The Hierophant is a teacher or guide onto a new plane of awareness. Buddha Siddhartha Gautama Shakyamuni said, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” It is time to find or acknowledge the person or people that have brought you this far and will also bring you deeper into your awareness. Who is further down the path on their body and self-connection that can help you on your way?
When Reversed, The Hierophant tells you that you need to be your own guide at this point of your learning. You may need to go against conventions and find your own path. This positioning says you may usually look outside of yourself for validation, but it’s time to look within. Remember, like the Magician tells you, the tools you need are already within you.