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V - the Hierophant

A man stands in a cathedral, flanked by a priest and a monk and two large white columns. Although his Papal tiara, staff and keys clearly show him to be a Pope, he is simply dressed and relatively unadorned.

My Interpretation: Spiritual guidance and authority.

Tradition and structure may be necessary at times, to create order from chaos. This card indicates a time of change, particularly in relationships. It is time to seek truth and meaning. It is time to leave the past behind you, clearing your mind of past thoughts and feelings. A greater level of spiritual understanding will follow.

(Reversed: Weakness, intolerance and lack of understanding need to be overcome.)

Edit notes: The composition of this card is similar to the Rider-Waite card, although the Pope is standing instead of enthroned. I've added extra symbols over the plain v1.0 card. I think this is similar enough to be familiar to RWD readers - he's still flanked by two pillars and two Priests, with Papal paraphenalia.

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