The Hermit Tarot Card Meaning 

Have you recently had a Hermit card in your Tarot reading and want to know what it means? Maybe you have had an interpretation but want to know what else the card could mean?

Or are you curious and want to know more? No matter the reason that brought you here today, we have the answer for you! 

Figuring out what the Hermit Tarot card means can be tricky, especially if you are new to Tarot readings. You head online for some clarity but are met with conflicting and contradicting information that leaves you frustrated and overwhelmed, unsure who to trust or what to do next. 

Well, no more! Today, we are here with the answers you need. Keep reading to see all the possible meanings of the Hermit Tarot card.

We have detailed meanings of the upright and reversed Hermit card to help you understand your reading today. 

Upright Hermit Tarot Card General Meaning 

Let’s start by looking at the general meaning of the Hermit Tarot card! The card usually suggests you are entering a period of self-reflection, soul searching, and spiritual enlightenment.

You might need time alone to understand yourself better and contemplate your existence, or the direction of your life and values. This can be daunting and tough work, but the results are wonderful! 

The Hermit card suggests you might withdraw or isolate yourself when recovering from a difficult situation, like a bad breakup. This antisocial phase might see you not interacting with people as much as you did before.

The card represents maturity, wisdom, and knowledge, and suggests that someone is seeking help from a psychiatrist or counselor. Now is the time to focus on yourself and your needs. 

Now that we have established what the card generally means, let’s dive in and look at the possible meanings in closer detail! 

Money And Career

The Hermit Tarot card suggests you are focusing too much on materialistic things, money, or your career, rather than splitting your attention between work and things that fulfill you. The card also suggests you are questioning if you are in the right career. 

Money and materialistic items might not be enough to motivate you to work anymore. You might need a new career path to reignite your passions and lead you on the road to fulfillment. 

Financially, the card is a sign it is time to mature in your attitude toward investments and money. 


Health-wise, the Hermit card suggests you are overdoing things and this could cause health issues. If you are constantly working or moving without time to pause, the card suggests you need to make time for yourself to rest or your health will suffer.

This is your sign to take a break! 

You can start small with a few minutes of meditation a day to clear your mind and reconnect with your body. Doing so can benefit your physical and mental health! 

Love And Relationships

If you are single, the Hermit card suggests you are ending a period of solitude and loneliness. This might have been needed after a bad breakup or heartbreak, but soon, you will be ready for a new chapter! 

The card can also suggest chastity or celibacy. 

If you are in a relationship, the card represents a wise and older partner. The card also suggests you need to make more of an effort to connect with your partner.

Perhaps you and your partner are too focused on your own goals rather than spending time together. Now is the time to start spending more quality time with each other! 


Overall, the card suggests spiritual enlightenment. Now is the ideal time to take part in spiritual activities. This could be energy work, connecting to spiritual guides, meditation, or psychic development!

Whatever is appealing to you, seek it out! 

You might also find that you are isolating yourself or seeking solitude. You should take this time to be by yourself and listen to your inner guidance. Now is the time to focus on evolving your spiritual side.

Take the time and you will be grateful that you did! 

Reversed Hermit Tarot Card General Meaning 

The reversed Hermit card has a slightly different meaning, let’s take a look at what it can mean now! Generally, the card suggests you have withdrawn from the world and are becoming reclusive.

Solitude might have been what you needed at one point, but now it is time to reintegrate with the people around you. While it is excellent to take some time to soul search, too much of this can be damaging.

Now is the time to draw a line under it and move forward.

The card can also suggest that you feel shy or apprehensive in social situations. Try and work through this fear and get back out there!

The reversed Hermit also suggests you are avoiding self-reflection as you are afraid of what you will find if you look inside. You might also be becoming too fixated with something or someone too rigid or restricted in your views. 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the reversed Hermit card, let’s move on and take a look at these possible meanings in closer detail. 

Money And Career 

Career-wise, the reversed Hermit card suggests it’s time to put yourself out there! Now is the time to make business connections after working in a period of solitude.

You might have been struggling to work alone and now need to benefit from some team projects or consultancy work. Both of these will allow you to interact with others in your field and meet new people. 

Financially, now is the time to seek advice from a more mature or wiser person. They can offer you advice on your investments and money. Avoid jumping into a situation you don’t understand to avoid losing your money! 


Health-wise, the reversed card suggests you might have health issues such as paranoia or agoraphobia. It is also a strong warning that you need to relax and take time for yourself otherwise your health will suffer. 

Love And Relationships

The reversed card is an indicator of loneliness. You might be feeling rejected or shut out by your partner. You and your partner might also be busy and not have time to connect, leaving you feeling lonely despite your relationship.

The card also suggests one person withdrawing from the relationship while the other tries to hold onto it. 

If you are single, the card suggests you fear you have missed your opportunity to meet someone special or are worried about being left on the shelf. The card also indicates it is time to look for love after a long period of being alone. Now is the time to put aside your worries and put yourself out there.

If you have recently separated from a partner, the card can suggest you want to reunite with an ex-partner. Remember, this is rarely a good idea! 


The reversed Hermit card suggests you might be spending too much time on your own. Your spiritual development will benefit from activities or groups with others, like a reiki share, meditation class, tarot reading circle, or even a yoga class.

These will help you bond with others and also work on your spiritual journey. 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the Hermit Tarot card! The card is one deeply connected to spirituality and the perfect sign that you need to focus on your spiritual journey and accept the help of others when they enter your life.

You never know where your spiritual path and enlightenment will take you! 

Zhara O’Brien
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