In its upright position, The Hermit card represents solitude, introspection and retreat.

If it appears in the Past position, it indicates a time spent in solitude. Perhaps a rest after a long journey – either a real one, or one of the soul. During this time you may have had time to realise what your own truth was, rather than truth of others.

This card is associated with Earth and the astrological sign of Virgo in a wider sense, and keywords that are associated with The Hermit are:

CBD Interpretation

Card 9. The Hermit: A quest for truth or for spiritual understanding. Concentrating on a clear purpose. Caution, careful examination. Self-privation for the sake of a meaningful cause. Loyalty to principles, strong faith.

Inverse: A closed and reclusive attitude. Isolation, loneliness. Fixed ideas. Excessive caution and suspicion, a critical approach looking for defects. Hidden and denied desires.

Message: look for the essence of things.

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