The Hermit No 9 in the Major Arcana
Good morning everyone. Today we are up to the Hermit No 9 – Do you have days that you just feel like crawling back into bed and staying away from the world or you have so much going on in your head you just need peace and quiet to try to make sense of it?- That is the nature of The Hermit.
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 and staff 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 is where he starts to question his experiences and asks himself why certain things have occurred. This is a time of processing life experiences as he looks down from the mountain summit representing the spiritual journey that has led him to this point. It is a time for seeking answers and growth in wisdom.
Keywords, withdrawal, inner wisdom, inner search, need for solitude..
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. Allow yourself this time.