The Hermit represents the search for higher truth. He does not
seek answers in the world but he seeks them within himself.
Contemplation, meditation and concentrated devotion to the search
for Truth is the Hermits path. Know thyself.
The need for patience and soul searching is indicated by the
presence of the Hermit in a reading. It is time to re-evaluate
ones direction and priorities. It would be valuable to arrange
time for silence and meditation in ones life. The Hermit may
also indicate the presence in the questioners life of a wise
advisor or mentor.
When the Hermit is reversed in a reading it indicates movement
in the wrong direction. Shallowness, scattered or frenetic activity
may also be present in the questioners life. The possibility
of bad advice or poor counsel exists as well.