Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Sunday, July 28

The Hierophant

This card is from the Rider-Waite deck, borderless edition.

This card is from the Rider-Waite deck, borderless edition.

The Hierophant represents the traditional structure of a religious/metaphysical belief system. It may be that you want clarity in your life and you need to lift yourself out of an existential rut. If so, this card advises that you could find what you’re seeking in an established religious sect or spiritual organization. While the hierarchies and rules of such groups alienate many people, others gain from them a comforting sense of groundedness and unity. Even those of us who are solitary spiritual practitioners and allergic to “Tha Roolz” can benefit from belonging to a group of like-minded individuals who are committed to a common purpose. This experience can be found in a mainstream religious service, a retreat at a Zen monastery, a gathering of a spiritual society, or even a meeting of a social organization that’s dedicated to doing good in the world. If you already belong to a tradition but it no longer works for you, maybe it’s time to try another.