The Hermit

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The Hermit

The Hermit (Virgo) corresponds to the Third Eye. The Hermit archetype helps us connect with our inner wisdom through life reviews and acknowledging the lessons of the past. The Hermit then shows us how to shine our light of deep understanding in the world as guides, counsellors and teachers. As you may well have guessed this is also a card of being alone and isolated. The isolation can be self-imposed but this is not always the case. The energetic focus of the Hermit card is inner. Perspective is gained through careful analysis of past events. Withdrawal is necessary for this and sometimes we deeply desire to ‘hermit away’ to catch up with ourselves. This is a deep human need that must be acknowledged, especially in this day and age when we are expected to be available 24/7 due to technological advances. In the Zodiac, this card connects with the energies of 6th House – the House of Virgo. Virgoan energies are concerned with service, employment, purity, diligence, details, health matters, fitness, diet, detoxification, digestion, assimilation, stress coping mechanisms, the healing process and ideas about rejection. Too much mental focus on these energies generates a lot of anxiety and hypochondria is very much associated with The Hermit. The highest expression of The Hermit is found in the form of the Teacher. This is the stage we reach on our journey when we have the courage to face our whole inner world and all its worries with compassion and a resolution to heal all that needs to be healed as soon as it comes up rather than to suppress it. We then become a soothing influence in the lives of others and are able to help them without the burden of a saviour complex – just one human having gone through a tough time helping another still struggling, aware that there’s no telling who will be in need of a helping hand next. Correspondences Element: Earth Zodiac Sign: Virgo Archangel: Mercury and Metatron Chakra: Third Eye Colour: Purple, indigo Crystal: Carnelian, amethyst, chevron amethyst, citrine, peridot, ametrine, aragonite, sodalite, dumortierite (for past life review), gaspeite Body: The abdomen, large and small intestine, lower liver lobes, pancreas, hands, nails and carpal bones in the hands, the umbilical cord – Virgo influences the reproductive system (barrenness is indicated) Exercise: Most forms of exercise as long as it is both regular and moderate. Having/designing a routine and setting achievable goals. Recording progress. Bhastrika Pranayama. Stance: Shoulder stand Magickal Tool/Ingredient: Owl feathers, flail Associated Major Arcana Cards (through numerology): The Moon Associated Minor Arcana Cards: All cards associated with Virgo 8 of Disks (Sun in Virgo). Create order and routines for yourself. Chaotic impulses and influences are detrimental. Healing comes through diligently working on your health and fitness goals. 9 of Disks (Venus in Virgo). Healing comes through pampering yourself and making sure your physical...

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