With the zodiac sign Virgo and Earth elements, the Hermit card signifies achievement and accomplishments. The number of the card is Nine, and this number in astrology is related to wisdom, success and the journey to truth.

The card depicts a hermit who stands alone on the mountain top with a lantern in hand. Mountains generally are symbols of peak of success. They signify growth, achievements and accomplishments. The Hermit has succeeded in his journey and attained his spiritual knowledge. It also shows that he is in a position of power and authority.

The light of the lantern says that he is now ready to share the light of knowledge with others.

The hexagonal star in the lantern is the Seal of Solomon that symbolizes wisdom. The hermit is committed to attain ultimate awareness.

The grey cloak represents invisibility, for knowledge is not for everyone - it dawns only upon the chosen few who make the attempts to attain it.

Upright Position: Traditionally the Hermit card represents introspection, knowledge and spirituality. In a reading, it signifies that the seeker needs to carefully consider any issue she/he is facing and not make any hasty decisions. If needed, expert advice should be resorted to. The card may also signify a need to be at peace and in solitude.

Reversed Position: When reversed the card speaks of darkness, betrayal or isolation. It may also signify arrogance and obstinate nature. The seeker may be refusing to see light or pay heed to good advice. It may also speak of old age and illness or suffering.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons