The High Priestess: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

Secrets, intuition, and mystery are the main meanings of The High Priestess Tarot card. The High Priestess is the one card which Tarot readers love, despite the fact that the card can often mean that the outcome or future is not meant to be known. 

The High Priestess is the card of psychic ability. Where ever this card pops up, you can expect an increase in intuition. If you are reading another person, you will be reading another psychic or sensitive who might also work in a metaphysical or healing profession. If you’re looking for a job, you could get one in this industry in the future.

The High Priestess Tarot card.

The High Priestess Tarot card.

Other times, The High Priestess represents strong suspicions. Your intuition may be telling you that something in your life is not quite right. A lover or business partner may be keeping a secret from you. Sensing this dishonesty can cause this card to pop up in a reading. In the future, The High Priestess represents the time when a secret will be revealed.

Sometimes, The High Priestess holds onto that which we are not meant to know. If you keep getting The High Priestess in the future or an outcome position, you are not supposed to see the future. The Tarot will be advising you that you should work through this situation on your own, without prejudice. In these cases, the future will reveal itself in its own time. 

In general Tarot readings, it is standard for The High Priestess to hold the meaning of psychic development, spirituality, and mediumship in the future. You will develop your intuitive abilities to a very high level and standard.

The High Priestess Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

Many people panic when The High Priestess comes up in a love Tarot reading, especially in the outcome. In outcome positions, it is often difficult to interpret the meaning of The High Priestess. While it is true that this card can symbolize secrets and implies infidelity, it is more common for the card to represent what has to be revealed.

Similarly to The Moon in a question specific reading (in this case, a Tarot reading with a specific question about love), I usually read the High Priestess as a sign that you’re not meant to know yet what is happening in the future. You should live in the present and not worry about what is going to happen. The High Priestess states that what is for you will not pass you; let the future unfold in its own time. 

Do not worry too much if the future of your Tarot reading cannot be revealed to you. Sometimes, it just means that you have to make your own choices or learn a lesson yourself. Personally, I have had love readings which turned up badly with The High Priestess in the future, but I have also had the same outcome with a relationship which is going very smoothly. Sometimes, it is in your best interests to not know the future especially if you’re the type of person who reads things negatively then worries about them. If you’re desperate for an answer, wait six weeks and then perform a reading on this matter again.

If you would like to know if someone else has feelings for you, the High Priestess will not allow you to know. You have to discover your potential partner's intentions in time.

The High Priestess Business & Career Tarot Meaning

If you’re performing a reading about your business or career, the High Priestess is obviously good if you’re in the spirituality or divination sector. This card can predict that you’ll be well known and achieve great things in these areas. You have divine protection.

However, if you’re not in the spirituality or divination professions, then the High Priestess’s meaning for business is the same for love; just now, you’re not meant to know the outcome. My advice is that you continue on the path you’re on and let your situation play out a bit. Wait until your situation unfolds or some time has passed (at least six weeks) then read your business again.

There are many reasons why Tarot will not give you a straight answer for an outcome. It may be that the actions you take could greatly affect other areas of your life. Therefore, you must go with the flow and let everything come together on its own. I would wait until your relationship develops further, something major happens or after some time has passed (at least six weeks) before you read on this matter again.

In more ancient times, The High Priestess was a card of science, education and wisdom. This card could symbolize you taking an interest in these subjects or working in these fields. So, along with jobs in the psychic/holistic sector, The High Priestess is good for scientists, geologists, and doctors. 

When she shows up as an outcome in career or business readings The High Priestess can predict that you will get the opportunity to work in the psychic, intuitive or scientific industries in the future. If you already have a career in this sector, The High Priestess is a very good omen as it predicts that you will grow your influence massively in the future. 

The High Priestess Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning

In family and friendships readings, The High Priestess can predict the presence of a psychic person, especially a child. This individual will have a strong interest in developing their gifts, and you should encourage them to do so. 

The High Priestess can also appear in these types of readings when you are not meant to know what is going to happen with regards to family, friendships, or social influence. Just do what you can and go with your gut. 

The High Priestess Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning

The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning

The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning

Because The High Priestess was historically associated with science and is currently associated with The metaphysical, for health and healing readings The High Priestess can mean that you must mix both traditional and holistic medicines for the best results. Follow the orders of both your regular doctor and a holistic healer. 

The High Priestess Spirituality & Psychic Development Tarot Meaning

The High Priestess is one of the most desirable cards you can receive for a psychic development reading. The High Priestess means that you will be particularly talented in these areas. 

You will even inspire others to start their spiritual journey’s. In the future, you have the potential to serve as a spiritual teacher who can help to guide other people. Is this something you have previously considered? Then The High Priestess is a sure sign that you should make your teaching dreams a reality. 

If you wish to develop further, you must further your studies in areas which mix the metaphysical with the scientific. For example, you should learn more about geology and work with crystals for healing, attraction, or divination. 

The High Priestess as a Positive, Strength or Advantage 

In a positive, strength or advantage spread position, The High Priestess means that you have very good intuition. You have the ability to navigate any situation using your psychic abilities, and this will serve you well in the coming months. 

The High Priestess as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle 

When The High Priestess appears as a negative, weakness, or obstacle in a Tarot spread, this means that you have difficulty telling the difference between your feelings and your intuition; you must work on this if you want a happier life. In some types of Tarot readings, The High Priestess can also mean that secrets are being kept from you, and they are not what you are likely to expect. 

The High Priestess Yes or No Meaning 

The High Priestess appears when you are not meant to know the outcome or the action you should take. Therefore, it is neither a yes or no from this card. 

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Illustration: The beginner meaning of the High Priestess Tarot card from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

Illustration: The beginner meaning of the High Priestess Tarot card from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.