Hermit tarot card love meaning

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The Hermit tarot card Love meaning.

Is the Hermit a good card to get in a question about your love life?

The Hermit is the card for letting go of old baggage, and to move forward free from emotional attachments to the past. The Hermit denotes a new beginning in your love life.

You have turned a corner and you are letting go of an old way of life. The Hermit is someone who gives from his/hers soul and is only interested in deep, soulful and meaningful relationships. This is someone who will connect with you one on one, and the relationship is doing great as long as it is just the two of you. When life is busy this relationship might suffer. The Hermit can be your rock, but only when he/she is actual there. The Hermit in a love reading denotes a relationship that will be tested a bit before it reaches a comfortable level. You might feel like you want to elope and disappear from the rest of the world. The trick is to keep the relationship going during the mundane day-to-day life. When you are tucked away far from the mainstream way of life you are as close as ever, but when life catches up with you what happens then? Often the magic seems to disappear. This is only an illusion. You are two old souls who believe you cannot live an ordinary life. Why put restrictions on yourself? Learn to make ordinary moments extraordinary. Once you have mastered this, the Hermit denotes a partnership where you feel like you are one person, not two, so deep is the connection seen in the Hermit.

Learn the traditional meaning of the Hermit tarot card here. 

The Hermit wants to stand out and be on the top of the world. The Hermit stirs people up and makes them take action. You might feel drawn to activism while in a Hermit-relationship. It is like the two of you against the rest of the world. The two of you want to reject everything that is common and mainstream. Because of this, the Hermit can denote a relationship that suffers financially. You might even feel drawn to live in a remote part of the world. The Hermit almost always denotes letting go of an old way of life in search of a deeper meaning. If you are single and looking for love, the Hermit will show up as a mentor in your life to teach you about how to be more connected with yourself. Once you have mastered this you might not feel the same way about relationships, or you can only be with a certain type of person. Integrity is perhaps the most important aspect of the Hermit. This relationship will be of high integrity. You rather spend time alone than with people with a low vibration. The Hermit is most happy when he/she can write, ponder about life, read about philosophy and spend time in nature. The Hermit is a deep thinker who has done it all. To be satisfied the Hermit has to up their game. If you want to be with the Hermit you cannot afford to be too self-centered. The Hermit will see straight through you. If you are in a relationship with the Hermit you might lose a few friends. If you are the Hermit then you must attract someone who can walk alone with you free from longing back to the comfort of our society. The Hermit denotes a relationship that will grow stronger over time.

The Hermit tarot card Love Meanings summary

To sum it up: The Hermit asks you to get rid of emotional baggage that makes you want to be in a relationship. When your mind is clear you might feel different about who you want to attract as a partner. Your relationship will be of high integrity and you will feel most comfortable when it is just the two of you.

2016-10-15T04:59:54+00:00 May 26th, 2014|Major Arcana, Tarot cards and Love Meanings|33 Comments

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33 Comments

  1. Pien December 20, 2015 at 6:20 am

    May I just say how insightful I find your interpretations!

  2. Inger Bråthen December 21, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you very much. I appreciate it a lot! 🙂

  3. Aarti November 12, 2016 at 1:40 am

    hi Inger does Hermit mean an end to an existing relationship… I did not get the statement on the baggage emotional?
    what does it mean in a relationship reading? does it mean the old relationship will end

  4. Inger Bråthen November 12, 2016 at 11:29 am

    It can mean there is abandonment issues from the past carried over into this relationship….

  5. Judie March 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Inger, I redid this reading as you suggested a while back about encouraging a relationship using the cc. 7cup,9swords,5 coins, 6 swords,3 coins, 7 coins, 4 swords, king cups, 6 cups, hermit. I don’t understand IT appears i being told I will still need to be patient due to my own confusion even though I know what I want is healthy and committed relationship! The outcome really through me as I have already been doing a lot of soul searching and personal improvement as for the 6 of cups the person I was interested in has categorically told me he is not interested and nor will his feelings change. Can you shed any light on this for me please and thank you.

  6. Inger Bråthen March 27, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Your soulmate is showing up here as King of cups and the Hermit. This is the same person. This card combination shows up when you will fall in love with someone who is also your friend. You will most likely be friends first.

  7. Judie March 27, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Thank you so much for the clarification. Seeing as though I do not have any male friends (that I can think of romantically) I will have to assume I have not met him yet. Once again thank you! You’re awesome!

  8. Inger Bråthen March 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Hi, You most likely have not met him yet. You can time when you are most likely to meet by putting out one card per month and look out for the Hermit or King of cups.

  9. Angie April 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Hi Inger,
    I love your interpretation on this card in regards to love. I did a 3 card spread regarding the near future outcome of a new love interest and I got the Page of Wands, Hermit and Temperance. Any thoughts? BTW, we have not met in the physical yet, BUT we both definitely feel we have shared many past lives. Thank you for your help.

  10. Inger Bråthen April 17, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Hi. The Hermit next to Temperance can indicate that you must take your time to really get to know this person, and not to rush into anything.

  11. Angie April 17, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Hi Inga. We definitely are taking the time to get to know each other, because we are long distance. He is planning to visit me for the first time the end of this month. How do you think this will be? I am excited and have butterflies in the stomach:))) Thank you for your help.

  12. Angie April 18, 2017 at 4:33 am

    So sorry….I meant to type INGER…Damn Mercury Retrograde!….LOL….BTW, I got 4 of Wands and 7 of Cups for his visit. (Definitely not too much drinking. We are both Clean and Sober) It looks like a wonderful celebration and some fantasy involved;-) Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!

  13. Inger Bråthen April 18, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Hi. I feel like you will develop this relationship over time, and you might worry about the future. 7 of cups can mean you will go back and forth a bit in your mind. 4 of wands is telling you to take the time to enjoy it without feeling you have to make any major decisions straight away.

  14. Angie April 18, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Thank you so much! That makes perfect sense. So, following your generous advice, I am going to enjoy the time with him and let go of attachment to outcome:)))

  15. Nora April 20, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Inger,
    I try to post this again, in the hope of your answer. If i won’t get, i I will accept it.:)
    A boy from my past appeared suddenly.(it was a short -term thing) It was only a random meeting on the street.(He had previously lived in another town) I felt, and i steel feel that he is my soulmate-just he was not ready for me…
    We are both in relationships, but I asked my cards, why he popped up again in my life.
    The reason is: The Hermit reversed
    What we have to do with each other: Three of Cups
    His feelings when he saw me: Two of Wands reversed, Six of Wands
    Will he look for me in the near future? Ace of Wands reversed
    His relationship with his girlfriend: The Death reversed and the Empress
    His feelings toward her: Chariot and The High Priestess reversed
    Should I look for him, or stay passive? Queen of Swords reversed
    (I interpret reversed cards in these questions as “no”. What do you think about it?)
    What does he want from me: Four of Pentacles reversed
    An advice from the cards: Ten of Cups reversed
    Our future (communication,contact, friendship or anything else) Ace of Cups
    A summary card: The Sun

    What’s your opinion?

    Thanks: Nora

    p.s: Thank you for your page. It’s so good to be here. 🙂

  16. Inger Bråthen April 24, 2017 at 11:13 am

    With all the reversed cards it can be a good idea not to make any decisions to connect with him at this stage as it can ruin what you have in your current relationship.

  17. Chicchi June 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Inger, I found your article very interesting. I’m not an expert and I’m moving my first steps into this discipline.
    My best friend love left her quite unexpectedly. She’s obviously distraught, and every time she asks me to look if there could be a reconciliation, the first two cards I get are the hermit and the hierophant, always followed by similar cards like the fool and the sun (it happened four times).
    Last time I got the following cards:
    The hermit,
    The hierophant
    The fool
    The sun
    Judgment
    Your article helped me confirm the hermit role and, maybe, the hierophant.. but I’m still confused about the rest. I’m afraid of fuelling her hopes.
    Thank you very much for your generous help!

  18. Inger Bråthen June 6, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Hi. Yes, I do feel they could reconcile. Judgment often shows up when a relationship will be revived. I feel he made a very hasty decision and he could end up regretting it.

  19. Chicchi June 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you so much, Inger… and congratulations for the horoscope tarot readings on youtube: they’re amazing!

  20. Inger Bråthen June 7, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  21. ara July 5, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    how about feelings towards me, i got the sun , clarified by the hermit, what does it mean?

  22. Chichi July 7, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Hi Inger,

    I thoroughly enjoyed your interpretation of this card in love relationships; especially as it was completely not what I was expecting. I really wish/hope to be able to read/interpret meanings the way you do, soon as I keep pulling court cards, etc in my readings.

    My question to you pertains to a reading I recently did regarding me and a co-worker of mine. The energy has been fun, light, banter-ish and a little flirty lately so I decided to do a reading on how this may play out romantically speaking. I did a 3 card spread of Current State of Relationship, Possible Obstacle(s), Possible Outcome.

    Current: 9 Cups + Ace Wands
    P. Obstacle: 6 Disks, with Princess of Disks and 5 Wands as clarifying cards
    P. Outcome: Hermit, with 3 Wands and 6 Wands as clarifying cards

    Also, as a habit, I most times check the bottom-most and top-most cards of the deck as sort of a way to glean internal and external struggles, energetic influences, “as above so below” energy, etc:
    Bottom: Magician
    Top: Knight/Prince of Cups

    I’m incredibly stumped- and have actually been feeling blocked with a lot of my readings lately- and figured I’d ask what you glean from this. I would appreciate it SO MUCH! Others interpretations/insights are welcomed as well!

    Thank you (all) so much!!

  23. Inger Bråthen July 7, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    This person is a bit secretive and not telling you everything. I do think you will enjoy a friendship and I also think if you were to date, you would take things slowly.

  24. CJ August 12, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Hi Inger,

    I’m so sorry for my delayed reply I had not seen this until recently! Turns out you were right. Last week I discovered something about him, that he conveniently neglected to mention- like having a wife. Anyways, thank you for your insight!

  25. Inger Bråthen August 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Sorry to hear that CJ….Now you are free to manifest your true soulmate….

  26. Wendy August 12, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Hi Inger,

    I’ve been having problems in my 2 years relationship and I got the Hermit for my love outcome. We used to be so close and always open for each other but when life turned into reality we cannot balance between works, spending time alone and relationship so we decided to take a step back and move into distanced relationship for a month. I’m so confused on how this relationship might turns into. Do you have any suggestion to fix this kind of relationship?

  27. Inger Bråthen August 12, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Hi. The Hermit often shows up when there is a long distance relationship. Now you have a chance to heal your relationship by getting back to basic which is working at good communication and really getting to know each other again on a much deeper level 🙂

  28. Matt August 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Hey Inger,

    I drew the Hermit as a daily card. I’ve been single for a while and haven’t had much luck with finding the right partner and, unfortunately, much of my female friends that I felt a strong connection with view me only as a friend. One friend of mine, we used to talk daily but now she has become distant and very seldom chats with me. How much more pain must I take from being rejected until I find the right one? Should I just keep moving forward and just see what happens?

  29. Inger Bråthen August 16, 2017 at 8:31 am

    In love, I have learned, that being rejected is often a divine stroke of luck and prevents you from being with the wrong person. Recite this command prayer: It is my intent and my command to meet and connect with my highest and best, most compatible, divine soul mate, and in a way that promotes a lifelong commitment filled with joy and happiness, now, forever, and always, in the highest and best way, thank you, it is done, it is done, it is done.
    This meditation also works wonders: http://www.tarotwikipedia.com/manifest-soul-mate/

  30. Mirka August 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    First of all – thank you so much for an inspiring article 🙂

    I just have a question if I got it right – I just received a beautiful reading concerning my question about a new relationship (I’ve been kind of seeing a wonderful man who is totally new in my life and last two weeks we really got serious, so I asked the cards what is our love future). I got 2 cups and a star and the chariot, and all good cards in the reading… and it ended with the Hermit as the outcome! I was totally puzzled. After reading your article, I came to think about two things;
    1) this relationship comes after a lot of confused, unhappy years of trying to find the right person – so I guess I have to let it go
    2) we come from different backgrounds and of different nationalities, him and me, so maybe it means I have to open myself to who he really is

    One thing I want to clarify- the Hermit card does not have to mean the end of a relationship, right?

  31. Inger Bråthen August 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Hi, Mirka. Congratulations on your new relationship 🙂 The Hermit often signifies a deep and soulful relationship with a strong focus on friendship as well as romance 🙂

  32. Jules August 29, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Hi Inger,
    Can you give me clarification on a reading I just did about a new person in my life. My question was what is the purpose of this man coming into my life and will we move forward?

    Past: Knight of Wands
    Present: Death
    Future: Hermit
    Reason: 5 of Swords
    Purpose: Emperor

    Thank you for the insight you provide, you are truly so talented!

  33. Inger Bråthen September 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    This is someone who will be a friend for a while and things could seem to move forward slowly. This person will be a catalyst for major changes that will occur in your life that will help you get the confidence and structure you need to be more fulfilled in your life 🙂

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