05-The Hierophant Reversed Golden Spiritual Tarot Reading

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Faith, Spirituality Or Psychic Progression:

As with the upright card, the indication here is that you are or ought to be very much concerned with spirituality now (even if you don’t have anything approximating a ‘traditional’ religious belief. You will benefit from making a point to take regular time, even if you don’t attend a ‘traditional’ house of worship – to quiet yourself and allow your spirit some space to expand. What matters here is the regularity of it – whether it’s daily, weekly; whatever you can make time for. You will see changes in your life and outlook as a result of making this effort. If you have not the faintest idea of where or how to begin, reach out to others, read, experiment with different approaches.

Card Meanings: Unconventional Relationships, Vulnerability, Unorthodoxy, Challenging Tradition, Foolish Generosity, Unconventionality, Frailty, Unconventional Lifestyles, Reversed Roles, Impotence

The Hierophant is very much about ‘doing the right thing.’ You may be struggling with an issue and are unsure about what is ‘right’ for you to do. Know that the answers are within you. Remember that the ‘right’ thing is what is right for you also.

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Elements of the Psychic World
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Elements of the Psychic World: American spiritualist medium and founder of the International General Assembly of Spiritualists who became internationally famous for his ability to communicate with the dead through a control named Fletcher.

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Reversed Cards: If the Hierophant is the teacher and spiritual guide for our outer journey, then the Hermit is the guide to the inner one. The Hermit represents the singular journey, the journey of self. A leader with no followers. Yet he is more than willing to offer guidance and to console if and when he is asked. Once your answer has been given, you will be asked to leave. Solitude and seclusion are the Hermit’s sanctuary, and when either of these two elements is interrupted or interfered with, the Hermit becomes unbalanced and out of power. Although it is normal for the Hermit to interact and engage with others, it is not normal for him to stay in this state for an extended period of time. This is echoed in the number to which he vibrates to, the nine. The nine marks the end of a cycle or journey. It shows a point of expansion at a karmic soul level. It is the number to which we aspire so we can move on to the next level of awakening and enlightenment. The lamp in the Hermit’s hand can represent the spark of enlightenment, the karmic light of the awakened guru.

Tarot Triumphs: The moon is personified as a god or goddess in just about every culture, but it is difficult to pin down this particular form of the image to exact sources. In the Marseilles Tarot, the Moon always has a face, but one which may be shown either straight on or in profile, so this gives no clues.55 The dogs could be the hunting dogs of the classical moon goddess Diana, but they are also reminiscent of the dog and scorpion (similar to the crayfish) that are portrayed in the initiatory symbols of Mithraism, the Roman mystery religion, where they are depicted alongside images of the heavenly bodies. They might also, more simply, represent dogs baying at the moon, although even further back, certain Babylonian boundary stones show a crescent moon associated with towers, doglike animals, and a crayfish or scorpion.56 This may not connect directly to the Tarot, but it does underpin the importance of a moon motif associated with symbols of a threshold and creatures of the deep.57 Finally, the drops that fall from the sky could be the sacred dew that is important in both alchemy and mystical Kabbalah.58 Dew also falls from the Great Head of Macroprosopus in the mystical traditions of Kabbalah. I think we have to go with the appropriately watery ‘swim’ of correspondences here, allowing them to influence our interpretation of the Moon without being too concerned about the exact sources. Wherever it originates, the Moon continues to fascinate generations of Tarot users.

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Reversed Cards: I know you have heard the term self-sabotage. Here in the shadow aspect of the Eight of Cups we can see another example of your inability to follow through on yet another goal, dream, or even relationship. This card is also called the Lord of Abandoned Success, not so much because the venture could not be made successful, but because it was given up on before it could bear results. If this card has come up in your reading or daily draw, stop and see if you are repeating a pattern of self-sabotaging behavior, one that tends to constantly leave you feeling unfulfilled, bored, and dissatisfied.