09-The Hermit – Upright Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Hermit Upright Thoth Deck

When upright, the Hermit indicates a need to spend time far from the madding crowd. Now is a time to collect your thoughts and regroup your forces. A period of solitude and contemplation is in order. In this modern age of technology, someone quipped that meditation provides the answers you can’t find on Google. You have been through a lot, and the time has come to wait and watch. An attitude of patient circumspection will allow you to put matters in perspective and learn from your experience. You might consider reading Eckhardt Tolle’s book The Power of Now.

Keywords Upright: Introspection, meditation, spiritual retreat, careful attention, solitude, prudence, maturity, self-possession, the wisdom of experience, watchfulness, circumspection, discernment, perspective, patient pursuit of knowledge, quiet contemplation, spiritual illumination, philosophical insight, the search for meaning, the power of Now, replenishment of the soul.

Key IX: The Hermit
Myths/Archetypes: The Wise Old Man. The Sage. The Philosopher. Buddha. Jedi Master Yoda (whose name contains the Hebrew letter Yod).
Dates of Virgo: 23 August–23 September; 17 September–16 October (sidereal)
Astrology: Virgo, the Virgin (an Earth sign ruled by Mercury)
Numerology: 9 (The Hermit) = 1 + 8 (The Moon)

Hebrew letter: Yud or Yod (an arm and closed hand; a Hebrew word meaning to do a deed, make, work, throw, or worship; a closed fist holding something). Notice the Hermit’s arm and closed fist holding the lantern on the card.

When The Hermit is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Hermit is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Hermit is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for The Hermit using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: Major arcana cards: the Hermit (Virgo), the Magician (third decan of Virgo).

Tarot Books

World of Psychics: In the Thoth deck the camel at the base of the card always reminds me to hold out for what I want and the clear quartz crystals surrounding the priestess remind me to be sure about what I want! This card means divine guidance and a helping hand, but it can also warn me to make sure someone is what they say they are. If I have been overdoing things with the Tarot, this card often falls from the deck. It’s one of two cards that I take to mean, ‘Enough, put them away and get on with other things!’

Complete Book of Tarot: Given that the tarot can be used as a form of divination, let’s plunge right in and ask the tarot a question. A logical place to start is to inquire of our tarot deck what it can do for us, but first let me mention some customary terminology. In tarot literature, we call the person who consults (queries) the cards the querent (client, seeker) and the person who interprets the cards the reader. If you interpret your own cards, you are acting as both the querent who queries and the reader who deciphers the message in the cards.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 8: Hollywood movies suggest that the Death card almost inevitably foreshadows some character’s imminent demise. In real life, however, the Death card indicates an important transition, the closing of one chapter and the opening of another. Only rarely does it indicate a physical death. For example, a friend once asked me to read his cards, and the central card of his layout was Death. It made sense because he was in the midst of deciding whether to retire from his job and begin a new phase of his life as a retired person. Now, many years later, he is still alive and enjoying his retirement.