In preparation for an upcoming workshop I’m co-facilitating on making collage of your tarot year and soul card, I have been making collages of a few of the Major Arcana. Here is my take on the Hermit card.
Personally the Hermit card has always appeared in readings when I need to seek my own truth, listen to my own knowing and not be influenced by external pressures. This search requires being aware of how my past experiences and learnings have brought me to this present moment as I move forward in my life.
I was drawn to the image of this women climbing stairs as she has a spring in her step. She glances backwards at the path she has climbed but does not linger on past actions or inactions. Instead she continues on her journey with a faint smile and carrying sustenance in her basket, in lieu of the traditional lantern and staff. I love the sassiness as she looks over her shoulder and keeps on her path.
I also like the rich foliage of bordering the path ahead as a symbol of abundance being assured as we seek our own truth.