The Hierophant

.Post by Suzanne R Banks.

The Hierophant – A Tarot Card Reading with Essential Oils

I must say when I was learning about the tarot I never really got a strong vibe for this card when it came up in a reading. Perhaps it was the religious imagery I didn’t like, even though the main figure seems quite kind and placid. The monks in the foreground are being blessed by the priest, holding a triple cross – religious overload! As with all tarot cards there are many symbols embedded in the image that spark reactions and hint to meanings of the card in general.

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Anyway, The Hierophant is here to let us know that if we are studying, learning anything in any form, we now have the power to take it to the next level. It could also mean we need a deeper understanding of our spirituality and this could be the sign we need to take that step. This card also represents marriage ordained by the church and religious elders.

Are you being challenged by an authority figure or feeling controlled by an institution? If so, The Hierophant will show up helping you to release your feelings of being blocked by others. Maybe this is a time to keep your continuing spiritual practice (going deeper within) and allow others – who appear to have authority – continue on their path. It may also indicate that this is a time not to rock the boat, but to abide by the rules and laws that govern us. It indicates the opposite to having free will and being totally creative.

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It is a great card to meditate on now for those who are demanding marriage equality. We need balance with the relationship between the people, those in power, and our growing need for a deeper spiritual connection between us all. So I suppose this card is also about fairness and equality.

What essential oils could embody this card? The issues are fairness, marriage, deeper spirituality and the balance of power. Hmmmm.


Just use any mist bottle you can find

Just use any mist bottle you can find

1. Personal Aura Cleansing Mist & Room Mist

In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil

“Will You Same Sex Marry Me”

Propose now, why wait?

Sandalwood Indian       8 drops

Petitgrain                       10 drops

Ylang Ylang                    4 drops

Rose Geranium           3 drops


“My Own Mantra”

Release the bonds of traditional religions and find a deeper spirituality –

Cypress                    10 drops

Orange                    10 drops

Cedarwood Atlas    5 drops


“I’ll Agree to Disagree”

Follow the rules this time to make it easier –

Lavender      8 drops

Ginger          8 drops

Lime              8 drops

Vetiver          1 drop


Take a huge whiff to change your focus in seconds

Take a huge whiff to change your focus in seconds


2. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff

German Chamomile – instant relaxation

Palmarosa – being flexible with inflexible rules

Spikenard – a deep connection to spirituality

Juniper – release the old and unwanted



Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

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6 thoughts on “The Hierophant

  1. thank you! definitely a difficult card in general… are you being beckoned to deepen your rites and rituals and weight bearing beams of spirituality (religion) or are you being asked to throw off the yoke of traditional repression?

    wonderful blends to clear space and deepen connection to all that is.



    • Thanks einsof! Yes it’s an interesting card and thanks for taking the time to read and comment with such beautiful spiritual language. I hope you enjoy the blends you make. Suzanne


  2. Hi Suzanne,
    I have found taro cards to be spot on! REALLY! The messages and answers are usually surprisingly straight forward but sometimes I need a little help. Thank you for this post.
    Azar xx


    • Thanks again Azar. I love the cards too and of course it will depend on the reader as to what becomes of the cards before him or her. Maybe you could start reading for others? x Suzanne


  3. I occasionally use tarot cards, but the goddess oracle deck is the one I use more often recently. For me personally, they are really good helping hands to clarify the situation and emotions. I enjoyed reading the post. 🙂


  4. Thanks thinkingmagpie I also use many different decks of cards but there is something very special about the tarot, but sometimes they can be difficult to understand. I also have many of Doreen Virtue’s angel card decks and love them. Thanks for reading and commenting, Suzanne


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