Tarot Card ~ August 30


The Hermit

[the irony is not lost on me]

Lancelot in Exile


Fortune Cookie: 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.

To see the card: http://strangerealms.

We last saw this card in early February.  Brrrr!

As I’ve said before whenever 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

~ 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.  As I have also said before:

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 [you remember what a newspaper is, don’t you?]

~ than you are with the cats who keep lovingly flopping on the movie reviews as you try to read them. 

~ And you’re a different person with them than you are with the partner who always manages to be just a few minutes later for everything than you would like. 

~ 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 then cancels).

~ 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

~ and the other neighbor who is wonderful but keeps throwing sradines out for the dolphins, who grab them and eat them under (and leave leftovers all under) your porch.  Yech!

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.  Oh, wait.  Labor Day is… later. 

So what does that have to do with The Hermit? 




It’ll come to me. 

Oh.  Yeah.


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 blueberry fest, sewing circle and witch hunt today.]  But be sure to create and take advantage of favorable energies if you let yourself have the time and space this way today.  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.  [Maybe you know, like, a pretty good, like, Tarot reader or somethin’?  Or a new Magic Eight Ball?]

Find your light.  Shine it in the world. 

Bright BRIGHT Blessings!

Quote for the Day:  Message to anybody that missed me: work on your aim!  ~  NS

Today’s Weather: Bindernagles on the gloaming so brae.  N’ stuff.  

On This Date: 1797Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English writer is born.

Two thumbs (belonging to other people) up!


2 Responses to “Tarot Card ~ August 30”

  1. Donna Allen Says:

    So glad you’re back! (And also happy you gave yourself permission to be a hermit for a bit…)

    I said Yay! to myself when I saw the word “Hermit”. After being with family/relatives these past four days, being a hermit…taking time to find the pure and beautiful light within me… is exactly what I need. 🙂

    Blessings and welcome back, Donna

  2. shamanspath Says:

    Thanks, Donna! Now go hermit up!

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