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EP 140.5: Tarot Analysis: The Hermit | Major Arcana | Loneliness and Soul-Searching

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

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Hi everyone! This week, we’ll look at The Hermit in my tarot deck, the Fortunus Games tarot deck.

I chose teenage Joel Farber from my Tapas graphic novel, “The Book of Joel,” as The Hermit.

The Hermit stands by himself at the top of a mountain. His loneliness and the fact that he’s at a literal peak symbolize his spiritual growth and accomplishment. By choosing to look deep within himself, he’s reached some kind of enlightenment.

Like the Hermit, Joel is on a soul-searching journey. An argumentative know-it-all who talks faster than a machine gun to "make up" (as he sees it) for his shyness and lack of self-esteem, teenaged Joel, like the Hermit in the tarot deck, knows that he needs to look deep within himself.