The image of The Hermit is one of solitude and humility. It often evokes a sadness because the hermit looks lonely with no promise of support in the near future. Depending on how you are feeling in yourself at the moment the image does reflect an inner longing for something that does not exist.
In a positive light, The Hermit represents The Fool’s getting of wisdom. The Fool has travelled a far distance and learned much about himself and the world around him. The Fool feels empathy and compassion, is deeply connected to his Self and is able to understand his place in the world. Because of this he often feels apart from the people around him as many would not understand his wisdom. The Hermit is more than happy to be in his own space at this time. It is necessary to withdraw while you are considering where your place is in the flow of life when you have had a spiritual awakening. Your own company is soothing and your own thoughts are clear and insightful. The Hermit needs this time to decide his next path. The difference here is that The Hermit now is able to choose his own way, he sees the whole picture.
Using The Hermit energy in your life assists you with meditation and takes away the fear that you need to fill your life with noise or constant stimulus. Using Hermit wisdom assists you to be comfortable with your own company, you can hear your own thoughts and acknowledge that all you have suffered has made you richer through personal experience.
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