The High Priestess and Queen of Wands

The High Priestess, sometimes called the Popess, is the second card in the Major Arcana.

She appears with a book/scroll and a crescent moon. The letters B and J are shown on pillars. These letters stand forBoaz and Joachin (the names of the pillars in Solomon’s Temple).

Some believe she is the Queen of the Underworld. Others say she’s secret keeper to Man’s darkest truths. Regardless, she is a healer and teacher. How she finds herself healing and guiding can be defined in which way she captures a spread.

The High Priestess is extremely creative, a singer, or a dancer. Therapists, educators, midwives,  psychics, and caretakers, will be portrayed as this dynamic lady too. Inverted, this may refer to a woman who’s holding herself back, underestimating her own mental ability, maybe even allowing herself to be objectified.

In my romantic spreads she is the other woman, the intermediate woman, or the consoler.

Having the High Priestess in your layers is a wonderful thing. Being her in a romantic examination may not be ideal. When trying to figure out why a man comes and goes repeatedly, she seldom, if ever, wins.  Realizing he is plugging into you for “medicating an ailing lifestyle,” is the first step to discovery. Thus, relinquishing “friends with benefits” or “the other woman” titles once and for all. As I point out to many, some women enjoy being the other woman. No dirty laundry, no serious issues, just fun and gifts!

My most intimidating moment in High Priestess (inverted) history was for a friend of my sister who wanted to know about her daughter. “I don’t know what to say,” I had a sinking feeling. I didn’t want to tell her what I was seeing. “I get a feeling she’s strippin’…maybe?”  My sister’s friend rolled her eyes and sighed, “STILL???”

The Queen of Batons (Wands) is very similar to the High Priestess, yet there are subtle differences. As a wife she is funny, able to “hold court,” and creative. Inverted she may be an unfaithful wife, successful yet jaded, and fickle.

Those in the Baton (Wand) suit are natural healers, teachers, performers and intuitives. The Queen of Batons may be light brown or red haired, if viewing her for physical description.

8 thoughts on “The High Priestess and Queen of Wands

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  2. amor

    wow, wow, Made a mistake!!!!! pLase Jen if you read my prior post to Nunu, it is wronG!
    Here it goes again:
    Hi Nunu: thanks for your article. I want to ask you about the difference in between the Queen of Hearts and the Queen of Swords. In a prior reading I had,the Queen og hearts came op regarding to my question about my love interest.My question was about his feelings for me and his thoughts about me.
    In his life there is a another woman and she appeared as the Queen of swords. She was discribed as a female magician and the reverse moon was also reveald about her. What is the difference in between them and what place do they have in a person´s life? ( romanticaly)
    Could you write something about the Devil card?
    thanks a lot!!!!
    xxx amor

  3. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    I think I can relate to this card….
    I have learned through my faith and 6th sense, when to be silent and calculating…I have a scorpio moon, and I have learned through the help of astrologers, how to use it in a positive way.
    Silence is one of them….I see this lady as a peacemaker….That is my life path….God is my witness, and obviously hers….
    Thank You,
    Miss Krystal

  4. Vivian-9932

    Another interesting interpretation of the high priestess is that someone most likely a man holds you (a woman) at high esteem, he keeps you on a pedestal. Of course this would depend on where it falls in a spread and how it feels intuitively when reading the spread. It often shows up in relationship readings for that reason.

  5. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    I also have a question for Phillip regarding astrology…..what does ” The Part of Fortune ” represent in a person’s chart ?????
    Also….how important is a person’s DEscendant, (not ascendant/rising sign), in a chart ??????
    Also, what TYPE of astrology are you using to explain this ?????
    You can use my chart, I don’t care, if you need to use an example.
    Blessed Be )O(…Gina Rose ext.9500

  6. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Nunu,
    Here’s a question for you….I have a friend who has collected Tarot decks for over 25 years….some are very valuable antique decks from other countries from the world over.
    She once told me the Hermit card also stands for the astrological sign of Virgo….how are the other astrological signs represented in the Tarot ??? and what are those cards ?????
    Thank You & Blessed Be )O( Gina Rose ext.9500
    I think the clients reading your posting might be interested in this as well.

  7. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Nunu,
    Besides the Hermit & Moon card…the Queen of Wands does come up in prior readings I’ve had done over the years… because I have red hair, AND , I was told by the readers, because I’m known for bringing in major,sweeping changes.
    Good article….Thank you,
    Gina Rose ext.9500


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