The Hierophant is a card that deals with your relationship to rules and structure. At times, it can indicate a genuine need for structure in order to truly follow existing traditions and ways of doing things, but at other times, it can indicate that we shouldn’t just follow blindly and that we need to make our own rules.
The Hierophant Meaning
This is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult cards you’ll come across, so we’ll take our time with it. This is the first card in the main arcana that isn’t about a specific person. We have the fool, the magician, and the infant, as well as the mother and father and the creative spark, at the start of the major arcana.
When you extend it out, it’s the things that are built to keep life going beyond the individual into the group all right, The Hierophant represents the most basic unit of organization, and its microcosm it represents the family when you extend it out, it’s the things that are built to keep life going beyond the individual into the group.
The Hierophant represents the most basic unit of organization, and its microcosm it represents the family when you extend it out, it’s the things that are built to keep life Let’s take a closer look at this. In the broadest sense, the family is the primordial unit in its purest form.
The Hierophant represents the society’s traditions. Note the students at the teacher’s feet or the monks at the pope’s feet, as well as the keys between them in some decks. This is known as the pope because it represents a single entity that represents the culmination of a very complex set of beliefs and ways of behaving.
It is also known as the teacher in some decks. It is also known as the pope since it symbolizes a singular entity that represents the pinnacle of a very complicated collection of ideas and behaviors. This depicts pupils looking for the keys to unlock the intended outcome, whether it’s mastery, community, or anything else.
All groups that bring people together, such as schools, churches, synagogues, and mosques, fall into this category. This is the first major card, and it represents something larger than oneself, a group, or an organization, as well as the instructor and learner and their connection, which appears to be fine. When dealing with The Hierophant, the best course of action is to figure out if you’re the teacher or the pupil and then assess your position inside the card.
When you get this card, it’s usually not a good idea to break with tradition. Make a promise to yourself that you will fight for what you believe in. This could be an indication that you should keep studying.
Be open to learning more and engaging in the development of the specific skills and practices that your chosen institution requires, whether it’s a greater connection to your faith or more active participation in your community, whatever that community may be. This is a large family card as well.
Whether you have a nuclear family or a chosen family, think about your family’s needs. Make a commitment to something you truly believe in, and understand that no one can function alone. If you need assistance or guidance, look for local groups or systems, and if you can help others, do so.
The Hierophant Reversed
The Hierophant reversed, first and foremost, signifies unorthodoxy. stepping out of the box It’s a sign that you need to evaluate your views and dig deeper when you do things in unexpected or unconventional methods.
This can also be a symptom of an odd family or group makeup; it doesn’t have to be unpleasant.It just has to be unusual. This could be a sign of a flawed system or a dishonest supervisor. This could be someone who blindly adheres to a tradition without questioning its worth. slavish devotion This could indicate that you are unhappy with a certain institution or with your family’s sense of tradition. The wisest course of action for The Hierophant is to embrace the uncommon initially.
unusual circumstances take a new look at the situation If you’re feeling oppressed, look for methods to make a company more inviting to outsiders, challenge assumptions, and don’t take things at face value. If you need a break from your family or organization, take it.
If your family or organization is being reconstructed in a new way, welcome it, join in, or start the process yourself. If you need to break from your tradition for personal progress, do so; and if you find yourself in a position of permanent student, break out and begin to pursue leadership, and if you find yourself in a position of a perpetual student, break out.