The Hermit card is about spiritual enlightenment and insight and quiet contemplation. As with the number 9 compassion, insight, intuition is indicated. When The Hermit appears in a reading there is a need for solitude, study and reflection. The Hermit is alone. This card is associated with the practical adaptable sign of Virgo. The Hermit is capable of change through wisdom and what we can learn from reflection and enlightenment.The lantern illuminates the past and provides wisdom for the future.This card in relationship spreads calls for time out and withdrawal from issues. The is much to deal with when this card surfaces in relationship spreads.