The Hermit Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

The Hermit Card Meaning

The Hermit card in Tarot is a card of introspection, soul searching, analysis, and self-reflection. It denotes that this is not a time of socializing or action but of peace and solitude. The basic symbol of this card is a robed man or monk with a staff and carrying a lantern. The landscape is barren.

Upright Hermit Card Meaning

When the Hermit card is upright in a Tarot reading, it symbolizes counsel, inner strength, prudence, caution, vigilance, patience, and withdrawal. You might be impatient with people who cannot see what you can see, and you may have a desire to be alone. You are diving deep and figuring things out for yourself. It might mean you need to be alone to do the self-reflection that's necessary right now.

Reversed Hermit Card Meaning

When the Hermit card is reversed in a Tarot reading, it symbolizes imprudence, hastiness, rashness, and acts of foolishness and immaturity. You might be too withdrawn from society and desperately in need of the company of others. It also might indicate that although you are very focused on being alone right now, you're still avoiding dealing with your real problems, both internally and externally.

The Hermit Card Love Meaning

The Hermit card in a Tarot love reading is an indication of a fresh start. If you're single and you've recently retreated (perhaps due to previous heartbreak), you're finally ready to put your heart back out there. If you're in a relationship, it might mean you and your partner need to focus on each other. Independence is good, but there's a reason you're together.