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The Hierophant

Meanings when Upright: Faith, religion, commitment, marriage, wisdom

Meanings when Reversed: Ignorance, freedom, rebellion, straying away from rules, personal beliefs

What is the 'The Hierophant' card?

The fifth card in the Major Arcana deck, the Hierophant, is the male counterpart of the High Priestess and is known as the card of religion and spiritual belief. The Hierophant rules over the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious realms and is the representation of blessings and faith. This card governs spiritual wisdom and sharing of this wisdom and urges people to maintain a balance between their conscious and subconscious minds.

Meanings and aspects of 'The Hierophant' card when Upright or Reversed:

As we already know, each card has two meanings in terms of its position. Here is the meaning of the Hierophant when in the Upright position:

What is the Meaning of the Upright 'The Hierophant' card?

The Upright Hierophant highlights conventional ideas and asks people to follow paths which have already been followed by other people. This position of the card suggests that one can attain happiness if one sticks to an orthodox plan or approach. Moreover, one should fit into the already existing ideas and strategies to fit in better with the world.

Love, relationship, and compatibility

The Hierophant tarot love reading tells people they have what it takes to commit to relationships and build healthy dynamics with their partner. In addition, since this card also relates to marriage, the Hierophant tarot marriage reading will tell you about the chances of a happy marriage. The appearance of this card is a positive sign, and it says that you and your partner will build a strong relationship with each other. Also, single people may be able to find their perfect soulmate.

Finance and Prosperity

The Hierophant, as a Message for your financial reading, says that you will have extra money if you keep up with your excellent work. You're someone who believes in authenticity and honesty. So, you are someone who never tries to make money through immoral practices. This card suggests that you will be saving more than you spend, due to which you will never have to face any financial problems. While it may be challenging to manage all your money by yourself, making plans and reevaluating your outlook regarding your income is advisable.

Career and Profession

The Hierophant tarot in career readings says that you will be successful in all your ventures, and you will be able to perform well in these tasks. Although you may work well by yourself, sometimes it's better to work with a team. The appearance of this card suggests that you will get guidance from some of your seniors or loved ones. These words of wisdom will aid you in pushing your career to the next level. In addition, you must take every chance to share your wisdom, as the Hierophant is also the card of knowledge sharing.

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Health and Vitality

Your health may not have been at its best for the last few months, but the coming up of the Hierophant tarot card suggests that times will change. Your health will improve if you pay attention to what you're consuming and your day-to-day activities. The Hierophant means you follow traditional medicine and treatments, exercise regularly, and avoid compromising your health by overworking.

What is the Meaning of the Reversed 'The Hierophant' card?

The Reversed Hierophant tarot card relates strongly to rebellion and breaking traditional rules and regulations. This position of the card asks you to make your own rules and decisions and avoid blindly following anything put in front of you. If you wish to build the life of your dreams, then you have to adopt some modern ways of achieving your desires. In addition, the Hierophant in the Reversed position asks you to break the system, challenge everything, and establish individuality. This card says that without following what your heart says, you cannot reach what you want.

Love, relationship, and compatibility

The Reversed Hierophant love reading says that your relationship has lost its spark, and you and your partner may feel bored with each other. The appearance of the Reversed Hierophant suggests that you and your partner may separate from each other, and things are spiralling out of your control. In addition, it also talks about patience and resilience. If you wish to improve your relationship, you and your partner have to talk to each other and work according to each other's needs.

Finance and Prosperity

While the Upright Hierophant suggests you invest in other sources of income, the Reversed Hierophant says that you should avoid hurrying regarding these investments. You are impatient and irresponsible with their money. You wish to invest in aspects which will make you earn some side money; however, you may incur losses if you don't think before these investments.

Career and Profession

The coming up of this card suggests that you are stuck in your profession and wish to stray away from these blockages. The Reversed Hierophant represents restrictions, obstacles, and challenges. So, with this card, you are getting a message from the Universe. This message asks you to make decisions that will present new opportunities. This card asks you to showcase your skills in places where people will appreciate them or find new places for better opportunities.

Health and Vitality

The Hierophant in the Reversed position suggests you change your ways of treatment and asks you to try modern methods of medical aid. The Upright Hierophant may ask you to stick to traditional ideas and treatments, but the Reversed Hierophant asks you to explore new and modern approaches. In addition, it would be best for you to try out new activities which will keep you fit. For example, try to walk out of your comfort zone and adopt a healthier lifestyle. If you don't pay attention to your health, it'll worsen and cause several future issues.

The meaning of the 'The Hierophant' Arcana card when pulled in a One Card Pull Reading:

One-card readings are performed to receive quick answers, often yes or no. Here's the message of the Hierophant card in this type of reading:

  • Upright: Yes
  • Reversed: No

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hierophant one-card reading or yes or no reading will give you answers in yes or no.
In terms of love and relationships, the Hierophant indicates commitment, kindness, and hope.
The Hierophant India indicates possibilities, spirituality, and belief. The tarot outcome of this card is to highlight the possibilities in your life.
Taurus is the Zodiac sign for the Hierophant card.
The Hierophant is the fifth card of the Major Arcana.
The Hierophant tarot card symbolises knowledge, spirituality, and religion.