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The High Priestess Tarot Card

The basic symbols of this card are blue, white and black colors, pomegranates, Isis moon crown, veil, solar cross, a crescent moon and pillars. The pillar B stands for Boaz - negation and severity, and the pillar J stands for Jachim – beginning and mercy. The scroll is inscribed with the word ‘Tora’ –standing for either the Jewish ‘Torah’ or an anagram of Tarot, with the last letter unseen. The card symbolizes wisdom, knowledge, learning, intuition, purity, virtue, lack of patience, and a teacher; and in reverse stands for ignorance, lack of understanding, selfishness, and shallowness.

The basic tarot story is of the Fool continuing and coming upon the High Priestess – a mysterious veiled lady, illuminated by the moon, and sitting between two pillars. She knows all about the Fool, and he, laying out the sword, chalice, staff and pentacle, asks the High Priestess to help him as she knows so much about him. She hands over the pair of scrolls, and he reads them at her feet by the light of the moon. The Fool now knows what he is to do.

This card means that the querent will learn things in order to make a decision.

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