The Hermit: Tarot Card Meaning and Description

The Hermit: Tarot Card Meaning and Description

Arcana name: Hermit, Elder, Seeker
Category: Major Arcana
Direct position: Path of consciousness, wisdom, discoveries, spiritual growth
Reversed position: Exile, suspicion, unnecessary isolation, breakup

Hermit: General meaning

The Hermit: Tarot Card

Direct position

Usually this card falls to introverts who are not inclined to be influenced by external circumstances, who feel more comfortable in a state of isolation. The hermit symbolizes the unity of the earthly and heavenly, the search for a life path and purpose. In many cases, he may hint at the success of such a search, at the fact that a person will find a teacher and mentor along this path.

Also, the appearance of the Hermit may indicate that a person has a strong ideological position in life, a verified system of values and knows how to keep his word both to other people and to himself. The card may indicate the presence in the character of such traits as prudence and caution, the ability to weigh one’s decisions.

Arkan often indicates the need for solitude - the ability to understand oneself will lead to an improvement in the life situation in the near future.

Reversed position

In this position, the card symbolizes a phenomenon called escapism by psychologists - a cowardly escape from reality, a conscious rejection of the true fullness of life. The inverted Hermit indicates a failed person who has not been able to find his own place in life.

Also, such a card may indicate that a person is characterized by empty stubbornness, unwillingness to correct his behavior depending on the circumstances. It is also likely that such a person is characterized by excessive secrecy, he is inclined to deceive others or follows perverted ideals.

There is also a positive side - the inverted Hermit can say that a person has come under the influence of an extraordinary personality, superior to him in everything, and this is for the good. Also, the card sometimes says that the goal has already been achieved.

The Hermit: Meaning in Love and Relationships

The Hermit: Tarot Card

Direct position

In the upright position, the Hermit indicates a deep, serious, harmonious relationship without excessive vehemence and drama. This is the type of relationship of a married couple preparing to celebrate a silver wedding in full agreement.

In some cases, the card will indicate that the relationship with a partner will be easy and conflict-free, or that a new acquaintance is a great way to get rid of the memory of past disappointments.

Sometimes the Hermit may even claim that the fortuneteller has found his ideal partner, his true soul mate. It also testifies to the absence of selfishness in relations, the recognition by partners of mutual rights and privileges.

It also happens that the lasso says that the couple needs to be left alone. But there is also a less optimistic option - the Hermit can say that the fortuneteller now does not need anyone at all, but what is needed is solitude. The card can also indicate that a person has “closed himself” from a partner, does not give him the opportunity to understand himself.

Reversed position

The inverted Hermit is a symbol of a selfish relationship in which one of the partners wants only for himself, his beloved. Also, such a card may indicate that the relationship is unstable due to constant attempts (and intentional) to test their strength, provocations for conflict.

Often an inverted Hermit is seen as a recommendation for parting (possibly temporary) to test the meaning of the feeling and its place in a person’s life. He can talk about a one-sided feeling, and about upcoming strife.

The Hermit: Meaning in Situation and Question

Direct position

Quite often, the Hermit indicates that the fortuneteller should try his hand at mentoring. It also happens that it symbolizes the need to clearly fulfill all the obligations assumed in order to achieve success.

If a question was asked about career prospects, the Hermit often testifies that it is time for a fortuneteller to retire - time to retire.

In financial matters, the lasso predicts stability. You should not hope for great financial success, but you don’t have to worry about a piece of bread either. If it was about health, you can not be afraid of problems - the Hermit predicts good health, both physical and psychological.

But if the situation concerned some kind of conversation, making a joint decision, concluding an agreement, then the Hermit is an unkind omen - it will not work out.

Reversed position

In an inverted position, the Hermit may indicate that a stubborn dispute with the whole world prevents a person from arranging his life. Also, the card may indicate that in this situation there is deception, the spread of false information, or the use of unsuitable methods of action.

If the question was asked about professional prospects, the inverted Hermit predicts failure due to the inability or unwillingness to work in a team. It may also indicate that it is better for a fortuneteller to look for another job.

In matters related to health, the fortuneteller should take care of his immunity and avoid possible injuries.

Sometimes the card also warns of a possible collision with an insidious, cunning opponent who does not shy away from “forbidden tricks” in the fight.

Hermit: Meaning of the card of the day

If the Hermit fell out as a card of the day, then on this day you should rely only on yourself. Decisions need to be made slowly, carefully and exactly what is on your own. If there are important things to do, they must be done scrupulously and responsibly, and again relying solely on one’s own capabilities.

Such a day is perfect for self-care, and especially for spiritual practice, self-assessment, meditation.

Hermit: Advice card

The card recommends trusting your own judgments more, but only those that are the result of balanced reflection. The hermit says that achieving a goal requires well-thought-out plans and careful consideration of one’s actions.

He advises not to be afraid to take a “time out” to consider the situation and make a decision - this will give the desired result. The card also advises to grow above oneself, not to neglect spiritual perfection.

Hermit: Combination with other cards

Major Arcana Wands cups swords Pentacles
Searching for my own self
Ace of Wands
You can find all the answers in yourself
Ace of Cups
Maturity check
Ace of swords
very religious person
Ace of Pentacles
Kindness, happiness, fortune is on your side
Trying to hide my abilities
King of Wands
Authority among subordinates
King of Cups
Gaining Life Experience
King of swords
Fanaticism, peacemaker
King of Pentacles
Don’t try to fix the situation
One should devote one’s life to the study of secrets
Queen of Wands
Opportunity to be reborn spiritually
Queen of Cups
queen of swords
Queen of Pentacles
the freedom of action
The search will bear fruit
Knight of Wands
Aggressive mood will soon pass
Knight of Cups
Knight of Swords
Fraud, crime
Knight of Pentacles
Limited opportunities
Harmony with yourself
Page of Wands
Man is young at heart
Page of Cups
Fatigue after long work
Page of swords
Failed personality
Page of Pentacles
The need to learn
Finding a Mentor
Two of Wands
Failure to make a decision
Two of Cups
Negative combination
Two of Swords
Superficiality, an attempt to escape reality
Two of Pentacles
Passion, thirst to soothe the flesh
Building strong relationships
Three of Wands
Search for life’s meaning
Three of Cups
Cheating for good
Three of Swords
Need for support
Three of Pentacles
You are prevented from being alone
Four of Wands
The need to find your corner
Four of Cups
blind faith
Four of Swords
Four of Pentacles
Loneliness, isolation
Compliance with established rules
Five of Wands
Contradictions in the soul
Five of Cups
Search for like-minded people
Five of Swords
Confession, cleansing from sins
Five of Pentacles
Rejection of spirituality
Six of Wands
Responsibility for your actions
Six of Cups
Resurrection, obedience
Six of Swords
Six of Pentacles
Quarrel, inability to realize oneself
Freedom from frames
Seven of Wands
Seven of Cups
Lack of initiative
Seven of Swords
You have a lot of enemies
Seven of Pentacles
Take on the role of judge
Eight of Wands
Eight of Cups
Chastity, innocence
Eight of Swords
Eight of Pentacles
Sacrifice in the name of platonic love
The need for solitude
Nine of Wands
Gaining Experience
Nine of Cups
Nine of Swords
Nine of Pentacles
Running from reality
Feeling empty
Ten of Wands
you carry your cross
Ten of Cups
Inconstancy of Religious Views
Ten of Swords
Test of Faith
Ten of Pentacles
Torment of the soul
Search for truth
Finding your purpose
Your search will be successful
Gaining Experience
Unity of personality