Tarot Heaven Hierophant Tarot Meaning
He stands for group order and society. He can represent any group in society that feeds people social order. This kind of order is needed in order for society to function. Whether or not it is functioning at its maximum capacity is another question.
He stands for education, mentoring, and teachers. This person can initiate you into the group, whether it be a softball team, a church, or a school. Team work is highlighted.
He is all about doing the “right thing.” The right thing is the thing that is the most common. This will feel natural for many people because it’s a program that has been given to the majority of people through mass media, religious institutes and parents and teachers.
The right thing or right voice can also be depicted as listening closely to the One Voice in our mind that comes directly from the One Indivisible God. Astral chatter or "channeling" is not the One Voice. This One Voice doesn't have a real voice. It's a feeling or a presence that speaks in telepathic communication to you. It does not make promises of power or dominion over anyone else. Those voices are often confused for a divine voice. The Hierophant is the go-to guy/card for listening, quietly in meditation to the "right" voice.
The Hierophant tells us to do what is told of you. The Hierophant is one the marriage cards, especially the card of arranged marriage and marriages of conveniences. I’ve gotten this card in regard to marriage for individuals who marry not because of true love, but because the individual feels pressure from the group to marry. You may feel under pressure to marry because "everyone else is doing it." It’s the card of conventional marriage. Big weddings can also be depicted (while Key 11, Justice, when referring to marriage, can indicate a marriage by the court or Justice of the Peace).
The Hierophant can sometimes relate a marriage or relationship where one partner is significantly older than the other person. This is especially true if the Emperor comes up along side the Hierophant.
Along side the High Priestess, it can indicate a love that has telepathic communication. You know how and what each other are thinking and feeling without having to use words.
The Hierophant is a deeper card than what appears on the surface. The Vau is the hook or nail that ties everything together. It's the word "and". (You "and" me. ) So look more carefully at the picture. We see three characters. You are you in that relationship?
If you are inquiring into a future lover or want to know what your love interest feels for you, the Hierophant can sometimes lead to disappointment. It depends on the context of who you are asking about. If you are asking about a relationship that you know cannot work within the realm of societal standards, then the relationship will not flourish. For instance, if you are asking if your professor has feelings for you because you can feel the chemistry, know that your professor most likely does have feelings for you, but will never act on them because he or she will not break the societal rules of teachers dating students.
If you are asking about how your current partner feelings, know that they love you very deeply and it is a love that cannot be unbroken. It is one that is bound by all that is material and all that is nonphysical, for they are really one in the same.
The Hierophant suggest meditation of some kind. You may need to meditate a situation and bring together two opposites.
It also suggests that you meditate and listen to the One Voice for guidance. Only you can decide your own fate. As my friend Les told me, "Everyone has a holy guardian angel, but it's the same holy guardian angel for everyone. That's what the Hierophant is telling you. To listen quietly to your own true self or your own holy guardian angel. The angel is here to help you."
My personal advice for the Hierophant comes from my mother. My mother is the person who opened the door to tarot and the astral world. Spirits dominated our house growing up. Door would always shut and doorknobs turn. Voices and whispers could actually be heard. I could see them as dark creatures that would appear as shadows. She would tell me, "Don't worry about them. Just tell them to go away." And it is true. If you want a spirit to go away that is bothering you just say out loud in your most firm voice, "Go away."
But....It was also from her that I learned a more important message: that some of these entities tell her that she has great "power" and claim to know secrets that can help her have power over people.
I had to learn the hard way that she was wrong and these entities are not just some harmless source of "power", but actual evil astral creatures that thrive on chaos and ruin. They tempt you by telling you that you have some kind of magical "power", giving you that power and then laughing when you mess things up.
I am grateful that she made the mistakes that I could learn from (though she doesn't see it that way). Anytime I am tempted by annoying astral beings, I take out my Hierophant card and the advice is always the same: Only through hard work, dedication, meditation and resolve can we find the Truth. No one is just granted "power" without hard work and everyone must begin at the beginning. You cannot skip lessons. Imagine if you placed a 1st grade student in a 6th grade class. So imagine the same thing of tarot. You cannot begin to understand it's depth right away. Start slowly and methodically. Remember that you are never really the Hierophant and that you are always a monk because do you ever really stop learning? Do not listen to "voices" or charlatans promising you tarot courses that you can learn in one week.
If you are a beginning student of the occult and find yourself gravitating towards channeling videos on youtube, know that no one but you has the power you need and want. God does not speak directly in words. God does not tempt you with power. The Hierophant as advice is telling you to back away from any source that doesn't feel right.
On a mundane level of advice, the Hierophant begs the advice of being a good listener.
The Hierophant can indicate schools, libraries and government offices and bureaus.
The Hierophant in Career
You might need training in another field in order to get the job you really wish. The Hierophant symbolizes universities and colleges. You may consider going back to school or taking a few specialized classes. When the Hierophant comes up in a career reading the advice maybe to get a mentor or a job in a large and established corporation.
Maybe you've been thinking about going back to school and getting a Master's degree or doctorate. The Hierophant would indicate that might want to consider another formal level or education.
Do you feel stuck in the same job while other's are promoted? Maybe you should take some developmental classes. In a reading I did over seven years ago, the Hierophant kept coming up for a good friend. He didn't want to go back to school and get a Master's degree and it wasn't necessary. He did end up taking programming courses and computer related certificate courses. This gave him the education that he needed to promote his career. Remember, it's what you do with the knowledge, not necessarily having the degree or certificate. "Knowledge is Power."
Priest. College professor. Mediator. Judge. PhD Candidate. Librarian. Bookkeeper. Accountant. Monk. Spiritual Leader. Clairaudient.
The Hierophant reversed can indicate that the inner voice is blocked. Someone is a know-it-all and extremely rigid in their thinking. This is the type of person who might be a fundamentalist (of any religion). They may believe the word of god is written in only one book without any regard to another point of view. An extremist on any level. It could even be an extreme boss or teacher.
The reversed Hierophant can be a lot like the 5 of Pentacles. The reversed Hierophant is like being on the outside and not being able to get inside to the group, community, church, or school. It could be as simple as getting a rejection letter from a school or job application.
The Hierophant reversed can also indicate protesting against conventional norms. It can be about questioning any establishment, but again, because it is reversed you will not be able to hear the right answer. Once it's upright, you can actual see the truth about this card. It is not exactly about the church. That is the exoteric meaning.
It could also indicate learning disabilities, but I might want to see another card to support this such as a Page.
Hierophant rules the throat, ears and nose, so as reversal it could indicate health problems in that area. But you would also need to see supporting cards and I would be careful reading health if you are just beginning tarot.
Hierophant and Two of Cups:
a. An educational group or workshop where people come together in
love and friendships. Can indicate any type of spiritual workshop,
religious gathering or work related function.
Hierophant and Three of Cups:
a. A big, conventional wedding with a large reception.
Hierophant and Six of Cups:
a. Children at school.
a. Teaching the kids how to bake
Hierophant and Queen of Cups:
a. A caring female teacher.
Hierophant and Ten of Pentacles:
a. Marrying into money.
Hierophant and Queen of Pentacles:
a. The school and the mother
Hierophant and Knight of Pentacles:
a. Making a misunderstanding right again. Remaining calm and
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