She is the classical female symbol; associated with the Moon and the element water. The High Priestess is No 2 in the Major Arcana as she represents the balance between the unconscious or intuition and the rational mind. It is this duality represented by this card and signified with the number 2 assigned to her. When she turns up in a spread secrets can come out. This card asks you to trust your intuition. She is seated. Not a card of activity but rather contemplation, waiting and potential. Serenity, wisdom and knowledge are shown by the scroll in her hand. Study or the development of intuition is at hand. Secrets may be revealed. The power of the subconscious is at work.