High Priestess

“Continuing his journey, the Fool comes upon a beautiful and mysterious veiled lady enthroned between two pillars and illuminated by the moon. She is the opposite of the Magician, quiet where he was loquacious, still where he was in motion, sitting while he stood, shrouded in the night where he was out in the bright of day. She is the High Priestess and she astonishes the Fool by knowing everything about him. “Since you know me so well, perhaps you can help me,” says the Fool, laying out his sword, chalice, staff and pentacle. “The Magician showed me these tools, but now I’m in a quandary. There’s so many things I could do with them. I can’t decide.” In answer, the High Priestess hands over to him a pair of ancient scrolls. “These will teach you how to decide.” Seating himself at her feet, the Fool reads by the light of her crescent moon. Finally, the Fool knows enough that he can now decide what he wants, where he will go, and what he will do. Though he suspects that the High Priestess has even more secrets she could teach him–like what lies behind the pomegranate curtain–he is focused and ready to be on his way. Thanking the High Priestess, he heads off. But as he leaves he hears her whisper, quiet as the waters which bubble up from beneath her throne, “We’ll meet again…when you’re ready to travel the most secret path of all.”

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One response to “High Priestess

  1. I’ve often encountered the High Priestess in my spreads. The recurring cards in my spreads over the years always seem to speak of solitude and the unconscious: High Priestess, Hermit, Hanged Man, 4 of Swords.

    You are probably especially attuned to the energies of this card since Cancer is connected to the Moon (you’re a Cancer if I remember right?)

    Have you had any recurring cards thru the years?

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