Ruled By Virgo
bearded man in a monk's habit holds up as lamp his way in
the darkness. He leans upon a staff. The mood of the card
is one of loneliness and fear of the dark, each footstep
must be placed with carer, for the Hermit does not know
The card points to re-evaluation. The Hermit is an old man
who looks back on his past and realizes that there must be
more than this. He knows next to nothing of the greater
reality and fears his own ignorance. However, the Hermit
does show a willingness to remedy that ignorance and gives
the patience and discipline required to utilize past
experience and old lessons to make the most out of the
Meaning: The card may stand for caution, patience, old age
and experience. A prodent attitude is advised, so sudden
courses of action are not the wisest at this time. A
realization that there is always something new to learn.
There is a warning against thoughtless actions.
Reserved meaning: Impatience, loneliness and obstinacy. Do
not disregard advice from older and wiser folk.