The High Priestess [Druidcraft Tarot]: Influential. The Oracle from DC comics brokers information. She uses her genius-level intellect and computer hacking skills to assist Batman and other superheroes. The High Priestess is capable of influencing many things. Whether she chooses to is another matter. Information is her currency and she dispenses it as she sees fit. The High Priestess controls how much knowledge is given to whom, if any at all. Is it any wonder she cloaks herself in mystery? She has to because hers is the most sought of all information. Who else is capable of understanding the links between nature, science, religion and philosophy without effort? I don’t know anyone else but The High Priestess. One thing is certain, The High Priestess plays the long game very well! When you can see everything, what purpose does time serve? Perhaps that is why she is still. She is monitoring connections that we can’t see. Though, if we emulate her stillness, it may be possible to sense the inner workings of the Universe. Relax the mind and tune in to the mysteries which encompass everything.
Ask yourself: What sort of Long Game am I playing? How can reflection and stillness serve me? What information do I seek?
Unless you’re living under a rock, or without access to Netflix, you’ve probably heard of their original series House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. It’s about the House Majority Whip, Francis “Frank” Underwood, (Spacey) as he schemes his way around the political system to achieve his goals. Additionally his wife Claire (Wright) will also stop at nothing to reach her goals. If you’re like me, you’ve burned through all 13 episodes of the first season in two nights and are wondering, “What will happen next?” Rest assured, 13 more episodes have been made. When they will be released is not yet determined. However, I thought it would be fun and entertaining to lay a Tarot spread out asking about the forthcoming season two.
I know the image above isn’t the most clear, the Gilded Tarot-Royale cards are quite large and apparently, shiny when photographed in a group. The individual cards appear below for your enhanced viewing pleasure! If you haven’t seen House of Cards, don’t worry this Tarot interpretation is spoiler free! And, no I don’t have any knowledge of when season two will be released on Netflix, nor do I have any plot information gathered from sources other than watching season one on Netflix. The following interpretation is meant to be entertaining and fun! That’s all. And now, the exciting, nail-biting Gilded Tarot-Royale reveal.
The main theme of season two involves secrets and knowledge. Who’s got something to hide? Everyone’s hiding something, except Peter. Who wants to expose these secrets? I imagine the journalists would like to know what’s going on for starters, and once they know, the public will know. And things will snowball from there. One thing is certain, the High Priestess holds these secrets for now, but all secrets come to light eventually. I predict the theme will start like a tiny crack in the dam and go unchecked until all the secrets come rushing out in a flodd. I can’t wait to see what happens here!
Frank’s story during season 2 will be one involving a humongous change. Not a little change, not even an inconvenient change, a rather sizable change. Why do I say this? Death is the biggest change of them all. It’s been called the next grand adventure. Now, I don’t believe Frank will die in the show. I’m not saying that. What i am saying is things will be set in motion and there will be no going back. I’m talking end-of-the-world, stuck-on-a-deserted-island type of change here. Speaking of deserted islands, I predict that this season will involve Frank truly testing his survival skills on the hill. How will Frank overcome his story’s narrative this season? Will he be successful in resolving his story? Time will tell!
Ah, Claire. The 5 of Pentacles isn’t an easy card to have. What are you really looking for this season? Do you even know what it is? Because the 5 of Pentacles is about going on a rather long journey. Rather like Frodo’s quest in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, though, thankfully, not as epic. I know money isn’t tight for you or Francis. So it’s not a lack of funds that is your struggle this season. Whatever it is, I like you, I hope you find it! Though you will be extremely uncomfortable on your journey. But that, my dear, is the nature of the 5 of Pentacles. No one travels through this Tarot card in style. Sorry!
Doug Stamper, Frank’s, for lack of a more accurate word, assistant. Your story is The Empress this upcoming season. Nurturing and proving support. Alas, you will probably not be top dog this season. Frank has that job cornered. I think that’s how you like though, don’t you? You see an awful lot of what goes on with Frank, his plans and schemes. You are quite good at your job, but maybe it’s time to think about sticking closer to home. That’s the empress card for you, caring for the home. What IS your home situation? We, the audience were not shown it in season one. I hope we get to see more of your story outside of Frank’s of being aide in season two. I really hope your story ends happily.
The resolution of the High Priestess is the King of Pentacles. The wealthiest king, where money is concerned, in Tarot. He is very methodical and progresses one step at a time. Politics is sneaky, deceptive, and tricky game. All the players, Frank, Claire, Doug, and the rest of the characters, will really have to watch themselves closely. One wrong move and the whole structure will fall, rather like a house made of cards. (That was intentional.) So, how will this be resolved? By the book. Tracing the data, and looking methodically for evidence. The King of Pentacles is stickler for examination of the material world. If a loophole exists, he will find it by going point-by-point until it’s uncovered. This is someone who is very skilled at business. He is dark haired and dark-eyed man. Who do we know that matches that description? Because if that man exists, I’m calling him as the winner of season two. He’s the one who gets all the credit!
Other ways you can use this spread:
Add additional cards in between the first and last card for each character’s story you want to investigate.
As a spread to see the different relationships between people. The first card represents the relationship now and the last card represents where the relationship will go.
Parts of the Self spread: The first card is the issue at hand, add a card for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual parts of the self. The final card represents your whole united self.
The High Priestess [Celtic Tarot]: Intuition. What should you do now? Ask yourself, “How does it feel?” Do not become worried over others’ actions; let go and remain calm. Listen to your inner voice and the answers will arise. No further action is needed; simply relax. If it does not feel right, it is not the best option at this time.
Today is a day that many of us will never forget. It is day of remembrance for many of us; like many other days that are not mentioned.We remember where we were still to this day. That is why I thought it would be a good idea to do a comparison Tarot Spread called Then and Now to help us remember what it is we needed to know Then an what we need to know Now. The positions do not have to represent anything in particular. This particular spread was designed around the question “What three things do we need to know?”
Look at these Tarot cards. If these cards came up in your Tarot reading, how would you interpret them? What do they say to you? What is present here? Just as important, what aren’t the Tarot cards saying to you? What is missing from the Then and Now Tarot spread?
Then: (from Left to Right): The High Priestess, The Chariot, and the 10 of Wands.
The High Priestess is all around this, isn’t she? She held the secret knowledge that blindsided us all. WHAM! But she knew the path to recovery too and what coming together to heal.
That path, was The Chariot. The Chariot was what paved the way literally rolling over the debris to start over and move forward. Clearing the way for others to rebuild.
The 10 of Wands then went behind The Chariot and organized everything and helped to restore order when there was none. As overburdened as it was to do. Feelings were expressed and we were healed through that expression.
The summary of this message: Come together to achieve much sharing and growing.
Now (Left to Right): the Queen of Swords, the King of Swords, and the 8 of Wands.
The Queen of Swords shows that it time to cut this nonsense and move ahead. Always thinking, she imparts us not to let past hurt spoil future plans. She has several ideas she’d like to share with us now to help us regain our focus once more.
The King of Swords is thinking a lot isn’t he? Will he share those ideas with us? Time will tell but we must be worthy of his confidence. We must consider what it is that we need to know. What will help us now? Is it money, being generous, or is it contemplation? “To think is to do.” Maybe that is enough.
The 8 of Wands shows those wands mid flight to parts unknown. How will they be upon arrival; orderly or chaotic? No matter, the button is pressed! The ideas from the King, with support from the Queen, are already in motion. Today is a new day with much to do, clearly! We can be infront of, or trail behind those eight wands. I know where I’d like to be. Step it up!
The summary here is: There has been a lot of thought put into this and while no idea or plan is prefect, we have executed a plan what will work out quite well.
As usual, the Tarot cards have got this handled! Thanks for the advice.
This is the third creation in the Major Arcana Tarot as Art series. The High Priestess is very much in tune with her feelings. Unlike her counterpart, The Magician who blazes straight through into through, the knowledge she shares is hidden and more subtle. Something that is just out of reach. This piece expresses what I feel when I see the High Priestess. She is elusive, honest and intuitive.
How do you get in touch with your feelings? What does The high Priestess say to you? How does the artwork make you feel? How would you visually describe and create The High Priestess’ essence?