5. Hierophant

Grounding and connecting with the collective consciousness and creativity. This is the traditions and institutions of the art world… galleries, air fairs, art history, academia, etc. Channelling the specific creative Mecca which resonates with you. Connecting with the art community that elevates and gives spiritual purpose to your creative soul.

Breaking from your self-limiting boundaries. Leaning into the challenge of integrating your grounded empire – with the vision of your higher self. Basically from Emperor to Pope – Inspiring your audience, patrons and followers. 

Journal Prompts

What is your vision of an ideal art world? Do you look up to pre-existing institutions or are you unsatisfied and seeking to build and ground your own vision of an art world.

This ‘Pope’ represents a religion of art, if you like, or perhaps that image defines exactly what you don’t like. Positive or negative, which helps you explore and define your own art world vision.

Self Portrait Prompt

Yourself as an icon – be it religious, mythological or celebrity.

Image Credits

Illustrations from the Borderless Smith Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Smith-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Photographed by me.