Tarot for the 21st Century!
COTD The Hermit from the Aquatic Tarot. March 15, 2012
The Hermit as discussed in the Heart of Tarot by Amber K & Azrael Arynn K:
Traditional meanings: Prudence and caution; treason or trickery; wisdom from above; a solitary spiritual quest, or finding a guide.
One alternate meaning: "There's a star in the lantern. This old man has climbed to the top of a mountain and caputred a star out of the sky. Of course, everyone thought he was crazy, but he did it. He proved that anything ispossible--never guve up on your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem."
Another: "Maybe the light in the lantern represents his accumulated knowledge and wisdom. It's been with him all his life, growing brighter and clearer, and now he's come out here to set it free. He's been a scholar or mystic all his life, and now he's decided to teach and share his knowledge with the world."
Another: "He's holding up a beacon of light in this harsh winter landscape, in case there are any travelers lost out there in the snow. Only twice in his life has anyone seen the light and found him, and one of those wasn't really lost. But once he saved a life, and now every night he goes out, just in case."
For me, The Hermit turning up as the cotd is telling me that I need to pay attention to messages being sent, but that I'm either too busy or just not receptive to receiving.