The Pope card – Card no 5 in the tarot

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but now lets talk about the POPE

Traditional Symbolism

Twin pillars, staff, throne, hand raised in blessing, two acolytes.

Card Number: 5
Key Number: 16
Rulership: Taurus
Hebrew Letter: Vau
Translation: Nail
Numerical Value: 12
Astrological Associations: Jupiter

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Pope Tarot Card Meaning
Taurus the Earthly bull may seem an odd sign for a holy man, but it makes sense if you understand that the Pope purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess connects to the esoteric with her secret, solitary rites, the Pope  leads his flock in shared, communal rituals.
The Pope is well suited to be such a leader as, like all Taureans, he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of crisis. Such rituals, rites and traditions remind the community of their values, their shared identity and the religious structure that gives their lives order and meaning.

No matter how chaotic and frightening the times, this can bring tranquility.
The Popes only problem is that, like the Bull, he can be stubborn and hidebound. Also, as he is working for the harmony of the community, the Pope is not a card that favors individuality.

Harmony cannot be achieved if everyone is marching to their own drummer. The Pope is about shared feelings, beliefs and ways. It even can be about blending in or surrendering to tradition and community rather than asserting your uniqueness.

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However Do not fall into this trap:

The quote is Isaiah 14,10-11, which Luther renders thus: »“Auch du bist schwach geworden wie wir, und es geht dir wie uns.” Deine Pracht ist herunter zu den Toten gefahren«. In English: »All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee«.

Pope being dragged down

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