The Hermit is the guide and wise sage of the tarot. When the path ahead seems dark and confusing, he (or she!) shines a light for us so that we may more easily find our way. But this light can only illuminate part of the path, so we need to look deeply within towards our source of light in order to navigate the rest of our journey. We also need to put complete trust in ourselves.
In order to learn to trust our own inner wisdom and knowledge, and therefore be our own guide through life, we need to first of all learn how to reconnect with our own divine inner spark, i.e., our Higher Self. To achieve this, one must spend time alone, turn away from outside distractions, turn within and nurture this spark with love and attention until it grows into a bright and beautiful flame. Then we will be able to also guide others by illuminating their path and inspiring them to connect with their own inner divinity.
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