I absolutely adore the High Priestess card, especially as she is depicted in the Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy. The High Priestess is mystery. She is the gatekeeper to hidden truths. She is the ultimate oracle, speaking in riddles. She is the great sphinx. 

Her mystery is alluring. She contains universal knowledge and understanding, which she keeps hidden in layers of symbolism. She is the veiled woman, she is the representation of seeing in a mirror darkly. She is the queen of divination. 

She is the Oracle at Delphi, bidding us to know thyself. This is the essential step to understanding the universe and the mysteries contained therein. She emphasizes the importance of intuition, representing the quiet, secure confidence and power that comes from knowing and trusting yourself. 

She sends the casually curious packing, and only reveals knowledge and understanding to those who are committed to the search. She is poetry.
The song I chose to represent the High Priestess is Drops of Jupiter by Train. 

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere

With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey

She acts like summer and walks like rain

Reminds me that there’s time to change, hey, hey

Since the return from her stay on the moon

She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey

Tell me did you sail across the sun

Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded

And that heaven is overrated

Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star

One without a permanent scar

And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there

Now that she’s back from that soul vacation

Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey

She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo

Reminds me that there’s room to grow, hey, hey

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere

I’m afraid that she might think of me as plain ol’ Jane

Told a story about a man who is too afraid to fly so he never did land

Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet

Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day

And head back to the milky way

And tell me, did Venus blow your mind

Was it everything you wanted to find

And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there

Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken

Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you’re wrong

Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance five-hour phone

Conversation

The best soy latte that you ever had, and me

Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet

Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day

And head back toward the Milky Way

And are you lonely looking for yourself out there?

Tell me did you sail across the sun

Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded

And that heaven is overrated

Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star

One without a permanent scar

And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there


See Also:

Strength
The Magician
The Fool
The Star
Justice
The Hermit
The Hanged Man
The Moon
The Wheel
The Sun
The Devil

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