In 2016, I started building a tarot practice, and the hermit is the card I've drawn most often this year.
At first I was afraid she was a card of eternal loneliness, but I've come to see the ways in which she represents strength in solitude, love that nourishes self in nurturing others, and communities that embrace the search for wisdom and joy rather than money or status.
This Thanksgiving her guidance is helpful in confronting any ignorance that may surround us. She lends patience to those who are working to shine light in the darkness.
Draw on her strength to open dialogues where you may otherwise allow minds to remain closed. But be sure to preserve space for yourself, as well. Allow others to come to you in search of joy.
How do you seek your Self, loves? What makes you feel grounded and balanced? How do you share those lessons?