Card #8: The Hierophant

Upright Meaning

The Hierophant upright is associated with tradition and conformity. Following traditional paths is not always a bad thing. After all, tradition connects us as a society and helps us establish core values. The Hierophant suggests that following established social structures is beneficial.

Reversed Meaning

When seen in reverse, the Hierophant represents feeling constricted by convention. While traditions are important, there are some conventions that are best left behind for the sake of progress. Just because something has been done for a long time, doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a good thing.