The High Priestess is a card of duality and an option between two choices. Many decks refer to the High Priestess as the moon goddess. You will see she sits between dark and light colored columns. These columns can be seen as negative/positive, good/bad, strength and wisdom.
She holds the Tora in her arms which represents the wisdom and knowledge within. The night sky with a crescent moon which represents the cyclical way of the moon also cycles into a daytime scene. This card is all about duality while having the wisdom to see the commonality.
Most of the time if we listened to our instincts we would already have the answer. Other times we are torn between the choices and need guidance to come back to our natural instinctual certainty. Meditate on this card to find an answer to something that is holding you back in life or when you have the choice between two options. The guidance will come from looking inside oneself and respecting both sides of the duality of any given choice.
From “A Guide to the New Palladini Tarot” by Susan Hansson
Numeral 2: Knowledge. Holding Pattern. Gentle, passive, artistic.
Hebrew Letter: Gimel: wisdom. The holding place of knowledge as yet unrevealed.
Cabalah: Path 3: Kether (God) to Tifereth (son)
Astrological Influence: The moon. The moon controls the tides and thus the emotions, imagination, moods, and rhythms. It reflects the light of the sun.