The Thoth Deck Card, THE HERMIT, is the Path of Yod on the Tree of Life, the shape of which the figure is posed on the card. As prolifically state in yesterday's blog, the Yod force enervates to keep the world in order, a stimulus that could be described as a fertilization. Thus, the world is shown as barren but with potential, as the Hermit begins his "vibratory Walk' upon it.
Yod is linked with Kether [The Crown] the Highest Point of the Logos, i.e. the Primary energy from which manifestation derives and/or The One Energy that can not be created nor destroyed, only transformed.
The lantern represents Tiphareth (Beauty), and makes a metaphysical statement about the nature of Light. Most of us know that everything is made of Stars and of the Light of Stars. Light, being composed of sub-atomic particles, is the principle of manifestation, or energy on which all Creation is built. The Hermits lantern represents 'His own Sun" or the Core Sun that all Stars come from. The Fertilizing Light, that makes the barren fruitful. The Hermit represents a glyph on the nature of primal manifestation beneath the Abyss. He is an representation of the relationship between Light and the Sacred Fire symbolized by Yod.[Tree of life illustration is from the book: THE QABALISTIC TAROT, by Robert Wang]
To those who are on a mundane journey where a better credit score is the ultimate quest, this card has mundane meanings in a reading, but as a meditation device, skyring this card will aid in understanding the God Trinity of THE HERMIT -YOD, THE EMPEROR-HEH, AND THE HIEROPHANT-VAU., There is a clue to a deeper understanding in the placement of the letters, Yod, Heh, Vau, on the Tree of Life. as the letters work together as a trinity from Chesed (Mercy) to Tiphareth (Beauty) to Chokmah (Wisdom) and back to Chesed. Many rewards come to those who research and study, so I'll not explain too much in this blog, as past blogs have more information on the letters.
When the Hermit Card is thrown during a reading, it is about the principle of introspection, completion and space. This is representative of the deeper marriage of the Divine within ourselves, and is often a message that more knowledge is needed.This is definitely a "above all things, know thyself' message. The Hermit represents the inward search to find personal truth, where despair, isolation, as well as, accomplishments and gains, must be accepted. Also, Personal Integrity, The I AM Me, which is always be true to you.
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