The Hermit is a card about being alone – It’s not about being lonely. There is a big difference between alone and lonely. Have you ever gotten frustrated because no one around you can see what you see? No one is hearing you and you need to go sit and be still so you can get your thoughts in order. That’s this card. The light that he’s holding doesn’t shine very far out. It’s just for him. He’s not looking away into the future, he’s looking right in front of him. He’s got his staff to lean on in case he gets weary, because he’s not going to stop til he finds the answers he needs.
The Tarot MixTape Playlist song for the Hermit is “Swan Dive” by Ani DiFranco. The lyrics tune into the “I got this, back up” energy that I get from the Hermit.
‘cuz they can call me crazy if i fail
all the chance that i need
and they can call me brilliant
if i succeed
gravity is nothing to me, moving at the speed of sound
i’m just going to get my feet wet
until i drown