"The Dalai Lama says that the world will be saved by Western women. Not any women, perhaps not all women, but Burning Women. Women who have stepped out of silence and into the fullness of their power. Angry women who love the world and her creatures too much to let it be destroyed so thoughtlessly for a moment longer.
Burning Woman is the heart and soul of revolution – inner and outer. She burns for change, she dances in the fire of the old, all the while visioning and weaving the new.”
― Lucy H. Pearce, Burning Woman
This blog is not just for women, the High Priestess is very much about men.
The Tarot cards are not gender specific, that is part of their beauty. Through the journeying with the cards, as you have been doing, you begin to see that the male and female principle is vital to your ability to manifest. One could not exist without the other. The polarities, those opposing forces, provide the prima materia for producing a cohesive and tangible yet extraordinary inner reality, which in turn is transposed into the exoteric world of ordinariness but is a world of miracles and adventure nonetheless.
The High Priestess is in all of us.
The return of the divine feminine is our ability to know ourselves, our capacity for healing each other, our gift of intellect and insight. It is the faculty of intuition, the voice within and by claiming our authenticity through the still, small voice, is a step forward to saving the world…our own.
That is where the revolution truly begins.
Anarchy starts within and the connection to whom we are, our purpose and our path in life. The High Priestess is a path open to anyone who can walk behind the veil into the lofty halls of wisdom; the psyche awaits the partnership of the traveller. Who dares wins.
The High Priestess is the Sophia, Shekinah, Ishtar and Mary.
All of these female deities encourage a profound and meaningful connection to the higher self. She is the conception of ideas, she is the narrator of dreams, she is Gnosis. You know without knowing, you know everything. You are teacher and you are student, this is the psyche.
We see her in art, religious iconography and tales. Through this we learn how to balance the light with the dark, the yin and yang, the positive with the negative. Enduring lessons for all of us.
Your higher mind is your greatest ally.
It is important to consult this part of yourself when you are making significant changes in your life, facing big decisions or wanting to take the next step towards a deeper psychic awareness.
The psyche holds the wisdom that connects you to others and to negotiate with them; it brings healing to your relationships and success to group projects. You communicate through the psyche in a way that liberates you from the ego and the drama and you can become aligned to your greatest spiritual potential. So, you see, the High Priestess is not just about women, it is about the inherent wisdom in each of us that enables us to be guardians of this planet, custodians of the world.
The High Priestess represents the challenge to interpret the world of experience.
When the Priestess calls you she asks that nothing has precedence over insight and intuition.
The High Priestess helps make sense out of mystical encounters and to string those experiences into a pattern that can be processed and absorbed into the internal landscape. The patterns become meaningful.
The High Priestess requires you to consider compassion, this becomes a channel for spiritual direction.
Wisdom is intuition.
In this day and age when we are encouraged to be disconnected from our wisdom and sense of self, it becomes vital that we reclaim that voice and create a world we want to live in, starting with our own backyard.
Life can be made up of rituals and initiations, some we are conscious of, others less so. Priestess can assist you as you take your part in mastering your rites, rebirths and rooting down into your spiritual well-being. She points towards spiritual maturity, wisdom and inner disciplines.
She is inspiring you to use your imagination that will lead to another way of life and to participate fully with personal transformation and to breathe deeply into the depths of your intuition.
I trust my own higher wisdom.
It is safe for me to move to the next level of awareness.
I fully connect to the guidance that is available for me.