You are a journeyer on the path of life and The Hermit comes to tell you that only the light of your own consciousness will show you the way.
No one else can fix your problems or make you become enlightened – this is something you must do for yourself. We are so used to giving away our power to an outside authority and accepting others rules that listening to our higher self and following our own rules can feel foreign to us.
I feel like this card has two messages today. The first is for those who have made their own paths and have chosen not to take the well traveled ones that society has laid out for us. Like the cat in the picture, you are an independent soul. Perhaps you have chosen not to marry or have children, or you are self employed in what others would consider an unusual profession, or you just feel like you don’t really “get” most people and the way they live their lives. You are here to inspire others – to shine a light on what was once darkness and to be living proof that happiness is created from within. You may not realize it yet, but you are forging a path for others to follow many years from now.
The second message is for those who feel drained and overwhelmed by all the activity and social interactions in their lives right now. It is time to retreat and spend time alone. Meditate, go for nature walks, don’t answer the phone or the door and take a break from email and the internet. This will renew your spirit and give you a fresh, clear perspective on life.