H E R M I T

Hermit

H E R M I T

Being introspective, seeking, solitude and withdrawing from the world, giving or receiving guidance

Wisdom
Humility
Solitude
Searching
Detachment
Deliberate
Observation

The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have. So the light from the lantern symbolizes the light of God.( The star of David 6 pointed Star) Further inspection of the star reveals that it is comprised of two triangles, one inverted, the other erect. This is a common symbol for male & female or opposing/balancing energies using the energies together for the purpose of spiritual advancement
In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with nature.

Mountains typically symbolize achievement, growth, and accomplishment.

The Hermit has achieved his goal and he is continuing the path he has chosen, committed to his endeavor of ultimate awareness.

So ask yourself the following questions:

Have you taken the time to simply “be?”

Are you able to be still? If not, why?

What is your level of awareness at this moment?

Are you receiving the guidance you need on your path? If not, why?

Are you able to be quite and listen to the still small voice within?

Is the current path you are on still as meaningful as when you first set out?

When was the last time you stopped to take a break from the hassle-bustle of your life?

Peridot – Morality, Purity, Discrimination, Spiritual clarity

(9) Vision, Invention, Influence, Intellectual Power, Attainment, Anticipation.

Blue: Look to the sky for the meanings of Blue – open spaces, freedom, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity.
Violet: The hue of fragile flowers and sleepy sunsets, Violet reminds us of spirituality, communion, grandeur, high-ideals, devotion, and peace.

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The Lovers VI

The Lovers VI

L O V E R S

In one of the oldest tales, there is the Choice: knowledge and fulfillment of worldly senses, or the simplicity of an ever-present Now.

To be drawn into an embrace, to seek that union that all souls ache for and desire, to know the One-ness of passion and love, and to revel in it. Their eyes are open, but they gaze only at each other, oblivious to the sun that goes on turning above them, and the gaze of the heavens. Neither crown of kings, nor crown of peasants grace their brows, for the forces gathering around them make no such distinctions; and indeed their own senses have no awareness of such either.

Take this seed, he says to her, placing an acorn in her palm. Water it with the fount of your spirit and your intentions.

And we shall see what grows of that, she replies.

Meaning: Union, balance, energy, flow, passion, melding of heart and mind, forming a union or marriage. Though it can be romantic in nature, it is not necessarily so. The lovers is also about determining values and struggling with choices — the innocence embodied in the turtledoves is a contrast to the shiny red apple in the embrace of the snake, one of the oldest symbols of temptation.

The Lovers VI

Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally the Lovers card of Tarot reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the Fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice — the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship — instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

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Hanged Man

Hanged Man

H A N G E D M A N

Letting go and surrendering to experience and emotional release. Accepting what is, and giving up control, reversing your view of the world and seeing things in a new light. Suspending action. Sacrifice.

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Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.

This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.

Moss Agate/ Release, Elimination, Sacrifice, Elevation

7/ Perfection, Imagination, Awareness, Mysticism, Understanding, Healing.

Neptune/ Illusion, Imagination, Idealism, Psychic, Distortion

Water sign

Herb/ Kelp

Moss Agate – Release, Elimination, Sacrifice, Elevation