Intuition. Trusting in a higher power. Connecting and trusting your inner voice. A connection to the divine or to spirituality.
The High Priestess represents feminine intuition in the highest form, a connection to the divine and to spirit. Whether for a man or woman, the High Priestess represents connecting to a voice or a power beyond ourselves and the conscious mind. When the High Priestess shows up in a spread it is time to trust your intuition, your psychic abilities or your sixth sense, whatever you like to call it. Above the High Priestess, we see a host of heavenly angels, men and woman of the church and then below we see the comings and goings of everyday life. The High Priestess is the link that we all have within us, between the mundane and the divine. For that reason the High Priestess is the card of balance, the balance between the mundane and the divide or between the conscious and the subconscious mind, filtering information between the two, leaving you with a sense of knowing.
Reversed or with challenging cards around the High Priestess could indicate that you are failing to trust your own intuition or you are finding it a challenge to trust what your instincts are telling you. The High Priestess is a link to your intuition and to the divine so can only come from a place of truth, so always needs to be trusted.