The High Priestess stands for intuition and (intuitive) wisdom, for empathy, forebodings, patience and understanding. She does not need to intervene at once when things don't go according to her will or not well at the moment - she knows that everything happens in cycles and that bad things will pass and good things will come again and the other way around. The High Priestess can sit still and watch changes with compassion and serenity. She can devote herself - to others, to her feelings, to her inner voice. She strives to touch the world with her soul and become one with it.
In her exaggerated, perverted form the High Priestess can be a manipulating sourceress or fall into deep depression.