The Hierophants Symbolism.
The Hierophant in tarot is a wise but traditional
counsellor who symbolizes the path to spiritual enlightenment, he sits
between the pillars of good and evil. On his left hand 2 fingers point
up and 2 down, they represent the link between the heavens and earth.
The lavish yellow head dress symbolizes intelligence and wisdom, the
tiers represent the material, formative and creative worlds. Bald
heads symbolize letting go of the material world to search for
spiritual enlightenment. The Keys symbolize the locked mysteries
between man and woman. The three crosses on staff and tunic symbolize
the mind, body and soul.
The Hierophant can show you the traditional ways
to spirituality, but are they the right ways for the modern world.
Tradition. Wisdom. Established. Truth.
Forgiving. Faith. Authority. Religion. Conservative.
The Hierophants Meaning.
Someone who steers others
away from material concerns. A spiritual leader or advisor.
The Hierophant Reversed.
Distortion of the truth
causes upset. The Hierophant reversed tells you be sceptical of
information given by others.
The Lovers Symbolism.
The tarot Lovers card tells us decisions must be made.
Behind the man stands the tree of life which symbolizes our desires,
behind the woman stands the tree of knowledge which symbolizes truth.
The winged angel brings these forces together through physical love
while the snake symbolizes hidden wisdom. Will you use your knowledge
and wisdom to make a wise decision or will you let your desires
dictate your choice.
Duality. Attraction. Temptation. Decision.
The Lovers Meaning.
Allow your heart, not your head, to guide you. A
change of attitude will bring happier times.
The Lovers Reversed.
Recognize the true nature of your situation or
relationship, do not take the easy option.
The Chariots Symbolism.
In tarot the Chariot symbolizes forceful forward actions,
going for it with determination and victory in the face of
opposing forces. Those forces are symbolized as good and evil by the
sphinxes which are looking away from each other. The square on
his chest symbolizes his vibrant nature which is enabling him to
controls the direction the chariot takes him with the power of his
mind, not physically.
He travels away from the establishment but will
his ambitions take him in the right direction.
Determination. Conquest. Ambition. Movement.
Travel. Progress. Communication. Direction.
The Chariots Meaning.
Renewed optimism and motivation will bring you success. A victory
achieved through personal effort. Travel.
The Chariot Reversed.
There's a need to resolve a situation involving conflicting forces.
Delays and frustration, travel plans that go wrong.
The Chariot ends the first 'Worldly sequence'
phase of the Fools journey, he charges off to find his inner self.
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