Thursday, 21 August 2008

My tarot card

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

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Thanks to Rhinoa who had this on her blog first! I don't often get the High Priestess for myself, so I am happy to see it. Usually I get the Empress, or the Heirophant, so this is a change. I consider this a card of intuition, and heaven knows I need to slow down and walk with the season as it changes, instead of having things heaped on me. I'm not complaining, I'm interested to see that the feelings I've been having this month that I haven't been getting my walks in,so I haven't been in nature as much, are having a trickle-down effect of making me feel off-balance. It doesn't help that it has rained so much this summer that getting out has been a challenge. Walking puts me in the world though, and into myself, so I can hear my thoughts better, as well as see all of nature around me. The High Priestess reminds me to get quiet - yes, the Olympics are fun! But I am at my limit now, and am glad they are ending this weekend. It's hard to have the tv on so much, and even though the competitive part of me enjoys the athleticism and striving to be the best, I find I am taking breaks more often now. I am reading in the evenings while the games are on in the background!

The High Priestess reminds me to pay attention to the quiet voice within, and to find time to be still, so that I can create, I can write, so that I can know what my next movement forward in my life is. There are challenges at work that are pushing me to my limit right now, and it's hard to keep my balance when I want to punch the lights out of my co-worker, who is becoming my arch-nemesis (and me to her, I'm sure!) and even though I know I'm better than her, and much more competent at my job than she is, she makes our entire section look sloppy. The High Priestess reminds me to step back and detach myself, to look after myself and ignore this person. Be smart, the High Priestess says.

This doesn't mean the High Priestess only comes when there is trouble to avoid! Most of the time she comes when the questioner needs to listen to the other voice we all have, the one that puts things together and can look into the future and know the probable outcome of actions, so we can pick the best option forward. She is mysterious, because she knows things intuitively, and because we are open to the unanswerable at this time. It's one of my favourite cards in the tarot deck. I often thought that I would like to be a priestess, though I know now that I would get too annoyed at being bothered by questions and helping others all the time, which a priestess has to do. I much prefer to study quietly and learn and come to understand some of the patterns and mysteries of the world, which this card means! The other card I love is the Hermit, which is also a difficult path because it means I can't follow the ordinary ones laid out for people, that I am forging my own path and bringing back knowledge for others. So, I know I have written less here this month and visited my favourite blogs less than usual, but there is so much stress with work right now that reading is my refuge, as always, my safety net. There is something about reading that is so healing! So learn from this. What is the lesson for me? At the very least, I have to remember to get out of the office at lunchtime so I can escape the negative influence of this co-worker. There is something about green trees and the wind on my face that is so healing. And since this conflict is revealing the short-comings of my workplace in general, I have been left alone to deal with her, so I no longer see the office environment as always supportive.

And since we live the tarot cards in our lives every day, what card are you? which card do you instinctively like? And if you do this quiz, which card are you right now? Does it fit somewhere in your life right now?


Anonymous said...

I know nothing about Tarot, but have always been intrigued by the idea of it. Where would be a good place to start? I'm just off to see what my card will be, but it won't mean very much to me, I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

PS Apparently I am the Hanged Man. Any comment?

Bybee said...

I'm Temperance.

I voted for Pluto...I feel sorry for it because it's not a planet anymore.

GeraniumCat said...

I'm the High Priestess too, which pleased me (I love the Dragon Tarot, I want to see more of it). I always wanted to be a nun when I was little (I had a great-aunt who was) and I still think I'd be quite good at it.

Patricia said...

Great. I'm a "High Priestess" too. I wanted to be something cool, like a dragon. Good thing I don't know anything about this stuff, eh?

Vickie said...

Thanks for this!

brideofthebookgod said...

I'm a High Priestess too, which pleased me greatly. I often get the Hierophant as well, which I don't mind. I often see myself as the Queen of Swords, though, which is interesting though I haven't tried to analyse why; perhaps I should.

Susan said...

table talk: buy a set of tarot cards that you like (most new age bookstores carry them, if not big bookstores in general), the Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharma-Burke (using Greek myths for the main stories) might appeal to you, or the Aquarian deck, which I first started out with - there's many kinds, so it's important to find one with colours and symbols that you are comfortable with and enjoy looking at. Then, you buy a book that tells you about each card's meaning, to help you with the basic meaning as you develop your own way of looking at the card and interpreting it. then, you practise - pull cards every day, ask yourself questions and give yourself readings, and then practise on others and with them, so you can get a feel for what you see in the cards. the thing to remember is these are images we all know, from our subconscious;, they are images every person responds to, the world over, and all they do is reveal more about the question you are asking than you have let yourself (or the questioner) know about. the future they predict is usually the probable outcome of actions and expectations you/the questioner has now. I love them! The Hanged Man means you are at a time of waiting in your life right now. Things are changing for you, but you have no control over them, and have to wait it out. I used to get it alot in the 90's, so I can tell you that your life will change, and something in you has to be let go of - things slide off the Hanged Man that can't go into the future (the new life) with him. If that makes sense to you! It's a card of waiting, though, and of learning about timing and right action. HOpe that helps?!

bybee: figures you would feel sorry for Pluto! Temperance suits you now (at least how you come over on the blog) :-) did you like the card when you saw it?

geraniumcat: I've been wanting to buy the Dragon Tarot since I saw it a while ago! It looks really good,doesn't it? I'm hoping to buy it soon. A nun! Actually, I have to confess to occasionally longing now to retreat to a seminary just for some silence!!

patricia: See? You got that card when I gave you your reading. Stop being afraid of knowing things that you don't know how you know! Just accept them and follow them, see what your psychic ability is trying to tell you. Are you dreaming at all?

vickie: hi! You're welcome!

bride: I think Queen of Swords would be a lesser incarnation of the High Priestess - using that uncanny Scots way of knowing things to protect yourself intellectually!!! Neat that you see both for you. I get the Queen of Swords sometimes but I'm not entirely comfortable with her. I like the queen of Wands better, or queen of pentacles. They don't seem so critical....maybe it's my interpretation, I'll have to go look now!!