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The Hermit, SunMoon Tarot, Snyder The Hermit is generally considered a card of isolation and meditation, yet it is more accurately a card of light and guidance from one who has achieved to those still striving – saying ‘where I am you can also be.’ The hexagram-star is a depiction of the Ancient Star (see the An Ancient Star post). His staff is an ashera pole topped by a star, depicting a tool used by megalith…

“An Ancient Star” By Symbologist Michelle Snyder  For our ancestors, knowledge of the heavens was a decisive factor in survival, and for millennia they recorded astronomical patterns that were observed over generations. As long ago as 12,500 BC, lunar calendrics, and stellar and solar 24-hour clocking notations were inscribed –  notations which evolved with mankind. Sometimes engravings or paintings were made to record these patterns, such as those in Altamira and Lascaux. One particularly stunning…