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The hermit tarot card is one of the 22 cards in the Great Arcana. The card stands for our need to sometimes live in seclusion. We all need self-determination, to come to terms with our thoughts and feelings and to find solutions. The card can also stand for such seclusion that is not self-chosen or for students and philosophers who think a lot.

The hermit also stands for the need to think about the meaning of life and existential issues, as well as for a shield.

The hermit can also stand for a teacher or mentor, someone who gives us advice – a real person or a book.

General Significance

He represents caution and caution. But there is also some corruption, disappointment and betrayal. You will wonder about certain things, but remember that all the answers are within you.


You feel a need to think about what you really want. If you do not have a job, it can mean unemployment and isolation, as well as an attraction to literature, authorship or research. If you have a job, the card means that the job gives you little social contact.


The card means you are not interested in love and fellowship. You have a great need to be alone.


You solve your finances on your own and look for solutions yourself.