with Andrea Kaldy
Some say that the Tarot originates from the renaissance, some say it goes as far back as the ancient Egyptians. Nevertheless the age of the concept, the issues that it deals with are still the same in our era: money, love, health etc and the major milestones of our human lives. It presents us with well known archetypal figures for easy understanding, not only for the adept reader but even for the uninitiated.
I am a big believer that anyone with a basic understanding can work with the Tarot. In the first of many columns to come, I will cover some basic concepts and will give you some tools to incorporate the Tarot into your daily lives with ease.
Being our Soul Food issue, I have chosen to cover The Hermit. By all means this is only a brief review and not at all exhaustive of the potential of this card of the Major Arcana.
Traditionally the ninth card in the Major Arcana, The Hermit represents wisdom, education and guidance in the guise of a teacher or even your higher self. It calls for inner reflection and as the name suggests for some solitude.
Call on The Hermit if you want to get in touch with your higher-self, want to improve on your meditation technique or need time for some self-reflection. He is also helpful if you are embarking on a course of study and will aid you with keeping to your goal of obtaining a qualification. If you want to delve more into your spirituality, enlist the aid of The Hermit to help you light the way and keep your focus.
To work with The Hermit, use the card from a deck you have and keep it on your bedside table, fridge, desk - somewhere where it’s going to be visible to you every day. When you meditate, imagine him sitting with you or even talking to you and giving you advice. If you like, you may keep a small lantern, as a reminder, on your work or study desk.
I am a lady who wears many hats: wife, mother, author, healer, witch, poet, editor, psychic medium and the list goes on. Through this blog I am living true to my Spirit. What you read here you may not agree with, it may not be politically correct, but it comes from the heart and you can be sure that it's absolutely, uncompromisingly and purely me.