Tarot

The High Priestess – Card 2

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If you have been following my Chaos Pen Challenges over on my sister’s blog the Writing Hallow, then you are familiar with the artwork and artist of this card on DeviantArt. And yes, you can still purchase this amazing Tarot deck from this online store.

Today we’re featuring and exploring the third card in the Major Arcana, The High Priestess.


Additional Card Images

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So take a look at these three cards and compare them to the first one I presented. How are they the same? How are they different? What do they say to you?

Take your time. Let them “speak” to your soul and mind.

Feel free to click on each one to visit their page on DeviantArt to see a larger image and read what the artist had to say about it.


Themes of the Card

The High Priestess is Card 2 in the Major Arcana and the second of a pair of cards in the Fool’s Journey. To have a greater understanding of the pairing between the Magician and the High Priestess, one could look to the concept of yin-yang. In this philosophy the High Priestess embodies the yin. The High Priestess is also the first half of the female archetype in the Major Arcana, representing the mysterious and the unknown.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • NONACTION
  • UNCONSCIOUS AWARENESS
  • POTENTIAL
  • MYSTERY

You can read more about this card in detail on their website here.


What This Card Means to Me

There is an old saying of “Good things comes to those that wait.” Sometimes this is very true and even necessary. There are times in life when we need to step back, look at the big picture, and take stock of the grand scheme of things. A little patience goes a long ways here when we dig deep within ourselves to find the untapped, hidden potentials we need to discover or remember.

When a farmer has tilled, planted, watered, and weeded his fields then all there is left to do is find something else to do while it grows.


The Music Playlist

In the spirit of all this, these are the songs picked out thus far for this card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD5Qj4Ocits&list=PL9nKO8l3c9MPdfhBFF7VQDzJ9RH_YP2LF

Do you have any songs you think should be on this list? Suggest them in the comments!


The Writing Prompt

Now as a writer with everything we’ve gone over with this card what comes to mind? Start writing! Doesn’t matter what it is. Stretch your mind and let The High Priestess speak to you.

I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!

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