The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning


The Hierophant tarot card affirmation: “I am open to the wisdom of the universe.”

Keyword Phrases The Hierophant Tarot Card

Upright Meaning

  • Organizations
  • Group connections
  • Structure of religion
  • Family and/or society
  • Tradition
  • Deciding and integrating it into your own life.

Reversed Meaning

  • Questioning conventional ideas
  • Rebel
  • Eccentric
  • Desire to break with rules of the old
  • Bad advice
  • Dogma

Examples The Hierophant Tarot Card


The Hierophant from the Robin Wood Tarot


An Example of The Hierophant from the Paladini Tarot

The Hierophant Tarot Card in Your Reading

Do you know what it is? If you wear such a beautiful “dress” as the Hierophant, it really doesn’t make you someone who already knows it all. When you draw the Hierophant, you learn a lot and earn your position by doing the heavy lifting within the rules of society or your own rules.

Some people can put on a strict mask by using the right words but not living by them. Following the rules, your own or those of others, is really very difficult. At some point, they feel okay, but you’ll have to keep checking and evaluating if they still fit your situation.

Do the rules you have to follow still suit you? Or are you looking for aspects that you can really support?


The personality of the Hierophant can sometimes be obsessive. He is so focused on following the orderly that he sometimes wants to forget himself. He is cut off from his own thought patterns because he just follows the cultural rules, and he expects others to see it the same way he does. When the people around him rebel, he is often completely surprised, whether or not he is a good leader. If he has more substance than just a story, he will survive the rebellion. But when it’s as thin as ice, he sees his world collapse.

The Hierophant can also be eager to live freely because the rules give him guidance and a sense of security. But, it also limits him from being who he is. Free yourself from what limits you and what others expect of you.

Frame of reference

This card often represents your frame of reference that you were taught when you were little. If the way you look at the world differs from what you were taught, consciously change it by replacing old beliefs with new ones. Become unique and authentic. The you you want to be. On the other hand, you will have to remember that there is nothing wrong with a traditional view of life as long as it is your point of where you start your personal development. Just see if it supports your beliefs or not. You don’t have to be stuck in the rules and expectations of someone else.


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