The Hierophant: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

Values are one of the primary meanings in Tarot. With this card, you can be assured that values are of interest to you during this period, and will impact how you view your love life, relationships, and attitudes towards other people.

The Hierophant Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

Not only will your morality take center stage, but traditions will also play a significant role at this time of your life. The traditions in question will often reflect those which are held by your family and the society which you are a part of. The Hierophant could represent you with passing on or rejecting the status quo so look to surrounding cards for clues on if you will go along with the crowd or not.

Because of its associating with traditional values and religion, The Hierophant can symbolize certain actions which come along with these. Marriages, baptisms, and visits to religious centers could be on the cards. You could be getting married, or you will attend a wedding (as always surrounding cards will give clues).  

Sometimes, the Hierophant can predict that you will visit a more experienced person for advice. Maybe an older relative or teacher has the answers you will be searching for; don’t be too proud to ask for help if you’re in need. The Hierophant gladly offers their support.

In general, this card is associated with mercy and goodness. Forgiveness will be given. Even if you know others will turn against you; you should always do what is morally right even if this is not what seems easiest at the time: the Hierophant demands this much.

The Hierophant Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

For love Tarot readings which look encouraging, The Hierophant is a symbol of union. If you’re looking to marry your partner, then receiving this card is a good sign. The catch, however, is that it can predict that you will need to adopt your partner’s way of doing things if they are particularly traditional and culture orientated.

If you’re already married, then the Hierophant’s Tarot meaning can be a bit more sinister; usually this means that you and your partner will have to visit a priest or relationship counsellor in order to make your marriage work.

In a love Tarot reading which appears to be overly negative, this card can represent the involvement of someone else in your relationship. This person may be giving you or your partner advice, which you should not be taking. The advisor doesn’t necessarily have bad intentions, but they do not have the right knowledge or experience to be dishing out their opinions on your partnership.

Wondering what a potential partner is feeling towards you? Don't worry, The Hierophant reassures you that they have good intentions but that's not to say they are romantic, just yet. However, generally, your lover is looking for marriage; they desire a major commitment. It is possible that they see you as someone they can settle down with, which is obviously a very good sign.

As for the future or outcome meaning of The Hierophant Tarot card, The Hierophant predicts marriage. You will be getting married or attending a wedding in the very near future. Even if you do not marry your current partner, The Hierophant is the reassurance that you will find someone who makes a major commitment to you eventually.

The Hierophant Business & Career Tarot Meaning

If you’re performing a career or business reading, I have found that The Hierophant has two major meanings. The first is that it symbolizes advice.

The Hierophant, in this case, represents someone who has been through every situation possible. You can go to them and get solid tips and tricks for how you can make your company flourish. Sometimes, this can be in the form of coaching, but it can also be through course, workshops, and seminars.

Alternatively, The Hierophant can advise you that you need to look to the past for inspiration. While many of the other cards recommend a fresh approach, this card wants you to play it traditional. How can you bring the past into your business? Can you make vintage cool? Tradition may be the next big thing in your industry.

Finally, in work readings, The Hierophant predicts that you will get advice for how to further advance your career. However, something may happen in the future which requires you to forgive someone or take the moral high ground; if this is the case, you should as this is what is best for you.

The Hierophant Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning 

The Hierophant is a very desirable card for family and friendship readings. In these cases, The Hierophant means that you are surrounded by individuals who just want the best for you - their motives are sincere. Do not dismiss the suggestions of older or wiser folks. 

Trying to connect with people? The Hierophant is telling you to reveal to others your family traditions, and more information about your background. Other people will connect with your honesty and realness. Even if they cannot relate they will find you interesting. 

The Hierophant Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning 

In health readings, The Hierophant is a reminder that the doctor knows best. Follow your doctor’s orders exactly, and do not deviate from what they tell you. You may think that you have found the answers to your issues in an internet forum or Facebook group, but this is not the case. Modern medicine is exactly what you need. 

The Hierophant Psychic & Spirituality Tarot Meaning

The Hierophant Tarot card meaning in a reading.

It is rather common to receive The Hierophant in psychic development and spirituality readings. In these types of readings, The Hierophant means that you should incorporate some type of organized religion into your spiritual practices. Don’t completely reject visits to churches, mosques, mandirs, gurdwaras, and temples of worship. 

The Hierophant can also predict that you will find out more about your ancestors in the future. Perhaps you will convert back to the religions, Gods, and beliefs of your forefathers? For example, if you are Greek, you will find yourself learning more about ancient Greek myths, religions, and beliefs. This is especially true if there is also a Ten of Pentacles in your reading. 

The Hierophant as a Positive, Strength or Advantage

The Hierophant will appear as positive in a Tarot spread when your motives are sincere. When you are coming from a good place you can sleep soundly at night. 

Also, as predicted earlier, The Hierophant will pop up as an advantage when you have people around you who are willing to help. Remember, if someone is going out of their way to give you a bit of direction, The Hierophant is telling you that you should take listen. 

The Hierophant as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle 

Like all Tarot cards, there will be times The Hierophant can appear as a disadvantage in a Tarot spread. In this case, the card predicts the above points but to an extreme; your love of tradition and doing the right thing will do you no favors in the future. 

There is also the possibility that although there are people in your life willing to give you advice it doesn’t mean that you should take it. Other people do not always know what is best for you - live your own life. 

The Hierophant as a Yes or No 

If you’re asking whether you should forgive someone or follow in someone else’s footsteps, The Hierophant is a yes. In other situations, The Hierophant is neutral and recommends that you seek the advice of others.

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The Hierophant Tarot card meaning. An illustration 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.

The Hierophant Tarot card meaning. An illustration 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.