A Walk Through the Thoth Tarot
Wander alone; being the Light and
thy Staff! And be the Light so bright
that no man seeth thee! (BOT)
We are working on what Crowley calls, The Mode of Fulfillment of The Great Work. There are three key players responsible for creating this mode: Earth, Mercury and the Sun. It is here in The Hermit that they all meet for the first time. He represents Virgo, the mutable sign of Earth and Virgo is ruled by Mercury. He carries the lamp of the Sun - that lights the world.
The Hebrew letter for the Hermit and Virgo, is Yod, which also represents the hidden seed/fertilization - and the Hermit is eyeballing that Orphic Egg! Crowley says, "In this trump is shewn the entire mystery of Life in its most secret workings."
Illumination from within. The Hermit walks alone as the lights the world. He guides us to the higher spiritual realms and teaches us to go within - to meditate, dream, ponder and study. He guides us to self knowledge and self mastery.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.