The Hermit

October 17th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

A Graffiti Hermit …

#9 the Hermit - Toronto Graffiti Tarot

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A Fool’s Paradise

July 4th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

The picture below (which I found at is by Edmund J. Sullivan. It’s an illustration he did for the 1836 publication of Thomas Carlyle’s novel Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdroch.

The drawing is called A Fool’s Paradise, and when I saw it, I was struck by the number of Tarot characters pictured in it. Not only is the Fool represented (as both a Fool and an Emperor), there’s also the Magician, the Empress, the Hierophant, and the Hermit. Wow!

The only character in this picture who’s not overtly Tarot-oriented is the guy on the left taking notes. I’m guessing that he’s meant to be Herr Teufelsdroch himself, but to keep with the Tarot theme, I’m going to name him the King of Swords, a man of fine words and intellect able to explain what all the others in the picture might be doing.


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The Dark Side of the Moon

February 11th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

This is interesting, a video of the dark side of the moon.

A camera on board a NASA lunar spacecraft has captured images of the moon’s north pole, something we don’t normally see from Earth.

#2 The High Priestess from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Of course it made me think of Tarot, specifically the High Priestess, who in the Golden Dawn system is astrologically assigned the Moon.

Seeing the lunar dark side is sort of like getting a glimpse behind the Priestess’ veil. Or a look at the secrets behind the pomegranates, the answers to all our questions.

Of course the reality is a lot less mysterious than the metaphor, though it’s still incredible that we have these images.

Apparently the dark side of the moon may be craggier, but it isn’t so different than the light side. And it’s not even always dark.

#9 The Hermit from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

There is a place on the south pole though, called the Hermite Crater.

The temperature there has been recorded to be as low as -415 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s perhaps the coldest place in our solar system.

Could that be where the Hermit goes when he wants to be alone?

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Tarot Card of the Day – 10/25/10

October 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

#9 - The Hermit from Gerogie's Tarot

#9 - The Hermit

Monday, October 25, 2010
#9 – The Hermit

You might find yourself wanting to spend some time alone today. It’s probably a good idea. Take time to look within and see what’s up inside your soul.

Have things been moving pretty fast lately? Don’t worry, it’s finally going to slow down a bit, giving you a moment to clean house and tie up loose ends.

Trust your own experience through this period. It’s through an examination of your own personal journey that you’ll discover your inner wisdom. You probably know a lot more than you give yourself credit for. But you might need some silence to notice.

Give yourself permission to be quiet. You won’t be missing anything by taking a break. It’ll only make things more fun when you finally re-emerge from your cave.

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