“What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you – it’s like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.” –Terrence Rafferty
The Hermit holds the lamp of wisdom to guide others to greater awareness. She often represents a period of contemplation. She is on a journey of self-discovery of her own inner awareness. The Hermit truly symbolizes a self-discovery through inner reflection.
When the hermit comes up in your daily card draw, it is a gentle reminder to slow down and take a quick pause from life’s hectic demands and take some time alone for yourself. Do a quick mental check-in with yourself and see if what you’re doing on a daily basis is productive in manifesting your life goals. We look to the tarot to tell us what we want to know, but sometimes the tarot reminds us that often the knowledge we seek is within us already. We just need to set aside some alone time to go searching for it.