The Hermit ~ The Path to True Wisdom!
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is The Hermit, representing: Inner-Illumination, Patience, Wisdom and Solitude! When The Hermit came up this week, I decided to look back to see when he had last appeared on Tarot Tuesday, and it was during the early Summer Mercury Retrograde. And here he is again for this MR! Amazing! So, this TT is an “encore” presentation of The Hermit, which I thought was also especially relevant as we’re still on the end cusp of the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse energies!
The Hermit is the archetype of Wise Teacher and Old Soul. His presence calls us to embark on a solitary, yet profound journey of self-discovery. The Hermit travels in the night, the dark reaches of our psyche and the unknown, with only the light of his lantern (symbolizing inspiration) to guide him. He represents our wise inner guide, that deep presence within us all that helps to illuminate our journeys.
The Hermit’s strength comes in patience and faith. He knows profound discovery, the path of true wisdom, doesn’t happen overnight! His faith comes from the belief that his journey is of value, even thought he may not know where it leads him. (Here's it's truly the journey, and not the destination!) And, most importantly that we all may need help, some guidance in our journeys—from guides, angels, masters and Spirit—or that wise friend who shows up when you need them the most! A reminder that guides and teachers are all around us. And that you, too, may help to illuminate another’s journey by sharing your wisdom when they are in need.
Wishing you a wise and illuminating week!