Tarot for the 21st Century!
This morning, as I waited for my son to start terrorizing our poor cat Patches (a little ritual of his), I shuffled my deck and asked them what my day would hold today. Shuffled some more and what did I pull out you might ask? The Hermit. This card has haunted me for as long as I have been studying and reading Tarot. Anytime that I pull the cards it's either him or the angel Temperance, balancing the liquids and waiting to see what unfolds. What exactly is his purpose? Maybe I'm annoying people with my questions? Perhaps I should ask my self these questions as The Hermit is about the process within. I think of recurring cards as the dopeslap from the universe. ("Hello...anyone home?") Either way, I feel that whenever a card comes up repeatedly it's more about a Karmic lesson. Perhaps you're doing too much of or not enough of what that card is telling you to do. You won't move on to your next repeater card until you get it. Ah The Hermit. He's the old man, standing on the mountain, holding his lantern searching for as far out as he can see. What is he looking for? Does he even know yet? Did he lose what he's looking for? Maybe he just wants to test the lantern see how bright the light is, maybe he's thinking it's time to get a new lantern. Thinking. That's that word again. That's what he's about, introspection, solitude, being alone while you do it. I am not sure why he always seems to show up. According to the multiple sources on the internet, The Hermit corresponds with the symbol Virgo. I'm a Libra, but have a some Virgoan traits in my chart. Virgo is about service deciding how you can help the public at large, as well as analyzing, taking things apart until they can all be examined and put together again. If you have Virgo in your chart, chances are you know what I mean when I say I am the type of person that has my iTunes catalog not only organized by genre, but album, artist, song and year. So perhaps I should go hang out with people instead of staying home and sulking. At any rate, I can promise you I will be bringing my cards to any mommy play dates coming up.