78 Days of Tarot – IX The Hermit

I am participating in the #tarot78days challenge which is hosted by The Bookish Fox – instagram here and weblog here. You can read the first post in this series here.

IX – The Hermit

Magician Card drawing

An older black cat stands calmly in an alleyway. His thick fur highlighted by a white star on his chest. He gazes calmly at his surroundings, three mice sit beside the cat and behind the scene is the twinkling lights of the city skyline.

The Hermit speaks of wisdom gained over a lifetime & of quiet confidence. Time spent alone or a period of solitude is a theme of this card.

In Rachel Pollack’s ‘Tarot Wisdom’ we see that The Hierophant and The Hermit both signify teachers. The light above the door can signify illumination & wisdom. In this deck, I think the cat’s star, the lighted doorway and the twinkling skyline are all symbolic of enlightenment and the lessons we learn in life, sometimes with the guidance of a teacher.

I forgot the doorway and light in my drawing, but you can see them on the card! I tried watercolour pencils this time which was easier than shading with normal pencils.

My original post on Instagram – The Hermit

Tarot Deck used: Cat’s Eye Tarot by Debra M. Givin. Website: Cat’s Eye Tarot
Book Referenced : Tarot Wisdom by Rachel Pollack.