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Beginners' Guide to Tarot: Card Combinations and their Meanings Revealed #2 The High Priestess

Updated on October 19, 2011

Learning to read the tarot takes more than just memorizing the meanings of the cards and learning the spreads. Certain combinations of cards add additional meanings or enlighten the reader and querent to additional information regarding the question. Below are some additional meanings when the High Priestess appears in a reading.

The High Priestess- this card may be about intuition, the intuitive process, or she may represent the querent, somebody the querent trusts, a secret lover or a secret admirer.


The High Priestess (with)-

Following the Magician reversed indicates occult powers have been misused.

Following the Hermit- a secret will be kept.
Preceding the Hermit- a secret will be revealed.

With the Wheel Of Fortune indicates academic or artistic success. Next to each other and upright shows a lawsuit bringing rewards.

With Justice- legal secrets are revealed. If both are reversed-injustice.

Reversed followed by upright Temperance indicates difficulty in finding a solution.

Preceding the Tower- disaster of an established institution or religion. Both cards reversed indicates a physical or mental breakdown. Advise the querent to seek medical attention

Reading the tarot takes a lot of memorizing, but is well worth the effort for those who are really interested. If you are beginning to learn the tarot, don't forget that memorizing the meanings of card combinations is important, too.

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      amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

      I've been reading tarot cards for years. I'm not an expert by any means and I get stuck when I see cards like The High Priestess. Sometimes if I get stumped I look at the cards around the card I'm not sure of and go with my gut. The information you provided here is very useful.

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