The Hermit

Additional deck interpretation:

The Hermit points you towards a path of looking inward to deal with problems as you continue your journey through the seventy-eight passageways of growth. This is the introspective level on your continuous cycle of change.

You might need to walk alone or withdraw from others to solve a dilemma and meditate to connect with your inner light. Through your meditative journey, you will find the light of wisdom and resolve existing problems.

The Hermit needs to take this meditative journey by himself to see things clearly. This is not a time for socializing or taking action or making any decisions, rather, it's the right time to find peace and solitude in order to think and find clarity.

He is always on the move, but on the move in his protected space so he can think. His restless mind propels him to constantly work and search for answers, but his desire to "be alone" makes him impatient with the people who disrupt his peace.

The Hermit hides for days, weeks and then emerges to solve his crisis. His time of solitude allows all of the pieces of his problem to fall into place.

Numerical Number 9: This number is related to completion. This is the time when you will move forwards to complete what you need to do in order to understand your situation. You are at the end of a cycle and the time of transition when you need to clear the deck and do whatever it takes to prepare for a new cycle.

The Element of Earth: The Hermit is associated with the zodiac sign of Virgo (the critical analyzer) and with the planet Mercury (how the mind works, how you communicate, write, speak, learn and carefully analyze a situation).

Probable Outcome: You might need to depart from others to complete something important and you do not want to be disturbed. It's possible that you feel overloaded and need to get away, or you need to be alone to figure something out about yourself by looking inward.

It's also possible that you are seeing a spiritual guide or teacher because you are pursuing a spiritual path and want to keep your spiritual training private. You might be seeing a counselor who nobody knows about, or perhaps you are having a secret affair.

Possible Outcome: You might be completely in the dark about something, or in a personal crisis, alone and lost, excessively isolated and unwilling to communicate with others at this time because you cannot concentrate and have lost your lantern (your inner light). It's also possible that you cannot make correct decisions or feel that you are not ready to make any decisions at this time.

Then again, you might not be able to channel the Hermit's energies into your lifestyle. If this is the case, you have already walked alone and completed your inner work and do not want to be alone any longer because you cleared the deck and you are starting a new cycle.

Timing: The Hermit predicts that an important event may occur within the next 30 days.