The High Priestess is the Guardian of the unconscious, and represents the unknown depths of inner illumination, divine knowledge, understanding, wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, and serenity. She has a deep intuitive understanding of the Universe, and knows the secret of how to access the inner realms. The truth is hidden and may be discovered only through meditation, dreams, intuition, divination, feminine wisdom or revelation.
WALKING BETWEEN THE WORLDS
The High Priestess is seated before the Gate of Great Mystery, and she is a Mediator of passage into the depth of reality. She is a symbol of initiation for “edge walkers,” to ride the crest between the threshold of darkness and light, and into the mysteries of inner wisdom, and the maturity to access her Ancient Wisdom.
The High Priestess is associated with the inner luminosity, and receptivity of the Moon in the tarot, and is an excellent archetype for accessing intuitive powers for artistic inspiration.