The Hermit Tarot Card and Stone



The Hermit stands alone on the top of a mountain with a lantern in his hand. Mountains typically symbolize achievement, growth, and accomplishment of the aim which one aspires for. The star in the lantern is a six-pointed star which is a symbol of wisdom.  It represents the Hermit’s ability to use his isolation and the knowledge he has gained as a tool upon his path to reach even higher levels of awareness. The staff is in the Hermit’s left hand, the hand associated with the subconscious mind. The snow at his feet represents the heights of spiritual attainment. He wears the grey cloak of invisibility. His secrets are  only for those earnestly seeking them and those willing to climb the heights to wisdom.  The Hermit has attained his spiritual pinnacle and is ready to share his knowledge with others. He is also continuing the path he has chosen, committed to his goal of ultimate awareness to seek the truth and knowledge of the cosmic energy and power.

emerald1Emerald represents wisdom, knowledge, speech and the power to think and how can one become perfectionist in his job. So using Emerald in place of Hermit Card can depicts the same and reveal all the answers like the card. The astrological correspondence for this card is Virgo and the number 9 signifies accomplishment, wisdom, the attainment of goals, as well as the search for truth.

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