Good morning everyone. Today we are up to the Hermit No 9 - feel like just crawling back into bed and staying away from the world?- I can relate to that.
The Hermit No 9
Number nine is the number of attainment but in this card it is a spiritual accomplishment. The Hermit involves quiet contemplation, study and the wisdom gained from this. The lantern he carries represents this illumination. When the Hermit appears it is time to withdraw from a situation. A time for personal space is needed. Growth and self development, recovery from stress and rest are all needed. By withdrawing you will be able to find your answers and your new direction. In terms of the Fool’s Journey this where he learns to look inward to understand and seek solitude and guidance from inner knowledge. He starts to question his experiences and asks himself why certain things have occurred. This is a time of processing experiences for the Fool and for seeking answers to understand the cycle of life and what it all means.
Keywords, withdraw, inner wisdom, inner search.
Reversed: Withdrawing from this situation is not what is called for. You need to seek help and not deal with the issue alone. Loneliness and exclusion may be indicated. As for help, do not resist the change or new direction in front of you. A more positive attitude is needed. Seek new interests and new friends instead of living in the past.
If you draw The Hermit today you may just want to stop and opt out of the rat race. You may feel the need to withdraw and have quiet time to sort something out in your head. At the very least it will be a day you wont want to deal with the public or others and may just want to shut yourself away to process things until you feel more centred again and have made sense of a situation or experience. Allow yourself this time.