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What Are The Jewels Of The Hermit Tarot Card
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The Jewels Of The Hermit Tarot Card
Timing: The timing of the Hermit is within one month except during the time when Mercury is retrograde, because if you leap forward during retrograde, you may have to do something over. I call the retrograde period, “The Do-Over!”
Natal Birth Chart: The Hermit is connected astrologically to the sixth house of the natal birth chart and represents your work environment; and how you provide service to the people you work with, and the company you work for. This is the house of the employee and workaholic, which represents how you are recognized and accepted for the quality of work you provide. The sixth house also represents taking responsibility for your health.
Life Lessons: Always remember, the Major Arcana represents major life lessons. If the Hermit appears in the outcome of your reading, it may mean that that you are planning something, and you are very secretive about what you are planning. You are not going to rush, but rather take your time because you do not want to make a mistake.
You may be going through a personal crisis, and you are reaching out and seeking help from a therapist, spiritual advisor, or a secret friend that your family and close friends know nothing about. You feel in control by keeping this a secret.
The Hermit also reminds me of a music artist that must depart from material life temporarily to compose something new. The Hermit feels that he must depart and lock himself away from everyone close to him, sometimes for weeks and months at a time, because he does not want to be disturbed and disrupted from his new inspiration and connection with his creativity. So you may want to depart from your environment to compose something that is very important to you.
Reverse: The reversed position of the Hermit represents excessive isolation. The Hermit wants to be alone because he is in a crisis and refusing the help that he needs from his close friends and family, spiritual advisor, or his counselor. The Hermit has decided to go into isolation, and go it alone. He may be his own “worst enemy”, refusing help and unwilling to communicate with others.
The Hermit reversed cannot find his way out of a situation because he has lost his lantern, and he is totally in the dark, unable to concentrate. The Hermits lantern signifies the ability to make correct decisions; and the union of his higher and lower-self both locked in place and in balance. The Hermit is upside down and lost until he finds his lantern, the symbol of his ability to “see the light” and make correct decisions.
Love And Romance: When the Hermit comes out in the upright position it heralds a time when a relationship has come to a standstill, a pause, or a time of re-evaluation. You are looking within to find the truth and searching for the answers whether to leave the relationship, spend the time to repair the relationship, or just hang in there. You are looking within to find the answers and your mind seems to be at a standstill.
Reverse: When the Hermit comes out in the reversed position, it heralds a time when a relationship may end because you are not willing to spend the time to repair the relationship. You want to be alone and not in any type of relationship, other than with yourself, let alone a committed relationship.
Work, Career And Money: When the Hermit comes out placed in the upright position it signifies that there is something private going on behind the scenes, which could be a confidential or secret agreement such as: a promotion, a raise, a new job, or receiving a lump sum of money that nobody knows about. The Hermit is very private and does not like to share his personal information with others.
Reverse: When the Hermit comes out in the reversed position it signifies that there are problems or issues possibly connected to your career, a promotion, a raise; and you want to understand clearly your current position in the work force and your future. You may also be on the verge of interviewing for a new job because you are unhappy in your position.
Travel And Moving: When the Hermit comes out in the upright position it heralds a time when you want to travel to meet a special mentor or teacher. You may want to withdraw from the life you are living and start over because you are not happy in the environment that you are living in. You want to travel long distances and visit another country, something that you always wanted to do, and explore. The union of this long distance travel is finally coming together and will happen.
Reverse: When the Hermit comes out in the reversed position on issues of travel and moving, the timing is not good to make the trip and is delayed and may not happen.
You want to move into your dream home, and you feel that you are very close to achieving this dream as everything is starting to fall into place.
Reverse: Your financial position will not allow you to leap forward into the home, and you may have been rejected by the bank to acquire the loan that you needed; your dream has taken a turn for the worse. You feel like you will never be able to afford to move into your dream house.
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