The High Priest – Witches Tarot Deck
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I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the High Priest Witches Tarot
- Upright keyword: Potential legal issues to watch out for, mentoring, settling conflicts in groups, preserving traditions, preserving occult wisdom, understanding the mysteries of Freemasonry, advancing your education, discovering the truths yourself.
- Divinity: Horus, Jupiter, Mithras, God of Light, Sage.
- Astrology: Taurus.
- Reversed keywords: Get unreliable or inappropriate advice, make hasty or wrong conclusions, wait for people to make decisions for you.
II. Meaning of the High Priest Witches Tarot
The High Priest Witches Tarot sits on a stone bench in the temple. He was a polite old gentleman, one of the Wise Men. He was dressed in a red robe of splendor, softness, and authority, and the silver star – a symbol of magical power and personal protection – rested solemnly on his chest. His right hand with two fingers up and two fingers down and the wooden stick in his left hand are classic Tarot symbols. They represent the balance between the physical and spiritual worlds. The three horizontal bars on the top of the staff correspond to the upper, the astral, and the lower worlds.
In the background, we see mountains and lush nature. In the foreground is a composition with a sprawling array of shadows. The two prominent universal keys represent the sacred femininity and masculinity, symbolized by the moon with its silver moon and star key and the sun with its golden sun key. One of the many other names of this card is the Hierophant. The High Priest Witches Tarot is a figure of authority, a mentor, and keeper of occult traditions and knowledge.
Message of the High Priest Witches Tarot
When this card appears in a Tarot spread, it means that there are many questions to be answered and many pieces of advice to be sought. In the classical sense, this card represents a need for legal advice or recommendation. It may also indicate a learning or educational advancement or a need to settle conflicts within the group.
Remember, however, that the High Priest Witches Tarot is a wise and persevering counselor, elder, and teacher. He does not give you all the answers to your questions; instead, he helps you find out where to discover your own truth. He puts in your hands the keys to unlocking mysteries and gaining deeper knowledge and trusts that you will find the answers yourself, with the very lessons he has carefully taught you.
Except in rare cases, it is common for each person to grow and develop in a cultural environment. We learn by living with others. The High Priest Witches Tarot symbolizes orthodox learning, especially in groups. He is someone who can interpret mysterious knowledge. On the card, we see a traditional church scene. The Priest character is wearing a splendid vestment and it is his responsibility to initiate the ordained so that they can then assume their responsibilities.
Except for the church, society also has schools, clubs, groups, companies, social groups. The High Priest Witches Tarot symbolizes all of these, for his realm is in groups with clearly divided rules and responsibilities. These environments value belief systems – facts, rules, processes, and rituals. Members are rewarded for following the rules. They form the identity of the group. The High Priest is one of three Tarot cards that focus on teamwork (Three of Cups and Three of Pentacles are the other two).
When reading, The High Priest often symbolizes studying with experts or erudite teachers. This card also represents institutions or organizations with their values. The High Priest is a symbol of the desire to follow rules or fixed situations. The appearance of the card indicates that you are stuck with a problem that you cannot make a breakthrough or freely do as you please. Depending on the situation, the group can build up or stifle you. Sometimes we have to respect the rules, and there are times when we have to believe in ourselves.
The High Priest Witches in a Tarot spread
The High Priest Witches Tarot is very focused on doing the right thing. You may be stuck and not sure what the right thing to do is. You need to know that the answer is right within you. Remember, the right thing means “true” to yourself. This is a card that leans heavily on the spiritual/mental aspect – everything related to customs, beliefs, religion, etc., you know is relevant. Most likely there is tension between your spiritual beliefs, the “right thing to do” and the beliefs of those around you. Believe in your beliefs. “Rules” and “systems” for doing things may play a major role now. Regular activity of any kind can help now, and even simply watching a movie every Saturday night with friends can be beneficial.
As the 5th card in the Major Arcana, this card depicts a certain figure of religious standing, sitting in a church space – this card is sometimes known as The Hierophant in some Tarot decks. It represents a group of obligatory rules, procedures, and rituals. These groups can be churches, schools, clubs, groups, even companies, and social organizations. This card talks about a time to seek knowledge or deeper meaning to increase understanding. When The High Priest Witches Tarot appears in a Tarot spread, it indicates having faith in a system, learning religious traditions, or following a certain practice.
When the High Priest is associated with the Five of Cups, it indicates a loss of self-esteem and a sense of individuality. The Five of Swords when accompanied by the High Priest suggests that joining a certain religious/cultural/political group can alienate you from family and friends. When Five of Wands appears together with the High Priest, they talk about turning your hobbies and passions into a profitable business.
In terms of work, the teacher, the guide you are looking for will appear, or you will become a teacher, a guide for someone. This is the time to join a group, even if you don’t think you are the right type for a team because you will realize that you have a lot to learn from them (in a very positive sense). Work will go well giving you the ability to organize things and be according to the rules.
In terms of love, your romantic adventure seems to be favorable, although there’s maybe a bit lacking in “newness”. You should behave the way you think people would behave in your situation. The warning is that you shouldn’t do something strange and out of the ordinary.
In terms of finance, this is the time to play by the rules and be realistic. Use the conventional and traditional ways of managing money. Seek advice from bankers, financial managers, or experienced people in this field than you. This is the time to invest, provided it is stable and sustainable. This is not the time to try your luck with these “unusual” stocks or bonds.
In terms of health, discipline and training are what you need. If you are having problems with your health, discipline, routine, and commitment, there is a way around it. The “traditional” treatment is likely to be successful at this point.
In terms of spirituality, you are very concerned about this (even if you have no religion or sect right now). Retreat and let your soul be opened. The point here is to make a rule for it – daily, weekly, or monthly. Whenever you have time, you will feel the change in worldview as a result of this process.
In the reversed position, the High Priest Witches Tarot still leans heavily on the aspect of the right thing to do. However, it indicates that levels of skepticism and confusion about what is “the right thing” are higher than usual. The answer is still within you. The point is that you have to have enough information at hand. This reversed card advises you to dig deeper to see what it really is and remember, being “right” means it has to be true for you too.
The High Priest in reverse indicates that others are not understanding your starting point or why you believe a certain action(s) is right. These people are not always the ones you love the most or the closest ones to you. In other words, they don’t always understand you every time you make a tough decision.