The Tarot of Prague by Karen Mahony
Tradition and dogma are two of the heavier meanings of this card. With most orthodox images for this major arcana card being of the religious leader, this card suggests a close connection with Christianity in some decks. While it is not specific to any particular religion, there are some universal questions this archetype can answer.
Following a faith can sometimes turn into following motions, acts of a routine we are used to that give us comfort but with a level of complacency. When religious behaviour becomes just that, a set of actions we carry out with no
questioning of what they mean, only to find realise that they do not satisfy us spiritually anymore, we start looking at those acts and try to find out how they are contributing to our connection with the divine, if they contribute at all.
The Hierophant gives us the opportunity to re-examine our actions as they relate to our faith. It is the natural progression of the world to evolve, so why should our spiritual beliefs stay stagnant. Think about what it is that no longer expresses your relationship with your divine self and the Divine Force and move on from those actions. Instead find yourself new ways to express outwardly your gratitude and reverence towards the Universal Energy, God, Goddess.
Those new expressions of your faith should reflect your spiritual evolution and where you are on your path right now. Allow yourself to let go of the dogmas that are outdated, traditions that no longer have a relevance to who you are. Do not practice your faith out of fear but practice it in love.
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