This week for the Tarot Translation Group, we asked the question, which card is your significator and why? (Link)
My significator card is the High Priestess based on numerology (my birth date reduces down to 2) and the card really suits me. I’ve always had a spiritual path, working on the hidden and the unseen. I try to balance the mundane and the magickal, and I am more than likely to be working and looking inwardly rather than outwardly. This is manifested with my fibromyalgia as being clumsy at times. I’m forever turning too quickly into rooms and whacking my wrists on door knobs or hitting the door jam because I’m focusing on where I’m going and my intended outcome rather than where I’m at in any given moment.
This card’s number is two: duality. The astrological association is in the moon, or the unseen, that which is reflected back at us.
It very much follows the path which I walk. I’m a writer, and reflexively, when a writer composes an article, a blog post, a novel, or anything in between, this creative person is reflecting the world as seen through her (or his) eyes. Oh sure, the writer may be creating a totally fictional story in a world which isn’t anything like our own, and yet, some aspect of that story is a reflection of the writer’s own world, viewpoints, and thoughts.
I’ve always been drawn to this card. The priestess sits serenely, in perfect balance between the two pillars. She holds the sacred writings in her lap and wears the crown of a priestess, a crown that looks very much like the triple moon symbol of Wicca and paganism. The fruit on the vines behind her speaks of ripeness, of fertility, though not the obvious fertility of the Empress. It’s a secret fertility, that of the mind, of thoughts, of hidden dreams and prophecies still not spoken.
She whispers in the night and influences our dreams, yet many do not notice her during the light of day. Her soft, subtle work is no less strong in spite of its not being as flashy as the work of the Magician or obvious as the Empress. She is…herself. And that’s why she’s my significator.