#TarotTuesday – The Heirophant

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!

As always, I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation

40 thoughts on “#TarotTuesday – The Heirophant

  1. During a time when the sacred is defamed, when logic is eschewed, when chaos is heralded as the ideal, the hierophant card to me says, “Go deep within. Find your truth and you will discover the ultimate Truth.” Thank you, Jan, for this reminder. ♥

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    1. I think you really defined it, Gwen. You are so right. Nothing seems sacred anymore and I think The Hierophant is telling us to find our own sacred truths. Thank you for your beautiful comment and have the most wonderful day possible! Hugs!

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  2. Jan, a fascinating post and it’s interesting where we ca draw inspiration from … Tacos Tuesday became Tarot Tuesday! 😀 I love learning about Hierophant and there is a lot here which rings true for me … very thought-provoking!

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    1. Lol, Annika. You are so right about where and when inspiration can come. It’s always up to us to run with it and that’s what I decided to do with this one. It has been a wonderful journey! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Good morning Jan- What a cool Card. I’m training a new Livestock Waste Inspector right now, so this card spoke to me. I swear you pull cards just for me. Thank you.
    Love and hugs, stay cool it’s going to be hot, and stay safe & well.

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    1. Good morning, Tonya. I am so thrilled that you chose to take this Tarot journey with me and that the cards give you inspiration or confirmation. You are so right about the heat. But it is summertime. 🙂 I hope you and Rob are well! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs!

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  4. I am a religious person, and I’ve missed the community aspect of worship since church closed for social distancing. They reopened a few weeks ago, but I haven’t returned because masks are required and with my asthma, it’s too difficult to restrict my breathing for that long. That’s what the card made me think of. What message I should take from it, though, I have no idea.

    I love these posts, Jan. They always make me think.

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    1. Hi, Staci. What I got as I read your comment was for you to rely on alternative methods for your spiritual needs. Most churches are doing online streaming and that might be one option. Of course, it doesn’t take the place of being there and joining your energy in with those present, but it’s an alternative. Thank you so much for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoy the posts! Have a great day!

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      1. I have been watching the services on television. Haven’t missed a week. It’s nice but not the same. There’s something about being there in person with others that can’t be matched. I think I’m just tired of 2020. But most of us are, so…

        And yes, I absolutely do enjoy the posts.

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  5. I really like this card, Jan. I grew up in church with a father as a preacher, so religion has always been a foundation for me. Still is, of course, but the older I get, the more fascinated I am by other teachings and spirituality. I’m definitely more open to new possibilities and ideas. As for being part of a community… I feel it’s so important to find where you belong, to open yourself to what the world offers you. It allows you to find your truth, as Gwen said. Beautiful card with so many possible meanings. Thank you, as always, for sharing. ❤

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    1. Like you, Marlena, I grew up in a strict religious household. When I was in my very early twenties, I had the opportunity to explore Eastern religions and that opened a whole new world to me. I believe that all the sacred teachings hold truths and we simply have to find them. You are right about finding a community where you belong with like-minded people. Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs!

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      1. It’s so interesting how much we change and grow as we get older. A constant phase of growth, really. I look forward to the next reading!! Hugs back to you!

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  6. This card hit home, Jan. I’ve been searching, going back to traditional and being torn with my own personal beliefs. I finally set that aside for now and decided to embrace love and let go of fear and anger. My ego wasnt happy letting go of some justifed anger either. I have been going back to exploring and reading again. I enjoy learning about different beliefs and then finding my way from there.

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    1. Wow, Denise. That is amazing. When we can take a step back and look at our journey it’s mind-blowing to see how it all presents itself to us. It is always our choice as to what we do with it. Letting go of fear and anger is huge! I commend you for not only being able to do it, but to see it. Thank you SO much for stopping by and leaving a comment today! Hugs!

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  7. I’m a combination of religious and spiritual. I have issues with man-made doctrine, but I still love the church. My core spiritual beliefs are steadfast and strong, so I tend to embrace those and overlook doctrine. When I was a teenager I did a lot of seeking and exploring, but never looked back once discovering my faith. I so need that in my life!

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    1. I think what you described, Mae could fit many. I was raised in the church – a free-holiness church. And I have a strong foundation of faith and belief. The thing that turned me against organized religion was the hypocrisy I saw and how a person would be judged and shunned if they weren’t dressed just right or if they smelled a little funny or maybe were mentally show. To me, that did not represent the love and compassion that Jesus taught. So I searched outside the Christian church and studied Eastern religion for ten years. That gave me a very diversified spiritual base to go from and I still rely on it heavily. Now, I find the peace, love, and wisdom inside myself that I need to move through this crazy life. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comment. Hugs!

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  8. Every Tuesday, my jaw drops… Last weekend, as part of my phytotherapy training, we spent the time in the woods to discover, define, and learn more about the plants. This time, we learned more about the spiritual background, like natural spirits, their presence, and their purposes. I could feel them clearly when even I couldn’t see them. But I was diving in deeply and found back to a place I used to know better when I had more time a few years ago. Definitely, spiritual guidance and teaching to take me back to where I feel home.

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    1. That is so beautiful, Erika. The Native Americans were 100% tuned into Nature Spirits. They based their very existence on the powers, beauty, and abundance of nature. In a world covered with concrete, we’ve gotten far away from that, so any opportunity to reconnect is awesome. I’m so glad you had the opportunity and that they made their presence known to you. That’s incredible! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment today! Hugs!

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      1. I have always felt a strong connection to the Native Americans and the Nature Spirits. Therefore I am feeling so empowered when being in alignment with nature and using its powers spiritually and physically. Thank you for always confirming so much with your cards in such a beautiful way, Jan 💖

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  9. Super reading, Jan. I think a lot of folks are struggling as their basic beliefs are being tested through everyday living. Their are some truths that can stand a test or two and others that wither under a strain. I think the card says it is okay to let go of those that can’t make the cut and firmly grasp those truths that fortify your life.Thanks

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    1. I think you are exactly right, John. There are basic truths that have withstood the test of time and those are what we cling to. We can let go of the others that don’t prove to be true and find our own bit if peace in this crazy life. Thank you for stopping by today!

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  10. Although I was raised Catholic and was an altar girl for a couple of years, I do not follow organized religion. As several have mentioned, I found the hypocrisy within the church, especially when it comes to the amount of money they make. I am, however, very spiritual.

    I see this card as a notice to people to venture within to ask whether their thoughts/actions/words truly reflect the morals/values that they have been taught by their religion/spiritual teachings. I believe the people of our nation/world has lost their purpose/path in life. This card, to me, says that they need to let go of the newly adopted mindset of superiority, self-righteousness, and divisiveness and return to the traditional blessings of unity, peace, and love.

    For me, I have been learning more about mindfulness and absorbing the teachings of great mindfulness teachers. So, the card speaks to me personally as well. 😊

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  11. Beautifully expressed, Yvette. We are all here for a reason and I believe with all my heart, that reason is to return to the source which created us. And, it cannot happen within one lifetime. I agree that so many on this earth have lost sight of their purpose and are consumed with selfishness and superiority. If only we could all get a glimpse of who we truly are. Thank you so much for your comment. Mindfulness teachers have much to offer us and add that to our religious background teachings, it gets pretty powerful! Have a wonderful, mindful day, Yvette! Hugs!

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  12. I think it’s time that we as a nation return to our teachings and the things that worked in the past. There are a lot of beliefs out there that want to move us away from what we know. Maybe that’s what this card is about. I don’t know.

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    1. I think you are exactly right, sister. Our nation seems to have tossed aside all teachings of decency and humanity. I hope the card is predicting a turnaround!! And, the crazies need to STOP trying to abolish history! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! I love you!

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  13. I grew up in a very religious home, but as an adult I’m more spiritual than I am religious. I also read and studied the Bible and other religious books throughout my life, so I know a lot about religions, but I don’t follow any. I follow the golden rule and treat others the way I would like to be treated, and I enjoy being kind. The Hierophant wears three crowns, three garments, the outer garment is adorned with three crosses, and he holds a scepter with three horizontal bars going through it. Three is one of my lucky numbers. 😉 Thanks for the fabulous reading. ❤

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    1. Three, the number of the Trinity, Vashti. It is truly powerful in all its forms and a great observation! Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I can sense that you are very tuned into your spiritual self and it reflects in your writing! By the way, that reminds me that I need to move Son of the Serpent up my TBR list! 🙂 Have a great day!

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      1. That’s really wonderful to know, Jan. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog. What an awesome thing to say! Thank you very much. You’ve made my day. Have a fantastic rest of the day! ❤ xo

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  14. An interesting choice, Jan. I’m not religious either so this card always feels a little awkward. I do like the idea of the teacher though. As we enter a new world, learning and teaching and accessing wisdom is going to be important. Something to contemplate. ❤

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    1. So very true, Diana. I completely agree that learning, teaching, relying on sacred pearls of wisdom and accessing our own inner wisdom is exactly what we will need. Thank you for stopping by!

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