Upright meaning: Soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance, contemplation, seeking truth.
Reversed meaning: Isolation, loneliness, withdrawal, being a recluse, ignoring others, lost in introspection.
The Hermit Description
The Hermit stands alone on the top of a mountain, symbolizing the peak of spiritual achievement, growth, and the search for purpose in life. He holds a lantern, which contains a six-pointed star, illuminating his path – it’s the same light that The Star card holds, representing inner wisdom, guidance, and the part of us that listens to our gut instincts.
In his other hand, he holds a staff, a symbol of authority and power. The snow at his feet represents the heights of spiritual attainment. His grey cloak signifies invisibility, his ability to move about the world unseen and undisturbed, gathering wisdom along his path.
The Hermit card signifies a phase when you seek solitude and isolation from others. This is a time for introspection, contemplation, and self-examination. It’s about seeking truth within and understanding the path you must tread.
RootAstro's Tarot expert, Emma Brown, combines her Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a deep understanding of astrology for spiritual development and self-discovery. Known for her compassionate and inspirational approach, she uses Tarot and astrology to provide profound insights into life's complexities, making her an invaluable part of our team.