It symbolizes the discovery of the “internal world”. Surroundings lose value, and this allows the internal light to come alive; it is a time of solitude and silence. The Hermit represents self-knowledge, patience and serenity. This encounter with wisdom, which lies in the deepest corner of his being, will eventually allow him to illuminate the world.
It is the archetype of the hermetic philosopher, retired from the world, reflexive. He is an austere and humble servant in search of Truth. His temple is meditation.
- Astrological relations: Virgo
- Hebrew letter: Iod