Free Daily Tarotscope — May 17, 2014 — the Hermit

the Hermit

The Hermit

With Mercury squaring Chiron today, you may feel like retreating from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine and moving toward a place of meditation and quiet reflection.

The Hermit card refers to the yearning for wisdom and knowledge that so many of us possess but so few of us take the time to seek out and develop.

In this version of the card, the Hermit stands alone in the dark, partially submerged in the ocean’s tides. He has only his walking stick and lantern to light the way.

Here we see him submerged deeply into the realm of the unconscious, as shown by the waves surrounding him in this card. Notice too how the patterns the waves make are repeated in the fabric of his cloak.

The waves — and water in general — refer to emotions, feelings, the psyche, the collective unconscious, mystery and the unknown. Water represents the feminine or yin principles of instinct and intuition, rather than logic and rational perception.

The Hermit uses the light from his lantern to look into the of the water, past the surface reflection into the murky depths.

While the Hermit card can sometimes refer to avoidance, there’s an important distinction between running away from one’s problems and moving toward the “light.” Every one of us sometimes need to get away — if only to gain some spiritual perspective.

This is especially important when referenced against a Mercury / Chiron square which is bound to intensify the need to find answers to your most pressing questions. There’s a sense of urgency present with most square aspects and in this case it’s all about finding purpose and meaning.

Today you get to choose whether you’re lighting your own way or acting as a guidepost for those who have wandered away from theirs. Both are valid endeavors ,and only you will know which is the right path for you.

 

The card used for today’s tarotscope — the Hermit — is part of the Indonesian Nusantara Tarot series created by Hisyam A. Fachri 

Hisyam Fachri is a professional trainer, clinical psychologist and hypno-therapist in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who uses the tarot as part of therapy in his private practice. In addition to the publication of this deck, he has also written The Real Art of Tarot, The Real Art of Hypnosis, Tarot Psychology and Tarot Past, Future & Life.

This deck is based on the Jungian concepts or synchronicity, archetypes and the collective unconscious. It is currently out of print, but there are several Youtube videos that are definitely worth watching.
 
 

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