Your Weekly Tarotcast™: The Hierophant

Weekly Tarotcast™: 3-26-19 through 4-02-19

The Hierophant

This week’s Tarotcast Major Arcana card is The Hierophant. This card was known as the Pope in the earliest tarot decks. He is now a high priest, vital and powerful, partnered with his Scarlet Woman. He represents a teacher, priest or religious leader. He can also be a representative of the law (including police officers and attorneys). The powers that be will be powerful indeed this week! We’ll contend with corporate, academic, religious or legal entities. Also any authority figures within our personal sphere.


On the Tree of Life this card travels path 16. It joins sephiroth or sphere 2, Chokmah (Wisdom, sphere of the Divine Masculine, Yang) with sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy, sphere of Jupiter and the rule of law). Its Hebrew letter is Vau, meaning “nail.” We use nails to build and secure a structure. But we can also get “nailed” if we’re not careful and we’re doing things we ought not do.


This card is the zodiacal trump of Taurus, with Venus ruling and the Moon exalted.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Fire-sign Aries. Aries’ is action-oriented and energetic. Combined with this week’s card, we may take on a new cause dear to our hearts. We will champion the rights of others. Or, we may buck authority and rebel. On March 26th Venus enters Water-sign Pisces. This gentle and compassionate energy will soften some of the harder edges of this week’s card. Mercury stations direct in Pisces on March 28th. We can breathe a sigh of relief as retrograde ends. The moon enters Taurus’s fellow Earth-sign Capricorn on March 27th. This steady, balanced but also ambitious energy will help us reach our goals.

Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes intolerance. Here is arrogance and a bad case of the know-it-alls. When structure and tradition go to extremes, they become a cage or a prison, stifling freedom and thwarting change.


Let’s focus on our connection to our higher selves. Trust that mundane events and situations are guiding us toward our true purpose. We discover and explore our connection to the divine. We don’t need a human mediator when using this card’s most potent energy.

Power colors: red, orange, deep indigo, rich brown and warm olive. Our daily prayers and meditations take on a more formal element of ritual this week. Wear clothing in these colors while praying or meditating to enhance your experience.

Power stones: amethyst, citrine and fire opals. Wear these as jewelry or carry as power stones to feel connected to and a part of something greater than yourself. This would be a great week to walk a labyrinth!

Power metals: copper. Flexible yet strong. A superior conductor of heat and electricity.

Power fragrances: scent your home, bath and body with frankincense, rose, violet and hibiscus. Also coconut, jasmine, sandalwood, strawberry, vanilla or vervain. All will bring stability and a sense of larger purpose to your life this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with rose or violet, coconut, lotus root, apple, strawberry and vanilla. Also tea brewed from jasmine, hibiscus or rose hips. All will enhance the benefits previously described.

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