A modern digital cartoon deck featuring traditional symbolism in a whimsical stick-figure style.
Damian Cugley. Web, 2002. Used with permission of the artist.
intuition, dreams, anima
suppressed feelings, unrecognized potential
The High Priestess, the Pope Joan, or Female Pontiff; early expositors have sought to term this card the Mother, or Pope's Wife, which is opposed to the symbolism. It is sometimes held to represent the Divine Law and the Gnosis, in which case the Priestess corresponds to the idea of the Shekinah. She is the Secret Tradition and the higher sense of the instituted Mysteries.
Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education
Conceit, Ignorance, Unskilfulness, Superficial Knowledge.