Tarot Card Meanings
Keywords: teacher, guide, established tradition, customs, ancient knowledge
The Hierophant Tarot card is represented by the constellation of the Centaur in the Constellation Tarot deck. This is the centaur Chiron, who was the great healer and teacher in Greek mythology. He was accidentally wounded by Hercules, and was in great pain, unable to heal himself. Out of great respect for the healer, Zeus ended his pain and placed him in the stars.
The Hierophant in a Tarot card reading represents a teacher, mentor or guide who opens your mind to a new way of seeing things and gives valuable information.
The Hierophant Tarot card meaning is also related to establishments, traditional institutions such as education, religion, marriage, and others. It is the structure of society that has been solidified over centuries. Based on ancient knowledge and customs, it expects to be followed and respected. The shadow side of this could be rigid customs, authoritarian demands of society.