The Hierophant depicts a beautiful place,fancy robes,
symbolic pictures and all other outward trappings of religion can help
to create atmosphere. People can easily direct their thoughts towards
spiritual matters, yet too much concentration on these things may have
the opposite effect; some religious and spiritual movements have
rejected opulence in favor of the utmost simplicity.
is an ancient Greek word meaning a priest who initiates, one who
interprets the sacred mysteries. These men were believed to become
vessels for spirits in certain rituals.
The Hierophant is ruled
by Taurus which governs the second house of the Zodiac. The second
house is associated with possessions, money,security, the material
world in general. These things seem very far from spiritual realms.
However, material belongings can say a lot about a person for they are
an outward expression of an inner belief.
While The High
Priestess represents a gateway to hidden knowledge and ancient secrets,
The Hierophant is also a gateway, but a more conventional one. The
basic tarot meaning of the Hierophant is marriage. It relates to the
dramatic and traditional elements of marriage. This card suggests the
public joining together of two families,two sexes,two destinies. When
you draw the Hierophant in a tarot card reading it can signify an old
friend, often someone older than you who is able to give you some sound
You may feel a deep need for routine and you want to eat
your meals at same time everyday. You find it difficult to think
straight when things are in a state of uncertainty around you, that's
another tarot card meaning of the Hierophant.
When you draw this
card in a tarot card reading you may be going to school as a teacher or
student. This card also signifies an aspect of personality. It suggests
someone who is kind of obsessive compulsive like some one who pays
great attention to outer details, regular routine and dislike for
anything which disrupts even the usual goings on of everyday life.
Hierophant also suggests a person who cares very much about what other
people think and likes to keep up with the Joneses. He or she has money
in the bank and disapproves of extravagance.
When the Hierophant
manifests as a person he or she maybe a gifted teacher, mentor and
priest. Such a person has entered your life to open some mental door
for you revealing what lies beyond.
You also want your role
defined clearly whether in relationship or at work. That's basically
the tarot card meaning of Hierophant when you draw it in a tarot