09-The Hermit Reversed Rider Waite Love Tarot Reading

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Romance, Love Or Relationships:

When the Hermit shows in reverse, it still indicates that it’s possible that a romance from your past will be re-kindled. You should ask yourself whether that is really what you want? If you are thinking that you want nothing more than a romantic relationship; look at your behavior. Does it align with that analysis? Are you making a point to meet people, to reach out, to make yourself available for a relationship? When the card appears in reverse and you are already in a committed relationship, its important that you make a point to spend time, energy and attention on each other, no matter how busy you are.

Card Meanings: Hastiness, Withdrawal, Rashness, Paranoia, Isolation, Foolishness, Immaturity, Loneliness, Imprudence, being reclusive, Restrictive, Anti-Social

This is a lovely card, but one which can often be misunderstood. You’ll sometimes see him interpreted to indicate loneliness, withdrawal or isolation – and it’s true that his appearance can mean those things. But at an inner level, the mystery of the Hermit is much more spiritual and re-assuring….for he symbolises the withdrawal into one’s own centre point, where the directions of the still inner voice may be clearly heard and interpreted. The Hermit lives in the quiet place we retreat to when we meditate, or dream. He is the philosopher within, the spiritual guide who leads us to the higher realms. Through him we touch our Higher Self, and the wealth of energy and power in the Universe. On a day ruled by the Hermit, spend time resting in your own centre – meditate – let your mind wonder. If you have not yet found the place you feel is your centre, and believe me….you know it when you find it, then practise exploring yourself a little.

Sit down comfortably, close your eyes, and look inwardly at yourself. Observe your thoughts as though they were external to you. If you do not like what you find then throw it away! It’s often the case in the early stages of this procedure people find several things they aren’t happy with…..but for every unhelpful, critical or murky rock you mentally throw away, new growth will spring up in its place. Eventually you’ll discover that thoughts are tools that we invest with far too much importance a lot of the time…they are peripheral, and often interfere with growth. Behind them reside your dreams, hopes, aspirations, needs, emotions and your soul…… In readings, the Hermit often suggests a need for time alone – a period of reflection when distractions are limited. In times of action and high energy, he stands for the still center that must be created for balance. He can also indicate that withdrawal or retreat is advised for the moment.

The Hermit can represent seeking of all kinds, also a deeper understanding of a situation. “Seek, and ye shall find,” we are told, and so he stands for guidance too. We can receive help from wise teachers, and, in turn, help others as we progress.

This reading is part of a love tarot reading using the The Hermit using cards from the with the Rider Waite 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.

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Portable Magic
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Portable Magic: The suit of Cups is represented by a vessel that sometimes resembles a chalice. From this the suit takes on religious associations of charity and love. It is the suit of the caregivers. Traditionally, the priesthood.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Etteilla (1791): A cleric, priest, nun, virgin, cloistered person, ecclesiastic, recluse, unmarried person; devotion, celibacy, piety, a cult, a convent, monastery, hermitage; (R) reasonable suspicion, warranted mistrust, legitimate fear, a troubled conscience, timidity, shame, disgrace.

Tarot Triumphs: 10 If you look at Web pages describing the layout and the interpretation of the positions, you will find other variations on Waite’s original version. See, for example, http://www.learntarot.com/ccross.htm, and https://www.biddytarot.com/how-to-read-the-celtic-cross-tarot-spread/.

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Tarot Triumphs: The Hermit follows his own path, but in accordance with values of a higher order. He is solitary, but he may impart his knowledge to someone who truly seeks it. The Hermit represents individuality, patience, frugality, and steadfastness. He can also signify poverty or making do with very little. Aloneness, but not necessarily loneliness, is a keynote here.