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What does the Hermit card mean?

May 2, 2016

Hermit -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Hermit:
If we don’t learn to be alone, then we’re guaranteed to be lonely.

This pithy meaning comes from an article called The Capacity for Successful Solitude. (It is a short read, and I recommend it.)  A similar provocative quote from it is this:

“The capacity to be in a relationship requires the capacity for genuine solitude.”

This article also says that learning how to be alone requires us to know who we are and to be comfortable with that. This all leads us to see a bit of advice that the Hermit card can provide:

Improve your inner relationship with yourself by spending time alone in introspection—find out who you are, be non-judgmental about what you discover, and become friends with yourself.  In doing that, you will also improve your outer relationships (family, friends, and romantic partners).

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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