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RWS-02-High Priestess

The High Priestess (also known as the Popess, Pope Joan, Female Pontiff) is a Tarot card of the Major Arcana, numbered 2.

History

Appearance

In the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck, upon which many modern decks are based, The High Priestess wears plain blue robes and sits with her hands in her lap. She has a lunar crescent at her feet, a horned diadem centering a globe on her head and a large cross on her breast. The scroll in her hands, partly covered by her mantle, bears the word TORA. She is seated between the white and black pillars—'J' and 'B' for Jachin and Boaz—of the mystic Temple of Solomon. The veil of the Temple is behind her: it is embroidered with palm leaves and pomegranates. [1] Further behind all of that is what seems to be a body of water, most probably the sea.

Meanings in Divination

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Major Arcana
0
The Fool
I
The Magician
II
The High Priestess
III
The Empress
IV
The Emperor
V
The Hierophant
VI
The Lovers
VII
The Chariot
VIII
Strength
IX
The Hermit
X
Wheel of Fortune
XI
Justice
XII
The Hanged Man
XIII
Death
XIV
Temperance
XV
The Devil
XVI
The Tower
XVII
The Star
XVIII
The Moon
XIX
The Sun
XX
Judgement
XXI
The World
Minor Arcana
Suit of Wands
Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Page Knight Queen King
Suit of Cups
Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Page Knight Queen King
Suit of Swords
Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Page Knight Queen King
Suit of Pentacles
Ace Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Page Knight Queen King
Tarot

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