The Hierophant signals that it’s time to head back to school! Whether you’re enrolling in college, an online course, or learning a life lesson, you can be sure that the wisdom you’re gathering will be important. Hit the books, study hard, work with the teachers that show up in your life – you might be surprised at what you learn. You may also have an opportunity to play teacher or mentor for someone else. If you do, share your knowledge freely. Help others to rise up to the next level.
The Hierophant also favors traditions and rules. This is not the time to buck the system. Instead, you may want to uphold the status quo. Or, in some cases, find a way to respect the rules, even if you’re not keen on them. Those structures may be in place for a good reason. By honoring the traditions that are already in place, you may begin to understand why those frameworks exist.
Commitment is another way to look at this card. If you’re thinking about making a commitment in your relationship, this card says: go for it! Pop the question, say yes, move in, get married – it’s all good. If your relationship is troubled, this might also be the right time to seek counseling. Under the guise of a wise therapist, even the most challenging relationships can find a middle ground.
Theresa Reed (aka “The Tarot Lady”) has been a full-time Tarot card reader for close to 30 years. She is the author of The Tarot Coloring Book, an illustrated tour through the world of Tarot with coloring sheets for every card in the deck. Learn more about her at thetarotlady.com.
Illustration: Candle by gea*. A Chilean-born self-taught artist based in New York, gea* has exhibited solo and in group shows throughout New York, Los Angeles, Santiago, Zurich, and Toronto. Her monograph Penetralia was released in 2016. Her works appear in limited edition art books by international publishers such as Timeless Editions, Le Dernier Cri and Re:Surgo!; one of the Re:Surgo titles she is featured in, is now part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. gea*’s drawings have also been featured in Honeysuckle Magazine’s HERS issue, summer 2017 edition. Learn more about her at geaphiles.com.