When pulled upright the high priestess is about inner knowledge. She can mean that it is time to listen to your intuition rather than just depending on knowledge and logic. She can depict an archetype known as the divine feminine. The divine feminine is a female that understands and holds unknown answers about religion, self, and nature. This card represents someone who is intuitive and is starting to open up to their spirituality. She says that there are answers within yourself you need to find for answers you seek. The answers are found within not without.
When pulled in reverse the high priestess it means you might be having a hard time listening to your intuition. Try meditating and find a new approach. Your gut has been trying to tell you something but you’ve been ignoring it. You may be confused and feel like a lot of your actions are contrary to what they should be.
Here is a tarot spread that focuses on the High Priestess. It is about understanding your intuition. First you should take the High Priestess card out of the deck and meditate on it and what things you have been ignoring that your intuition has been telling you. Next shuffle the cards using your preferred method and pull them as you see fit.
Cards 1, 2, and 3 represent the deepest ocean of the unconsious mind, and can represent dreams you’ve had recently, synchronicity and coincidences, inner wisdom, and/or symbols and themes current in your life. There is no order to these, and no judgments are made here; these things just are. Rely on your intuition for these cards especially.
Cards 4 and 5 are nearer to the surface, though still under it; you are more conscious of these currents, but their roots are deep.
Card 4: This is the shadow aspect of things, the dark.
Card 5: This is the light aspect of things, to balance the dark. Cards 4 and 5 should be in balance and harmony; if they are not, take it as a sign that some work may be needed towards that.
Card 6: This card is at the surface of the water, where the unconscious and conscious meet; this is how all the previous cards relate to events in your life.