In Tarot reading, the Hierophant Tarot Card represents the wise teacher. He encourages us to find a sense of purpose and meaning in our own lives. He is the messenger of spiritual principles and often refers to one’s ethics and traditional values. When he appears in a tarot reading, he often suggests conventionality and a need to incorporate spiritual principles in one’s life. The Hierophant also represents the values of theology and religion. To this end, he encourages humility and practicality. He is a father archetype who steers us back to the basic principles of common decency.
In a love tarot reading, the Hierophant Tarot card can represent the sacred ritual of marriage and the family. These are conventional relationships that follow the rules. Most often this pertains to partnerships that are traditional, practical and are socially acceptable. The Hierophant Tarot card can also refer to unions that have strong spiritual foundations. These are relationships that are based on a shared values or belief systems. In a love Tarot reading, the appearance of the Hierophant can refer to soul mates or relationships that share a deep connection.
In the reversed position, The Hierophant can warn that a relationship may to too fixed or bound by rules of conformity. To make such relationship prosper may require breaking a few rules, sharing new feelings, or throwing off convention. A new way of thinking may be required. Whenever the Hierophant appears in a reading, be willing to seek advice from someone who has the experience to help you in your romantic relationships. Usually, the Hierophant suggest that a wise teacher is near. Be willing to stay open and teachable. Love is always a learning process.