Self-Care with The Hierophant

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is the Hierophant.

Introduction and Meaning of the Card


If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

With that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean to evaluate your belief systems.

My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is to take the time to meditate upon your belief systems and determine whether they are still serving you or if they are limiting you in some way. Make adjustments as needed.

For example:
Are you really stupid or ugly? Why do you believe that? Does it serve you to keep believing this story? What story would you rather be telling yourself? Adopt the new story and keep telling it to yourself until it becomes the new belief system.

* Yes, I am aware that the artist of this deck chose to change the name of this card in such a way it can potentially change the meaning entirely, but since one of the meanings for Hierophant is belief systems and faith rides entirely upon those I think it’s fine here.

Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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