The Hierophant

Number: 5
Astrological sign: Taurus

Positive associations with this tarot card: advice, wise counsel, society, good understanding, spiritual consolation, knowledge, identification, faith, conformity, tradition, marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude; by another account, mercy and goodness; inspiration; the man to whom the Querent has recourse.

Negative associations with this tarot card: misinformation, lack of faith, deviousness, bad advice, confusion, disorderly conduct, concord, overkindness, weakness.

The Hierophant is a symbol of moral law, a wise and capable advisor, a practical instructor and spiritual guide. He also represents the more conventional, tried and tested traditional values, therefore advising on more conventional thinking rather than novel approaches. The Hierophant may actually represent a teacher, priest or advisor but is more likely to symbolize moral lessons to be learned from events. This card can be an indicator of marriage or a desire for marriage, as well as point to legal responsibilities and official documents.

Negatively The Hierophant can symbolize feeling stifled by others wanting you to conform to their expectations rather than being yourself, and not wanting to take options that are more traditional. However there is an upside to this negative aspect of the card that can mean making your own rules. Another negative aspect of this card is that he can represent confusion, a crisis of faith or counterproductive pride.

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