The Hermit, Part 3: The Hermit in Real Life

Have you read Part 1: Upright and Part 2: Reversed? They're not prerequisites for this discussion of historical hermits; this post, in fact, is meant to give more depth to the preceding posts. But go read them if you want to! And then come back here, because this stuff is fascinating. All right, that’s enough … Continue reading The Hermit, Part 3: The Hermit in Real Life

The Hermit, Part 2: Reversed

Have you read Part 1: Upright Meanings yet? If not--don't worry! It might be a fun and interesting exercise to think about the Hermit reversed before you know him upright. When a tarot card shows up upside down in a reading, its meaning changes. It can be the "opposite" of its upright meaning; or it … Continue reading The Hermit, Part 2: Reversed

The Hermit, Part 1: Upright

Etymology I always want to start with words! Our symbols may be nonverbal, but we have to talk about them with words, and those words become symbols themselves! Have you ever had a dream where your brain made a symbol or image out of a pun? “Hermit” comes from the Greek erēmitēs, meaning “person who … Continue reading The Hermit, Part 1: Upright