Do you know your Tarot Birth Card?

Numerology and Tarot are age-old friends, they intimately connected, and when used together, can be powerfully revealing!

Every single card in a Tarot deck is associated with a particular number. From the High Priestess to the Tower to the World Card, they all have a numerological equivalent. Most of the time, especially in the major arcana, these numbers are actually written on the cards themselves.

If you’re already familiar with Numerology, you probably understand a little about the power, meaning and symbolism contained in the numbers 1 – 9. Guess what…These same meanings hold true for the cards in a Tarot deck too! So if you already know your Life Path Number (and have a Tarot deck on hand) it’s very easy to work out which Tarot card is most closely aligned with your personal numerology…

But to find out more about how to discover YOUR Tarot Birth Card, simply follow this link…

This Post is all About the Life Path 2 and it’s corresponding Tarot Card: The High Priestess

If you want to read about the other Life Path Numbers and Tarot Birth Cards, click on one of the links below:

Life Path 1 – The Magician

Life Path 2 – The High Priestess… Keep on reading!

Life Path 3 – The Empress

Life Path 4 – The Emperor

Life Path 5 – The Hierophant

Life Path 6 – The Lovers

Life Path 7 – The Chariot

Life Path 8 – Strength (or in some decks, this is Justice)

Life Path 9 – The Hermit

Again, if you’re not sure what your tarot birth card is, read this first!


Life Path 2: Tarot Birth Card –  The High Priestess

“What lies behind the veil.”

The High Priestess is the psychic of the tarot. Sitting coolly in front of a long, hanging curtain, she is veiled from passers-by and sits as the guardian of mystical realms.

The curtain is adorned with images of pomegranates, a fruit sacred to the Greek Goddess Persephone. In her mythology, she was taken into the Underworld by Hades and whilst there, her mother Demeter mourned her so terribly that all of life shrivelled and died. The rule of Fates dictated that anyone who consumed food in the land of shadow must stay there, and whilst with Hades, Persephone ate 6 pomegranate seeds. But a deal was struck and it was agreed that Persephone could spend 6 months of the year in the upper world and six months in the underworld. In this way, her mother was appeased and nature brought back into balance as the seasons were created. This myth is represented through the High Priestess Card, and we are reminded of her ability to move between the worlds.

What lies behind The High Priestess’ veil? A vast, calm ocean. The element of water represents intuition and pure feeling. It is also intricately tied to the crescent Moon which sits at her feet, and her feminine mysteries.

She holds an ancient scroll of the Torah in her arms, symbolizing hidden and esoteric wisdom. The High Priestess is master of these realms. As a spiritualist and a teacher, ask her very nicely and she might let you through so you can bathe in that ocean.

The High Priestess is a person who knows how to tap into higher powers to get beneath the surface of what’s really going on. An expert in her own soul’s calling, she is also able to tune into the frequency and energy of others – something people can find wildly attractive… or just plain spooky. She’ll listen to what you have to say, pause for an awkwardly-long silence, and then get to the heart of what’s really going on, as if by magic.

Key Strengths of the High Priestess Tarot Birth Card:

⇢ You have unusual psychic abilities – perhaps you ‘see’ or ‘hear’ things other people can’t.
⇢ You often find you know people better than they seem to know themselves.
⇢ Quiet and thoughtful, you don’t waste words.
⇢ You have a great sense of self-understanding, and the skill and willingness to continually delve deeper.
⇢ You may not have a huge social circle, but the hand-picked friends you have, you know well and love dearly.

Key Challenges of the High Priestess Tarot Birth Card:

These are similar to the traits which are emphasised in a Tarot reading when the High Priestess Card shows up reversed.

⇢ People often interpret you as aloof or impenetrable and you do have a tendency to seem like you ‘know it all’.

⇢ You may find it hard to let people get close to you.

⇢ You might have trouble lightening up from time to time. Not everything has to be about deep meaning – remember to relax and enjoy life’s simpler pleasures sometimes!

⇢ You have a tendency to overwhelm people with your complicated ideas. Try to bring things back to the realm of the real to avoid being confusing!

High Priestess Tarot Birth Card Love & Compatibility:

⇢ You and a Heirophant (Life Path 5) would make an impressive, indomitable team as two deeply intelligent spiritual ‘teachers’.

⇢ A Hermit (Life Path 9) would complement your ‘inward looking’ energy, though if you two got together, your friends needn’t expect to see much of you and this could be a decidedly anti-social relationship!

⇢ You’d probably clash with an Emperor (Life Path 4), who doesn’t have time for your ‘deep thoughts’.

⇢ The Empress‘ (Life Path 3) focus on the material and the sensual might be off-putting to you. On the other hand perhaps she’ll bring you down to earth and cook you a fabulous meal to stir up your senses. If you’re shy in bed she’d show you a thing or two with love and understanding.

High Priestess Tarot Birth Card Career Work And Lifestyle Ideas:

⇢ Your interest in the subconscious would make you a great counsellor or psychotherapist. You enjoy listening to other people and getting to the root of what they’re saying. Taking this further, you could develop your psychic abilities and be a spiritualist, medium, tarot reader or another esoteric practitioner.

⇢ You would also make a great spiritual teacher. You’ve spent a long time learning about the mysteries of the unconscious and have much to share with others. People see you as an authority on their own inner needs and come to you for help – you have the skills to show them how to journey like you have and find their own truths.

⇢ As an artist, you’re dark, deep and often difficult to understand. You wow them with your mystery!


Obviously, you can’t gain a true and complete picture of somebody through their Tarot Birth Card!

You are not simply your birth card, your Life Path Number, or anything else you can figure out by adding up the numbers in your life, you are a complex and beautiful creature formed from a myriad of different influences. These are archetypes or universal energy types which move through people in different ways.

But sometimes it can be incredibly powerful to have symbols, numbers, words, cards – anything at all – to hold onto, to help make sense of what we are doing and why!

Have you learnt something about yourself today? Drop us a comment below and share your insights, we’d love to connect!


Image sources: The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

About Beth Maiden

Beth Maiden is a professional tarot reader and writer based in Manchester, UK. She has two cats and one dog and they all live together in a tiny little boat. She is the resident tarot writer at the progressive LGBTQ website Autostraddle.com and the creator of the Alternative Tarot Course. Check her out at LittleRedTarot.com and @littleredtarot on Twitter.

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