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The Hermit Tarot Card

The Hermit seeks solitude for introspection and soul-searching. He represents a time of withdrawal from the external world to gain clarity and connect with your inner wisdom through meditation, self-reflection, and contemplation. The Hermit can also symbolize feelings of isolation, loneliness, or a need to take a break from the busyness of life.

The Hermit Tarot Card of the Major Arcana

Tarot Card Number: 9

Tree Number: 20

Ruled By: Virgo

Hebrew Letter: Yod

Numerical Value: 12

The Hermit Tarot Card Description

This card depicts a full bearded man in gray hooded cape holding a staff in his left hand and a lantern in his right hand. The hermit is standing on the top of a mountain. Within the tarot cards the Hermit is the loner.

Primary Meaning

Prudence and planning is the core meaning of this card. It also symbolizes the need to disassociate one self with action and take the time to prepare and plan.

Secondary Meaning

Refusal to take counsel or advice. Suspicion towards the motives of others and wrong assumptions. Loneliness.

Further Reading

There are e-books or guides that offer the beginner some guidance.But no matter what is promised, you should always remember that true knowledge of the Tarot Cards comes with time.

Learning to read the Tarot Cards takes time, a lot of time and the virtue of patience is of high value during that time. Just this fact automatically filters out the ones that are not ready.

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