Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!
If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.
I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.
Today’s card is from the Major Arcana – The Hierophant!
The keywords associated to this card are: Spiritual wisdom, religious beliefs, conformity, tradition, and institutions.
The Hierophant is known as the “Teacher.” He wears three robes, red, white and blue, which are the most common colors on many free country flags. He wears three crowns which represent the three worlds he rules, the conscious, the sub-conscious and the super-conscious. The Hierophant’s task is to pass down his spiritual wisdom to those who seek.
The Hierophant card represents an established set of spiritual values and beliefs and is often correlated with formal doctrines. Before you can discover your own belief systems and make your own choices the Hierophant encourages you to learn the fundamental principles from a trusted source.
Work with a teacher, mentor, or guide to teach you about spiritual values and beliefs in a structured way. He may be an authority or a kind and generous mentor who nurtures your spiritual awareness and helps you access the Divine by understanding the traditions and core principles. You may also undertake a period of formal study as you delve into a subject that has been widely explored and documented.
If you have already mastered a particular field of study, you may be taking on the role of teacher and mentor to others. In this position, you honor and acknowledge your responsibility to share your knowledge in a structured way, one that respects the age-old traditions.
The Hierophant‘s arrival suggests you are following convention and staying within the bounds of a ‘tried and tested’ model. You are not yet willing to go out on a limb or offer any new and innovative ideas. Instead, you adhere to the key principles and rules, such as the golden rule, that you know will lead to a successful result.
The Hierophant may call you to honor family traditions that sit neglected. You are being asked to commit to spiritual practice in its most wholesome form – no customization, no adaptation, no bending the rules. If you have been lacking ritual and tradition, create a regular practice such as daily prayer or saying grace before a meal. Consider exploring your spiritual or religious heritage.
The Hierophant Tarot card often speaks to group membership or being part of an institution. You may enjoy a deep sense of comfort being surrounded by people who have well-established belief systems and explicit values. Finding them may be as significant as exploring a new church or religious group, or as simple as joining a gym or online Tarot community. This card is about identifying with others and a way of thinking that will prompt further learning.
Well, as always, I have no idea how this card will relate to you in your lives. I am not a religious person, although I do adhere to many religious teachings. I believe more in spirituality rather than dogma or churches. So, maybe this card is telling me to be more open? Or maybe it is all about being a part of a community. I’m happy you are joining me here in the #TarotTuesday community and hope that each week there is something that inspires or uplifts you. That is the whole purpose. Thoughts?
As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!