Tarot: The Hermit

Staying True To Your Personal Ideals In A World That Forces You To Compromise Them, Being Authentic

The human is continuously bombarded with information, disinformation and artificial intelligence competing to control the human mind. If the mind can be controlled, so can the human.

How do we take back and retain the power of our own free-will thoughts and therefore, our life? The answer is The Hermit.

The first idea that comes to mind with The Hermit is solitude. While seclusion certainly is a theme, it doesn’t completely convey the ancient hidden truth of the Hermit.

The energy of The Hermit is awareness – waking up to the real reality, as well as welcoming and guiding others to do the same. Conscious awareness simultaneously shields and protects you from the powers of darkness {manipulation and ignorance} as you stay true to your values.

How does one become aware? By measuring information with your values and life mission. Does it empower you to create the life you know you want and deserve? Does it inspire you to explore new adventures? Does it make you feel alive? Does it also benefit others and spark genuine relationships? If yes, you’ve been enlightened to the universal creative force also known as The Hermit.

But be prepared to stand alone – betrayed and abandoned – in a world controlled by fear and confusion. Your Guides, Masters, Guardian Angel and other Hermits who have done their inner work will be there to help you. But no one else can take the place of developing discernment, determining your own thoughts, and learning to make your own free-will decisions to create your experiences.

If you’ve genuinely discovered the magnificent creative power within, you’ll know that being a lone ranger is worth the sacrifice and really isn’t a sacrifice at all. But it does require a rare confidence and courage to stay true to yourself.

The Hermit by Lotus Tarot, Victoria Frances, azurylipfe on deviantART and Rider-Waite-Smith, intuitivefish.com
The Hermit by Lotus Tarot, Victoria Frances, azurylipfe on deviantART and Rider-Waite-Smith, intuitivefish.com

When The Hermit Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: When the card is upright, The Hermit is a good omen for your ability to follow the path of health that makes sense to you, as opposed to the popular one. Be cautious, wise, prudent and frugal in regard to the foods you put in your body. Stay sober. Also exercise caution in regard to the energies around you. Ensure you have a clean, healthy space. This protects your health and wellness.

Occupation and Finances: If your Higher Self is nudging you to venture into a completely new occupational field, project or artwork – something that hasn’t been done before – this card is your green light. This is especially the case if it involves traveling, teaching, advising or guiding others in your area of expertise. Claim your authority.

Relationships: It isn’t possible to enjoy a fulfilling relationship unless it consists of unattached, independent individuals who are strong on their own terms. The Hermit in a reading indicates you’re aware of this truth and encourages you to stand confidently upon it.

Hidden Meaning: Very few are fully aware of their absolute power over reality. This is the ultimate awakening on the “ascension” path of enlightenment.

The Hermit from Mystic Tarot by KKL
The Hermit from Mystic Tarot by KKL

Reversed: A reversed Hermit might indicate hiding out in fear or paranoia, covering something up or hiding behind a clever disguise. Someone might be avoiding a certain truth or reality they don’t want to see, but they would feel relief, hope and confidence if they faced it. It can also indicate someone who’s unreasonably agoraphobic or afraid of social contact – an overly cautious recluse, which might lead to loneliness and depression. Either way, your challenge is to stop depending on others for answers or for security because this only results in disharmony. Insecurity is creating too many expectations on others. Learn to be confident in your own inner knowing, and trust your intuitive guidance for security, even when life looks bleak or you’re in the dark. Rely on your higher self to discover your passion. After you find your own lane, you can reconnect with others without attachment or expectations – and without fear – and flow with the universe. In a relationship, The Hermit reversed could also mean letting go of attachment and possessiveness in order to experience a more honest connection.

Advice: Your ultimate life mission is to find your way back to your most authentic self in a world that does everything it can to keep you chained and subservient to the global plans and desires of others. Your most authentic life is also your most self-empowered and fulfilling life. Confidently make your life dreams your top priority without guilt or fear of “pride comes before the fall.” You might feel lonely for a while until you realize that being carefree and genuine is the only way to experience genuine relationships.

Astrological Association: Scorpio

Timing: “Major Arcanas mean that no timeframe is specified but instead the issue indicated by the card must first be resolved. Reversals should be noted, as with this system they represent obstacles that must be overcome before the event can occur.” – Barbara Moore

Yes or No: No, patience, later

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