The Hierophant Tarot this card refers to a teacher and the learning of practical lessons from studying natural law. This energy of the card points to some source or agent that could reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the Moon and tides, and the connection between human beings and the heavens. Since monasteries were the sole where one could study to read and write during the Middle Ages, a Hierophant was the person a student would petition for entry. He was the one who define the course of study for the newbie.
Oft, they are depicted with the right hand raised to bless The Hierophant is associated with the long-standing lineage of Melchezidek the initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, and the one who passes on the teachings. Shamans from all traditions use this archetype. If the Hierophant card is reversed, it could indicate that you are bringing an unnecessary episode of rebellion against the traditional values, long-held ideals, and spiritual beliefs that belong to your lineage. Consider that, without the steady influence of traditions passed on from generation to generation, there would be no steady support system in which you could afford to rebel.
Get a sense of whether you’re choking on the hand that is feeding you. Be careful not to damage your connection to The Great Mystery. The Hierophant advises that you return to the position of a diligent student. Study everything that you could about your subject. It is important to make that knowledge part of you and an active influence on your daily awareness. By doing this you will slowly but steadily establish real credibility in your chosen field or subject. Earn respect and recognition through completing your studies and broadening your experience. If you already have the skills, rewrite your resume so others can appreciate your strengths and the value you bring to a scenario. Set your sights on the goal and remain focused. You might be the one to become a master of your realm.