The Hierophant

The Hierophant, also known as the High Priest, is the other side of the coin to the The High Priestess. This card represents the more rigid and structured side of spirituality.

You may be feeling called towards more disciple and organization in your spiritual practice right now. It can also be a symbol for religion, schooling, marriage and other institutions we may find ourselves in throughout our lives. This card can represent a sense of conformity, sparking you to wonder where you and your beliefs might fit in.

The Hierophant poses the questions, "Are you one to follow rules?" and "Is now the time to break the rules or follow the rules?"

This High Priest represents following a belief system, attending religious services, conforming to groups, and staying within structure. He also represents finding your tribe, and feeling safe and secure within this fold.

You may find yourself facing a decision soon, or standing at a crossroads facing the choice of whether to follow the flock, or strike out on your own. The Hierophant suggests that now may be a time to consider your involvement in the established social structures. You may find the need to honor and follow a tradition in your life. You may be asked to consider exploring your spiritual or religious interests through your heritage and ancestry.

This card can represent the desire to maintain the comfort of conventional norms. He stands for the "expected path" in life, and following social, cultural and religious norms. He shows that sometimes you may need to do what is expected of you, and that sometimes it's wise to follow certain traditions.

The Hierophant also represents education and the pursuit of higher knowledge. If you are questioning education or taking classes then this card is a yes for you!

It could be time to explore your spiritual beliefs and see where you need order and where expansion is needed. There could be a whole new belief system for you. Perhaps it's time to strike out on your own and discover your very own set of rules.