I suggested to Leslie that she would benefit from using the Tarot to access her Divine, empowered feminine in order to find the right balance of power and compassion.
The High Priestess: Claiming Wisdom and Power
The High Priestess is one of the best Tarot cards to help connect with the empowered feminine. She represents higher self-wisdom, inner clarity, strength, and self-trust. She understands that, on the superconscious level, she has access to all the insight she needs to govern any situation.
Leslie was great at her job, skillful, and professional. Yet she wasn’t really connected to her intuition—the part of her that could connect all her analytical knowledge with her spiritual wisdom and heart. When I pulled the High Priestess card, I asked her to take a few moments to meditate on the image; in my deck, a woman dressed in sumptuous robes while holding a large book and with a leopard by her side. Her expression is calm, a bit aloof, but with a hint of a Mona Lisa smile.
Leslie wasn’t so sure. As she put it, “She looks—I don’t know, like a nun or something. Sly, like she might screw you over.”
This was a great lead-in to our reading. The Celtic Cross spread revealed the High Priestess card in the “subconscious” position (I promise I shuffled well—this is the magic of Tarot!). As we spoke about the reading and what this meant to her, it became clear that Leslie’s image of powerful women was extremely negative.

Author's Bio: 

Jackie Williams has worked for as a manager overlooking the talent department for a prominent new age communications company. Later as the internet developed, she diversified her recruitment specialty to server global clients for a internet based spiritual network.
She attained her Master of Arts in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and her BA from Hunter College.