The Hermit: Yes Or No? (Upright, Reversed & Love Meaning)


When you encounter the Hermit during your tarot reading, it generally indicates a time of introspection and solitude. 

If you’re looking to receive a straightforward ‘yes or no’ answer from this tarot card, there are quite a few interesting insights to gain. In this article we’ll check out the ‘yes or no’ meaning of the Hermit card in both the upright and reversed position, as well as its meaning with regards to love. 

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

The Hermit: Yes Or No?

The Hermit tarot card generally means ‘no’. It can be taken as a clear sign of encouragement to turn inwards and not make any significant moves right now. It’s time to put some things in perspective and reflect before making any impactful decisions.  

The Hermit is a tarot card that emphasizes the importance of spending time alone on a regular basis. Even though being by yourself can be confronting and even a bit uncomfortable at times, it is truly essential when it comes to wanting to deeply connect with your inner voice. 

The Hermit tarot card in upright position embodies someone who is very self aware and has gained a lot of valuable knowledge and insights through spending time in solitude. It represents an individual who follows his or her own path and doesn’t get easily distracted by surrounding factors. 

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My current favorite tarot deck: The Light Seer’s Tarot Deck

Despite the fact that the answer to your question is most likely ‘no’ when the Hermit card pops up during your tarot reading, remember that this doesn’t automatically represent anything negative or challenging. Often times, the Hermit represents a temporary pause before moving forward with courage and perseverance. It encourages you to prepare for whatever is coming next and eventually become the strongest and most self-confident version of yourself.

Try to truly embrace being alone for a while and enjoy your own company. Listen to your inner voice and allow yourself to follow your deepest hunches and intuition. Activities such as meditating and journaling are both great practical tools to strengthen your sense of self and will help to feel more at ease while spending a period of time by yourself.

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to master before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information. 

The Hermit Reversed: Yes Or No?

When the Hermit is pulled in reversed position, it can best be interpreted as ‘yes’. It mainly indicates the urge for solitude and isolation is now in the past and you’re ready to get yourself out there again. It’s time to return to society and put the things you’ve learned into practice. 

The Hermit in reverse generally brings an optimistic message. It indicates you have spend the time you needed by yourself and are ready to confidently face the world along with all the refreshing insights you’ve gained. 

You feel inspired and motivated to spend time with others but are also more clearly aware of your personal boundaries now. Living in solitude for a period of time has most likely taught you that you are perfectly whole as an individual and don’t need others to complete you. 

The Hermit in reversed position can also be interpreted as having found a strong sense of balance. You may still feel the need to withdraw from time to time, but will also listen to your intuition once you feel you’re ready to socialize and spend time with others.

On a more serious note, the Hermit in reverse can also sometimes be a sign to remind you to not overextend a self-isolating period. Even though spending time in solitude is recommended from time to time, humans are still social creatures that need interaction. 

By spending time with those around you and engaging in activities where you’ll find like-minded people who share mutual interests, a balanced sense of connection and independence can be established. 

The Hermit And Love: Yes Or No?

When it comes to love, the Hermit tarot card means ‘no’ at this moment in time. The Hermit can be taken as a sign that it is time to focus on yourself for now and find out what drives and motivates you personally instead of letting your vision unintentionally get blurred by a (potential) lover. 

When you pull the Hermit card during a love themed tarot reading it often signifies the need to fall back and focus on your own goals and aspirations for some time. 

In order to be able to experience a relationship to the fullest, it is important to first make sure to feel whole and complete by yourself.

If you’re interested in finding out what type of love & relationship questions are most effective to ask your tarot cards, I’ve created this other article with 61 example questions that will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

Spending time by yourself can generate great insights that you may otherwise not have encountered when being in the presence of a (potential) partner. Focus on your own passions and interests for a while and make sure to put yourself first whenever you feel the need to do so. 

The Hermit explained by ‘The Simple Tarot’

In Conclusion

The Hermit in upright position means ‘no’. It represents the need to turn inwards and focus on finding someone’s personal truth. It encourages listening to your own inner voice and intuition without getting distracted by societal opinions or standards.

When pulled in reverse, the Hermit tarot card most likely indicates a ‘yes’ answer to your question. It indicates the end of a period spend in solitude. The Hermit in reversed position can be taken as a sign that it is time to step back into the world again with all the valuable knowledge you’ve gained while spending time alone. 

In love and relationships, the Hermit means ‘no’. It indicates a need to start focusing more on your own goals and dreams instead of letting your vision get blurred by the opinions of others. In order to maintain a good relationship with a (potential) partner it is very important to encourage each-other to live your own individual lives as well. 

If you liked this article and would like to browse some awesome tarot decks that have helpful keywords and meanings featured on them to make your tarot readings flow with much more ease, I’ve written this other article that may give you some inspiration! Happy reading!  

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