II The Priestess – Toth

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Key Words: Moon; access to intuitive powers, healing, independence,
inner equilibrium, increased self-confidence.


The Priestess is represented by the Moon-goddess Isis. She is surrounded
by a fine network of light rays, an expression of her spiritual nature.
Her essence is unrestricted independence.
She is in touch with her intuitive abilities, and can trust them completely.
She perceives and is connected with her own inner voice, the internal guide and healer. This shows outwardly in her trust in and responsibility to herself. Like the camel, which can travel long stretches in the desert without water, you, when you have discovered your own inner spring, also radiate a satisfied sense of self-sufficiency. You find fertile oases (flowers and fruits at the bottom of the card) in the innermost reaches of your being. The more you accept yourself and share with others, the deeper the clarity of your perceptions will become (represented by the crystals).

In this deck, the Priestess is one of the strongest cards for balance, equilibrium and harmony. The upper half of her body expresses the feminine-receptive. This is accented by the upward-swinging lines and the upward-pointing crescent-moons behind her head. The crown is the
Moon which receives light from the Sun.
From the navel down, her body expresses the male principle. The lines are straight, dynamic, direct in purpose. The bow and arrow in her lap accentuate this concept.
The Priestess can indicate extra-sensory perception and intuitive abilities, such as clairvoyance, telepathy, creative visualization, empathy, intuitive knowledge, and healing powers. These abilities arise in harmony with, and in service to, the ultimate cosmic laws.

Indications: You now have access to your intuitive powers. Develop them more fully. Guard your independence!
Question: Are there areas in your life in which you allow others to influence you rather than trusting your own intuition?
Suggestion: Seek out water as often as you can. Meditate near water, and learn from it as much as you can.
Affirmation: trust my intuitive abilities.

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