The High Priestess Reversed Tarot Card


The high priestess is a symbol of the mysterious connection that exists between ourselves and the interior and spiritual worlds.The appearance of this card reversed indicates that there is trouble with this connection. This problem can range from neglect and abandonment to deep rooted lying and deception. If you see the reversed high priestess card during a tarot reading, it is a sign that a great deal of introspection is needed.

Trust Your Inner Voice

The high priestess can be a representation of your inner self – the calm center deep within you that is always there for you whenever you need her. But seeing the high priestess reversed may mean that you are no longer following your inner voice. Whatever the reason, you have chosen to ignore your own subconscious and the messages it is trying to tell you.

Even if you are usually an intuitive and introspective person, it is easy to lose this connection with your inner self. Perhaps you are just too busy rushing about and fretting over external issues. Maybe you are spending too much time focusing on everyone else’s problems that you are neglecting your own.

But when life gets tough, you need this inner voice more than ever. Take time to reconnect with yourself through reflection and meditation. Stop thinking about your problems and worries. Enjoy moments of calm “nothingness” as this is where you will find the answers that you seek.

External Validation  

The appearance of the reversed high priestess card may be a sign that you are repressing your own feelings. This leaves you overly dependent on others, desperate for their approval and validation. Instead of excessively seeking external validation, relax in the knowledge that the you already have the answers you need within yourself. All you need is a bit of confidence in yourself to do what you know is best.

Hidden Trouble

The high priestess has a secretive nature that can become a negative attribute when the card is reversed. When you see this card in a Tarot reading, it may be an indication that hidden issues are going on around you. Be straightforward with others and demand to know the entire truth. Do not allow someone to avoid your questions in an effort to keep you in the dark. It is important for you to know exactly what issues you are dealing with.

Untrustworthy “Friends

Seeing the high priestess reversed may be an indication that you need to be cautious when dealing with those around you. This card could be warning you of someone close to you who is not what they seem. It is very likely that this person is completely self absorbed. Because of their immense selfishness, they will not be supportive with any of your own needs or endeavors.   As a result, you must be exceptionally careful with who you place your trust in at this time. Take a step back to analyze every situation and relationship from every possible angle. You must safeguard yourself against the adverse effects you can experience from an undependable or malicious “friend” in your life.

Mood Swings

Another possible meaning of the reversed high priestess is that you are struggling with severe mood swings. When you are trying to handle emotional instability, it can affect almost every part of your life. You might find that your ideas and insights are suffering. Or perhaps you lack the tact necessary to handle delicate situations. Your judgement may also be impaired. You could even find yourself jealous of others’ possessions and successes. All of these emotions can make you withdraw from those around you. You likely find it difficult to accept advice when others try to help. Regain your emotional fortitude by taking time to listen to your inner voice and find your center.

Busy, Busy

The high priestess card reversed may also be a sign that you need to slow down. It is easy to get caught up in being busy with life. But, if you find yourself perpetually busy with never a chance to relax, this can be a serious problem. Everyone needs time to reflect and recharge. You can’t do that when you are always rushing here and there. This can leave you feeling impatient and negatively impact the quality of your work.

Sometimes, staying overly busy is an avoidance technique. It is easier to ignore your problems when you are busy doing anything but confronting them. Unfortunately, problems rarely are able to sort themselves out. Sooner or later, you must confront them head on. Stop ignoring your inner voice. It is better to face the truth, even if it is shocking, painful, or difficult.

The ancient art of tarot reading can provide valuable insight into any question you might currently be facing in your life. At Keen, you can get a live online tarot reading from an experienced tarot reader via chat or email. Our advisors are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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