Bohemian Gothic Tarot (Baba Studios, 2007).
Our Hermit figure holds out a warm lamp, the light from which doesn't seem to penetrate far in the shadowy night. There is also a full moon in the sky, yet it looks small and distant, and there is a mist around the trees that loom over the figure. I think the creepiness comes not just from the dark, misty night, but more especially from the Hermit's rigid, zombie-like posture, and his eery eyes, with bright whites which shine through even the darker shadows of the non-scanned image.
Although his light is warm and welcoming, he himself isn't. He also looks very sad, like everything he has learned has made him more melancholy, rather than allowing him to find the joy and beauty in life. All-in-all, it is a rather mournful card. Perhaps, though, it is that very sadness that sends him in search of answers...
Hmm, perhaps I'll have a little time today to look inward for answers. For the most part, though, I need to dig around in various filing systems and accounts for tax information *yawn* Ah well, it's got to be done, and it is a fairly solitary pursuit which nevertheless shines light for those who examine it later, lol.
I am grateful that not every day is as dull as this one threatens to be.