The Hermit Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Major Arcana

About The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of the 22 cards that embody universal aspects of the human experience through symbology and archetypes. They are representations of our collective consciousness, those consistent, directing patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature. Each Major Arcana card is given a number, a place in a specific well-thought-out order, and a title which links the card to its meaning and deeper lesson.

The Hermit Tarot Card Upright Keywords





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The Hermit Upright

The Hermit of the Major Arcana is said to be ruled by Virgo, and Mercury guides Virgo. With that in mind, The Hermit is a symbol of objective thought, perception, language, and learning experience. The Hermit is a psychological being that knows the answers we seek lie inside. You will relate to The Hermit if people often come to you seeking guidance because you give thoughtful advice. The Hermit reminds us that, in many ways, we’re our own teachers. But aside from being a helper, The Hermit seeks to be alone, to have time to reflect on life. In times of frustration, The Hermit will withdraw completely from the world to seek answers within.

Sometimes when you draw this card, it means that have you haven’t been doing enough soul searching. You need to re-evaluate your goals, find peace in yourself, and return to a sense of enlightenment. The Hermit can mean that we need to take the solo path in life and not be afraid of a little time alone.

The Hermit: Love & Relationships

The Hermit in the realm of love asks, “do you have a love that you wish could be rekindled, or are you happy with being alone?” Sometimes, The Hermit reveals the inner desire to focus solely on yourself. You may not want to commit to anything other than developing yourself at the moment, and that is okay. However, if you’re in a relationship, this tarot card can be seen as you move farther away from that person emotionally. You must work to keep that connection alive; otherwise, it will disappear.

The Hermit: Career & Finances

The Hermit in career readings is a call to get focused. You have worked hard, and you’re nearing your goal. Stay organized and don’t listen to people who would cause you to doubt. Also, it is important to remember to do the right thing and keep your integrity. Stay true to your intuition.

When it comes to money, until your effort comes to fruition, you need to be conservative. Drawing The Hermit means this is no time to be a gambler.

The Hermit may be an individual isolated from the rest of the world, but as a guide, The Hermit is second to none. Inner wisdom and intuition emanate from this Major Arcana tarot card. Drawing it means you may need some more spiritual work or that you need to reconnect with important people. If you do, you will rise above and become even more spiritually awakened.

The Hermit Reversed: Draw Keywords



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The Hermit Reversed

The Hermit reversed is still an incredibly spiritual tarot card. Yet, in this energy, the introspection has become something of an obsession. You have become too focused on finding the truth that you’re thoroughly detached from the world and imprisoned in your own mind. Perhaps, you’re even feeling slightly fearful of interacting with other people. The Hermit reversed can be a reminder that staying connected with people is incredibly important. Your spiritual journey cannot be traveled alone because mindfulness involves more than just yourself.

The Hermit in a shadow energy position may also mean that you are feeling distant from someone important. It may be the opportune moment to explore relationships that have gone cold to reconnect.

The Hermit Reversed: Love & Relationships

Is stonewalling happening in your relationship? Often people stonewall because they don’t know how to communicate, or they use it as a weapon. You’re being called out to open the lines of communication because what’s going on isn’t healthy.

The Hermit Reversed: Career & Finances

Not helping others, hoarding resources or information because you’re scared they will use it against you or to succeed themselves is holding you back. There is no need to be paranoid; there is enough for everyone. Working as a team will get you further than working alone.

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The Hermit: Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery

We often see a robed man, sometimes in the form of a monk, carrying a lantern down a barren mountainous landscape in depictions of The Hermit. There is little to be seen, save for The Hermit’s lamp. The Hermit has spent a lifetime learning various life lessons and now requires a retreat from the world. Yet, when they head out with a lantern in hand, The Hermit feels that they’re once again illuminating an unprecedented path.

What will The Hermit’s light reveal for you?

The Muse of Tarot For The Hermit

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

Mirrovly - The Muse of Reflective Tarot Readings

One of the key messages and meanings of The Hermit is that the journey to the self is solo work – no one can do it for you. Mirrovly knows that you’re the only one who can hold up a mirror to your life and dare to look in.

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