The High Priestess carries an inner knowledge that no one else does. When this card appears she knows something you don’t. Sometimes she will tell you and sometimes she won’t! We usually see her standing beside two black and white pillars indicating that she can see both sides of the story.
Sometimes she will represent someone in your life that can give you wisdom and knowledge, someone that can perhaps help you grow. Because she is so spiritual she is likely to be psychic or very gifted in some way.
What is also so interesting about the High Priestess is that it can often represent a side of yourself that you can not see, as it speaks about “hidden knowledge”. Perhaps you are underestimating your instinct? She will often confirm in readings in this case, that you can indeed go ahead and trust your intuition. If the card speaks about someone else that is around you then it will become something of a mystery to you, and you could find yourself delving into the mysteries of the psyche when this rather mysteries lady appears. But do not fear her, she always has something to offer!
If the card applies to a work situation then it will more than likely indicate that there is something buried in the subconscious mind that is causing some sort of suspicion that you need to confront and deal with. Quite often the card will represent our dreams or illusions in terms of any situation, so it is important to pay attention to the hidden message. This is also the big card of communication, writing, learning and philosophy and could be a sign that you are about to embark upon a new journey that requires writing and communication, or even philosophy. This will be an exciting time for you.
Quite often when this card shows up in a relationship spread it will speak about something that has been kept a secret or hidden from the person enquiring. The High Priestess will usually be able to tell you what the secret is, depending on the position of the cards.
In terms of finances, it may be that there are secrets , such as money that has been kept away from the enquirer. Quite often there will be a situation whereby one partner has lied about finances or tried to cover up overspending or gambling. Be cautious when this card appears with finances!
Should the card appear upside down then it is more than likely that you have been ignoring your intuition and that you need to perhaps trust it a little more. It can also speak about untrustworthy people that are providing you with false information. Take a good look around you when this card is reversed, as there is undoubtedly something in the air that you need to direct your attention towards!