The Hierophant symbolizes those influences which lead one away
from worldly concerns. Spiritual practice, study, belief and
worship are all the province of the Hierophant. This card may
also represent a spiritual teacher. The Hierophant also brings
a reminder that spiritual practice without the spirit is not
fruitful. He is also symbolic of the mercy which is extended
to those who seek the Truth wholeheartedly.
The Hierophant denotes a compassionate and spiritual person.
It can also represent religion or service to others. Conformity
or a somewhat rigid world view is also suggested by this card.
The possibility of a marriage or an alliance exists. Renewal
or intensification religious or spiritual practice is another
The Hierophant reversed may indicate an individual who is unorthodox
, flexible, and open to new ideas. There is also the possibility
of the abuse of power by an advisor or counselor. The questioner
may also be experiencing a disillusion-ment with their life.
"Is this all there is?" If this is the case they should develop
their spiritual life for they are being called to a new understanding.