The High Priestess and The Chariot compared
Both the High Priestess and the Chariot cards belong to the Major Arcana. Since Major Arcana cards tend to indicate long-term or overarching issues — this coupling is typically quite an important one. When two Major Arcana cards appear together, it's a good indication that there's an important dynamic between two major forces or major life-issues being referenced.
The meanings of the The High Priestess and The Chariot cards
The High Priestess means
The simplest way to think about the High Priestess is that it references: Intuition, higher power, mystery and feminine divinity
Summary meaning of the High Priestess:
A time to search one's inner self. A time of reflection. Intuition can at times, be more powerful than logic. Answers lies deep within, and require much thought and soul searching.
(For a more detailed description of the High Priestess visit the High Priestess card interpretation page.)
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The Chariot means
The simplest way to think about the Chariot is that it references: Control, willpower, victory, assertion and determination
Summary meaning of the Chariot:
Willpower can accomplish anything. Speed and mental focus accomplish the impossible. Inner transformations as a result of success. Also: A warning to control ego.
(For a more detailed description of the Chariot visit the Chariot card interpretation page.)
Shared Symbols on
The High Priestess and The Chariot
Aside from the overall meanings of each card, The High Priestess and The Chariot have three symbols in common which appear on both cards.
Both The High Priestess and The Chariot cards feature water:
Both The High Priestess and The Chariot cards also feature moons:
NOTE: The low-slung position of the crescent Moon on this card, near the High Priestess' feet, points to a mastery of the Moon's energies and self-control of dreams and emotions.
Both The High Priestess and The Chariot cards also feature alchemy Symbols:
Yes or No meanings of the High Priestess and the Chariot together
Both the High Priestess and the Chariot have a Yes or No meaning of "No". This means the pairing of these two cards is strongly negative if they apply to a Yes or No question .
NOTE: While there is a general consensus on Yes or No tarot meanings, the truth is there is no universally accepted Yes or No meaning of every tarot card. iFate uses the most generally accepted Yes or No meanings, but different systems exist which may conflict with this one.
Astrological comparison of The High Priestess and The Chariot tarot cards
According to the Golden Dawn system of connecting tarot cards with astrological correspondences, the High Priestess is associated with the ruling planet the Moon.
The Chariot on the other hand, is associated with the zodiac sign Cancer, and not directly associated with a ruling planet like the High Priestess.
However, while not a direct association, both of these cards share a connection to the primary element Water via their generally accepted elemental associations..
The primary element of Water represents emotions, intuition, dreams and empathy. It may also represent the cycle of death and rebirth.
The time of year associated with the element of Water is the fall. In astrology, Water is the element which governs the "Water signs" Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water signs are known for their emotional intelligence, empathic nature and perception.
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