Tarot > The Hierophant
Have you ever struggled to conform to what others expect of
youíve struggled to meet your parentís expectations for you, educationally
or career-wise, because you simply wanted to do something else? Perhaps
your spouse or lover likes you to behave in a certain way and you donít
The issues about what is right and wrong for you personally are of greater
importance when The Hierophant appears in your reading.
For example, you may feel that fidelity and the tradition of marriage is
important to you, and your lover is prepared to live together but not as
man and wife, and this troubles you.
Perhaps there are many feelings, views, opinions and principles that you
are having trouble expressing and living by, and suppressing them is
causing internal conflict.
The Hierophant often represents a teacher or wise counsel - someone you
may choose to turn to for help and guidance.
If you are struggling to be true to yourself, it can be very therapeutic
to seek the comfort and understanding of someone who you feel able to
express your REAL thoughts and feelings to.
Sometimes, we can feel trapped by someone or a situation, but in reality
we have created the situation ourselves by denying what we really want or
who we really are.
They say it can be difficult to see the reality of your own situation from
within it, so when this kindly and spiritually comforting card appears in
your reading, it could be suggesting you seek out the help and guidance of
someone you trust to give you an alternative perspective.
It could also be highlighting the importance of being true to yourself and
not simply conforming to what others expect of you.
We donít always have the answers and we donít always know whatís best for
us ... in such circumstances, when The Hierophant appears in your
readings, consider seeking advice, guidance or counseling to help you find
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