The Hierophant Tarot card refers to a teacher and the process of learning practical lessons through the study of natural law. The energy of this card suggests an agent or resource that can uncover the secrets of the universe and the cycles of the Moon and tides, the connections between humans and the sky. Because monasteries were the only where one could study to write and read during the Middle Ages, a Hierophant was the person students could petition to gain entry. The Hierophant was the one who set the curriculum for the neophyte’s course of study.
Oft, they are depicted with the right hand raised in blessing The Hierophant is linked with the long-standing lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, and the person who passed on the wisdom of. Shamans from every tradition draw upon this archetype. If you see that the Hierophant card has been reversed this may indicate that you are bringing an unnecessary episode of rebellion against traditional values, long-held ideals, and spiritual beliefs that belong to your lineage. Consider that, without the steady influence of tradition observed over generations it would be impossible to have a solid support system that you would be able to stand up to the system.
Find out if you’re biting your hand that feeds you. Take care lest you damage your connection to your relationship to Great Mystery. The Hierophant advises that you return to your position of a diligent student. Learn all you can about your chosen field. It is important to make that knowledge part of you, and an active influence on your daily awareness. By doing this you will slowly but slowly establish credibility within your field or area of study. Gain respect and appreciation through completing your studies and broadening your expertise. If you have the required experience you need, then revise your resume to ensure that others can see who you are and what you bring to a situation. Set your sights on the goal and stay focused. You may be destined to become a master of your field.