The Hermit – Witches Tarot Deck
I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the Hermit Witches Tarot
- Upright keyword: Reflection, meditation, intuition, take time apart from the team, solitude work, take some time to be alone, achieve enlightenment.
- Divinity: Hermes, Scorpio.
- Astrology: Virgo.
- Reversed keyword: Feeling isolated or unable to solve problems on one’s own, loneliness, time to discover a new cycle or team group.
II. Meaning of the Hermit Witches Tarot
In the Hermit Witches Tarot card, we see an old, wise wizard looking for a vision. Perhaps he was the wizard Merlin; he isolated himself, went out alone, and experimented on his own to uncover the mysteries. He wears the classic witch’s cloak covered with moon and stars, but the cloak is old, faded, and slightly worn at the edges, showing that he has traveled for a while. Under the twilight sky, a desolate mountain range covered in snow and ice appears behind him, symbolizing his separation from the rest of the world. He holds up an old metal lamp with a bright six-pointed star inside in his right hand to light the way. The six-pointed star symbolizes the balance between feminine and masculine energies.
The shining star of the Hermit Witches Tarot also reminds us to seek divine truths both inside and outside. The star represents the wisdom we all hold within. When it is free to shine, many miracles can happen. If we have strength, we can go to the top of the mountain, to see through, and seek his light for our own sake. The Hermit gains experience through his trials and tribulations, and he reminds us that we too can. Knowledge, inspiration, and enlightenment are likely ours.
III. Message of the Hermit Witches Tarot
The Hermit Witches Tarot talks about a deliberate pause from work, standing alone, and turning inward. When this card appears in a Tarot spread, it is a sign that you need time to rest and reorganize. Now is the time for vision, reflection, intuition, meditation, and self-development. It is time to generate wonders alone for a while, even if you are part of a group. Trust yourself and your foreknowledge, and take some time on your own to see where this leads you. Let your miracles guide the way, no matter what challenges you face.
Hermits are usually seen as grumpy, shaggy-haired people, aloof from society to live an ascetic life. The 9th card follows this mistaken belief. The Hermit symbolizes the desire to separate from the outside world and focus on the inner world. He seeks the answer from within and knows that the answer only comes from stillness and solitude.
There will be times in life when we question things that seem natural. We realize there are deeper truths and we begin to search for that truth. This journey is lonely as we must find the answer not in the outside world, but within us. The Hermit Witches Tarot is reminiscent of Diogenes – an ascetic who went out with a lantern to find honest people. Diogenes is a symbol of the quest for truth that the Hermit is always eager to discover by breaking all layers and distractions.
In a spread, the Hermit always demands solitude – a moment of self-reflection when distractions are limited. In the midst of a world of action and energy, he stands still, searching for balance. He also points out that this is the time to step back and hide. Moreover, the Hermit can also symbolize any kind of search, especially understanding the deeper problems or the truth behind the situation. “Seek, and you will find,” we are taught like that, and The Hermit is also guided by that advice. We can get help from wise teachers, and in return, we help others.
IV. The Hermit Witches in a Tarot spread
The Hermit Witches Tarot is a particularly sacred card and is often associated with large agencies and organizations – from banks to the Catholic church. This card is boldly idealistic, even if you are an atheist. It is an aspect that the word “Spirit” means to you, even if to you “Spirit” is no different from “emotion”. Maybe you are trying to find out the “truth” about someone (or something important). Don’t feel you have to do everything alone, seek help if it gives you a different perspective and information.
Just like Strength, you may sink deep into your own mind and need some alone time – don’t worry, just do it. Even if it is just a five-minute walk around the house to clear your mind. This is a card like “trying more than the best to find the truth”. Just make sure that “doing the right thing” means it is true for you too, and don’t just focus on other people’s wants and desires.
As is the 9th card in the Major Arcana, this card depicts a man standing on top of a mountain, with a lantern in his hand. This image represents a person who has achieved the ultimate in his spiritual path and is now ready to share his wisdom with the world. The Hermit Witches Tarot always talks about contemplating the mind (introspection). You have come to a point where you have to be quiet and find the answers within yourself. You need to understand that as much as you can at this point, and you also need to learn the truth at all costs.
When the Hermit Witches Tarot appears with the Pentacles cards, it indicates that your financial situation is separating you from those who love you. The combination of the Hermit with the Cup cards means that your feelings of longing for someone are alienating you from other promising objects. When the Hermit appears with the Swords cards, it shows your sharpness is the reason for your current aloneness. If there are multiple Wands cards in the spread, and the Hermit also appears, together they speak of a great opportunity for one’s personal growth. You are getting the most and best you can from spending time alone.
In terms of work, success and recognition from others are within your reach. Do your best to keep things clear and efficient. This will help you even if you don’t see clearly how it helps. Do the right thing even when no one sees. Remember you always keep track of what you do!
In terms of love, maybe the old love story will rekindle. Do you really want that? It seems that a romantic relationship is not your top priority right now. If your brain says you want a romantic relationship right now, does your behavioral observation agree with that analysis? If you are in a clearly committed relationship, it is possible that the two of you are heading in different directions. Make sure you put in the time and effort to stay connected to the relationship, which in turn helps the relationship grow.
In terms of finance, this is the time to be cautious with financial transactions and decisions. It seems that money is not the number one priority for you right now. If you are investing, put your money in safe stocks/bonds. This is not the time to take risks.
In terms of health, a steady routine will help now, such as reading for an hour every Saturday night. Health problems seem to stem more from your lifestyle. For example, back pain is often because you are “carrying” too many responsibilities, emotions, problems, or the like on your shoulder. Take care of yourself.
In terms of spirituality, there is a high chance that someone will appear as a teacher or guide, even though that person will not “teach” you directly. You will learn a lot from that person on many levels. Prioritize the need to withdraw from everyday life for a while – it won’t last forever. You will soon feel like you are back in society, but don’t force yourself to be around a lot of people right now, unless it is absolutely necessary. This month you will feel much more restored and alert, especially on the mental side.
When in the reversed position, the Hermit Witches Tarot is still a particularly holy card. It wants to warn you that you are too focused on looking at the “truth” behind that it is likely that it is better to let it go and continue moving on.
Like the Strength card, the Hermit in reverse suggests that there is nothing wrong with requiring alone time. However, when one needs too much time alone, is afraid to be around other people, or easily feels attacked, that is the problem.