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Pattern of Destiny: The High Priestess

Updated: Nov 15, 2020

Continuing our Patterns of Destiny series, we now turn to the High Priestess. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to read the below linked introductions to this topic prior to reading the explanation of each card. (Bonus: this will also help you figure out which pattern of destiny and life lesson posts are most relevant for you!)

For more context on when or why I like using the Pattern of Destiny personality (aka "birthday") card approach, check out the first Pattern of Destiny: The Magician post.

Okay, let’s go!

The High Priestess is the second card that the Fool meets on his journey. Standard disclaimer that I won’t go into too much detail about what the High Priestess card represents or its associations in this post, but in essence this card is the card of Knowing (capital "K"), or intuitive awareness.

If your Pattern of Destiny number is 2, 11 or 20, then you have the High Priestess as your personality (aka soul) card. What does that mean?

High Priestesses are…

  • Moon energy

  • Aware of there being something more, greater, or beyond the physical world

  • Open and receptive, but also discerning

  • Can be quiet and often good at keeping secrets or appear mysterious or secretive to others

  • Have active imaginations

  • Can be highly intuitive and may even be or appear to others as psychic

The Shadow: When out of balance, High Priestesses are challenged by…

  • May have the perception of being a “know it all”

  • Have to balance fact vs. fiction as can become too withdrawn from real world and prefer to live in their rich, inner world; delusions or catatonia in extreme

Individuals whose pattern of destiny is the number 2 (aka "straight 2s"), as opposed to 11s or 20s, have the High Priestess as both their personality and life lesson card. That is to say that these individuals may be more challenged by both the strengths and weaknesses of the High Priestess personality card than their 11 or 20 counterparts. For straight 2s, the Justice (11) and Judgment (20) are shadow cards that still impact them subtly but are not their prime challenge or lesson in life.

Twos are also more significant in readings for 2, 11 and 20 High Priestesses as they share the same base number, 2.

Famous High Priestesses....

  • Jennifer Lopez – High Priestess

  • Malia Obama – Justice High Priestess

  • Barack Obama – Judgment High Priestess

  • Michelle Obama – Judgment High Priestess

  • Joe Biden – Judgment High Priestess

  • Ronald Reagan – Judgment High Priestess

  • Bill Clinton – Judgment High Priestess

I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about the High Priestess personality. Look for more entries in this series in the future.

In peace & love,


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