The Hermit is the tenth card in the major arcana and it is numbered
In this card we see an old man with a white beard. His head is bent and he's
leaning on his staff. The hermit wears a hooded cape and he stands alone.
There are no buildings and no people surrounding the him and he lights his way
with a single lantern.
If this card appears in a reading the hermit may well
indicate that you need some time alone to think things over or to find a
solution to a problem. If you have a problem then you need to recognise
that the answer comes from within yourself and that you must make a decision.
On reflection what does your inner being tell you to do? What is your gut
instinct? Go with it and trust your judgement.
If you live in a constant whirl of activity with demands
from family, friends or colleagues or all three then the hermit suggests that
you need to withdraw for a little while to recharge your batteries and seek a
deeper meaning to your life. This card can represent the need to find guidance from
your spiritual helpers and to receive help from those who are our wise teachers.
Stop and be still and calm and you will find what it is you are looking for.
Remember these words as you meditate and repeat them softly to yourself.
"Still and calm...........Still and calm..........still and calm"
There are times when all of us feel that we need some guidance in life, especially when we feel unsure about the path we're taking. A daily tarot card can often help you to see things a bit more clearly. There is no magic in this. What you are doing is drawing on your inner resources and strength. You are using your intuition and the illustration on the card to help you to see things in every possible light. I find that rather than relying on a computer to draw the daily card for me it's best to have an actual deck that I can draw a card from myself. The deck I'm using here is the Universal Rider Waite deck which is easily available online. Some of the auctions are shown below, or for more information visit our