Letters From the Thoth Tarot
Wander alone; bearing the Light and thy Staff! And be the Light so bright that no man seeth thee! Be not moved by aught without or within; keep Silence in all ways. (BOT) This Thoth/Mercury headed Hermit stands in a fertile field of wheat carrying the lamp of the Sun and is dogged (no pun intended, well ok maybe) by Cerberus - whom Mercury tamed with cakes while on his mission to get Persephone back. The Hermit is intent on the Orphic Egg - an alchemical symbol, an allegory of The Great Work. Crowley says, "In this Trump is shewn the entire mystery of Life in its most secret workings."
And that is a lot to ponder - and the best way to do so is in seclusion. Meditation, going inward for self-awareness. Illumination from within. A day with the Hermit is a day to travel deep into our soul and to connect with the Divine inside us. What we then bring back with us, we can try to share with others. Magical discoveries of the Universe await!
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.