Exploring stories the Tarot tells, one card at a time
Today, we will look at the card known as The Hierophant (also known as The Pope). It is the fifth of the Major Arcana cards in most traditional Tarot decks.
The Hierophant signifies traditional values and established institutions. This card can represent a mentor or counsellor who may provide guidance or even a spiritual leader or someone working within a religious order. It may represent someone who is stuck in their ways. The Hierophant Tarot card can represent several different kinds of institutions including economic, religious, political, familial, educational and social. Its appearance can indicate that it is a good time to conform to convention or maintain traditions. It’s not a time for rebellion. It can also signify taking part in some sort of ritual or tradition.
The Hierophant is the marriage and commitment card of the Major Arcana. If this card appears, you can expect your relationship to be more committed as it shows that you and your partner share the same goals and ideals. It is a very good card to get if greater commitment is desired. If you are single, this card signifies a new relationship is coming and it promises security and commitment.
The Hierophant suggests it is a good time to get involved in team projects. Play your part and do not try unconventional methods. You will be successful. You may also become a mentor or trainer of others.
When it comes to money, The Hierophant indicates this is a good time to get involved in conventional investment opportunities and use traditional financial institutions.
Reversed Meaning Interpretation
In short, the appearance of The Hierophant in reverse indicates the challenging of traditions, unconventional lifestyles/relationships, non-conformity, reversed roles.