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Represented by an old man, the hermit's card talks about spiritual knowledge and wisdom, for which reason the old man is in top of the mountain with just a flashlight in one hand and a walking stick in the other.

The mountain refers to all the success and achievements and all the development you find along the way and how willing the old man is to share his learning. His robe and sage aspect denote a deep commitment and a solid awareness for the path he has chosen to take.

The 6-pointed stars that are on the lantern are also known as the Seal of Solomon which represents wisdom. The old man represents power and power.


The number 9 tarot card is commonly known as the hermit, although it can also be known by other names; Diogenes, the Capuchin, the Poor, Time, the Old Man and the Hunchback.

The hermit is alone on the top of the mountain, the mountain range is a symbol of the spiritual achievement that he reaches along the way, the growth and achievements that derive from it. He alludes to the decision to follow the path he chose that has led him to self-discovery, reaching a high state of consciousness.

The lantern that has the six stars of Solomon is a symbol of wisdom and while he makes his way, the lantern illuminates him; but it only reveals his next steps instead of the entire journey. So he must keep moving forward to see where to go next, knowing that not everything will be revealed at once.

The staff that he holds in his left hand symbolizes the power and the authority which he uses to guide himself.

the hermit tarot card

What does the Hermit card mean in the Tarot?

Wisdom and spiritual growth are represented in the letter of the hermit, in addition to the journey that leads to success.


the hermit to the right

When the hermit comes out correctly, it speaks of the seeker of knowledge that emanates from within you. The lonely wanderer who searches for a way in the middle of the night in search of what he can only obtain with solitude.

It is time to listen to your inner voice and for them it is time to disconnect from the crowds that can overshadow your desires and voices. That path in the dark, which only illuminates his flashlight, leads him to his home, his self. It may be that the time has come for you to be alone to connect with yourself.

Don't miss the opportunity to reflect, as this could help you clear your mind of all the clutter that comes with everyday life.

It may be referring to all the effort you put into making the best decisions for yourself and strengthening your spirit. Search your inner soul for the guidance you need to make the right choices and take your next steps.

Their presence in a reading can also denote the appearance of someone who will come into your life and be your mentor, to guide you on your way. This figure often appears when you are at a crucial point in your life and considering a new direction.

You may need to start questioning the status quo of your life and search for a deeper meaning, meditation is a powerful weapon to reevaluate your goals and change what you must change.

Pay attention to that person who comes as a spiritual mentor who will help you raise your vibration and improve your consciousness.


the hermit inverted

This reversed card tells you that perhaps what you want and need is to be alone and that there is nothing wrong. But you should keep in mind that your isolation could be detrimental to you and the people around you.

The path you want to walk that leads inside you can be full of danger, so you must be cautious.

Going within can lead to madness and the abyss, as the unconscious is full of images you may not yet understand, lurking and waiting to draw you in. Like a man who gets lost in his own dreams, he can find himself trapped in a world of his own, alone and unreal. You must learn to balance your need for truth with your connection to your fellow human being.

The Hermit reversed can go one of two ways: you are not taking enough time for personal reflection or you are taking too much time for it. If you find yourself struggling to connect more deeply with your spiritual self, being reversed will encourage you to create more time and space for yourself to meditate and reflect on your spirituality.

The time has come to delve into your inner being and rediscover yourself, find your purpose on earth, pay more attention to your inner voice and reflect. It is time to search the depths of your soul to find your way again and be born on a new spiritual level.