May 16, 2013
Reversed High Priestess
The High Priestess is often equated to the Moon, or the veiled Isis, sister and wife of Osiris in ancient Egyptian myth. The book from which she is reading contains all the mysteries of both life and death, which she guards and shares with her initiates. Although a good teacher, she is also a slightly remote, self-contained figure who usually requires the help of more practical spirits to make her insights function in reality.
Reversed, the card stands for shallowness, delusion, and selfishness - the tendency to assume that one is always right. despite contrary evidence. Poor judgement follows from a gullible acceptance of wishful occult thinking.