As September ends, more serious and embedded energies emerge. As has been said previously in many of my readings, we're reaching the end of an incredibly intense and challenging seven-year cycle. We have lived through tumultuous times, where our sense of safety has been eroded and it has sometimes felt as if reality itself had been altered! Most people want-above all else- to feel safe. Socially and politically, there'll be much more support given to orthodox or conventional movements that offer us the restoration of this sense of safety.
The Hierophant both embodies and represents this desire for guidance and wisdom. In times of crisis, the Hierophant will act to calm the fears of the masses and offer sage, practical leadership. The symbols of the Hierophant - the staff, throne, the hand raised in blessing- link to religion, but don't necessarily symbolise a return to religious conformity The card does mirror many people's profound desire for a much more ethical and moral guidance. We'll see the rise to power of new powerful leaders with 'firm but fair' political philosophies. If I were to sum up the energy of this card as representing the direction of travel, I'd say it has huge potential to create calm out of chaos, but also to show compassion and care. We have known struggle and fear, but it seems we're at last moving toward a time of more common sense and stability.