The Hermit Tarot Card Meaning



Upright Keywords: wisdom, great knowledge or learning, mentorship, soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance, spiritual quest, meditation, consciousness, solitude, retreat

Reversed Keywords: isolation, loneliness, withdrawal, repeating mistakes, not learning, ignorance, immaturity, unreasonable

A man is at the top of a mountain, alone. He hold a walking stick and a lantern. The lantern is lit by a 6 sided star. The 6 sided star is the combination of the elemental symbols for earth, air water, and fire.  He wears a gray robe and looks down below him. Is he looking at life below him? He seems to be content being alone, knowing that there is something that he can do only when alone.

The Hermit Tarot Card Meaning

Now is the time to go inward and focus your energies on soul-searching. It’s a time on finding your purpose, your truth, and harmony. Tune into your Highest Self and you will get the answers that you need. When you find your light, you may be guided down an entirely new path, a path that you know is right and have been searching for.

You may begin to turn away from materialism and the need to be “keeping up with the Jones”. You no longer need material item to fulfill you, because you have found that everything that you need is within yourself.

You may be in need of a mentor or guide to help you with this purpose and if this is something that you truly need one will find you. They will be able to help you raise your vibration and find the answers within yourself.

Find your inner voice and follow that. Don’t let other’s sway you from what your Highest Self is telling you. You know what you need, they don’t.

The Hermit Reversed Tarot Card Meaning- Major Arcana

The Hermit Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

While some introspection and time alone is good, don’t take things too far. The reversed card is telling you that you may either be not spending enough time with yourself, or too much.  We are social beings and you need to get out there and be social with people. It’s important to your spiritual and emotional growth.

In relationships, it may be a one sided request for a step back. Something may need to have their “hermit time” and think about things. Respect this request and be supportive. Don’t take this as a break up, because you both want to be together, sometime people just need some alone time to think things through and get back on track.


Astrological: Virgo
Gemstones: Amethyst, Celestite, Moonstone

The Hermit Tarot Card Meaning







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