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THE FOOLS JOURNEY THROUGH THE TAROT - DAY TEN: THE HERMIT

Sooner or later, the Fool is led to ask himself the age-old question "Why?"

He becomes absorbed with the search for answers, not from an idle curiosity, but out of a deeply felt need to find out why people live, if only to suffer and die. 

The Hermit represents the need to find deeper truth.

The Fool begins to look inward, trying to understand his feelings and motivations. The sensual world holds less attraction for him, and he seeks moments of solitude away from the frantic activity of society. In time he may seek a teacher or guide who can give him advice and direction.

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The Hermit stands alone on the top of a mountain. The snow-capped range symbolises his spiritual mastery, growth and accomplishment. He has chosen this path of self-discovery and, as a result, has reached a heightened state of awareness.

In his right hand, he holds a lantern with a six-pointed star inside; it is the Seal of Solomon, a symbol of wisdom. 

As the Hermit walks his path, the lamp lights his way – but it only illuminates his next few steps rather than the full journey.

He must step forward to see where to go next, knowing that not everything will be revealed at once. In his left hand, the side of the subconscious mind, the Hermit holds a long staff (a sign of his power and authority), which he uses to guide and balance him.

The Hermit shows that you are taking a break from everyday life to draw your energy and attention inward and find the answers you seek, deep within your soul. 

You realise that your most profound sense of truth and knowledge is within yourself and not in the distractions of the outside world. You leave behind the mundane to set off on a journey of self-discovery, led only by your inner wisdom and guiding light. 

The Hermit invites you to retreat into your private world and experience a deep sense of seclusion and introspection. You know that you need to take this journey alone. 

When you allow yourself to tune in to your inner, guiding light, you will hear the answers you need and grow wise beyond your years. 

Find your light, shine it on your soul and create your unique path. 

You will see what lies ahead of you – not miles upon miles, but enough to know where to step next. From there, take one step at a time.

The Hermit often appears when you are at a pivotal point in your life and considering a new direction.

Through meditation, contemplation, and self-examination, you may begin to re-evaluate your personal goals and change your overall course. 

You will look at your life with a deeper, more spiritual understanding and a few of your priorities will change as a result.

Numerology Of Card: 9

Symbolises Humanitarianism. Just like the Hermit, who is a humanitarian and working to bring light into the world, there’s a certain amount of self-sacrifice associated with it. Number 9 says, “Get To Work, Lightworkers”! The world needs you to fully commit to your life purpose.

Astrology of Card:

The Virgo Card. Hardworking, diligent, devoted, nurturing energy. Much like the Hermit, this sign is extremely dedicated to helping others, having learned the perfect way to accomplish its goals. As such, it wants to share that information with others.

Article byTania Padley