Anyone who has set up a tent
and suffered the weather has seen the importance of a good tent stake.
If the stake is not solid,
deep and well anchored,
the entire tent will collapse.
The Hebrew letter associated with the Hierophant is Vav: the tent stake,
a well-grounded object (when set) will hold up an entire community.
Associated with the very grounding sign of Taurus
In Classic image of the Rider Tarot we see the “Hierophant”
(comes from the Greek: “hiera, “the holy,” and phainein, “to show”);
offering a blessing to be in turn directed to others.
Its effect continues through the members of a given community
thus weaving the fabric of love and strength through out society.
The design focuses on the hand of blessing,
the fingers in the circle of spirit,
the arm trailing in roots below into matter.
These symbols are the embodiment of religion:
reaching into the realm of the spirit
while grounded into the rituals of daily life.
The actions of everyday existence empowered
with the intent of reaching the divine
establishes a relationship with the godhead.
The central element is that of blessing;
the art of bestowing the divine to each other
is what gives religion its lifeblood.
In MetaPlace (now closed),
I have created a setting illustrating the energy flow
of The Hierophant:
blessings to Earth,
Service to the Divine.
The Hierophant Amulet
is excellent for teachers, nurses, healers of all kinds,
clergy and any one who has chosen the path
to serve the community through Teaching, Healing and Service.
More Tarot Amulets may be seen on my Wearable Tarot Page