Trade faces with the shadows, change voices with the night
|Introspection , Silence , Solitude, Reflection|
|The Hermit card speaks of great insight at the cost of communication. Silence must be sought to gain perspective, but such wisdom is useless if it cannot be shared. As tempting as it is to withdraw completely from the world, The Hermit reminds us that a perfect withdrawal is not only an impossibility, but an unhealthy thing to chase. The Hermit also shines light at the threshold of darkness, becoming a doorway between two worlds.
Lessons can be learned in many strange ways at the threshold of light and dark, where the waters of life churn. On either side, treasures can be uncovered through contemplation and great monsters may arise.
And should the abyss gaze into you, fear not. Perhaps it is merely curious. Enlighten it.