For today I've drawn Storyteller (Hermit) from the Chrysalis Tarot. This card has such a different feel to it than its counterpart in other decks. Hermit cards are mostly painted with hues of blue and grey. The cards often depict an old wise man who has sought solitude in a mountainous area. This card however is nothing like that. Here we see a colorful passionate blossoming old crone. She is holding a luminescent sphere in her hands which probable contains a vast amount of stories she will share with whoever comes to her, asking for guidance.
Yes this archetype is more about sharing her wisdom then seeking out her own solitude. Like other members of the Troupe (court cards) and characters of the Major Arcana they are, besides mirrors of ourselves, also guides who come to meet us when we need them in our lives.
This Storyteller is a vessel of experience and wisdom gathered through the ages. For each question she has a story to tell and it is up to us to discover the answer embedded within the tale.
This card is all about quiet solitude and listening to the soft, wise, and gentle inner voice of the Story teller. This card also remind me of the books I have, filled with fairy tales, myths and legends. In these stories you can find universal wisdom and truth too. Sometimes I even read them aloud to myself so I can absorb the words and rhythm of the story more intense.
“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”