The Hermit is the tarot card that bears the number 9
The Hermit is also one of the cards considered not very mobile that has a very clear and precise meaning. The Hermit enters our spiritual being and whether in a natural or reverse position, his message is profound and important.
Kabbalistics associates this arcanum with the Moon, the letter Teth and with the number 9 .
Esoterically they are associated with the astrological sign of Virgo , with the Earth element and with the autumn season .
In numerology it represents the number 9 : The culmination of time and of all numbers, it admits 10 possible combinations, which added together give 9 and it also means achievement, wisdom, achievement of objectives, as well as the search for truth.
The Hermit: Card Description
The Hermit shows us an old man, who is alone on the top of a mountain with a lit lamp in his hand. Mountains usually symbolize achievement, growth, and the achievement of goals.
The Hermit has reached his pinnacle, his highest peak on a spiritual level and is willing to share his knowledge with others and also continues the path that he has chosen, committed to his goal of ultimate consciousness.
The star inside the lamppost that it carries has six points, representing one of the Seals of Solomon and being a symbol of wisdom
The crook or long staff carried by the Hermit, is the representation of the patriarch, a symbol of the narrow path of initiation and an emblem of power and authority. It also represents the hermit’s ability to use his isolation and the knowledge he has acquired as a tool on his way to reach the highest levels of consciousness.
The staff is in the hermit’s left hand , which is the hand associated with the subconscious mind. Snow represents the heights of spiritual achievement.
He wears a gray cloak that symbolizes invisibility. Its secrets are not for everyone, only for those who sincerely seek them and who are willing to climb to the heights of wisdom.
The Hermit (Reversed) – General meaning
Inverted, this card represents isolation, loneliness, withdrawal, withdrawal from people or from the social.
Its meaning can indicate two opposite things: Maybe you need to spend some time in solitude since you are contaminated and absorbed in the real world, worried about daily life, money, work, the realization of things and this has made you neglect your Be inside.
Or on the contrary, you have fallen into such deep isolation and loneliness, that it is becoming harmful and harmful to you.
In the first case, you must pause and meet yourself again. The biggest problem or it seems to be that you are living without even realizing it, you pass everything as above, without perhaps enjoying it and savoring it.
Your things can go well in every way, but it seems that you do not reflect on it, thrown into a race without meaning or reflection.
In the second case, you have gone beyond isolation, you have literally become a hermit person and although you may not feel that way, you are hurting not only you, but everything around you. It is necessary to reconnect with the outside world and with people, especially those closest to us who provide us with support and affection.
The Hermit (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading
The Hermit is quite a negative card in this regard. It can symbolize ruptures because dialogue is not possible or because it even exists. Isolation of one or both seriously complicates matters.
If you are alone, it will not be easy to find a partner in your current condition as a hermit. You must relate to others, their experiences and problems, their events and joys, there is no other way to empathize.
A reconnection with the other is necessary, whether you are alone or with someone. Try by all means the dialogue and understanding so that the results are not negative, as they will be even if you do not want it that way.
The Hermit (Reversed) – In Job or Profession Tarot Reading
You may finally be able to get to the heart of some work issues that have been troubling you and / or have been unclear.
Feel free to ask questions not only of yourself, but also of other people to understand more about the way things are going at work and the way they should be.
At some point, if there are annoying or unsatisfying situations at work, ask yourself how much responsibility you have for them.
Your lonely and introspective attitude may not be helping the task or the whole. Lack of concentration and disinterest can be a problem now. You are scattered, inattentive, and you need to focus on what you do.
You should also deepen your knowledge or studies, do new training or take new courses to evolve from the situation you find yourself in.
The Hermit (Reversed) – In Money Tarot Reading
When the hermit appears in reverse, it is a good time to seek proper advice and a good analysis of your financial efforts. This is not a time to “fly blind” and assume that everything will work out in the end.
You can not free it to chance, and the best way is to know and know, through your means or advice, how your money and your economy work. This is an excellent and important time to educate yourself in this regard.
Outside of that important tip, money is now going through a negative period. You should not risk or expect great gains, you must do everything possible not to make things worse and stop the bleeding of expenses and money that is now presented.
Do not apply for loans or get into debt. All superfluous spending must be stopped. Do not try with chance because now it is not favorable. Quietness and financial recollection. Pay what you owe as you can and do not incur new debts.
The Hermit (Reversed) – In Health Tarot Reading
Everything related to the intellect, memory care, and mental exercise is important here. You are scattered and without much attention, therefore you must be careful of small reckless accidents that could be easily avoided.
The Hermit (Reversed) – In Spirituality Tarot Reading
When the hermit appears in reverse, you may have been going too much “on your own” for your spiritual benefit. Yes, personal and private contemplation is important, however communion with like-minded people is also important.
Try to reconnect with others. There will be some people who are waiting and will be glad of your approach, as well as that you allow your spiritual being to air, open up, trust.
Major Arcana (Reversed) Card Meaning
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