11 May 2014

Tarot Card The High Priestess Major Arcanum 2

The High Priestess or The Popess

This card is named The High Priestess but also known as being the Popess or La Papesse (in French). The woman that is drawn on the second arcanum of the tarot card deck wears the pope's tiara. She can also be represented as being Isis, who was Osiris' wife, the Egyptian divinity. 

The Popess or The High Priestess - you can name her the way you want, though the original French appelation is "The Popess" - represents wisdom, peacefulness, quality development. Her dress is neutral, blue and red. The blue color of this apparel means that she can get calm and stay still. 

This major arcanum of the tarot card deck is very positive. It is also the Yin element - in comparison with the Magician that is the Yang one.

Meaning of the Popess tarot card

When this card is pulled in the right position, it relates to Mother Nature and all natural senses and qualities of the human being. It can also relate to pregnancy and motherhood. Knowledge, perspicacity and wisdom are the main qualities of this tarot card major character.

When it comes in the reversed position the High Priestess symbolizes things that go too far, pain, sadness, superficiality.

If used in a spread that relates to the hidden side of a man's life, she may stand for his mistress. 

A tarot spread as an example

For example in a spread that is made for a woman who wants to know if her husband is unfaithful, we use four cards:

  • Left: the Lovers,
  • Right: the High Priestess,
  • Top: the Moon,
  • Bottom: the Tower

Here is how to provide a correct reading to your client: 

The Lovers means that her husband seems to be having troubles in his life and looks hesitant as to what to do and what to choose. However, the Popess on the right means that there is no mistress (yet) and that he is not unfaithful to his wife. The Moon confirms that the wife is wrong but thinks her husband misleads her because of his life troubles. The Tower is the answer: no there is nothing apart huge problems that he deals with.

The synthesis of these 4 cards is tied to numerology: 6 + 2 + 18 + 16 = 42. 4 + 2 = The Lovers. As you can see, even in the synthesis, this man has some problems and doesn't know how to solve them.

Universal Tarot of Marseille
(English and Spanish Edition)
If you just start reading the cards and want to perfect your skills, then I will recommend to find an original Tarot de Marseille deck. Using such a game will enable you to better understand how to read the cards.

Many times, a deck like this one is delivered with an included guide. It is indispensable for you to begin to tell the future to friends and relatives.

The Tarot de Marseille is the original game and is the one that will teach you how to read and interpret the cards so as to make good predictions.

Enter the mysterious world of the High Priestess


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