For Those Alone Times: Wisdom of The Hermit
Have you felt drawn inward for some time? Are you beginning to feel a need to make more time for yourself? If so, the Hermit card from the Tarotís Major Arcana may speak to you and offer you some insight and wisdom now.
The new Tarot of the Four Elements offers this insight about the Hermit, and reading this excerpt from this meaningful deck may open the door for you to new experiences:
The traditional image that shows up in this Major Arcana card over the centuries is a wise old man, usually bearded, carrying a lantern. (In our modern understanding of this card, the figure should be represented by either a wise old man or woman.) He carries a lantern, which symbolizes the enlightenment that he has absorbed over this lifetime and that he can share with humanity. Often he is looking to the left – in a sense backward over the many experiences of a rich life. At this stage in the journey through the Major Arcana, one is faced with a recognition of oneís own mortality and the unseen forces of change and transformation that may reshape the deeper aspects of daily life.
If The Hermit Speaks to You Today
If the Hermit card speaks to you, you will need to find a place within to rest, gaze, meditate, or contemplate the magic and splendor of knowledge and insight that is offered to you. In time, you–like this winter being–will walk out into the world sharing and teaching the wisdom of deep secrets and mysteries. You will walk the red road of inspired passion–rooting your acquired insight in the terrain of your destiny. In a sense, you will become a prophet of new words, ideas, and actions. Your new awareness will become beautiful light patterns of higher intelligence that will crystallize within your core–helping you share rainbow hues with the hearts and minds of all beings.
Adapted from Tarot of the Four Elements, by Isha Lerner and Amy Ericksen (Inner Traditions, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Isha Lerner and Amy Ericksen. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Tarot of the Four Elements, by Isha Lerner and Amy Ericksen (Inner Traditions, 2004).