|Divine Love the High Priest|
It is at this stage of one's journey that one
is confronted with other's belief systems and maybe
also a reality that does not match your own
understanding of it. This means that you will
have a choice. You can either shut down and
keep with those who agree with you or you
can open up to an adventure beyond
So you can see that this card shows that you
are entering an initiation.
The High Priest is traditionally a religious figure.
for the sacred rose garden within. All sacrifices
made will lead to the Rose. (more about this idea
later in the deck)
We often have to leave something in order to
know and understand whether it is important
to us or not.
the inner sanctum where Love reigns.
Divine Love, or Love, with a capital L, is not the
same as our limited experience and expression
of love. We know love in binding relationships;
we know it in romantic love, filial love and sentiment.
All of these can be wondrous and disastrous
and even at the same time. But these are not
Divine Love. The Love of the Divine, the Love that
God has for Her creations, cannot be described or
limited. Our human mind and nature cannot
fathom such unconditionality.
It is not always easy to see the hand of
Divine Love in one's life as a blessing.
At times the High Priest ushers in great
suffering or many challenges.
Then we are tempted to call these 'curses' or
punishments or the withdrawal of Love.
Wisdom is a skill. It is embodied living
of these philosophical ideas. In the beginning
stages of our journey we have to focus on acquiring
many skills; we have to concentrate on learning
faith and we have to teach the doubting mind
that it can trust the Master or Mistress' Voice
The High Priest of Divine Love is dependent on
the High Priestess, the second card in the
Major Arcana in the Tarot tradition.
She symbolises the One who lives in the
inner sanctum. She is often depicted with the two
pillars from Solomon's Temple, the one black
and the other white : masculine and feminine.
It also displays our mind's perception and
understanding of duality and how we tend to
see things in black and white.
She is our Intuition and her voice whispers
through the actions of Divine Love.
In the beginning we train our minds to
consider and accept that Divine Love is veiled
by our own perceptions and belief systems.
That all actions in our lives, joyful or painful,
are ushered in by the High Priest of Life, Divine Love.