Hierophant as Reconciliation Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

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. 

Upright Hierophant as Reconciliation

If you are asking about how someone feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Hierophant, it means that this person misses you, but they are unsure of whether or not you’re meant to have a romantic relationship. They feel spiritually drawn to you. The connection is very deep. They think about you with a smile on their face and remember your positive energy. They know your intentions are pure and are inspired by you. In fact, this person looks up to you and treats you with high regard. However, they are undecided as to whether or not this connection is really a romantic one. 

The Hierophant as reconciliation also doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re in love with you. Yes, they feel a deep connection with you, however, it doesn’t indicate that they feel a romantic connection. Their feelings may be platonic unless you’re already in a relationship, but it’s not impossible. There’s also the chance that there hasn’t been enough time for their feelings to blossom. There needs to be a spark, something to set the romance aflame.

When your person thinks about reconciliation with you, the thought is actually far away from their mind. They appreciate you and everything you’ve shared, however, part of them feels that romantic love is not on the table. They feel safe with you. They acknowledge that you’re definitely a safe option in the sense that they could bring you home to their family and they would accept you, but they’re still on the fence about their feelings or you. It’s love for sure, just not in the way you’d think.

If you’ve recently split up, they’ve realized that their feelings did not reach romance. They still want you in their life as they still see you in a positive light. However, you’re just a mentor to them — someone to look up to, not someone to build a life with. But again, your relationship is significant to them and it really helped them get to where they’re at today, but the romance just isn’t there. You’ll be better off as friends.

If you’ve been in separation for a while, they are sure that you are just friends. They cherish and value you deeply, but only as a good friend. They still deeply respect you because your relationship with them taught them a lot and they’ll treasure those memories forever. They still love you, just not in a romantic way.

If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, you need to figure out how to keep the spark in your relationship still alive. The Hierophant can symbolize deeper commitment and even marriage. They feel a duty towards you, but remember to keep the romance alive. But, if you feel that the romance is dying, then maybe think about some fun activities you could do together to relight that spark.

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Hierophant Reversed as Reconciliation

The Hierophant reversed as reconciliation can mean that your ex is somewhat interested, but isn’t going to actively pursue it. They liked being with you, but part of them also feels almost caged in. They are terrified of your judgment and criticism, and they are worried about how you’d react if they told you they were interested in getting back together. It’s like they’ve been trying to play by your rules for so long and now they just want to be set free and create their own rules for once. They want to write their own story.

But, again, this could go both ways. It could be that they are the ones that are being overly judgmental and nitpicky with you. They want to be in control so they’re constantly hovering over you to ensure that you’re playing by their rules. You’re a free spirit and this makes them feel anxious because of their desire to be in control. You’re so sure of yourself and who you are, that it almost feels like a challenge to them — like you’re challenging their identity. This is why they feel unsure about where a reconciliation would go with the two of you. 

When your person thinks about reconciliation with you, it’s possible but it’s not something they’ll actively seek out. Depending on how your relationship dynamic went, they feel like they’re blocked off from you. You aren’t seeing eye-to-eye, but it’s definitely possible to work through it if they can work past their feelings of resentment towards you. If you want to reconcile, it’s up to you to jumpstart the interaction.

If you’ve recently split up, then it’s probably for the best. The chances of you reconciling in a romantic way are very slim. If you’re willing to sit down and have a heart-to-heart with them to speak about the problems between you two and let go of the negative feelings you have for each other then it’s possible for a friendship to still blossom here. Clear the bad blood between you two and see where it goes.

If you’ve been in separation for a while, then this means that the connection is completely severed. The resentment they felt for you is still there and now that time has passed, it’s definitely not something they can let go of. They are unable to look past their hatred for what happened between you two and have absolutely zero intention of reconciling with you.

If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, it’s probably for the best. The love in your relationship was definitely real at some point in time, but now, it’s gone. Your partner feels that you do not share the same values, and this is something that’s very important to them. You need to check all their boxes, and quite frankly, you haven’t been able to. And to be honest, do they really check yours? If you’re hopeful then it’s important to have an honest conversation with them and figure out a compromise for you both. Without a conversation, the negative feelings that are sprouting will fester and get more potent with time. There are big questions on their mind, be sure to ask them for their thoughts.

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Conclusion

For relationships and reconciliation, 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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