I ll tell you a small story…4 years before,I was talking to psychic friend of mine and tarot-reader in Sweden.The rumors for 2012,had already began and one evening we a small chat about the events may occur finally in 2012 and the nature of them.After long chat…we both decided to pull one card for 2012,separately.How things would be really in 2012? What will happen to humanity? I ve been in Greece ,Christmas of 2007 and while we have been in two different places of the world,we pulled both one tarot card….meditating on the year 2012.A few minutes later,I asked her what which was the card she had pulled and she answered to me “The Hermit “.To my surprise …I had already pulled the same card too….despite the distance.I was really petrified that I had no idea what to say,but I just managed to spell that word “what will happen?” After making our thoughts on the specific card,we put it aside and kept out notes,feeling that this was right.Inn fact,I was so excited about this synchronicity that I was talking everywhere about the fact.
So, let me tell you about the Hermit and the year 2012.
The Hermit has internalized the lessons of life to the point that he is the lesson. The Hermit, is appeared as a kind of shamanistic hero, has made the complete journey – both the withdrawal and the return.As Joseph Campbell said, “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” (The Hero with a Thousand Faces.)
The Magician to the Hermit; the Wheel of Fortune through The Sun. The Fool gains knowledge of the external world, meets the mysteries, finds the initial object of desire, finds mastery, finds knowledge, finds a new object of desire, leaves home, gains some strength, and withdraws for a time to integrate the lessons learned before starting on the next turn of the spiral, where the Wheel of Fortune spins us into a new adventure.
Some say that The Hermit is a Threshold Guardian, representing an obstacle the Querent, the hero of the piece, must overcome to move on.
A potentially dangerous aspect of The Hermit is his retreat, his complete isolation. We all need to retreat sometimes; retreat and renewal are necessary for growth. But The Hermit may be tempted to completely withdraw from the world, not because the journey is done, but because the dragons of the real are too daunting, or because the trivial pleasures of the cave are too intoxicating. Withdraw at the wrong time, stay withdrawn too long, and growth stops. Hopefully, at some point, he casts it off and rejoins the world.
Some say that The Hermit represents the time we learn our true names, who we really are. The Greek philosopher Thales is reported to have been asked, “What is the most difficult of all things?” To which he is said to have answered “To know yourself.”
The Hermit is given time to obey the Delphic Oracle’s demand: know thyself
The Prophet of the Eternal; the Magnus of the voice of Power
Card Number: 9
Key Number: 20
Ruler ship: Virgo
Hebrew Letter: Yod
Translation: The Human Hand Closed to Grasp or Hold
Numerical Value: 12
After a long and busy lifetime, building, creating, loving, hating, fighting, compromising, failing, succeeding, the Fool feels a profound need to retreat. Represented by Virgo, the Hermit is a card of introspection and self- analysis. The card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. Not time for action, discussion or decisions. It is a time to think, organize ourselves. We have feelings of frustration and discontent during this time of withdrawal. But this leads finally to enlightenment, illumination and clarity.
Hermit is a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing. They will help the querent understand themselves or find what it is they are seeking. Just think of that as a global influence. Hermit also represents healing or a healer.
Number nine symbolizes denotes Finality of judgment. .Number nine symbolizes the hidden but creativity too. From the Fool, till here, a human has crossed half of the distance; our journey is in the middle. Even after his grand exit from the phase of the Chariot is over, this had to do with the outside world. Now, there is a more difficult and less brighter phase but more significant. Now, he is in maturity. Hermit is lonely (inside), only with himself. Not that he is abandoned from others, he is just introspecting. He has a lot of questions in mind. He doesn’t know what the future is hiding. What he has succeeded till now, cannot help him. He can rely only at his instinct .His loneliness energizes his subconscious. If he will manage to slow down the speed of the consciousness and stat the introspection, he will have a lot to win and be taught too much. After all, this situation is temporary and aims at the reconstruction of the mental forces. The final conclusion we get was that somewhere a disaster will occur and this probably make the people deeply think .However, this powerful and significant card may bring a lot of changes for mankind.