05-The Hierophant – Reversed Mage Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Seer Reversed Mage Deck

When reversed, the High Priest warns that you may be taking a rigidly dogmatic stance dictated by traditional values. There is a tendency to follow the letter rather than the spirit of the law. Such extreme rigidity with its unthinking appeal to traditional authority is often adopted to subjugate others and deny them basic human rights. The inverted Hierophant is reminiscent of the words of Karl Marx that religion is the opium of the people. Marx went on to explain that his view of religion as an opiate ‘disillusions man, so that he will think, act, and fashion his reality like a man who has discarded his illusions and regained his senses, so that he will move around himself as his own true Sun.’ 37 Are you taking advice from the man behind the curtain of the Wizard of Oz?

Keywords Reversed: Intolerance, rigidity, inflexibility, arrogance, dogmatism, conformity, oppressive religious doctrines, rigid orthodoxy, religious fundamentalism, perverse spirituality, misguided advice, following the letter rather than the spirit of the law, foolish generosity.

Key V: The Hierophant (Pope, High Priest)
Myths/Archetypes: The prophet Moses. Pontifex Maximus. Hierophant. High Priest. The deity’s spokesperson. The Holy of Holies (which housed the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments). Emily Post. The Wizard of Oz.
Dates of Taurus: 21 April–21 May (tropical); 14 May–14 June (sidereal)
Astrology: Taurus, the Bull (an Earth sign ruled by Venus)
Numerology: 5 (Hierophant) = 1 + 4 (Temperance)

5. The Hierophant: Bridge Connecting Humanity With The Divine

When The Seer is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Seer is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Seer 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 Seer using cards from the Mage 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: Further, I will comport myself and use my knowledge in a godly manner. I will offer no advice about matters of which I lack expert knowledge, but shall commit such affairs entirely to an appropriately trained professional.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Trump 5: The Pope (Hierophant) outranks the Emperor because the Holy Father (a man, of course) forms the bridge between humanity and the deity. He is the patriarchal God’s spokesman on Earth with divine authority to appoint a secular ruler to serve as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Elements of the Psychic World: During the later part of the 1970s Nancy Ann Tappe, a psychic and lecturer at the University of San Diego, noticed a change taking place in the colour of children’s auras. Nancy believed that her ability to see auras was due to the fact that she had been diagnosed with synesthesia, a condition where two neurological systems become crossed so that the senses get reversed. As part of her research and study Nancy published a book in 1982 called Understanding Your Life Through Color, and in this book she first mentioned the term indigo. A few years later, Lee Carol, a channeller for an entity he calls Kryon, and his wife, Jan Tober, presented Tappe’s research on varying colours of the aura in

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Tarot for Beginners: As the 5th character in the Major Arcana, this card carries the energies of change and expansion, which are best balanced with tradition and conformity. If the High Priestess points to the inner mystery of our experience, the Hierophant points to its outward expression, where we have to determine the difference between right and wrong.