THE HOODED MAN ⠀⠀
In times of winter, especially this time, I feel the energy of the hooded man especially sharply. At the moment all I want to do is to be in my own company, meditate and contemplate life. I feel that the colder greyer days just call for that. ⠀⠀
The hooded man is positioned at the midwinter equinox, 21st December. This is when finally the days are going to start getting longer. This is the time of the dead and rebirth. Solitude and contemplation. This is fine so you can come out into the new year with wisdom and knowledge you might not have possessed before.
The hooded man can be seen as an external guide. He is the teacher who hs seen everything and anything and he is wise and ready to actually share that wisdom. He offers the light of his lamp and the staff to lean on.
The hooded man can also represent the guide within each of us. When we are alone, we really aren’t alone. We are in the company of ourselves. I am reading an amazing book by Stephanie Dowrick called “intimacy and solitude” and I would recommend it to anyone. The issue of being with one self and being comfortable and learning about oneself is a centrepiece to being able to be comfortable with others. (More in comments)
I delete my Instagram when I get emotionally overwhelmed(probably have had like 6 accounts deleted now 🤷🏻♀️). This drags on to my personal-physical-presence-on-earth-life. Anyways, I want to reintroduce myself. My name is Nadya, although sometimes I don’t feel like I’m just “Nadya” sometimes I’m Aydan, sometimes I’m Dolores. Anyway, I have been on hermit mode a lot this year. And I realized how important it is to reach out when you need help. Or how beautiful it could be when you collaborate with others. I often feel misunderstood cause I come off cold & aloof at times, but inside I feel so much shit that I can’t handle it. Im a clairsentient (fancy word for an empath that feels too much shit and senses too much shit) that reads tarot, I study astrology. I’ll most likely try to figure out your bday when we meet to figure out if we will be compatible or not. It’s fun. I mainly live in the esoteric plane, I have to remind myself that I’m on the planet earth. It’s easier to escape I suppose. I have longed for my soul tribe. I love love love the vintage era (1800-1940s mainly) I also love sad indie music, and occasionally I fuck around with make up& hair. My website is up, check it out. It’s still a work in progress just like myself 🖤
When lightening strikes there is a sudden change or movement. This is a card of either big change or clarity in a situation where things have been confusing and foggy. We must find closure and bring some understanding to the situation before we can fully move on.
This is not the time to be a victim, or play the blame game. Allowing yourself to bring in a full understanding of a relationship or circumstance, allows you knowledge for the future. Even though life has taken a turn or shift in direction, this is also about being thankful for what we have and the changes for the better. It is easy to get caught up in the victim role and ask yourself “why me”. Look around at all the beautiful aspects in your life and all the people that support you.
The full moon energies are about to bring a energy shift and change. It is time to go within and do some self reflecting in order to prepare for this shift. Bring in the stillness, with that wisdom will be presented. Step back from the rat race, and focus on your inner realm. Your inner fire is ready to be lit....it will shine for all to see.
On to #TheVeilSpread for day 21 of #theoctobertarot challenge. This one was bit trickier for me as connecting with ancestors has been a difficult thing to understand. When you grow up with your family as far back as you can remember being some flavour of Christian, there is always some additional baggage to unpack.
"What energy is on its way in?" - amusingly I got #TheHermit , as if calling back my entry on Day 12 of this challenge. I hope it means that i will find a way to make my endeavours to connect to the Source a bit easier.
"What do my ancestors want me to know?" - #5ofBladesReversed is as I said, tricky. On one hand I feel the pressures of moralistic integrity, the kind that feels like a karmic burden when you grow up with it as a massive familial obligation. But integrity is important in the face of limitation, setback, or defeat. So I'll roll with that.
"What energy is on its way out?" - #6ofCoins appears again! I believe it points to the removal of those entities that are detrimental to my evolution, especially those that I would have felt the pressure to honour due to a sense of obligation or charity. I also sense that the shift might be unexpected, or even unprecedented.
This was last night's spread, after feeling prompted to ask "what is the next leg of the journey"
The Hermit and the High Priestess (not pictured) show up as "me" cards when I'm asking for help - I am being directly addressed when they are presented. They represent my Yang (hermit) and yin (hp) energies - both of them reclusive, and solitary folk, bent on spiritual pursuits; he actively leaves behind the false to come to know the light of inner truth, and she passively contains the wisdom of the unconscious meta which she shares with those who approach with questions. He, the traveller on the web of life, She, the spider mother, weaving potentials into being.
He will find you if you are lost in the dark, and will share his light to help you see along the path, kindling your lamp before you separate. She is found in the dark and will teach you not to be afraid of the mysteries, to befriend your shadows, and to master discrimination between illusion based on fear and understanding based on intuition.
They both say: You Are That.
And they are both Empty Mind First Fill Body Second types.
This spread says something which has been reiterated to me through tarot for months. And in some ways I still resist and mourn what is implied.
My Scorpio south node is in the 7th house afterall...
I see: the hermit doesn't need to choose between one type of thing or another, as the one who loves does with the dual anima before him. The lover will choose wrong until he understands the motive of his choices and then goes beyond them - like the hermit, who just loves the truth and lives in alignment with that.
A lonely road indeed.
But if anyone understands the phrase "Stay Wild," it's him. 🌱🌱🌱
~Card Of The Day ~ The Hermit ~ The Zombie Tarot ~
The Hermit often appears when you are at a pivotal point in your life and considering a new direction. There comes the point in life when you begin to question the status quo, and seek out deeper meaning in life. Through meditation, contemplation, and self-examination, you may begin to re-evaluate your personal goals and change your overall direction. You will look at your life with a deeper, more spiritual understanding and will begin to change some of your priorities as a result.
The Hermit also invites you to enjoy this time alone so that you can retreat further into your private world and experience a deep sense of seclusion and introspection. You know that you need to take this journey alone; or at the very least, with a small, intimate group of spiritually-minded people. When you allow yourself to fully tune in to your inner, guiding light, you will hear the answers you need to hear and you will grow wise beyond your years. Find your light, shine it on your soul and create your special path. You will also start to see what lies ahead of you; not miles upon miles, but enough to know where to step next. From there, it is a matter of feeling out what comes next, taking one step at a time. #thehermit#contemplation#guidinglight#tarotreadersofinstagram
It’s been a month since school became a main priority in my life. It’s been tough but not because of school itself. Unfortunately, I no longer love my day job, I’ve let go of my own health, I haven’t found time for my side job, and relationships with people close to me have been rocky. A lot of people haven’t seen me in a while and I turn down invites left and right. I write this to document my struggles. #VenusRetrogade has done a number in my life and to think that now #mercuryretrograde post shadows are on its way makes me a bit anxious. So much in life needs to die to welcome newness. I’m having trouble staying positive, I’m having trouble scheduling #selfcare & muting the issues around me so I can better manage my time and life. But I am determined to be #yourfuturetherapist and be a #lmhc professional in the near future. So although I’m struggling I am also observing and looking out for the lesson. If a #tarotcard were to represent me right now it would be #thehermit ... I’m staying to myself for a bit. This too shall pass.... 🙏🏻✨
Another reminder about the GIVEAWAY I’m running at the moment. There’s only 3 more days to enter!!!! 🌞🌞🌞
Just go to my profile and follow me, like the giveaway post and comment which prize pack you’d like to win! Easy peasy lemon squeezey. It includes this print of the Hermit from my tarot deck I’m in the process of creating and some other awesome goodies!!
Life is a beautiful, crazy mess isn't it?
Just when you think you have it figured out everything changes, but life is meant to be a bumpy road and interesting road. .
These last two week have been a little overwhelming, as I'm sure you have noticed I haven't been on here as much. I have choose to disconnect myself from the social world for a minute in order to ground myself.
Plus, It has been raining like crazy, stress in my home has been a little on the high side, and to top it all of we all have been sick. (I hermit when I'm sick.) .
Today however I find myself feeling very grateful!
I am grateful sun come out today for the first time in two week's.
I have missed the warmth of its rays as it gently illuminates my face. I'm grateful for my ability to come outside and feel the elements. I know not everyone well get this small, but very important aspect of the human experience. Even if life is a bumpy ride find that one thing to be grateful for. As that one thing could be the ray of light you needed to illuminate your face in the dark.
Tarot reading isn’t something I’ve ever thought about doing before but this year, I’ve definitely allowed myself to be more open minded at different approaches to things; such as spirituality and the law of attraction. ✨
I’m working with the lovely Mamie from @practicaltarot on a feature in a Christmas gift guide this year and she kindly gifted me my own tarot reading to get a sense of what she does. Mamie was incredibly accommodating and gave me some really good guidance into what sort of question I should and shouldn’t ask. Her tarot readers are super affordable and really detailed too. ✨
My question was, “What actions can I take right now that will help me further my career?” And some of the main elements of my reading which I really liked and connected with were:
1. Page of Wands: Which in this instance indicates the start of a new project and the entering into a new phase of life as my career progresses.
2. Judgement: I am turning away from a traditional set of beliefs towards one’s better suited to my personal philosophy of life.
5. Page of Swords: Which indicates past influences which linger in my memories.
7. The Hermit: Suggests that I’m isolating myself, I want to gain perspective and I’m open to listening to my inner guidance.
8. Knight of Pentacles: Brings good news concerning money and the opportunity for a change in my life which will have a large influence on the direction of my career. ✨
Whether you “believe” in this stuff at all, I think it’s a fascinating concept and I’ve really enjoyed the whole process. It’s given me a lot to think about and hopefully a push in the right direction! If you’re thinking about doing it yourself, check out @practicaltarot! 🔮🃏 #Ad#Tarot#tarotcards#tarotreading#tarotspread#spirituality#tenofpentacles#tenofwands#knightofpentacles#thehermit#twoofpentacles#pageofswords#aceofswords#kingofcups#judgement#pageofwands#blogging#blogger#christmas#giftguide#christmasgiftguide#gifted
Saturday sees The Hermit & Temperance coming out this morning. What I’m getting is a real go with the flow feel to today. It’s all about balance & moderation. Look for the areas in your life that are out of balance and see what you can do today to help bring that back in line.If you have been spending a lot of time alone lately, it’s a great day to get out and socialise a little more & vice versa if you have been spending too much time out and about it’s a good day to have some quality alone time to just chill and do your own thing. For those going through major changes right now in your life & perhaps are feeling a little isolated,it’s all about being patient with yourself & letting things run there natural course. Lastly I’m getting self taught, so for some of you you may find yourself being not only the teacher but also the student today as you take on something new. Hope you all have a great day. If you would like a personal reading please DM me for availability and pricing. If you ❤️ my daily posts and would like to make an appreciation donation you can via PayPal with my email Mishysintuitivetarot@hotmail.com. All are appreciated and help towards me being able to do this and give back to you. #mishysintuitivetarot#mishysmysticemporium#thehermit#temperance#tarot#intuition#tarotcards#intuitive#tarotdaily#intuitivereading#dailytarot#tarotcards#saturdays#newcastle#tarotreading#gowiththeflow#selftaught#balance#moderation#majorchanges#patience#isolated#alonetime#social
This deck is gorgeous. That's it! That's all I have to say! Just kidding. There is so much to say about Anima Mundi by @thecreepingmoon I could go on all day.
This deck right here started my love of indie decks. I found it on the very last day of the Kickstarter and as I stared into the eyes of the Hermit, I knew I needed him. As you can see... he isn't the only card I love. This one was tough to choose just a few cards!
I love the darkness of these cards... not in mood but in richness. The color palette feels like twilight. I love using this deck for deep, more personal readings. 🖤
The cards themselves are smooth to shuffle and spread and have a beautiful gold edging that is soft and doesn't hurt my hands. The little white book that comes with this deck is fantastic. Short, sweet, to the point but also descriptive and insightful. 🖤
I won't go through every card in the pics but some of the standouts to me are the Five of Cups and Death. The grief that these penguins feel is palpable. I like that the three empty cups line up and pour down on the shattered egg but the two full cups are above the two penguins. Their current dream is dashed but the two of them can still move on and build a new one once they have moved beyond their sorrow. I am particularly fond of snakes on the Death card. The shedding of the old and revealing the new. It's a permanent shedding. Once the snake has left it's old skin, it doesn't return to it.
This deck is so special to me that once I drove almost 100 miles round-trip to retrieve it from a restaurant I left it at. Even though I could order a new one, this one is mine and I couldn't leave it with strangers.
The wee lovely moths are from @mothandmyth Check her work out!
It’s happening, well..😒
Sadly my computer display died, which means that the hermit featuring @pachamama.apothecary will hibernate just a little bit longer and be coming out next week I head out of town on a dream intensive (stay tuned on my stories for of these adventures!) The world 🌎 has been swirling and so much with finishing projects has been up for me. Stoked to be able to bring this episode to you, even though it means purchasing a somewhat new refurbished 💻
The Witches Muse hearth is also going to be putting together little blurbs on each episode in our highlights. Folks are curious, and we want you to be able to sample these amazing episodes
I feel indebted to my ability to afford a computer and at this point the amount of gratitude I have to still be able to work remotely using other technology...so when storms come, just bask in the downpour and get drenched. Eventually a 🌈 will shine down.