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The Hierophant

The Hierophant is the sixth card in the Major Arcana, and is given the number five to indicate transformation and flux. He imparts his knowledge to those who are willing to listen, kneeling before him to receive the gift of his wisdom. He blesses them, with his upright hand forming the sign of benediction. His sceptre and crown denote his position of absolute authority. He symbolizes organized religions and the inner teacher, both guides along the path that leads to deity, hence the two crossed keys at his feet. Those who seek his guidance learn that they must also look within for answers.

If your situation involves your career, the Hierophant indicates employment in a large corporation with strict requirements and expectations. The Hierophant symbolizes a knowledge of rules, regulations, customs, and the acceptable methods used in the situation - but does not restrict you to those traditional answers. You may have to go outside of the standards when it is in your own best interest to do so.

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