The Hierophant: Yes Or No? (Upright, Reversed & Love Meaning)


The Hierophant is a tarot card that mainly symbolizes spiritual lessons, commitment and tradition. It’s an intriguing card to pull during a tarot reading but at the same time can cause a bit of confusion when your goal is to receive a clear ‘yes or no’ answer from your tarot cards. 

I can totally relate! Therefore I’ve decided to write this article and provide you with some useful insights when it comes to understanding and interpreting the ‘yes or no’ meaning of the Hierophant tarot card. 

Not only will you uncover its meaning in the upright position, you’ll also find out what it means to pull this card in reversed position as well as during a love themed tarot reading! 

The Hierophant: Yes Or No?

The Hierophant tarot card can either mean a ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ as an answer to your question. As this tarot card encourages seeking advice from experienced individuals in your environment, it can be taken as a sign to move forwards with an open heart and mind. 

The Hierophant in upright position generally represents (spiritual) education and guidance. It encourages to be open towards new insights and information that you may come to you in surprising ways. 

As faith and spiritual beliefs are very personal subjects, a clear ‘yes or no’ answer is difficult to provide at this time and can best be received by actively seeking advice from a mentor or someone close who has your best interest in mind. It is best advised to follow your heart and intuition and ultimately do or choose what feels most authentic to you. 

the Light Seers tarot deck
My current favorite tarot deck: The Light Seer’s Tarot Deck

Even thought the Hierophant often refers to some sort of spiritual guidance, this card may also appear when it comes to looking for an answer with regards to practical life aspects such as your career or business. In this case, the Hierophant can be taken as a sign of encouragement to find a mastermind group or coach that can help you break through any insecurities or blocks you currently encounter.  

Finding like-minded people who understand your situation and have experienced what you may currently be going through can often provide some useful insights and solutions. Seek advice from those who have already carved out the path towards success; no need to reinvent the wheel or be innovative at all times. 

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to master before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information. 

The Hierophant Reversed: Yes Or No?

When pulled in reversed position, the Hierophant means ‘no’ at this point in time. It indicates you’re feeling rebellious and ready to spontaneously take a different route. Even though it may actually turn out to be the right choice, give it a bit more thought before burning all bridges. 

The Hierophant in reverse represents the urge to move away from tradition and societal expectations. It indicates being done with rules and restrictions and feeling the need to break away from anything that has been holding you back.

When the Hierophant in reverse shows up during your tarot reading it is definitely recommended to find out what exactly is bothering you with regards to feeling any type of restriction and think of a way to change this aspect of your life. Try to come up with a game plan on how to tackle this issue in order to regain a new sense of freedom. 

The Hierophant in reversed position can be taken as the ultimate form of encouragement to gently question your current beliefs and truly feel whether they still personally suit you. It encourages you to live your most authentic life and start to think of steps to slowly but surely move towards it. 

Even though the Hierophant in reverse doesn’t immediately scream ‘yes’, as it wants to make sure you elaborate any possible changes extensively, it is a positive tarot card to pull when looking at the potentially attainable results.

The Hierophant And Love: Yes Or No?

When it comes to love, the Hierophant means ‘maybe’. As the Hierophant represents traditional and socially approved love, it is important to honestly ask yourself if you are following a certain path based upon your own convictions or if you’re being primarily led by those around you.

The Hierophant can come up during a love themed tarot reading as an indication of marriage, but it may also show itself when you’re hiding parts of yourself in order to keep your community or society in general happy. It can indicate avoiding certain potential partners as it may cause unease or disapproval from those around you.  

If you’re interested in finding out what type of love & relationship questions are most effective to ask your tarot cards, I’ve created this other article with 61 example questions that will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

The Hierophant challenges you to take an honest look at your relationship(s) without letting outside forces influence your feelings or thoughts. Try to let go of any traditional or cultural beliefs for a moment to make sure you’re walking your true path when it comes to love. 

The Hierophant explained by ‘Moonlight Guidance

In Conclusion 

When it comes to the ‘yes or no’ meaning of the Hierophant tarot card, in upright position, this tarot cards can either mean ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’. As it mainly represents seeking some sort of (spiritual) advice, it is important to follow the road that ultimately feels most authentic to you.

When pulled in reversed position, the Hierophant means ‘no’, at least at this moment in time. It indicates feeling tired of following societal rules and expectations. It represents feeling the need to break free and choose a totally new path. Even though following your heart is always recommended, make sure to work out a clear plan and not take action based on what may just be a strong temporary emotion.

Lastly, in love and relationships, the Hierophant means ‘maybe’. It can either indicate taking a step towards commitment such as marriage, but can also represents feeling pressured to follow traditional rules when it comes to love. The Hierophant encourages you to reevaluate your relationship(s) in order to make sure your’e in it for the right reasons. 

If you liked this article and would like to browse some awesome tarot decks that have helpful keywords and meanings featured on them to make your tarot readings flow with much more ease, I’ve written this other article that may give you some inspiration! Happy reading!  

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