The Hermit marks a time of divine downloads that can only be delivered through a period of solitude and introspection. When this card comes up, you're being called to embark upon a soul-searching journey. During this journey within, you will develop a deeper understanding of your personal truth and soul purpose.
In order to effectively channel this divine information, it's vital to withdraw from society for a bit. Right now is a time of connecting with your higher self. Your soul is craving solitude away from the noise of the world.
But this time alone won't last forever.
When you emerge from hermit mode, you'll find that you're more aligned with your spiritual gifts. You'll have a deeper understanding of the unique path you're on, and how to move forward in the direction of your soul purpose.
When you receive the Hermit in a general reading, Spirit is guiding you to tune out the outside world so that you can connect with your higher self. Divine downloads and energy updates want to come through that will alter the course of your life for the better. It's up to you to get quiet so that this information transfer can take place.
When you receive the Hermit in a love reading, it's a sign to avoid jumping into any relationships at this time. It's important for you to first get clear on who you are and what you're looking for. Now is about sacred alone time, not commitment. If you're already in a relationship, the Hermit is calling you to work together as a couple to find ways to improve the relationship.
When you receive the Hermit in a career reading, chances are that you haven't been feeling fulfilled with your choice of work. Your career isn't aligned with your soul purpose. Now is the time to work on merging the two. Ask yourself what it really is that you want to do, and what steps you can take to get on that new timeline.
When the Hermit shows up in a reading with negative aspects, it typically signifies that you're coming out of a period of deep contemplation. You've done the soul-searching, and now you're ready to move forward in a more spiritually aligned way.
This card showing up with negative aspects can also mean that you've been stuck in hermit mode for too long, and now it's time to reconnect with the outside world. Remember, it's not healthy to be alone forever.