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The Hierophant

Tarot Card by Card: The Hierophant - Tarot Card Meanings

Keywords: tradition, structure, teacher, mentor, counselor, religion, dogma, advice, status quo, organization, conformity, rules, church, obedience

Attributes:  Taurus

General meaning:  It may be best to follow the established rules at this time.  Don’t rock the boat – instead, go with tradition.  Feeling confused about a situation?  A visit to a wise counselor or teacher can help you sort that stuff out.  Sometimes a spiritual perspective is what you need to get back on track.  Been really bad? Get your arse to confession and stop that nonsense.  Often The Hierophant can indicate a religious ceremony like a wedding or baptism – so if your honey is acting reluctant, be patient.  You may get to that altar in due time.

Reversed:  Time to fight the man! Conformity goes out the window and a new order is ready to rumble into place.  Question EVERYTHING. Don’t accept the standard way.  This is time for revolution, even if only a personal inward one.  Break the rules and think for yourself.  Problems with authority.  Feeling like an outcast in your tribe.  Rebellion.  Originality. Don’t be a biter.

Affirmation:  “I embrace traditions both old and new.”

Theme song:  “Authority Song” by John Mellencamp

Journaling prompt:  Think back to a time when you had to follow the rules and fit in.  Was that challenging for you?  Or were you able to find a way to do this with ease?  Get your journal and write about authority figures and rules.


Feeling confused
About all the rules
Go with the flow
It’s the status quo
Teachers ‘n preachers
They demonstrate and educate
But if you feeling hate
You can’t authenticate
You gotta break free
And find your own fate
The only revolution to participate
Is the one inside – so why you wait?


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2013

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