I have a wild side.
I know what you’re thinking… and that’s *not* what I mean by wild.
My natal Uranus is unaspected (except for a much needed trine to my MC).
And my Mercury Mars squares Jupiter.
When it’s time to go? I go. Mercury Mars square Jupiter: no time to lose!
Oh yes I can stay in situations long past their freshness but then I have these Uranian moments when my soul follows my body out the door. I follow the truth. That’s my wild side.
How does this relate to the Hermit? Read on 🙂
But first, a story. One of the many times I sought therapy in my life, I made the mistake of telling the therapist (during the first session) that I was seeking not just support, but insight. To me, an innocuous word. But to this therapist, not an innocuous word.
She said to me: So you want me to tell you what to do.
Huh? I was stunned.
I had just spent 30 minutes or so answering questions, while trying to ignore that she was suppressing yawns. It was only when I reacted to what she said, that she appeared to wake up. She was arguing with me. It energized her. Was she, mayhaps, a Libra? 😉 I didn’t ask.
Long story short: not the Guide for me.
When you see The Hermit, wisdom is coming like a freight train. Trust it.
Some keywords from Joan Bunning: introspection, searching, guidance, solitude.
It could even be *you* giving wise counsel when you see the Hermit. It may signify withdrawal and it may signify helping, learning, teaching. The personal quest.
My advice to you: trust your inner Hermit, trust your inner guidance and be wild, free, in your search for wisdom.
Words from Rachel Pollack’s 78 Degrees of Wisdom:
“The great thirteenth-century Kabbalist, Abraham Abulafia, described three levels of Kabbalah.
The first was doctrine, that which can be learned from texts.
The second came from the direct guidance given by a personal teacher, while the third, the most developed, was the direct experience of ecstatic union with God.”
What are your thoughts on the Hermit?
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