02-The Salem Witch – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Salem Witch Reversed Salem Deck

When reversed, the High Priestess warns that important information may be hidden or otherwise obscured from view. Perhaps you feel somehow blocked in accessing your intuition, or you may be choosing to ignore important gut feelings. You can’t quite find your way to the watering hole. Some aspect of the future as yet unrevealed may cause a delay or a change in plans.

Keywords Reversed: Superficial knowledge, escape into fantasy, inconstancy, daydreaming, inaccurate hunches, the spilling of secrets, suppressing one’s true feelings, ignoring one’s intuition, not heeding one’s inner voice.

Key II: The High Priestess (Female Pope)
Myths/Archetypes: Persephone. Cassandra. Pope Joan. The Virgin Mary. Sor Juana. Matris Spirituale. The Oracle at Delphi. Gestation in the womb.
Astrology: the Moon (ruler of the Water sign Cancer, the Crab)
Numerology: 2 (High Priestess) ~ 1 + 1 (Justice or Strength) ~ 2 + 0 (Judgment)

Element: Water

When The Salem Witch is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Salem Witch is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Salem Witch is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for The Salem Witch using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Nimble and clever Mercury in the first decan of earthy Taurus, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Pentacles (Air of Earth) and the Hierophant (Taurus). Mercury is linked to the Magician. [The church window is a reference to the Pope and the sacrament of marriage. Fickle Mercury brings instability to the earthy solidity reflected in Taurus and the King of Pentacles, thus exposing the marriage to fluctuations in its material security.]

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: The Moon is the queen of the night who reflects the light of the Sun. She is assigned to the High Priestess or Female Pope, trump II. The Moon is a ‘planet’ of moods, emotions, mothering, the unconscious, inner life, cycles, water (the tides), and travel.

Tarot for Beginners: It’s also important to realize that a reversed card in any position does not automatically mean ‘bad news.’ Often, it may simply indicate a ‘lack of good news’ or a delay in events you’re anticipating. Depending on the deck and interpretation style of any given reader, a reversed card may simply show a different angle on the theme represented by the card as a whole.

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Elements of the Psychic World: Clay models of livers dating from around 2000 BC have been found. They are divided into sections and bear markings and inscriptions. The practice evolved from Babylonian ritual and was handed down to the Greeks and Romans, who employed an official called the haruspex to oversee the ritual. The idea behind the practice was that when an animal, and in some cases a human, was sacrificed to a deity, the god or goddess would absorb the essence of the animal and a link was created back to the priest or priestess. When the animal was opened up they were looking into a god’s mind and could therefore interpret the future or answer a question based on the size, shape and appearance of the entrails. Haruspicy is still practised today in areas of Africa, Borneo and Southeast Asia and forms part of