The Hermit ~ Finding the Light Within
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is The Hermit, representing: Wisdom, faith and internal fulfillment. The Hermit is a wise guide, the archetype of teacher and mentor. He has walked the dark and perilous road of the unknown, and reaped great wisdom along the way. If you are feeling lost and alone, The Hermit is your friend and ally. He is the light at the end of the tunnel.
The Hermit carries a lantern—a light in the darkness—representing inspiration, a calling to something greater than just oneself. This card is often a call to action, an internal prompting from deep within to explore ways to share to your talents and gifts with others. There may be learning ahead as you hone your skills, but The Hermit finds great joy in learning, especially with the prospect of being a guiding light for others to follow.
The Hermit reminds us that knowledge and wisdom are two different things. Knowledge comes from books, whereas wisdom comes from the heart. The road to wisdom can be difficult, for true wisdom is only attained through the hard lessons and experiences of time. Wisdom requires vigilance. It is a constant act of faith. The Hermit knows this, for he is wise beyond his years. He is the embodiment of an Old Soul.
Now is a time to fortify yourself with the wise counsel of those masters who have walked before you. There are teachers all around you, and guidance may come in different ways—from the passage of a book, a chance meeting with a learned friend, or even in the subtle nuances of a song’s refrain. Cultivate and guard preciously your alone time. For now, you don’t have to share or explain your process. Instead, break free from the “herd” and become your own light!
Wishing you a wise and fulfilled week!