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The Hermit Tarot Card

The Hermit tarot card: enjoy an engaging description of the ninth of the Major Arcana tarot cards.

Tarot Symbolism

In the tarot cards The Hermit embodies the need to withdraw from the world and meditate in solitude.

The Hermit retires to a solitary place and seeks mystical enlightenment. He carries a lamp in the right hand as a symbol of the light of knowledge.

A staff in the left hand is a sign of authority and power. The staff is the only support and companion of the pilgrims on their mystical travel to Santiago de Compostela but it is also the symbol of authority of the spiritual guides.

Tarot Card Meanings


Meditation. Solitude. Contemplation. Patience. Self-discovery. Reassessment and planning. Retreat.

Tarot Card Interpretation

Meditation and silent contemplation will help you consider matters carefully, take a wise decision and understand better your inner feelings.

Maybe there is an important choice you have to reflect about or you have achieved your goals and you now need to regroup and think about your next steps.

You have been too involved in worldly matters and you have lost your path. The lamp of the hermit and a refreshing time in solitude will help you retrace your steps.

This card can also indicate that this is a good time to start studying seriously something you always wanted to learn.

Whatever is the situation, peace, quiet and solitude is what you need the most.


A spiritual advisor. A mentor. A valued counselor. The hermit can represent an unconventional teacher that will be able to guide you in the right direction.

The Hermit Tarot Card Reversed


Loneliness. Obstinacy and refusal to listen. Self absorption and deception. Rejecting sensible advice.

Tarot Card Interpretation

You have been running around like a headless chicken. Your life is full of empty noise and useless chatter.

Don’t refuse to listen to good advice.

Use your time in more productive activities.


Isolated, aloof people. An antisocial and self-absorbed person.

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