The High Priest card in tarot signifies the search for truth and the observance of wisdom. The High Priest hands is raised as a blessing representing someone who has passed through the trials of life and is ready to impart his knowledge to others. Divine will is at play and teachings are at hand for those who are ready to listen.
When the student is ready the master will appear. This card can represent a teacher or guru who has appeared to assist one’s life path. One must be open to the lessons available however and recognize the master when he appears.
The High Priest represents religious authority and adherence to the principals of the Master’s belief. With this it can also be a sign to become your own master. The decisions that you make will affect your spiritual development. Will you follow your own spiritual principals or be a follower to anothers? Are you thinking for yourself or following blindly? Are you willing trust the wisdom of evolved teachers?
The spiritual path is a personal path and we sometimes need to follow to learn how to one day lead. We cannot do both at once. The Master was at some stage a student.