You are about to enter a period in your life in which you will be reserved and distrustful of other people. You will find yourself feeling worn out by the problems of everyday life and overwhelmed with pessimism. You will shut yourself off from the world in order to regain your inner strength. You will experience a sense of loneliness and betrayal. You will be psychologically vulnerable and will go though many emotional ups-and-downs. Beware of the advice of a woman who is jealous of you, and try to pull yourself together!
The shuffling of the love tarot deck today yields the Devil card reversed. In this instance, the reversed card offers a gentler message than the upright card. When the Devil appears in a reversed position, you have heeded the warnings in time to escape a dire situation. Perhaps you and your partner decide to end a cycle of arguments through a trial separation. You recognize your addiction and take steps to cope with it. You finally realize that the ex-lover whom you think about constantly is unworthy of your time. The reversed Devil card reminds you that a humbling defeat or painful decision frees you to make a fresh start. Extricating yourself from the Devil can endow you with hard-won wisdom. However, the Devil Reversed card means you’re not out of the woods yet. You still remain in the Devil’s shadow. No fairy godparent or cavalry will come to your rescue. You have to rely on your own deliberate, sustained efforts to keep you free.
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.
Walking can be a great exercise for you now because it gives you time to slow down and concentrate on yourself. You may need to think certain issues over and clear up excess mental clutter, not to mention free-floating anxieties. Walking (or long runs if you are an accomplished runner already) is a spiritual as well as a physical exercise, and is highly recommended right now.