Major Arcana - 2: The High Priestess

2 - The High Priestess

Card Two

2 - The High PriestessThis card shows a young woman sitting on a throne surrounded by blue, with a yellow crescent moon at her feet and a full silver moon on her crown.

This card represents a very wise woman who has a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the world around her. She is also very intuitive and creative.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • give more credence to intuition
  • believe in the mysteries of life
  • let go of what you think and believe and let your inner soul guide to the right path
  • meditate on a problem and the answers will come


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • too much caution and reliance on superstitions to make decisions
  • step back before making a decision to see if you can look at the issue from all angles
  • instincts are not providing reliable advice
  • be aware that manipulation is going on (either by you or someone else)


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Interesting Bits

What else?

  • Key Meaning - Female wisdom
  • Mythology - also know as the Moon Goddess
  • Astrology - Moon: emotions, instinct, change
  • Numerology - 2: duality, change, imagination