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Who is Taurus in Tarot?

Taurus is represented by the Hierophant in Tarot. In astrology Taurus is about building a practical and stable life full of comfort, beauty, and security. There is also a need to have a balance between the spiritual and material worlds. To develop the beliefs that form a positive sense of self via traditions and values. In tarot, The Hierophant is the card of time-honored values, traditions, and beliefs. He is an authority in matters of faith and divine wisdom.

The Hierophant and Taurus are committed to structure, long standing rituals, and comfort for personal growth and development. In a reading The Hierophant symbolizes ritual, conformity, spiritual advice. Belief systems. Blessings.

Taurus is the Hierophant in Tarot. Wisdom, The Teacher, Chiron, Tradition, Embrace Those Around You

The Hierophant is known by many names in modern Tarot decks. According to Robert Place, author and tarot historian, the word Hierophant means sacred priest in Greek and the first known tarot deck, the Visconti-Sforza from the 1451, refers to Major Arcana Card V as the Pope. It was later changed in the late 1700s to the Hierophant by Court de Gebelin.

I was inspired to write this post while reading about asteroid Chiron in the book Astrology for yourself by Douglas Bloch & Demetria George. They mentioned that Chiron is depicted as the Hierophant in the Mythic Tarot - He is the the inner spiritual teacher. As usual, I allowed myself to go on a spiral - a Hierophant spiral - and I share some of what I found here.

Also, I'd like to point out that all the images are from the tarot deck apps created by the Fools Dog. I highly recommend getting a tarot deck app as it is an easy way to browse all the cards of a deck while having the full book contents at your finger tips. Currently my phone holds 16 different tarot apps plus a few oracle card decks.

The Mythic Tarot

The Hierophant is Chiron

"Chiron, the Hierophant, implies that the individual will begin to actively seek answers of a philosophical kind. They may emerge as the study of a particular philosophy or system of belief, or as a deep commitment to a quest for meaning in life. The Hierophant may appear as an analyst, psychotherapist, priest, or spiritual mentor."

By Juliet Sharman-Burke & Liz Greene & Tricia Newell

The Vision Quest Tarot

The Hierophant is the Shaman

"The Shaman inside you is capable of merging his intuitive perceptiveness with the wisdom of the Elders. Meditate and find out what really motivates you, what your inner core truly desires. Shift your attention to what is essential. Most essential in your life your own being."

by Gayan Sylvie Winter

The Tabula Mundi Tarot

The Hierophant is the Magus of the Eternal Gods