Archive for August 17th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 18

August 17, 2009

The Hermit

Lancelot in Exile

Saw this card just a couple of weeks ago, we did.  Time to pay attention then, ennit?

 As I’ve said before when this card came up:

This would be a good time to remember that

~ each Tarot card has many facets to its meaning and

~ it can be important to tease out as many of the meanings

   as you can for yourself

~ including meanings that seems to contradict themselves (they often do)

~ to get a sense of what you might need to be aware of on any given day

Is that sufficiently unclear?

Okay, let’s try it from another perspective.

There are lots of different Yous going on during even a single morning, let alone a whole day, a whole career, etc. 

Although you perceive yourself to be pretty much the same from morning till night, and day in and day out,

~ You’re likely a very different person with the paper boy who leaves your paper perfectly where you want it, now that it weighs almost nothing [you remember what a newspaper is, don’t you?]

~ than you are with the cats who keep lovingly flopping on the obits as you review them to be sure you’re not there. 

~ And you’re a different person with them than you are with the partner who always manages to flush just as you’re rinsing shampoo out of your hair. 

~ And you’re different with her/him than you are with that whiney but important client who demands that you see her half an hour earlier than anybody else ever does (and always shows up 40+ minutes late and blames you for having your office where you do)

~ or the lovely but dotty neighbor who always drives a bit over the edge of your lawn but gives you potted plants and flowers once a quarter in apology [that would be me]

~ and the other neighbor who is wonderful but keeps throwing peasants out for the werewolves, who grab them and eat them on (and leave doodies and peasant shells all over) your porch

See?  LOTS of different Yous.

And that’s not even on a day fraught with emotional charge, elevated hopes, escalated fears, fat, sugar and alcohol, like most holidays.    

So what does that have to do with The Hermit? 

Wait.  

Wait.

I’m thinkin’ on it!

Wait.

Oyeah.

Here.. 

As I’ve said before, you’d assume a card with a name like The Hermit would be pretty self-evident in its meaning, right?

Well, sort of.  For once.   In this case, anyway.  I mean, if you’ve been aching for some alone time away from the madding crowd to recuperate, get grounded and centered, this is definitely your card of permission in that regard.  [So, yeah, you can tell your boss it was all Neal’s fault you didn’t show for mandatory fun with your coworkers at the company picnic and auto-da-fe today.]  But be sure to create and take advantage of favorable energies if you let yourself have the time and space this way.  It will be valuable and helpful.

But the more specific applicability of The Hermit on any given day is that, when this card shows up in a reading, I’m most likely to say to a client,

Ah.  Yes.  Hermit.

“It’s time to go really deep within yourself and do some much needed soul-searching. 

“The intent will be to find the pure and beautiful light within you, acknowledge it, engage it, and begin bringing it out as a gift to and a healing for the world.” 

Please see whether you don’t really resonate to that aspect of the card today.  In fact, go out of your way to try to resonate with it.  It’ll help you get through the day.  And your vibe will probably help everyone else in the process.

By the way, this card can also indicate a meeting with a wise person.  So don’t let that slip by if you perceive a likely opportunity.   [Like hiring me for a reading?]

Find your light.  Shine it in the world. 

Bright BRIGHT Blessings!

Quote for the day:   Hermits have no peer pressure. ~ Steven Wright  

Today’s Weather:  Sablefish tacoriconi.  Lapsed doodles.

On This Date: 293 BC – The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded.

And: 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage.  [Coincidence?  I think NOT!]