8 Tarot Card Meaning and Art Grand Etteilla Cartomancy Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Created by the famous seer Etteilla, this deck features the tarot card meanings right on the card, which was a new innovation at the time.
Jean Baptiste Alliette. France, 1788.
Meaning of 8 from the Grand Etteilla Cartomancy Tarot Deck
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.