3 Hermits: Interpreting Tarot
Welcome to 3 Cards. Each month I take three tarot cards and look at how different decks bring in different meanings. That’s one of the things I love about tarot is how the creators play with themes and variations and we aim to explore that in this series.
Animalis Os Fortuna
The Crow on this card is a harbinger of change. Change is change the emotions it brings with it is assigned by you. Good, bad, neutral? Crow let’s us know it is up to us to define the change. This Hermit really brings in the light aspect this card has. That the light shines and guides us on our way if we let it. That’s the trick of the Hermit is to know that we can be guided through what is happening and the change that Crow is bringing with it. Big change also has a need to spend time alone to integrate it.
How do you view change? Do name it good or bad? How can you be guided through the this?
Mythic Tarot 80’s version
This card has a serenity to it for me. It also features Kronos the father of time on it. He holds a lamp and a scythe while a raven perches on his shoulder. The background is barren but there is a light in the clouds that hang over the mountains that calls in hope. This card has serene bleakness to it that speaks to me. It reminds that we need to be quiet and know the barren parts of self so we can realize that they really are not all that barren. The call to quiet all the noise that echoes in us and surrounds.
How does going deep into self create new ways of being? What does stillness bring into the light of you?
Starchild Akashic Tarot
This card changes the name to Serenity. When we look at her sitting there in her empowerment, it calls us to bring this quiet knowing out. She is not holding the light in her hand but holding it in herself. The focus for me with this card is that inner light that we all have in us and how it is showing up in the real world. This version of the Hermit is bringing the inner world into the outer world. The center of empowerment starts inside, in the stillness of being alone with yourself and coming to understand all of your facets.
How can you become more empowered? What facets of self scare you or do you want to get rid of?
These three cards are all very different from each other. But they are still kin to each other and you can see how different elements and focal points really do create different connotations yet keep the essence of the Hermit.