The Hermit card indicates that you will go through a period of isolation, during which you will try to organise your thoughts and prioritise your desires. You will feel the need to temporarily withdraw from the world in order to achieve personal balance. You will carefully reflect on certain matters in order to gain in maturity and strength. You will try to learn from the mistakes you made in the past so as to avoid repeating them in the future. The period lying ahead of you may be one of solitude, but it will contribute to your spiritual growth and help you acquire experience and wisdom. This period of introspection will be short-lived but very beneficial to your personal development.
Today the High Priestess appears in a reversed position. Her upside-down stance reminds you to keep your own counsel. Don’t confide your romantic secrets in others. The people surrounding you may have hidden agendas. They may gossip about you or try to instill doubts about your romance. Reconnect with your intuition to dispel your insecurities. Avoid burying your head in the sand. Acknowledge your relationship problems. Talk with your partner about your concerns, balancing honesty with sensitivity. Avoid making assumptions about your partner’s feelings. For single people, this card suggests a need to emerge from solitude. Recharge your social batteries rather than sitting at home on the couch. Your soulmate is unlikely to find you there. This card also reminds you not to pursue someone who fails to return your interest. Choosing aloof or emotionally unavailable lovers will only bring you pain.
The Devil card reversed indicates that you are faced with professional and financial problems you don’t know how to deal with. You have a tendency to indecisiveness and procrastination. You are turning down all the offers you are receiving. At the same time, though, you are in a risk-taking mood, which is causing you to make mistakes you will later regret. Beware of lies and potential hurtful revelations regarding your financial affairs.
Give in to your gentle side today. Where there is a tendency to eroticize, look further into your body and find the true need beneath the surface titillation. The astral energy is helping you address your needs. Do not be afraid to make changes that seem “irrelevant”: if you don’t like your yoga instructor, or you can’t stand the gym where you belong, make a change! Things like this are best to clarify and act upon now, so that you don’t end up punishing yourself in the long run.