“Take time to contemplate over your decisions. Do not let anyone stand in your way to success.“
The card pictures an old man standing alone in a snow-capped valley. The snow-covered mountains denote his spiritual growth, mastery, and accomplishments. He has selected the path of self-discovery to reach a higher state of awareness. The hermit’s standing posture and the lit torch in his hand indicate a journey full of enlightenment. The fire at his back shows his skills to protect himself from dangers and survive in extreme conditions.
In his left hand, he is holding a long staff with an owl carved on its edge. The owl symbolizes his rational self, wisdom, and feminine energy that helps him wade through life and attain balance. The staff indicates his authority and power. The hermit reflects his solid commitments to his life goals and understanding of the path he has chosen for himself.
When the hermit appears in your draw, it indicates that you are a truth seeker who is never afraid of long periods of solitudes and introspection. Because you know that to connect with your inner voice, you have to shut all the doors to distractions that may threaten you to mislead you from your path. It is time for you to isolate yourself and take some time to relax and sit for introspection.
The hermit brings an invitation to experience a profound sense of seclusion if you want to change your career and set a new direction. Do not feel overwhelmed with all the questions bursting into your mind. You will get all your answers; be patients. The hermit warns to avoid impulsive decisions because there is no use of crying over spilt milk.
Take your time to reevaluate each move. You still have time. The hermit wants you to focus on your higher goals than falling prey to insignificant temptations. Use this card as your spiritual mentor to raise your consciousness and get closer to your life goals. It also indicates that you have come to terms with your present situation and realized that money could not guarantee great health and happiness. Happiness and satisfaction spring from within. You can not buy them.
Acceptance will make your journey easy. Do not feel stressed if people call you arrogant because you prefer isolation over the faulty company. You need not prove what you are capable of to everyone—work silently to accomplish your targets and let your success echo your story.