The Obi-Wan Kenobi of the Tarot Deck!
The Hermit Tarot card is about the fellow who removes himself from society in order to gain deeper spiritual wisdom. Once this wisdom is achieved, the Hermit displays his light. In doing so, he becomes a beacon for all below.
The Hermit Tarot card will often appear in a reading as a reminder that you need to take some time out for yourself. When we recharge, reevaluate and spend time getting to know ourselves a bit better, we emerge rejuvenated. We glow from within – like the Hermit’s lantern.
You could do something small. Set aside one hour tonight to treat yourself to a candle lit bath with your favorite sea salts. Dedicate your soak to peace of mind. Soothing bathtub playlist and frosty drink are entirely optional.
Perhaps, you sign up for a meditation class, take a walk in the woods, spend an afternoon at the beach or book a weekend retreat at a holistic spa.
For many of us who are spiritually inclined, we can use the Hermit as our guide. We can invite him into our meditations to quietly light the path we are meant to follow.
Some of us love our “alone” time” while others struggle with it. Age often plays a factor. As a child I can recall spending hours playing on my own – caught in a world of imagination and wonder. In my teens, I never wanted to be alone. If I was by myself, I was scribbling angst-ridden poetry or sneaking cigarettes out the window. It is only in my adulthood that I have fostered a keen appreciation and craving for time to myself.
I agree with the writer Peter Hoeg who claims, “I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessings of the church. It’s the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.”
Make your time a priority. Be good to yourself. Enjoy the silence.