What Does the Hierophant Mean?

spiritual teacher ~ education ~ religion

Lo Scarabeo Tarot

Tarot Card Meanings for the Hierophant

Group identity, large institutions, education, teaching, learning, tradition, orthodoxy, the status quo, religion, a guru or teacher, spiritual guidance, occult or mystical groups, divine laws, seeking counsel and advice, church, spiritual retreat, brotherhood.
cults, false gods/gurus, abuse of position and/or power, extremism, the closing of schools, hospitals & social services, withdrawal of education services, rejection of religion, breakdown of crisis talks.
As people
Priests, vicars, ministers, monks, mentors, social workers, teachers, educators, guardians, youth workers, theologians, religious students, evangelists, community leaders.

Correspondences for the Hierophant

Key 5
Element Earth
Hebrew Letter ו – Vau
Astrology Taurus
Apr 20 – May 20
Related to Temperance 14/1+4=5
Count 12 – Zodiacal Trump
Yes/No Maybe


The Hierophant as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Square pegs don’t go into round holes.


At the very least today, you will either seek structure or be confined by it. Rules, rigidity & dealing with people who won’t budge – government employees, school administrators, doctor’s receptionists – you get the picture.

At the very best you will seek to understand higher values, esoteric principles & question religious doctrine. There is nothing to say here whether those questions are to aid your spiritual growth, or to tear apart the foundations of a religious upbringing.

Today you face structures of every kind, some you welcome, others you abhor. What is interesting is how you may not have been thinking about these things before, but now they are front and centre. Structure is important for life, dogma can ruin it.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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