Your Tarot Birth Card – Life Path 9: The Hermit

By December 16, 2014Numerology, Tarot

Welcome back to my series on the Tarot Birth Card! This week we’re all about Life Path 9 – the Hermit!

If you missed out on last week’s post, then head here to find out how to determine your life path number and your associated tarot birth card. Every week, I’ll be discussing each of the nine tarot birth cards and their person-centered interpretations.

And if you’re not a Life Path 5, head here to read about Life Path 1, The MagicianLife Path 2, The High PriestessLife Path 3, The EmpressLife Path 4, the EmperorLife Path 5, The HierophantLife Path 6, The Lovers, Life Path 7, The Chariot, and Life Path 8, Strength.

We’ll look at typical strengths and weaknesses, who you’re likely to fancy (and who turns you off), and the kind of work or lifestyle you might find satisfying. Whilst a single tarot card could never sum up an entire person, it can be fun and helpful to learn which tarot archetype represents you, and how you can use its energy in different areas of your life.

Again, if you’re not sure what your tarot birth card is, read this first!

Life Path 9 – The Hermit

tarot birth card hermit life path 9‘Wisdom resides within’

Hermits are wise souls. Studious and intelligent, they often seem to have their head in the clouds. The opposite is true – these are people who search inside themselves to find answers to their questions.

If The Hermit is your birth card, you may be a solitary kind of person, preferring the quiet of your own company where you can think instead of the noisy bustle of everyday life. You relish sanctuary – the opportunity to curl up with a book, write, meditate or simply allow your thoughts to flow. However, you are also ready to share your learning with others.

Hermits are visionaries – they apply their inner wisdom to the world around them and understand social problems in a deeply personal way whilst at the same time managing to remain detached. They are often mentors in society, whether professionally, or in a volunteer or friend capacity, people turn to them for wisdom and advice.

Key Strengths:

Tarot Birth Card Strengths⇢ You’re a thinker, analytical and attentive to detail in whatever you study.

⇢ You have the potential to be very successful in your field – you have the kind of focus that will enable you to climb high in whatever you do.

⇢ You are deeply comfortable in your own company and rarely feel insecure.

⇢ You’re a very spiritual person – always looking for the deeper meaning in life.

Key Challenges:

Tarot Birth Card Challenges⇢ You can be somewhat detached from society, which can be lonely at times. Don’t be afraid to reach out when you feel the need.

⇢ You’re so focused on the thing you’re thinking about at any time, that you can miss the little details in life. Remember to enjoy life’s simple pleasures!

⇢ You can come over as a know-it-all, which is both a blessing and a curse for you.

⇢ You may struggle to let people get close to you.

Who You Hookin’ Up With?

Tarot Birth Card - Love ⇢ You’d work well with a High Priestess (Life Path 2), with whom you could reach new heights (or rather depths) of spiritual wisdom, and you’d be known as a pair of great spiritual thinkers.

 ⇢ A Lover (Life Path 6) could either charm or exasperate you.

 ⇢ An Empress’s (Life Path 3) sociable nature might not be your cup of tea.

 ⇢ You’d help a Chariot (Life Path 7) find more depth in their ideas, and in turn, they might encourage you to do more with your learning – you’d be an argumentative but very respectful couple.

Work And Lifestyle Ideas:

Tarot Birth Card - Work & Lifestyle ⇢ You’d be ideal as a spiritual leader or speaker – you are able to articulate your ideas well and people love to hear what you have to say. Your guidance is always appreciated – look for ways to share it.

 ⇢ You’re at home in academia, and would make a good student, lecturer or professor. You may also be drawn to writing – books, an intelligent blog, any way you can get your ideas out there.

 ⇢ You’re more at home when you can work alone – team roles can be difficult for you, but when given a project you can work on by yourself you really excel.

What’s Up Next?

This wraps up my series on the tarot birth cards! I hope you enjoyed them. as some ofy ou might notice, there is no life path 11 or 22. In tarot, we are always taught to reduce to a single digit, and as such there are no master numbers like in numerology. If you happen to be an 11 or 22, reduce to a 2, High Priestess, or 4, the Emperor.

Thanks again! And do drop me a note and let me know how you relate to your tarot birth card.

About Beth Maiden

Beth Maiden is a professional tarot reader and writer based in Manchester, UK. She has two cats and one dog and they all live together in a tiny little boat. She is the resident tarot writer at the progressive LGBTQ website and the creator of the Alternative Tarot Course. Check her out at and @littleredtarot on Twitter.



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