Gimel – the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet is associated with key 2 The High Priestess. It means ‘camel’. Camels are the means of transportation through the desert. When exploring our subconscious world we need reliable transportation or we will lose our way.
I enjoy getting this Major in a reading or as a one card draw. She always reminds me that the answer is within my grasp if I stop and listen to my own Inner voice. Much can be written about the traditional meaning of the symbols found in the High Priestess card.
Many people are not interested in knowing such a vast amount of knowledge as it can become quite complex and difficult to understand. I think some of the core meanings are good to study so that your insights have a focal point in which to begin.
I’ve studied Qaballah to quite an extensive degree but only in relation to the Tarot cards. I prefer to keep the learning process as simple as possible. There needs to be adequate information but not to the point of being mind boggling which you will discover if you ever study the Qaballistic Tree of Life.
The High Priestess has been making her appearance on a regular basis in some of my own readings. You know how it is. Some weeks the same Major keeps coming up. This means the message or lesson associated with the card needs to studied and understood.
As you may know the Moon rules the High Priestess and from this we get a relationship with the water sign Cancer (ruler-ship). In the image you can see the moon at the foot of the High Priestess. It sits in the watery part of her gown. She holds the partial hidden Torah in her right side with her left hand of receptivity on it. Tradition teaches all that needs to known in written in the Torah teachings. Memory is linked to this card as it is with the Moon. All memory is in the subconscious. The Torah is a visual symbol of the subconscious.
So what does all this mean? I’m sure many of you don’t even think about some of these traditional associations when you see the High Priestess. You probably connect her to the ‘unknown, or future to be revealed’ key words.
If the High Priestess is the outcome card she isn’t telling you much directly. It’s not a cut and dry answer. It could be yes and it could be no. In cases like this, I like to draw a clarification card in the hopes of receiving further clues. Sometimes I will just meditate on her and let her speak to me. In this process, she is reflecting what I already know but have not recognized consciously or blocked out.
The High Priestess is sending a telepathic message that when the time is right the answer will be acknowledged.