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.