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The Hermit #6

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Introspection, Meditation, Self-reflection, Solitude, Soul-searching, Withdrawn from society. 

The Hermit ("El Ermitano") is card #6 of the 'Glenda's Tarot' digital work by Glenda Leon.

The candle grows while it is consumed, another challenge to reason, as a symbol of what light can do. The light of truth, of knowledge, of love for what is done, has the power to transgress the every day, or what we take for granted. Unlike ‘The Lovers’ (El Enamorado), this candle that symbolizes the human being is by itself, the loneliness that is sometimes necessary to find certain truths. The enlightened inner journey.

Tarot - The practice of tarot emerged in Italy around the 15th century as a form of entertainment, which later spread to much of Europe. The Major Arcana are 22 individual numbered cards, each one represented by a character or symbol, such as the Fool, Death, the Wheel of Fortune, among others. Before the emergence of the printing press, tarot cards were illustrated by hand, being commissioned by artists as if they were a pictorial or sculptural work. This tradition has continued throughout history, and more recently, we have seen recreations of tarot designs made by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, among other artists who have been attracted to the deep mysticism around the subject and the visual impact of tarot cards.
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