Today was different. The purpose in me doing this is for me to learn my new deck. In pulling the card of the day, I pulled the King of Pentacles from 3 times. I also pulled Justice 2 times. As I have already posted these cards, I will ask you to refer to them in my previous posts. I finally pulled a card that was not a repeat.
From the book that comes with the deck, the High Priestess is the companion card to the Magician. The Magician is the masculine, yang. The High Priestess is the Divine Feminine, yin of the Chinese symbol for duality Yin and Yang. He represents day, illumination and light. She is night, secrets and darkness. He is without and she is within. Together they are the spiritual mother and father and reside in heaven as king and queen.
Yin is also said to represent Lilith that is said to be the first wife of Adam in the creation story. She was created from the same clay Adam was, Eve was created from his rib. She refused to be subservient to Adam. She is also in some Biblical Stories the serpent that tempted Eve, the second wife of Adam. This is not the story I was taught as a child, but I will not discredit it by dismissing it.
The Priestess is a wise woman and an ancient soul. She has lived many lives and remembers all of them. She has studied life, how the world works along with the behaviors of animals as well as people and how they interact with the world around them. Her head is in the clouds and her feet are rooted in the earth.
She is the great counselor, the grandmother with great stories about life and death as well as all the phases in between. She understand that humans need the earth and the energy field deep within it. The elements are as much a part of her as her flesh is. She seems to have been born wise and outside of time and place. She is deeply intuitive yet she sees the value in education.
If the Priestess has come into your life, she is asking you to stop and reflect on where you have been, where you are at as well as where you see yourself in future. She sees that we limit ourselves with what we think. She sees that we try so hard to fit it and to do what is right. She also see that when we do this we sell ourselves short. We are more that what is expected of us. We are each special in our own way.
The Priestess draws her strength from the moon. She is wise because she is strengthened by standing in the shadows and facing the darkness instead of hiding. Her intuition is her light source. She is able to draw from all of her experiences and trust her instincts.
If this finds you when you are struggling, consider that you need to take some time and go inside yourself and learn the language of your soul so that when you doubt yourself you recognize your own inner voice and trust that you know what is right for you no matter what others think. No one knows your needs and wants better than you. Trust that voice inside you that whispers, “Stop that decision will not honor your soul journey.” Live your truth.
Mary El Tarot – Landscapes Of The Abyss, Marie White