The Hierophant Tarot card is a reference to a master and the process of learning practical lessons through studying natural law. The energy of this card indicates an agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life as well as the cycles of Moon and the tides and the connection between human beings and the heavens. Since monasteries were the sole where one could study to write and read in the Middle Ages, a Hierophant was the person a student would petition to gain entry. He was the one who set the curriculum for the course of study for the newbie.
Oft, they are depicted with the right hand raised to bless, the Hierophant is linked with the long lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition. He is the person who passed on the lessons. Shamans from all traditions use this archetype. If the Hierophant card appears reversed this may be indicating that you bring an unneeded episode of rebellion against the traditional, long held ideals and spiritual beliefs that are a part of to your lineage. Be aware that without the steady influence of traditions passed on from generation to generation There would not be a stable support system within which you would be able to stand up to the system.
Take note of whether you are biting the hand which feeds you. Be careful not to damage your relationship with The Great Mystery. The Hierophant recommends you take on the job of a diligent learner. Learn everything you can about your chosen subject. It is important to make that knowledge part of you and have an operative influence on your day-to-day awareness. This way, you can slowly and slowly establish credibility within your field or topic. You can earn respect and acknowledgement through completing your studies and broadening your expertise. If you have all the necessary knowledge and experience, revise your resume to ensure that others can see your strengths and the value you bring to the situation. Set your sights on the goal and stay focused. You may be destined to become a master of your realm.