Hermit Tarot Card
Key 9 The Hermit. The symbol for key 9 is the God, the tongue of flame, the glyph that makes up every letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It represents the fiery energy, the life force, and the hand opened rather than closed, of man and woman. In the body we are little serpents, containing a portion of the one Source's fiery energy. As such, we are the hands of God operating in the physical world.
The Hermit is a symbol of ageless wisdom, standing on the mountain of attainment. He has achieved. The snow represents the isolation he endures because his wisdom sets him apart from others. However, as he turns to shine his light on those who follow him, he intimates that our knowledge is empty and meaningless until we turn and give it to others. The Hermit has evaluated, selecting the necessary and discarding the unnecessary elements along his path. He has learned to use the Magician's wand, which he now leans on, for he knows he can depend upon it for support. He has achieved mastery.
Tarot cards came long after the playing cards deck, in 15th century. While playing cards were used in games, Tarot were designed for Psychic readings only. Each Tarot card tells a story about you and your future and past. When you are reading tarot cards, you are connecting with universe on a deep, psychic level, where shadows fall in the dark.