05-The Hierophant – Upright Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Hierophant Upright Thoth Deck

When upright, the High Priest is a wise, spiritually oriented guide to whom the querent has recourse. This person may be a kindly teacher, a mentor, or a spiritual adviser, not infrequently connected with a religious or academic setting. One role of the Hierophant is to perform sacred rites that pass traditional wisdom on to the next generation. The High Priest often officiates at ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, funerals, and the like. Because this priestly figure has authority to unite (‘hook’) couples in matrimony, this card can be a harbinger of marriage. In any case, when the Hierophant appears in a reading, you are likely to be dealing with the traditional values of your family, culture, or religion.

Keywords Upright: Traditional values, wise teaching, the ultimate religious authority, spiritual guidance, helpful advice, divine revelation, good counsel, the Ten Commandments, learning, teaching, formal education, instruction, mentoring, listening to a higher authority, kindness, sacred rites, church ceremonies, the sacrament of matrimony, established organizations, conventional social norms, conforming to orthodoxy, conservative views, mediation with the divine, seeking information, caring for the soul.

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)

Hebrew letter: Vau, Vav, or Waw (a tent peg; a Hebrew word meaning to hook, add, fasten or secure something to prevent it from slipping; the hook, peg, or nail that is used to secure the curtains of the tabernacle). The Hierophant often ‘fastens’ people together in matrimony.

When The Hierophant is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Hierophant is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Hierophant 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 upright card reading for The Hierophant using cards from the Thoth 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: Some clients use the tarot regularly for meditation and spiritual enlightenment. When a querent has no specific question in mind, one can do a general reading to suggest issues that are currently important for the querent to ponder. General readings often highlight concerns that warrant further exploration. For example, the Chariot might indicate plans to buy or sell a car, the Hierophant might presage a church wedding, Justice might refer to a court case or legal matter, and so on.

Tarot Books

World of Psychics: If you are buying a deck, though, be guided by your intuition. The cards work through images, and images are the language of your intuition and psychic mind. It’s through the plethora of symbols, and in the case of the Thoth deck astrological references as well, that you will discover more about your own path and how to access the ancient wisdom the Tarot contains. The 78 cards can make you smile as time and time again the same things are suggested to you, as I have found out!

Complete Book of Tarot: Over the years the term divination has broadened to include any method that ‘attempts to foretell the future or to discern unknown matters, as though by supernatural means.’ 1 In this definition, the word ‘supernatural’ refers to methods that cannot be proved by the scientific method—that is, methods hard science cannot yet or perhaps never will be able to explain. Scientists regard such techniques as ‘pseudoscience’ because they fall outside the area of knowledge the scientific method is designed to explain. There can be little doubt that, together with practices like Freudian psychoanalysis, divination with tarot cards is one such pseudo-science. On the other hand, many individuals testify that they have benefited greatly from tarot readings as well as from sessions with a psychoanalyst.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 3: You must never make a major decision without first consulting the cards.