9. The Hermit

The Hermit doesn’t look to the horizon to find wisdom. He takes the solitary journey into his unexplored internal wisdom.

He seeks the inner star which fuelled the Chariot. Having seen his inner power in the Strength card, the Hermit now seeks self enlightenment. From atop his Ego’s mountain, he looks down into his subconscious. Releasing the reigns of control and opening all his senses to truly perceive what he already knows.

You might literally hermit in your studio; fully submersing yourself in your work. As your art is an extension of yourself – it can show you the wisdom you might not consciously know or realise. 

Journal Prompts

What does your art tell you about yourself?

What lessons does your creativity have for you?

If your artwork could talk, what would it say?

Self Portrait Prompt

Yourself as a hermit, standing on top of your Ego and peering down in to your subconscious.

What landscape or environment do you imagine conscious and subconscious taking form in?

Image Credits

Illustrations from the Borderless Smith Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Smith-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Photographed by me.