I must say when I was learning about the tarot I never really got a strong vibe for this card when it came up in a reading. Perhaps it was the religious imagery I didn’t like, even though the main figure seems quite kind and placid. The monks in the foreground are being blessed by the priest, holding a triple cross – religious overload! As with all tarot cards there are many symbols embedded in the image that spark reactions and hint to meanings of the card in general.
Anyway, The Hierophant is here to let us know that if we are studying, learning anything in any form, we now have the power to take it to the next level. It could also mean we need a deeper understanding of our spirituality and this could be the sign we need to take that step. This card also represents marriage ordained by the church and religious elders.
Are you being challenged by an authority figure or feeling controlled by an institution? If so, The Hierophant will show up helping you to release your feelings of being blocked by others. Maybe this is a time to keep your continuing spiritual practice (going deeper within) and allow others – who appear to have authority – continue on their path. It may also indicate that this is a time not to rock the boat, but to abide by the rules and laws that govern us. It indicates the opposite to having free will and being totally creative.
It is a great card to meditate on now for those who are demanding marriage equality. We need balance with the relationship between the people, those in power, and our growing need for a deeper spiritual connection between us all. So I suppose this card is also about fairness and equality.
What essential oils could embody this card? The issues are fairness, marriage, deeper spirituality and the balance of power. Hmmmm.
1. Personal Aura Cleansing Mist & Room Mist
In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil
“Will You Same Sex Marry Me”
Propose now, why wait?
Sandalwood Indian 8 drops
Petitgrain 10 drops
Ylang Ylang 4 drops
Rose Geranium 3 drops
“My Own Mantra”
Release the bonds of traditional religions and find a deeper spirituality –
Cypress 10 drops
Orange 10 drops
Cedarwood Atlas 5 drops
“I’ll Agree to Disagree”
Follow the rules this time to make it easier –
Lavender 8 drops
Ginger 8 drops
Lime 8 drops
Vetiver 1 drop
2. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff
German Chamomile – instant relaxation
Palmarosa – being flexible with inflexible rules
Spikenard – a deep connection to spirituality
Juniper – release the old and unwanted
Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.