The Hermit - Major Arcana

The solitary hermit crow, aged and wise is perched upon a hallowed tree in quiet contemplation deep in the woods.

He listens to what the tree needs to say as the falling snow lands on the smallest of branches. It is the tree that has provided the crow knowledge and is a symbol of the subconscious mind. After his time of quiet reflection, he is ready to pass his knowledge to those who are willing and ready to travel into the deepest part of the woods. In his mouth he holds a lantern, a symbol of wisdom to light the way.

The delicate falling snow is light and provides a cloak hiding the crow from those who are not ready to hear his wisdom.

The soft, bright glistening snowflakes represent cleansing and moving into a spiritual direction that will lead to fulfillment with one's personal journey.