09-The Outcast – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Outcast Reversed Salem Deck

When reversed, the Hermit suggests that you are caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and unable to see clearly where you are headed. Consider taking some time off and allowing yourself space to meditate and get back on track. A great philosopher once commented that the unexamined life is not worth living. There is a lot of wisdom to be gleaned from your experience if only you take the time to do so. A little distance is what you need to put matters in perspective.

Keywords Reversed: Imprudence, excessive caution, lack of wisdom, narcissism, timidity, social isolation, alienation, withdrawal, loneliness, failure to learn from experience, cutting oneself off from the support of others.

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)

Element: Earth

When The Outcast is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Outcast is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Outcast 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 reversed card reading for The Outcast using cards from the Salem 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The emotional and sensitive Moon (exalted) in the second decan of earthy Taurus, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Pentacles (Air of Earth) and the Hierophant (Taurus). The Moon is linked to the High Priestess.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: August 26, 1910 8 + 2 + 6 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 0 = 27, which reduces to 2 + 7 = 9, or the Hermit (IX). In this method, Mother Teresa’s personality and soul cards are both the Hermit (IX).

Tarot for Beginners: However, if the card is reversed, it can point to recklessness, risk-taking, general foolishness, and naivety. Proceed with open-minded caution.

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Angel Encyclopedia: Michael appeared immediately in a clap of thunder, in the appearance of a pillar of fire reaching from earth to heaven. He told Archippus to leave before he is covered by water. But the sight of the awesome angel caused the hermit to fall on the ground as though lifeless.