The High Priestess represents tranquility, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. She is often described as the guardian of the unconscious. The High Priestess knows how to access these realms. She represents inner illumination and spiritual enlightenment, wisdom and divine knowledge. She has an intuitive and deep understanding of the Universe and uses this knowledge to teach. She generally appears in a Tarot reading when you need to trust and listen to your inner voice.
The High Priestess Tarot card represents a link to the subconscious mind, which can be accessed only through dreams and symbols. When this Tarot card appears in a Tarot reading, pay attention to your dreams and intuition.
The High Priestess in a Tarot reading can also point to the unknown and can indicate that your life is changing. Some puzzling mysteries become clearer but all is not yet revealed at this point. Things that once seemed certain can no longer be taken for granted.
For a man, especially, the High Priestess Tarot card indicates that he must learn of his female side, or he will fail to grow. For a woman, the High Priestess suggests that she must learn to trust herself and to be truly feminine, instead of yielding to the pressures of having to act more like her male counterparts.