Tarot – The Hierophant – The Inner Teacher
The light caught the triple tiered tiara. I saw two crossed keys. Oblivious to me an initiate bowed before the Hierophant, who began to speak. “The only path to truth is within yourself. The only mystery is why you seek to prevent yourself from achieving your true potential”. With that the Hierophant turned, moved between the pillars.
The Hierophant, like the High Priestess, is seated between two pillars. The Hierophant is depicted as either a man or a woman but always represents the spiritual side of masculinity. The pillars represent the masculine and feminine, day and night, balanced between opposing forces or elements. This card is pure of spirit. The triple tiered crown symbolises three states of existence – body and mind, and spirit, or physical emotional and mental responses. The sceptre likewise is crossed three times. The temple represents organised religion whereas the high priestess symbolises the more esoteric. The cross keys show the Hierophant has control over the material and physical world. The right hand points to the heavens and shows that what is to be found in heaven is also reflected on earth, if you are receptive to it. In a reading this card connects your inner teacher. You are a bringer of light. Accept that perhaps you are exactly where you need to be to make the difference. The Hierophant.