While we develop our understanding of each card, it’s important that we really try and get into the card itself. I invite you to pull out our own deck of cards and get the High Priestess out for this mediation.
Find a comfortable and quiet place where you can keep a pen and paper near you, and ready to write what you find. If you are not a writer, or aren’t in a position to be able to write, making a video recording or a voice recording is just as good. Just try to avoid typing your responses during this exercise. You can transfer your findings onto a computer later, but not during the exercise.
Be sure to put your devices on silent or on Airplane mode so as not to distract yourself. If you prefer meditative music while you do this, try to avoid streaming anything, as any advertisements might disrupt this process (unless you have paid accounts).
Pick the High Priestess from the deck you intend to work with, or all of the decks. This meditation is for your connection with the card, and your developing understanding.
Close your eyes and allow yourself to breathe. As you inhale, feel the parts of your body expanding with the breath, and focus the pure white energy entering your Root Chakra in the at the base of your spine. As you breathe in, it glows a hot red, growing brighter. As your Chakra brightens, you feel yourself opening up, ready for any messages that are for you to take in. With each breathe, work your way up through the chakras, moving to your Sacral Chakra, your Solar Plexus, your Heart Chakra, your Throat Chakra, and to your Third eye.
As you exhale, let go any tension you’re holding. Relax your shoulders, your neck, your tongue, your toes, your fingers. Mentally move through the body and notice anywhere that is clenching, pressing, tightening, and let relax those parts.
Breathing in, draw in the white light, feeling the energetic purple of the Third Eye brighten. It gets brighter and brighter with each breath you take, and you extend yourself down, through your spine, through your legs and into the ground.
Know that you are open to receive.
Visualize yourself in a chair, cloaked in comfortable robes. You can feel the weight of a headpiece, and knowledge tucked under your arm. This is the scroll of the Tora. You foot is firmly planted on a crescent moon under your foot, and behind you, you can hear the waves of the sea gently turning on the shore.
You can feel the pull of the moon on your intuitive inner strings. With the rhythm of the waves, you feel the moon’s presence, and can hear something, clearly, audibly.
What does it have to say to you?
This voice is your intuition, energised and strengthened by the moon, by the sea, by the Tora that we contain within us all, we just have to open the scroll and read.
Spend as much time as you’d like in this state, listening to the waves, listening to the voice, listening to your breath.
When you are ready to come out of this, take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, notice that the sound of the sea is fading away. Breathe in against and feel the Tora still there, still present, but note that its physical presence diminishes as you exhale. Take a third breath in and open your eyes.
Spend some time recording what you experienced. What message was there for you?
This exercise might take some time, but practice makes perfect. Hearing one’s inner voice is not always easy, and our thoughts can talk over our intuition at times. We need to learn to quiet our thoughts and hear what else we have inside of us.
That is the message of the High Priestess.
If you’d like to read more card meditations, you can visit the meditation page here.