Two Look Within

IX THE HERMIT
II DEWI SARASWATI – WISDOM (The High Priestess)

Hermit_Pagan

In the Tarot Wayang, Saraswati is associated with the Moon and changes, replacement, addition, subtraction and “inconstantly” which seem like words associated with the Moon and the intuitive qualities of The High Priestess.

The Hermit looks a tad unbalanced as if his feet were hurting or perhaps frozen and inflexible for walking. If you can see ahead of you, with lamp light or the light of the Moon, but your feet aren’t working, perhaps it’s a good day to rest? Or maybe your feet hurt but you carry on following where the light leads?

The wisdom to know: addition, subtraction black or white, things are either this or that, but really it’s all the same. The moon is the moon whether it’s going through a phase where you see a quarter of it or the full moon. “Every extreme carries its opposite embedded in it” says James Ricklef.

I like that idea, as if within joy you carry sadness, within depression you carry the ability to be energized and work and be happy. The Hermit goes within and it’s not loneliness it’s solitude, which also carries expansiveness. I think that’s the idea today, that duality is only a feeling and the whole thing is with you all the time.

Accessible should you listen.

 

 

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Eccentric erminois dweller.
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2 Responses to Two Look Within

  1. Beverly King says:

    To know what is important and should be kept (physically and mentally) and to realize what should be let go will be a lifelong lesson for me.

    • JJ says:

      It keeps coming up doesn’t it? You get rid of one thing and another comes up, and then that has to go, and so on down the road.

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