10 The Hermit – Yod – Virgo

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The Hermit Divinatory Meanings

Desire for solitude. Secrets

The Hermit in the Elemental Positions

Fire Position

Solitary experiences or secrets influencing the present, known or unknown to the client.

Water Position

Desire for Solitude, privacy. Keeping secrets.

Air Position

Fear of being alone. Difficulty with secrets.

Earth Position

A time of solitude, secrets.

The Hermit and the Hebrew Alphabet

Yod, a hand, is the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and has the value of 10. Virgo is the zodiac sign associated with it.

  • Y – Virgo
  • V – Taurus
  • D – Mars

Two earthy signs followed by the energy of Mars who is exalted in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Virgo is a mutable sign.

YVD – 20

20 is the number of Kaph, The Sun.

A vision, Prophet, black liquid.

The Hermit in Astrology


BThVLH 443

To draw in, hold back (quality of the Hermit). House of God, a city, Virgin. Stone to be sacrificed.

The Hermit in Liber 231

Also the Priest veiled himself, lest his glory be profaned, lest his word be lost in the multitude.

Powers of The Hermit in the Enochian Watchtowers

Water Watchtower


10 Thotanp: Protection. Nurturing children. Wandering alone, solitude

Country: Part of Egypt

Agrippa: Venus, Libra

Fire Watchtower


25 Oddiorg: Aiding friends. Divine seed of all things. Inspiration and wisdom from silence

Area: The Balkans

Agrippa: Saturn, Capricorn

Air Watchtower

18 ZEN

52 Nabaomi: Partnerships. Inspiring others to do work. Creative contemplation

Country: Tunisia

Agrippa: Moon, Cancer

Earth Watchtower

25 VTI

75 Ranglam: Invisibility, Parthenogenesis, Initiation. A virgin. Retirement from current events

Country: Liberia

Hermit Archetype: Wise Old Man

Individuation process

The point individuation work where the client realises that she has been alone all her life: she never completely belonged to her family, friends, lovers, children etc.

The value of silence in the individuation process.



The alchemical stage represented here is the Dissolution process. This is part of the Putrefaction stage where a solid substance is reduced to a liquid, but stops at the first phase of the operation. This is also Dissolution which changes the gross to the subtle, fixed to the volatile. In relation to this Key we have the Hermit who has ‘dissolved’ himself of worldly possession and seeks the volatile nature of his spirit.


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