This is the fifth and last installment in this Weekly Tarot Card series. The next series will begin on Monday. However, if you’d like to get caught up on the rest of the week, you can use the following links:
The Friday portion of the High Priestess wraps up the 2’s in the Tarot. We started our journey looking at the 2 of Wands and the 2 of Cups, then moved on to the 2 of Swords and the 2 of Pentacles. This week we’ve spent time observing and discovering the various aspects of the High Priestess.
The recurring theme through all these symbols is that of creativity, the subconscious, and creativity. The moon in both symbolic and astrological interpretations, water, and the scroll all indicate secret and subconscious/intuitive learning and understanding. The Two combined with the tetrahedron, a symbol also noted for its balance between the physical and spiritual planes, call for a union and a balance between the two realms. The combined presence of the moon and the pomegranates, a substance of the earth, reinforces this message.
The repetition of the symbolism in the card which all revolve around intuition and spiritual knowledge and balance is a forceful message, entailing its importance within this card.
She is your unconscious speaking to you. Your intuition is trying to take hold, and now is the time to do it. You have ideas that need to be brought forward and made manifest, but first they need to be nurtured through balance. Listen and you will discover the information you seek. Bring them forward in your mind, allow them to ripen.
intuition, union, balance, subconscious, ideas, developing plans, wisdom, knowledge of deeper things, understanding, fruitfulness.
The 2’s correspond to union, balance, harmony, and duality. Yet each of the suits seems to take a different aspect of the 2’s and focus intently on it. The 2 of Wands is about harmony, which everything moving forward as if there were no other way. The 2 of Cups has to do with unity. The 2 of Swords deals with duality, and finally the 2 of Pentacles deals with Balance.
But each of these, while dealing with a single aspect, still manages to take on all of the aspects in varying degrees.
The High Priestess, in contrast is about all of these, equally. The duality and haromy is within the very nature of her counterpart, the Magician. Together they balance, unite, harmonize the dual natures between them. While he is the active energy, she is the passive energy. He acts externally, while she delves into the internal.
It is only through the essence of the 2’s found within the High Priestess that we can move on to understand and see those beyond our own scope. This is something we’ll explore over the following weeks when we move into the 3’s.
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