You will feel the urge to turn everything upside down and make drastic changes in your life! You will find yourself in a risk-taking mood and will be unwilling to pursue your goals by playing it safe and steady; you will be tempted to take the quick and easy path to success. Your overenthusiasm and impulsiveness will lead you to make mistakes, and your ill-advised actions will threaten the stability of your life. Make sure you listen carefully to the advice you will be given by someone who cares deeply about you.
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 Hermit card indicates a time of isolation. You are trying to organise your thoughts and prioritise your desires so as to put your business and financial affairs in order. You feel the need to temporarily withdraw from the world in order to make some decisions about your career and finances. Your intention is to reflect on certain matters and thus gain in maturity and strength. You are trying to learn from the mistakes you made in the past so that you will 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.
Do people think you are “too serious” at times? If you hear this too often, the natural reaction would be to take it as criticism – after all, you are only trying to understand yourself and others. Other people might actually be picking up on your dedicated nature to help the needy, to work for a cause. In order to integrate your inner nature with outside events, look into group activities such as “Walking for a Cure” or other athletic events which benefit a cause.