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The High Priestess of Darkness and Light

The High Priestess of Darkness and Light

Examination of previous tarot card meanings (through the story of my own Being) has brought us to the High Priestess (of the Major Arcana), through the Star (of the Major Arcana) and the Queen of Swords (of the Minor Arcana Court). The shamanic and mystical journey is overseen by the Divine Cosmic Archetype of the High Priestess.

Both Darkness and Light, Helja and Holle are goddesses associated with the High Priestess. She holds the power to curse and to bless, to dissolve and to reconstitute consciousness into something greater than it was before. She represents both the desire to receive and the desire to give. The Old English rune Auraz and the double Hebrew letters Yod (representing the Tetragrammaton) which can bestow both curse and blessing are written significators of the High Priestess.