From the first breath you are told what to wear, what to say, what to do. Only after years of peeling back the troubled layers others place on you can the Truth of who You are emerge, whole and unscathed. This Hero’s Journey through the darkness ends with your triumphant return to the Light, represented by the Sun here from the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck.
When you are willing to stand as an authority in your own right, you become a beacon of hope and light for others. Those who thought they were alone finally find solace and refuge in your wisdom and love. Others come out of hiding, leaving the refuges of their Hermit caves in order to bring forth their own gifts and Truths.
This journey is the hardest of all, but the only one which will allow you to truly live before you die.