In Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies, I’ll be going through every card individually and sharing mini insights we as disabled and neurodivergent (ND) witches can take from it.
Having a disability or being neurodivergent can be incredibly isolating. Mental or physical pain, for example, roots you in your body and brain and makes it hard to relate to anyone who isn’t experiencing it along with you. And it’s often necessary to withdraw to your safe space to regulate, recover, or simply ride out the worst of a symptom flareup. It can be a lonely existence, even if you have a great support network of loved ones built up.
The Hermit lives for solitude. They use it as an opportunity to learn more about themself. Now, of course this can be taken too far–you can surrender to isolation too deeply and let existing relationships or new connections wither on the vine. But when utilized mindfully, solitude can be rejuvenating.
How can you make your time alone more meaningful? Make the space where you spend your time more comfortable and cozy. Create a playlist of music or youtube videos that make you laugh or take your mind off your symptoms. Don’t intentionally isolate yourself from loved ones, but when moments of solitude do come, find ways to enjoy your own company.