The Hierophant represents the sacred secrets that are or will be revealed. He is the religious leader and the moral and social conscious that the Emperor relies on. He represents the bridge between human and the Divine and all of the traditional systems here on Earth. He governs all human milestones between birth and death and is deeply traditional and sometimes rigid with existing systems.
The Hierophant and the Emperor are interlinked as the Emperor can not exist without the former. The Hierophant gives the Emperor a self-conscious making him less likely to destroy what it is that he wants to create. The Hierophant is the ‘church’ and the Emperor is the ‘state’ and in Tarot, church and state are not separate.
If you receive this card, consider testing the boundaries of traditional aspects in your life. In order to evolve, we must avoid dogmatic thinking.
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