The Hierophant is the card of traditions, education, faith, marriage, and spirituality. He is the male counterpart of the High Priestess. The Hierophant sits between two pillars. At his feet are two people who look to him for guidance and two keys representing the physical and spiritual realms. He presides over ceremony, kindness, charity, and metaphysical guidance.
The Hierophant is conventional in his outlook on love, and he cherishes the stability of time-tested institutions, like religion, marriage, and childbirth. He serves the world in spiritual attunement by providing his flock of followers with rules and guidance.
If you are asking about how someone sees you, and you draw the Hierophant, that means this person sees you as a person with pure intentions. They do not doubt you in any way. They are confident in your ability to lead the way and guide them to the right path. You are someone they look up to. With you at their side, they can achieve growth and maturity.
The Hierophant means that they see you as a role model or a mentor. As a card representing spiritual wisdom, this person wants to connect with you on a spiritual level because they know they are in good hands. You are someone stable in all aspects. They are drawn towards how secure and safe you make them feel whenever you are around.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Hierophant is a sign that they see you as a person of interest. They like you, that’s without question. However, these feelings are not deep enough to offer a new beginning of love. They like how you fit in their description of an ideal partner, someone who they can proudly show off. If you want to strengthen the connection with this person, you need to spend more quality time and get to know each other better.
For existing relationships, the Hierophant means that they see you as a long-term partner. If you have been together for a long time, this means they are ready to take the relationship to the next level. You tick all the boxes of what an ideal life partner is. They have no doubts about the relationship. In fact, they are confident in how secure and stable your connection is. The card is a good sign of a more significant commitment in the near future.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Hierophant shows that they see you as an important person in their life. Even though the relationship ended, bitterness is not in their mind. Your ex deeply respects and appreciates you. They thank you for the experiences you shared, as they allowed them to grow. However, these feelings are merely platonic and do not mean they want to get back together.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Hierophant means that they see you as someone they can have a future together with. They know you will be an amazing partner who will accompany them in the ups and the lows. But keep in mind there is a chance that they may not be ready to take action yet. If you want to know what your partner is thinking, now is an excellent time to engage in an honest conversation and talk about what you want.
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If you are asking about how someone sees you, and you draw the Hierophant reversed, that means this person sees you as an overly strict person. They feel suffocated around you. You are obsessed with following rules, no matter the consequences. They are fed up with control and demands. You are a perfectionist in their eyes —- they can’t connect with you on a deeper level.
The Hierophant reversed also means that they see you as someone they want to control. This person is insecure and wants to feed their ego by dimming your light. A part of them is jealous of how happy and content you are in life. As someone who does not have a deeper understanding of their identity, they are threatened by your free spirit. This person is obsessed with their desire to control you.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Hierophant reversed is a sign that they see you as someone they are incompatible with. Something is blocking both of you from achieving a deep spiritual connection. It could be that you realized your values are not aligned. This doesn’t mean either of you is at fault or lacking. You just differ from one another and have different goals.
For existing relationships, the Hierophant reversed means that they see you as a reliable partner, but they have some questions. Something is missing, and it’s making them doubt your connection. You may need to get to the bottom of this blockage immediately if you want the relationship to thrive. Exploring each of your preferences and values may help. Talk about your goals for the relationship and genuinely try to arrive at the answers to your questions.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Hierophant reversed shows that they see you as a toxic person. They hate you for how you made them feel while you were still together. It could be that you have regular arguments that lead to harsh words thrown at one another. Your ex is resentful and has not moved on. However, they don’t want to reconcile at this point. The negative feelings are too strong.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Hierophant reversed means that they see you as a partner that doesn’t share the same values. They have deep feelings for you, but the idea of a larger commitment is not in their priorities right now. Your partner wants to ensure you are on the same page with everything. You should sit down and have an open discussion about what you want to happen in the future. For example, what are your take on having kids or money responsibilities? At what point are you willing to compromise? Questions like these need truthful answers for a lifelong commitment to be possible at the moment.
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For relationships and feelings, The Hierophant is a tricky card. At its best, it represents the highest form of spiritual, platonic love. This is the critical foundation for every great relationship and commitment, but it is not enough in itself. Some relationships are not meant to progress beyond just friends. As much as that can hurt in the moment, know that you are best served by meeting someone who is aligned with you at a soul level. You will have to judge what the Hierophant is trying to tell you by the context of your reading and relationship history.
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