This High Priestess Meditation will you bring you face to face with the High Priestess. She will offer you advice in order to pass through her gates. The high priestess is a threshold to higher knowledge of yourself and she assists you to be ready for the inner transformations needed in order to create something new in your life.
The mystery of the card.
The High Priestess Tarot card is traditionally shrouded in mystery and many interpretations lead to not being able to put this card into a solid context within your life. Many books offering Tarot card meanings will explain this card in ways such as ‘Trust your intuition, access higher powers, listen to your inner voice’. The problem with this is if you are unsure of what these things feel like in the first place, then it is hard to put the card into action. Tarot is most effective when you experience the card, rather than intellectualise the card. This meditation will ground your mind around the High Priestess to help you realise exactly what you need to know to make the card applicable to your life journey.
‘Find a quite comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. Close your eyes and relax into your breath. Relax each of the muscles in your body beginning from the top of you head, your scalp, ears, jaws, cheeks, mouth, tongue, jaw. Relaxing into your neck, shoulders, arms and into the palms of your body. Let go of your entire spine right down into your hips, stomach muscles, legs and into the feet.
In your own time, take 3 long slow deep breaths.
Picture yourself in a room which has a set of stairs going down into a room that has a soft blue light emanating from it. You walk towards the stairs and begin your decent. With each step you take you are letting go of any tension you are holding.
You reach your hand out to the banister and take the first step. You step your other foot down to step 9 and sink deeper. You’re taking step 8 and you see you feet, hear your feet and feel your feet touching each step. You’re taking step 8 and 7 and you are letting go more. You’re taking step 6 and 5 and you notice your breath getting calmer. You’re taking step 4 and 3-going deeper. Your taking step 3, 2 and 1 as you arrive into deep relaxation.
You look around the room where you have arrived and notice you are flooded in blue light.
A voice speaks to you “Hello and welcome. Please take a seat over hear”. You look in the direction of the light and see a beautiful and mysterious veiled woman sitting between two pillars where one is black and the other white. You sense this woman is extremely wise and has much to teach you.
She speaks to you-“I see you have been inspired by The Magician and You have a new idea, or are wanting something in your life that you currently do not have. You must realise that in order to have something new or do something new, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone and face possible unconscious blocks that may show up within you as you work towards what is wanted.
These blocks have the potential to result in you not taking the action that is needed to go in the direction that you desire. In the first step of your Tarot journey, The Magician gave you some ideas for your future and shows you that you have the tools needed. However, in order to pass through the next gate of personal growth, now is time to face the unknown and bring to light any limiting beliefs you have within, because it is the limiting beliefs you have about yourself and your life that will stop you from moving forward.
The symptoms of limiting beliefs showing up in your life come in the forms of procrastination, questioning yourself as to how much you really want what you thought you wanted, laziness, self doubt, memories from the past that are holding you back and general fear. These are the real examples of the kinds of gateways you must pass through and overcome in order to get what it is you want. You must find ways to convince your mind that it is safe to proceed forwards, that it is ok to trust your intuition and gut feelings. Not only is it ok, but it is essential. Once you move past these blocks you will gain more self knowledge and access to your intuition than you ever thought possible. So go forth into the world now and begin your new direction, and know that when negative feelings arise there may be a limiting belief lurking around.”
You thank her for her wisdom and advice, rise from your seat and make your way up the stairs again back into the light of day. You feel you have much more to learn from her, but also feel you will probably meet with her again in the future and she will have more advice for you.
When you are ready, open your eyes and take a gentle stretch. Bring your focus and awareness right behind your eyes to ground yourself in the present. If you feel you need to wake yourself up a little more, gently thump your chest while breathing deeply and get your energy circulating faster.’ -End meditation.
Want to take a guided meditation into another Major Arcana Card? Click here to listen to a meditation on The Star Card.