The third “Key” of the Tarot is called the High Priestess:
the third emanation from the “source of all things”.
Within the Tarot, the High Priestess
(like the Fool and the Magi)
is a state of being rather than an actual person,
it represents the source of consciousness
the connection to our awareness.
In the classic image of the Rider Deck,
we find her seated in a garden flanked by the pillars
of form and force, mercy and severity.
The High Priestess is attributed to the letter Gimel,
known as “Camel” or “the ship of the dessert”;
inferring her constant motion,
the bringer of new awareness and perspectives.
The High Priestess Amulet hold these concepts:
like pillars: her arms stretch above,
using her own form to translate the Moon’s “unattainable image” into water
flowing from her skirts.
the High Priestess “Draws down the Moon”,
veiled by her hair: only her eyes may be seen.
From her skirts flows “consciousness”,
becoming a stream surfacing where other water images emerge in the Tarot images.
In choosing the High Priestess Amulet,
one seeks a connection within one’s self to the source of all,
the memories of the collective unconsciousness
to better understand the world and live accordingly.
As the Fool is Youthful Enthusiasm and Instigator,
and the Magi is Focused Manifestation;
the High Priestess brings Self Awareness,
the Knowledge of Memory: the source of Wisdom.
For those who are looking for a larger version of the High Priestess,
The original amulet is available
Other Tarot Amulets my be found on my Wearable Tarot Page