The Hierophant — Spiritual Message of the Day
On many versions of this card we see two crossed keys, one silver and the other gold. This symbol echoes the keys displayed on the Vatican Coat of Arms, which are a symbol of “binding and loosing,” which refers to the papal authority to declare what is forbidden and what is permitted.
There are, however, other ways to interpret these keys without locking them into meanings related to Christian iconography. One is that the teachings of religion should be keys to open the doors of both reality and spirituality. Another meaning we may infer is that both internal and external teachers have their own wisdom to impart; they each have their own domain and time. These two teachers are tradition (external), and our own intuitive connection to the Divine (internal). Comparing and evaluating the relative wisdom of these two teachers is of crucial importance on a spiritual path.
If you enjoy these words of spiritual advice from the cards, you will love my Tarot book, The Soul’s Journey: Finding Spiritual Messages in the Tarot.