suggest that a teacher or mentor is coming to you. That person can help you better understand the problem at work and increase work efficiency. This is also the time to join a group, be it a religious group or any group. You can learn many good things from that. Moreover, closeness to people also brings good things to you.
In terms of love, the appearance of this card implies that you are in a very typical and traditional relationship leading you to feel uncomfortable. If that is the case, you should think more positively like breaking a traditional rule. You deserve to be happy. If you are in a peaceful relationship, the Hierophant Gilded Tarot indicates that you are thinking of a more traditional approach to relationships, such as marriage and stability.
In terms of health, the appearance of the Hierophant may suggest that you seek out traditional healing methods for maximum results. You can also try meditation, as well as other forms of rituals that enhance your well-being. There should also be good rituals and practices in eating and living.
In terms of finance, the Hierophant Gilded Tarot advises you to take a conservative and traditional approach when dealing with financial matters. Maybe you should hire a professional to help you better manage your property. This is not the right time for risky investments.
In terms of spirituality, you are very concerned about this (even if you have no religion or sect right now). You should retreat and let your soul open. The point here is to make a rule for it every day, every week or every month. Whenever you have time, you will feel the change in worldview as a result of this process.
When the Hierophant Gilded Tarot appears in reverse, it speaks of rebellion and breaking the rules. You may feel oppressed by the old rules, so it is time to be free and make your own decisions. The reversed Hierophant, when appearing as the focus of a spread, can describe feelings of wanting to drop out of school or work. The traditional ways don’t satisfy you anymore. Therefore, you want to do things your way. If you belong to a certain group, the Hierophant indicates that you are feeling compelled to follow the laws, but are not actually agreeing to them. The appearance of this card in the reversed position points out that there will be loud troubles due to unethical, immoral violations. It can even lead to you separating from the organization, whether it is your family, circle of friends, or the church.
In terms of work, although you are surrounded and/or advised by very knowledgeable and trustworthy people, the reversed Hierophant Gilded Tarot advises that you should change your perspective with at least one aspect. That is the most important thing now.
In terms of love, you may be tired of the same routine and long to break out of that vicious cycle to accept new roles and events. However, you should know your limits and appreciate your current relationship instead of chasing frivolous things. If it is really necessary to get out of boredom, make gradual changes. If you act hastily and carelessly, you will lose precious things.
In terms of finance, just like the upright Hierophant Gilded Tarot, this is the time to play by the rules and reality. You should apply the conventional and traditional ways of managing money. Besides, you can consider seeking advice from bankers, CFOs, or anyone more experienced in this than you. This is the time to invest provided that everything is stable and sustainable. This is not the time to try your luck with these unusual stocks or bonds.
In terms of health, you need to change your regimen for your health. Better habits are needed and immutable. If you carry health problems for a while, it is time to try something more different or unearthly from massage, strict nutrition, to take in minerals and nutrients to be able to make big changes.
In terms of spirituality, similar to the upright card, the Hierophant Gilded Tarot in reverse signifies that you are very concerned about this. You just need to silently feel and try new approaches. You will feel the change in your worldview as well as the results of this process. If you are tired of sitting around thinking about how to start, simply start and examine various ways.