Tarot Cards Meaning Hermit Card
If the Hermit could speak, he would say, “I need to go forward, but I can’t right now”. At one point or another in our lives, we are confronted with a seemingly impossible obstacle that brings us to a dead stop. Instinctively, we try to look ahead – so to get our bearings.
At such a time in our lives, we try to get our bearings. We try to figure out what to do next. But first, we need to understand the true meaning of what is happening to us.
This is when we tend to isolate ourselves from everyone else. We lick our wounds, we rest, and think, think, think. We think allot in hope of finding a solution to our dilemma, we turn to self-help books so to research the subject and to find a better solution to our situation. Only to discover that all the while, the answer was there deep within ourselves; in our past.
In Tarot, it is customary to interpret a card has relating to the past – when the tarot character is looking towards his left. In this Wickwillow Hermit card, the Hermit is clearly – entirely turned towards the left side of the cards. This indicates that the Hermit has stopped, has turned around, and his looking behind him – in the direction from where has come from.
Spending a healthy amount of time by yourself, is highly beneficial to us. It gives us dearly needed time to heal and to grow stronger. This is time spent meditating about where we come from, what path we are on now in our life, and how to go ahead – beyond our fears. Our fears are the blocks along the way to where we want to get to. Solitude is vital to your emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
When I look at the Llewellyn’s Hermit Card, I see a man lifting-up his torch – so to see into the darkness. What does he hope to see out there in the shadows? Is he shining his light for someone to find his way back from the shadows? Or is he the one trying to find his way back? The answer, my friend, is in the lit flame on the torch.
The lit flame on the torch represents ‘hope’! Hope to return to safe-harbour, home. You know the old saying, “let your little light shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine”. When you let your little light shine, it lights the way back home, not just for other people, but for you too!
The Hermit may also represent your higher divine-self shining its light inspire your ‘ego’ with. Your ego is very proud, it would rather not accept any help – so to be able to do what it wants – all the time. It often gets you in trouble. Whenever you hear yourself saying that you feel you are your own worst enemy, you can bet your ego just got you in trouble again. That is why your divine-self tries to guide it with wisdom; it tries to give your ego a sense of direction in life.
Tarot Cards Meaning Hermit Card, is the need to go forward in our life. In the Golden Dawn Tarot System, the Hermit card is the Ninth Key, the 20th Path. Its magical title is the Magus of the Voice of Life. Jupiter acting through Virgo upon Sol. This means that there is a powerful force upon your sexual drive. If you are getting a sense that your life is on Tilt, perhaps you may do well to meditate upon the sexual domain of your life. Call upon the Angel of Virgo to impart wisdom upon you in that area of your life.
“I look for hope in all domains of my life”.
Just like the man in the Hermit card, after a time you also will begin to feel renewed hope in your life. You will then need to break your isolation, to share your discoveries with others. When this happens, you will reach-out to them and they will be able to reach you again.
If you can remember but one thing about The Hermit Card, remember this much. You experience the need to go beyond your fears so to reach others and to be reachable in turn. If you feel you are on Tilt right now, think, think, think with knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.