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Pithy Tarot meanings — The Hermit

December 14, 2014

Hermit -- Tarot of the MastersThe Hermit:

“Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.”Max Ehrman (Desiderata)

I associate this quote with the Hermit for its implications of both the wisdom of age and the passage of time. (The Hermit has traditionally been associated with Father Time.)  My interpretation of this quote from the Desiderata is, briefly, as follows:

First: Learn and become wise as you age. In other words, use your experiences as an opportunity to learn, no matter what those experiences are, both good and bad.

Second: Realize and accept that aging is also a constant process of giving some things up, little by little, one thing at a time. Thus, there should be a tradeoff between acquired wisdom and the loss of things of your youth. As my mother used to say, “I’ve earned every one of these gray hairs.” Or perhaps leaning to release things gracefully (instead of grudgingly) is one of the best sources of wisdom.

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