The High Priestess

The High Priestess🦋

I drew the High Priestess to model  for Ashton Hall Oil Pastel Artist‘s collaborative art show on Tarot and Mysticism. Go check out her website for information and to learn more about this future show!

The facebook event

This is my creative approach and take on The High Priestess, I curated my costume with a lot of intention and thought. I do this with a lot of my art because I love depth and symbolism. I feel it is important to give things meaning and to explain those meanings. It challenges our perspectives, and can provide a lot of insight.

I made my crown too. Self Portrait art is one of my favorite things to do because I love costume design and character play.

I’ve been working hard on designing my tarot deck, and am really excited on the progress for it.

I put a lot of work into my depiction. I hope you enjoy~

The High Priestess

She is the second card in the Major Arcana

The meaning of number Two is also a numerical representation of Karma. Contrary to popular belief, Karma does not refer exclusively to destiny. Karma, simply put, refers to cause and effect. Thus the number two represents The Universal Law of Cause and Effect. Every cause has its effect; Every effect has its cause; Everything happens according to law’ Chance is but a name for law not recognised’ There are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.

The High Priestess is a card of mystery, stillness and passivity. 

She is the element water.

She is ruled by the Moon. 

She wears blue robes.

She stands between two pillars. She is also the second card in the Major Arcana.

The black and white colors of the pillars symbolize duality

~ masculine and feminine ~

~ darkness and light ~ 

The perfect symbol for number two is found in the Yin and Yang symbolism. The perfect balance of dualities, living harmoniously while each still maintains intact identities. Mirrored by imagery of two contrasting pillars depicted on The High Priestess.

These pillars are a statement that knowledge and acceptance of duality are required to enter this sacred space. The High Priestess's location between the two suggests that it is her responsibility to serve as a mediator between the depths of the reality. She is the third pillar - the path between.

She believes that both pillars are equal and there is knowledge to be learned in both worlds.

Like and unlike are the same; Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; Extremes meet; All truths, are but half-truths; All paradoxes may be reconciled.

She is associated with Spiritual insight, Hidden talents, Intuition, Duality, Masculine and Feminine, the Subconscious Mind, Things yet to be revealed, Mystery...