The Hermit Tarot Card: What It Means for Life, Love, and More
With a title like The Hermit, you might already have an idea of what this card is about: loneliness. However, what you will do with this loneliness is up to you.
As a Tarot expert and author A modern book on tarot sorcerySkye Alexander tells mindbodygreen that The Hermit usually depicts an elderly man holding a lantern to light the way. “He is a wise sage, sometimes dressed in a monk’s robe, who serves as a guide and teacher on life’s path,” she explains.
Generally speaking, this Major Arcana card represents the seeker of truth, and when it appears in a reading, “it can mean that you are engaged in your own search for truth and knowledge—or should be,” notes Alexander.
And that quest, she adds, may well require you to step away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and come back inside for a while. In some cases, the Hermit can also represent a real person in your life.
In this case, according to Alexander, it means teacher, counselor or adviser. A recluse may also suggest connecting with a spirit guide to guide you on your path, she explains.
Astrologically speaking, the Hermit can be associated with the planet Saturn, Alexander says, and Saturn teaches us by representing challenges, difficulties, work and self-reliance. Some people also associate the Hermit with the sign of Virgo.