The Papess Tarot Card Meaning and Art Alleged Tarot Deck
About the Deck
A modern digital cartoon deck featuring traditional symbolism in a whimsical stick-figure style.
Damian Cugley. Web, 2002. Used with permission of the artist.
Meaning of The Papess from the Alleged Tarot Deck
intuition, dreams, anima
suppressed feelings, unrecognized potential
According to Many Schools of Thought
The High Priestess, the Pope Joan, or Female Pontiff; early expositors have sought to term this card the Mother, or Pope's Wife, which is opposed to the symbolism. It is sometimes held to represent the Divine Law and the Gnosis, in which case the Priestess corresponds to the idea of the Shekinah. She is the Secret Tradition and the higher sense of the instituted Mysteries.
Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education
Conceit, Ignorance, Unskilfulness, Superficial Knowledge.