What does the Hierophant card symbolize?
THE HIEROPHANT. —Marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude; by another account, mercy, and goodness; inspiration; the man to whom the Querent has recourse. Reversed: Society, good understanding, concord, over kindness, weakness.
What kind of person is the Hierophant?
In the Rider-Waite deck the Hierophant is depicted as a religious figure, a Pope or High Priest, positioned in a formal church-like setting. As such he symbolizes organization, institution and spiritual guidance, while his three vestments stand for purity, immortality and ritual.
How do you interpret the Hierophant?
To see the Hierophant in a reading is to embrace the conventional, for it suggests that you have a certain desire to actually follow a process which has been well established. It also suggests that you want to stay within certain conventional bounds of what could be considered an orthodox approach.