H E R M I T
Being introspective, seeking, solitude and withdrawing from the world, giving or receiving guidance
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.