The Hermit Divinatory Meanings
Desire for solitude. Secrets
The Hermit in the Elemental Positions
Solitary experiences or secrets influencing the present, known or unknown to the client.
Desire for Solitude, privacy. Keeping secrets.
Fear of being alone. Difficulty with secrets.
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
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
10 Thotanp: Protection. Nurturing children. Wandering alone, solitude
Country: Part of Egypt
Agrippa: Venus, Libra
25 Oddiorg: Aiding friends. Divine seed of all things. Inspiration and wisdom from silence
Area: The Balkans
Agrippa: Saturn, Capricorn
52 Nabaomi: Partnerships. Inspiring others to do work. Creative contemplation
Agrippa: Moon, Cancer
75 Ranglam: Invisibility, Parthenogenesis, Initiation. A virgin. Retirement from current events
Hermit Archetype: Wise Old Man
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.