05 The-Hierophant

The Hierophant

Upright Meaning

  • Structure
  • Tradition
  • Rituals
  • Conformity

Reversed Meaning

  • Unconventional
  • Open Minded
  • Doing things a different way

I honor tradition.

The Hierophant Overview

The Hierophant card is seen as a Priest in the tarot deck. He can also be described as the High Priest or the Pope in some of the older decks. This card is representative of rules, societal norms, and conformity. Because he is associated with being a Priest, his actions are very traditional and structured. He has wisdom from the universe or the higher powers and shares it with the masses. Unlike the previous card of the High Priestess where the knowledge is shared one on one. Upright this card can be very close minded or symbolize a specific pattern or structure of the way things are done.

Questions for You to Meditate On

When is it good to follow the rules and when is it better to forge your own path?

How do the rules affect me?

How important are traditions and history to me?