The Hierophant Tarot card is a reference to a master and the learning of practical lessons through the study of natural law. The energy of the card points to some source or agent that could reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the Moon and the tides and the connections between humans and the heavens. Since monasteries were the sole where one could study to write and read during the Middle Ages, a Hierophant was the one to whom students could petition to gain entry. He was the one who set the curriculum for the novice’s study.
Oft, they are depicted with the right hand raised in blessing The Hierophant is linked with the long-standing lineage of Melchezidek the initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition. He is the person who passed on the teachings. Shamans from every tradition draw upon this archetype. When it is revealed that Hierophant card is reversed, this may be an indication that you have brought an unneeded act of rebellion against traditional beliefs, ideals that have been held for a long time and spiritual beliefs that belong to your family. Be aware that without the steadying influence of tradition observed over generations, there would be no steady support system in which you would be able to stand up to the system.
Take note of whether you are biting the hand which feeds you. Be careful not to damage your relationship with your relationship to Great Mystery. The Hierophant suggests that you return to the job of a diligent learner. Learn all possible about the area. Let that knowledge become a part of you and an influential influence on your day-to-day awareness. In this way you will slowly but slowly establish credibility in your field or chosen area of study. You can earn respect and acknowledgement by completing your education and broadening your expertise. If you already have the required knowledge and experience, edit your resume so that people will be able to appreciate who you are and what you bring to a scenario. Set your sights on the goal and remain focused. You may be destined to be a master in your realm.