The Heirophant is a complex man. His ruling planet is Taurus, so he's a bit stubborn. I like to think of this man as the wise, well traveled University Professor. (This goes against the grain of traditional teachings as he is represented as a religious figure in the Rider Waite deck) This is a man you look up to and is always ready to help you along your path. This card represents time to go to school in a formal sense, informal workshops or webinars or even creating your very own program, course, seminar or workshop. The Heirophant beckons you to learn the lessons for real! (this time) He can also be a boss, father figure, authority figure or a mentor.
He relies on his messages from Spirit to guide his path. He incorporates the Divine messages and seems to translate them for us here on Earth. Bottom line when this card comes up in a reading is about learning, teaching and growing. You see he is connected with Spirit but backs it up with higher learning such as University. He will have a degree of some kind, generally philosophy, religion or something along those lines.
It's always a good time to take a course when the Heirophant shows up. Dive into your studies or create a program where you can be the teacher. (and learn while your teaching)
Also about Intuition and Institutions such as the corporate world. You may be feeling like you don't fit in, you can't stand being controlled or felling like you just don't belong where you are. But here's the catch....at this moment you are probably better off to stay where you are, seek knowledge through higher learning rather than going to the beat of your own drum like the Fool.
In reverse, this card can mean your not taking the necessary steps to educate yourself, delaying schooling for some reason or feeling out of whack. Also, not listening to what your Spirit Guides are trying to tell you.
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Lots of Love,