Next in our tarot journey is a visit with The High Priestess. She is a person of higher power and has much knowledge to pass down to those who ask.
The High Priestess most often shows a woman sitting on a throne between two pillars, one dark and one light. These pillars are usually known as the pillar’s at Solomon’s Temple, and they represent duality. Dark and light (of course), good and evil, etc.
The High Priestess is usually seen holding a book, usually the Torah. Above her are three stages the moon goes through: waxing, full, and waning. This represents how the High Priestess is in touch with her subconscious.
The High Priestess is known as the mentor card. She has plenty of higher knowledge and likely knows what’s best for you.
- Psychic ability
- The subconscious
- Holding back info
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How to use The High Priestess in writing
The High Priestess holds all the hidden knowledge in your story. She is there to guide you as you plan out the details. Good news for planners! You may want to have this card around while planning and outlining to help manage your story.
- Give your character a mentor to help reach their goal
- Let a character meditate
- Have a character connect with their inner selves
- Give your character a hunch and let them act on it
- Have a character keep a secret
- Maybe there’s a character who knows more than they let on…
- Have character realize that everything they thought they knew was a lie
- Create a spiritual setting, where just stepping in lets your characters connect with their spiritual selves
- Example character types:
- A parent
- A teacher
- A mentor
- A guide
- A psychic
- Example settings:
- A temple or church
- A school
- A wise witch’s house
What do you think of the High Priestess? Are there any other interpretations of her that are personal to you? How else can the High Priestess guide you? Lemme know in the comments!