THE PRIESTESS ("The High Priestess")
The Priestess sits before the doorway to the subtle realms, to the psychic and spiritual realms. She beats her shaman's drum in invocation as she opens, or protects, the way between the unconscious and the conscious self, which can only be accessed through dreams, synchronicities, symbols and shamanic journeying - and sometimes through the creative process as well. She represents serene wisdom that comes from depth understanding, from intuition, and from skilled access to an intuitive way of knowing. She is a seer, an oracle, a guardian of the Mysteries that can only be revealed when the circumstances are ripe. She embodies feminine wisdom as she heals and teaches, qualities that you yourself possess. You are encouraged to listen well to your inner voice by this card, and to develop your psychic and spiritual powers. It may also be that this is a good time to find a teacher who can assist you - she may have already appeared in your life.
Reversed: You aren't listening to your inner knowing, to your intuition. By trying to "stay on the surface of things", and by refusing to acknowledge the deeper levels of your experience these days, you're causing many problems that could be avoided. Conversely, the card can mean that you may be studying or working with occult knowledge in superficial and egotistic ways, and failing to comprehend the deeper significance of what you are being offered to learn and grow from.
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All artwork is copyright Lauren Raine MFA (2011)