The Hermit

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The Hermit

The Path Of The Hermit Represents Solitude And Isolation In Order To Analyze And Solve A Personal Crisis...

The Hermit Needs To Hide For Days, Weeks, And Months And Then Emerges To Solve His Crisis, His Time Of Solitude Allowing All The Pieces Of His Puzzle To Fall In Place...

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“I am connected to the Virgo zodiac sign and the planet Mercury. I want to be alone, so do not disrupt my peace! My mind is restless, and I need my quiet time to find what I have overlooked. I am working and searching for the answers. I may hide for days, weeks, or months, returning when I am ready to solve my crisis!”

“I also have a secret friend who helps shed light on confusing situations, who is also my therapist, one I don’t want anyone to know about!”

The Story Of The Hermit Tarot Card

The Hermit is numerated nine, which represents completion. He is on a search for answers and will not rest until he has completed his discovery.

The Hermit stands atop an ice-capped cliff, representing cold weather and harsh conditions. The height of the cliff represents a goal that he has set out to accomplish, and the ice-capped mountain reflects the obstacle he faces. The dark blue sky represents his thoughts, which seem to revolve around a life crisis that requires solitude for consideration.

The Hermit’s long, white beard shows the wisdom of age and experience. He is holding a yellow staff in his left hand, representing intellect, caution, will and illumination. His thoughts are guiding him through his journey while his staff provides protection and clarity.

His black and gray cloak combine the colors of white and black, symbols of duality and of the conscious and unconscious thoughts. The color gray refers to his uncertain, emergent thoughts and clouded perception that hides the truth from him.

His lantern shines brightly and guides him in his inspection of the gray areas. The six-pointed star inside the lantern represents two triangles and symbolizes man’s union with the divine. The higher-self is represented by the triangle pointing upward while the triangle pointing downward represents the lower-self.

When the Hermit goes through his personal crisis, he goes through a battle between his higher-self (able to see his situation correctly) and his lower-self (unable to see his situation correctly). In the beginning of his battle, he becomes separated from the light of his higher-self and falls into the darkness of his lower-self. He doubts his higher-self, and his connection with the divine. But eventually, the Hermit become the lawyer, challenging his lower-self and rethinking his situation, and he will prove his lower-self wrong, and reconnect with his higher-self and his beliefs in the divine.

This means that the Hermit will resolve his crisis once he is united and locked in place with his higher-self, finding the answers that he has been seeking to solve his crisis.

The Symbols Of The Hermit Tarot Card

• Number Nine (9) — symbol of completion.

• Cliff capped with ice — symbol of cold, harsh conditions and a high goal to accomplish.

• Long, white beard — symbol of wisdom through experiences and age.

• Long, yellow staff — symbol of intellect, caution, will and illumination.

• Lantern with star of six sides inside — symbol of perfection and balance with higher-self and lower-self.

• Gray and black cloak — symbol of conscious and unconscious thoughts: The color gray represents his uncertainty. His black and gray cloak combines the colors of white and black, symbols of duality and of the conscious and unconscious thoughts.

• Dark blue background — symbol of thoughts.

My Interpretation Of The Hermit Tarot Card

The Hermit card shows a man in crisis. The unresolved mysteries of life have isolated him and are beginning to eat away at him, driving him in search of answers. His personal crisis alerts him that he has behaved without proper forethought, and he must now connect with his higher-self to learn what he has overlooked.

He feels that isolation will help him arrive at the answers, and so he paces restlessly from dusk till dawn, thinking and examining, seeking what he has overlooked. This is not a time for socializing or taking action or making any decisions, but rather for peace and solitude in order to think and find clarity.

The Hermit is always on the move, but on the move in his protected space so he can think. His restless mind propels him constantly to work and search, and his desire to “be alone” makes him impatient with people who disrupt his peace. The Hermit hides for days, weeks and months and then emerges to solve his crisis, his time of solitude allowing all of the pieces to fall into place.

The Hermit reminds me of a music artist since he must depart like the artist does when he wants compose something new. I once read a book about a music artist that locked himself away for weeks at a time and did not want to eat or be disturbed. This music artist reminded me of the Hermit.

The Hermit also represents the secret side of our friends who help shed light on confusing situations, such as a therapist or a special friend that you do not want anyone else to know about.

The Hermit’s Connection With The Planet Mercury

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The Planet Mercury

Mercury is the messenger of the gods, known to the Greeks as Hermes. This god was a thief, musician, trickster and liar, capable of talking his way out of any predicament.

Mercury’s fame lies above all in its speed, whirling around the Sun faster than any other planet: eighty-eight days to orbit the Sun, and about twelve months to travel through the entire zodiac.

That means Mercury moves through each sign in the zodiac at blazing speed, vibrating through your thoughts and into every corner of your mind, urging you to communicate with a strong voice. Mercury determines not only your manner of thought, but also the speed at which you gather information, and your very style of expression. Mercury is intimately associated with communication.

Mercury is the ruling planet of both Virgo and Gemini. People born under these zodiac signs are quick-thinking and observant, for Mercury is connected to the mind. Its influence leads you to know your main interests and be able to voice your opinions and thoughts.

Mercury, the ruler of transportation and communication, will influence your writing, speaking, and listening styles. Mail, papers, agreements, books, bookkeeping, letters, the telephone, and anything related to communication and service are under his dominion.

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Mercury Moves Through Each Sign In The Zodiac At Blazing Speed

The Hermit’s Connection With The Zodiac Sign Of Virgo

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Virgo — The Virgin

The Hermit is connected to the methodical and extremely precise Virgo zodiac sign. Virgo is slow to make moves, and analyzes every problem carefully from all angles, gathering information, analyzing, and making connections.

Virgos are skeptical, always the first to bring their lantern into a dark place to take a good look at what’s going on. Virgo signs are modest and shy, one of the most difficult zodiac signs to get close to. They are not playing hard to get, however. They are interested, but their shyness keeps them at bay, and the more they like you, the shyer they become.

A Virgo is like a virgin whose idealism prompts her to wait to give herself to the perfect lover. Virgo is a mutable earth sign, ruled by the planet of Mercury. The Virgo personality is precise, careful, efficient, committed, rational, severe, detail-oriented, and intelligent. They are admired in their career for their brilliant intelligence, and they commit to excellence in all their endeavors. Critical of the flaws in others, they themselves resist criticism, and damage to their fragile ego can depress them to the point where they crave solitude and distance from all the people in their life.

They are very careful with their money and hesitate to spend, as they abhor wastefulness. Plagued by insecurity, Virgos need compliments to assuage their deep, hidden fear of inadequacy toward their job or their partner. Virgos are afraid to take chances and require thorough pre-planning. They are critical and require quiet privacy to analyze and find the right solution for their problems. They cannot be rushed and must work at their own pace.

The Reverse Meaning Of The Hermit Tarot Card

The reverse meaning of the Hermit: The Hermit is completely in the dark. He is in crisis, alone and lost, excessively isolated, and unwilling to communicate. He cannot concentrate, and he has lost his lantern, the symbol of his ability to make correct decisions.

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The Hermit’s Journey Stopped — He Lost His Lantern — He Cannot Think — He Needs Excessive Isolation

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The Timing Of The Hermit Tarot Card

The Hermit is connected to the planet Mercury, which is all about communication.  Retrograde motion, the opposite of direct motion, describes a planet that appears to move backward when viewed from the Earth.  As such, it signifies your chance to “do something over.”  I call the retrograde period, “The Do-Over!”

Mercury travels in retrograde motion three to four times every year, depending on the year.  During retrograde motion, you can expect unexpected misunderstandings, delayed messages, giving and receiving bad news, and finding yourself going through miscommunications.  These are the times when you secretively feel disrupted with writing, learning, and communication and you are prone to make changes and speak up about how you really feel.

Mercury Retrograde

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Mercury Retrograde Brings Unexpected Communication Snafus

Retrograde motion slows everything down and makes you wait. During retrograde motion you will be fighting against Mercury’s slowness because the planet is back-peddling and bringing out unexpected snafus with communication and travel. During this period, there is much gossip, many glitches related to the radio, phone, computer, and internet, as well as local transportation glitches with cars, busses, planes and trains. Writers block occurs, with your mind feeling clouded and stuck, and unusual weather patterns will cause delays with communication and transportation.

The direct and retrograde dates for this planet for the years of 2010 thru 2014 are listed after the following examples.

More Mercury Retrograde Snafus

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Example Of A Planet In Retrograde Motion

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Planet Mercury Direct And Retrograde Dates For The Years Of 2010 Thru 2014

Remember, if your zodiac sign is connected to the retrograde period, you will be strongly affected.

• Mercury turns retrograde — December 26, 2009 at 21 degrees Capricorn.

• Mercury turns direct — January 15, 2010 at 6 degrees Capricorn.

• Mercury turns retrograde — April 19, 2010 at 13 degrees Taurus.

• Mercury turns direct — May 11, 2010 at 3 degrees Taurus.

• Mercury turns retrograde — August 21, 2010 at 19 degrees Virgo.

• Mercury turns direct — September 12, 2010 at 5 degrees Virgo.

• Mercury turns retrograde — December 11, 2010 at 6 degrees Capricorn.

• Mercury turns direct — December 30, 2010 at 20 degrees Sagittarius.

• Mercury turns retrograde — March 30, 2011 at 24 degrees Aries.

• Mercury turns direct — April 23, 2011 at 12 degrees Aries.

• Mercury turns retrograde — August 3, 2011 at 1 degrees Virgo.

• Mercury turns direct — August 26, 2011 at 18 degrees Leo.

• Mercury turns retrograde — November 24, 2011 at 20 degrees Sagittarius.

• Mercury turns direct — December 14, 2011 at 03 degrees Sagittarius.

• Mercury turns retrograde — March 12, 2012 at 06 degrees Aries.

• Mercury turns direct — April 4, 2012 at 23 degrees Pisces.

• Mercury turns retrograde — July 15, 2012 at 12 degrees Leo.

• Mercury turns direct — August 8, 2012 at 1 degrees Leo.

• Mercury turns retrograde — November 6, 2012 at 4 degrees Sagittarius.

• Mercury turns direct — November 26, 2012 at 18 degrees Scorpio.

• Mercury turns retrograde — February 23, 2013 at 19 degrees Pisces.

• Mercury turns direct — March 17, 2013 at 05 degrees Pisces.

• Mercury turns retrograde — June 26, 2013 at 23 degrees Cancer.

• Mercury turns direct — July 20, 2013 at 13 degrees Cancer.

• Mercury turns retrograde — October 21, 2013 at 18 degrees Scorpio.

• Mercury turns direct — November 10, 2013 at 02 degrees Scorpio.

• Mercury turns retrograde — February 6, 2014 at 03 degrees Pisces.

• Mercury turns direct — February 28, 2014 at 18 degrees Aquarius.

• Mercury turns retrograde — June 7, 2014 at 03 degrees Cancer.

• Mercury turns direct — July 1, 2014 at 24 degrees Gemini.

• Mercury turns retrograde — October 4, 2014 at 02 degrees   Scorpio.

• Mercury turns direct — October 25, 2014 at 16 degrees Libra.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Hermit is connected to zodiac sign of Virgo and the summer season. In the Southern Hemisphere the Hermit is connected to the zodiac sign of Virgo and the winter season. Here are two links to check future direct and retrograde dates for the planet Mercury.

The Jewels Of The Hermit Tarot Card

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Timing: The timing of the Hermit is within one month of your reading, except during the time when Mercury is retrograde, because if you leap forward during retrograde, you may have to do something over. I call the retrograde period, “The Do-Over!”

Natal Birth Chart: The Hermit is related to the third and sixth house of the “Natal Birth Chart.” The third house relates to communication, transportation, traveling, and short journeys. The sixth house represents your work and your method of providing service to the people or the company that you work for. This is the house of the employee and workaholic, which represents how you are recognized and accepted for the quality of work you provide. The sixth house also represents taking responsibility for your health.

Life Lessons: Always remember, the Major Arcana represents major life lessons. If the Hermit appears in the outcome of your reading, it may mean that that you are planning something, and you are very secretive about what you are planning. You are not going to rush, but rather take your time because you do not want to make a mistake.

Upright: You may be going through a personal crisis, and you are reaching out and seeking help from a therapist, spiritual advisor, or a secret friend that your family and close friends know nothing about. You feel in control by keeping this a secret.

Upright: The Hermit also reminds me of a music artist who must depart from material life temporarily to compose something new. The Hermit feels that he must depart and lock himself away from everyone close to him, sometimes for weeks and months at a time, because he does not want to be disturbed and disrupted from his new inspiration and connection with his creativity. So you may want to depart from your environment to compose something that is very important to you.

Reverse: The reversed position of the Hermit represents excessive isolation. The Hermit wants to be alone because he is in a crisis and refusing the help that he needs from his close friends and family, spiritual advisor, or his counselor. The Hermit has decided to go into isolation, and go it alone. He may be his own “worst enemy”, refusing help and unwilling to communicate with others.

Reverse: The Hermit reversed cannot find his way out of a situation because he has lost his lantern, and he is totally in the dark, unable to concentrate. The Hermit’s lantern signifies the ability to make correct decisions, and the union of his higher-self and lower-self both locked in place and in balance. The Hermit is upside down and lost until he finds his lantern, the symbol of his ability to “see the light” and make correct decisions.

Love And Romance: When the Hermit comes out in the upright position it heralds a time when a relationship has come to a standstill, a pause, or a time of reevaluation. You are looking within to find the truth and searching for the answers to your questions of whether to leave your relationship, spend the time to repair the relationship, or just hang in there. You are looking within to find the answers and your mind seems to be at a standstill.

Reverse: When the Hermit comes out in the reversed position, it heralds a time when a relationship may end because you are not willing to spend the time to repair the relationship. You want to be alone and not in any type of relationship, other than with yourself, let alone a committed relationship.

Work, Career And Money: When the Hermit comes out placed in the upright position it signifies that there is something private going on behind the scenes, which could be a confidential or secret agreement such as: a promotion, a raise, a new job, or receiving a lump sum of money that nobody knows about. The Hermit is very private and does not like to share personal information with others.

Reverse: When the Hermit comes out in the reversed position it signifies that there are problems or issues possibly connected to your career, a promotion, a raise; and you want to understand clearly your current position in the work force and your future. You may also be on the verge of interviewing for a new job because you are unhappy in your position.

Travel And Moving: When the Hermit comes out in the upright position it heralds a time when you want to travel to meet a special mentor or teacher. You may want to withdraw from the life you are living and start over because you are not happy with your current environment. You want to travel long distances, explore, and visit another country, something that you always wanted to do. The union of this long distance travel is finally coming together and will happen.

Reverse: When the Hermit comes out in the reversed position on issues of travel and moving, the timing to make the trip is not good, the trip is delayed and may not even happen.

Upright: You want to move into your dream home, and you feel that you are very close to achieving this dream as everything is starting to fall into place.

Reverse: Your financial position will not allow you to leap forward into the home, or your loan application may have been rejected by the bank; your dream has taken a turn for the worse. You feel like you will never be able to afford to move into your dream house.

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The Hermit Hides For Days, Weeks And Months And Then Emerges To Solve His Crisis

His Time Of Solitude Allows All Of The Pieces To Fall Into Place

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