High Priestess Card Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

High Priestess Card Spread

On This Day

Some scholars link the High Priestess with the image of Pope Joan, while others believe she is based on an Umiliata nun, Sister Manfreda. A relative of the Visconti family, she was elected pope by a heretical Guglielmite sect and was later burned at the stake.

Helena Blavatsky was born on this day in 1831. This Russian spiritualist and author was cofounder of the Theosophical Society. Theosophy is an esoteric philosophy combining Eastern and Western teachings that exerted a tremendous influence among nineteenth-century occultists.

Summation of Spread

The High Priestess is custodian of all knowledge. She is where all feminine aspects of the divine thrive and live. She embodies the complete understanding of spiritual mysteries and is indicative of your own wells of personal knowledge.

Ready to examine your hidden knowledge? Blavatsky’s historical footprints, books, and legacy qualify her as High Priestess of the esoteric. This spread is based on symbols found within the High Priestess tarot card. The High Priestess appeared in historical decks as the Popess.

Cast Your Cards

Use this spread to answer any question. Format the question before casting the spread or simply let the cards answer the questions posed. Pull the High Priestess card from your deck. Placing it in the center of the spread, cast your cards around it.


Triple crown: What is changing?

2. Book/Scroll: What do I know?

3. Dress: What is my magic?

4. Cross: What is the nature of reality?

5. Veil: What is hidden?

6. Pomegranate: What is growing?

7. Water: What continues?

8. Moon: What is illusion?