Healing with The Hermit: The Tarot’s Ninth Major Arcana Card

Eclectic Occultista
3 min readMay 29, 2021

(Based on the representations found on the Rider-Waite-Smith deck.)

If we accept the metaphor of the Major Arcana as representing the Fool’s journey, then it’s reasonable to imagine that the Fool might occasionally lose their way. Life is often a meandering, sometimes circuitous, and repeating path where, if we fail to learn an important karmic lesson, we are doomed to repeat it.

I’d like to think of the Hermit as the Fool’s wise guardian, not unlike a Merlin or an Obi-Wan. Perched atop a mountain peak…

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Eclectic Occultista

Hellenistic astrologer & Tarot lover. Writing weekly astrology forecasts and occasional Tarot thoughts. www.unravelingthestars.com