Meaning of The Hierophant Tarot Card
The Hierophant is an important card in a tarot deck. But what exactly does it mean and symbolize? The Hierophant card in Tarot is representative of traditional values, convention, and morality. It also represents society, and legal or official papers. It symbolizes the traditional, maybe even conservative, faith.
The Hierophant is numbered card 5 in the major arcana of the Tarot deck. Much like the High Priestess, the Hierophant sits between two pillars. Feelings of needing to fit in are expressed here. Others may stubbornly desire that you conform to their expectations. Their need for you to fit in to their “box” has been made very clear. This may feel very oppressive or stifling to you. You may be doing everything in your power to fight it, or rebel. However, you can find amazing things happen when you allow yourself to go with this flow.
When the Hierophant shows up in a tarot reading, look for a wise teacher or guide to appear in your life. You may feel “restricted” within traditional structures. It’s not a bad thing. It’s an opportunity for learning.
If this card is present, it may be you who is the one who provides wise counsel to others. People may be seeking you out for advice and input. You may feel prompted to seek out higher education. You may be looking to get degrees or certifications now. You may be looking to improve yourself by taking the necessary next steps. New traditions plus all that is traditional come to the forefront.
The Heirophant tarot card can indicate socializing more. Group activities are highlighted and you may be expected to conform to the structures and traditions that are already in place, rather than establish the new. Trust in the power and presence of the Divine as well as in the knowledge of sacred soul contracts. Fulfill these to the best of your ability. Do it all with integrity.