I usually think of this card as reflecting the need to withdraw from the world for awhile, to commune with Mama Gaia and fill one’s inner well. I did that this past weekend when I stayed with my mermaid sister Nora on the island we both love so well. I had forgotten the quality of silence out there. It’s not terribly noisy where I live now, but there are more cars and homes and neighbors than there are on the island. More than the thick morning fog, more than the sunset and moonlight on the water, more than the eagle and heron flying overhead and the goldfinches at the feeder, more than the stacks of stones at the beach and the scarlet-colored jellyfish coming so close to shore — it was the quality of silence that held my attention this past weekend.
I think the Hermit is challenging me to bring that quality of stillness and silence into my work this coming week.
What does the card say to you, dear Readers?