The Hermit Yes Or No Tarot Meaning

Is The Hermit a yes or no in a Tarot reading? What is the meaning of the card and how can help you get your way?

The Hermit card is often a yes card, however, it’s often more of a yes if… depending on the type of question you’re asking. The Hermit is the symbol of soul searching and inner guidance and this card has much wisdom to share with you if you’ll hear it.

A major card like The Hermit is a good sign in a yes or no Tarot reading but this particular card asks you to go a little deeper if you want to get what you truly want in the long term.

Does the Hermit Mean Yes or No?

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Overall the answer is probably yes! However, there are many other cards in the Tarot that will give you a simple yes and the Hermit (as he often does) is trying to get you to dive deeper. The type of question you’re asking and the position of the card might be pointing you towards something you’ve not considered or might be a bigger deal than expected.

Upright Hermit as Yes or No Question


If the Hermit is upright, it is telling us that take some time for ourselves, to reflect and grow in wisdom. Your answer is still a yes but don’t make any rushes to judgment or try and pressure yourself into expecting results overnight.

The Hermit is the symbol of a wise man and, in this case, that’s representing your own inner wisdom. You already know what you need to get the job done and see the results you want. It’s just a matter of following through.

Reversed Hermit as Yes or No Question

Yes, if…

When reversed, the meaning is different. It becomes a symbol that you’re either not thinking things through enough or trying to rely too much on yourself. It might be that your goal requires working with others or there’s something you’re just not seeing. The card isn’t saying no – it’s trying to point you back on the right path.

You might be feeling overwhelmed or stuck. Connection with both others and your own inner self is the key to overcoming these feelings and getting the results you want. Reversed, this card may also suggest that the person is being too hard on themselves and that they need to forgive themselves.

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Hermit as Yes or No for Love

Upright Hermit as Yes or No for Love


For relationships and especially for your love life, The Hermit is a good sign. If this is a true connection (and not just a fling or a crush) then it’s a very good sign for the relationship going well.

There is some guidance worth taking on board here. The Hermit is a call to search deep inside yourself to figure out whether this relationship serves both of you. If it does, then you should follow your heart and be brave. If not, be honest with yourself about it and end things before they continue.

Reversed Hermit as Yes or No for Love

Yes, but it’ll take work!

Reversed, The Hermit is a symbol that there’s something you’re not seeing in the relationship. It might be something you’re not seeing within yourself and you’re not being honest with yourself (or them) about your true feelings. In either case, it’s time to figure out what you really want.

If this is a connection you truly want this is still a good sign but it’s going to take some work. It’s going to take some introspection on your side and it’s not about waiting for the other person (even when it can seem like it). If you are single, then this card reversal suggests that you may be too shy or fearful to open yourself up to new relationships. You need to reconnect with the world and the others in your life.

Hermit as Yes or No for Advice

Upright Hermit as Yes or No for Advice

Yes, trust yourself.

As Advice, this card upright tells you that you need to go within for answers. The Hermit is a sign that it’s time for soul searching and spiritual enlightenment. You may be feeling a strong urge to be alone right now, and that’s okay!

This is a time for receiving guidance, from within not just the Tarot. Lean on your intuition during this time, and stay open to the messages that come your way. You may find that the answers you’re seeking are found in the simplest of things.

Reversed Hermit as Yes or No for Advice

No, not unless you make some changes!

Reversed, The Hermit is telling you that there’s still a chance to get what you want but you’re going to have to make some changes. It’s indicating that you might be avoiding problems (or missing the problem entirely) rather than facing them head-on. This can only take you so far and, if you’re not careful, you’ll end up feeling lost and further from your goal.

It’s still possible but you’re going to have to change how you do things and how you’ve been looking at problems. This is still a major arcana which means you’re entirely capable of overcoming these obstacles. Reach out to those around you. You might be feeling lonely and isolated but there are people willing to be there for you. You may feel like you are overwhelmed or paralyzed by fear. Reaching out to others for support will help you to overcome these feelings and move on.

Hermit as Yes or No for Career and Finance

Upright Hermit as Yes or No for Career and Finance

Is this something you want? Then yes!

The Hermit is all about taking some time for yourself and doing some soul searching. If your financial or career goal is something that someone else wants for you then it’s probably not going to happen. If it’s something you want then that’s a different story. Your intuition already knows which it is. You may find that this period of introspection leads you down a new path in your career or finances.

Reversed Hermit as Yes or No for Career and Finance

No, make some decisions first.

Reversed, the card is trying to warn you that you’re being stubborn or following through with a goal that is not your own. This can lead to more than just financial and career problems as even if you do follow it through to success you won’t be happy.

You might be feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed about what to do but that doesn’t mean you should do something just because. Maybe your entire goal doesn’t line up with your own desires or maybe it’s just an element of it. Whatever it is, you should take the time to figure out what you want before spending more time and energy on someone else’s goals.

If you are feeling lost or uncertain about your next steps, it is time to take some time for introspection and meditation to connect with your inner wisdom.  In this position, it’s urging you to slow down. Take things one step at a time and don’t rush into anything you’ll regret down the line.

Hermit for Trust: Should You Trust Them?

As for trust, this card means that you may need to rely on your own intuition and inner wisdom when it comes to making decisions. If someone is asking for your trust, consider if they have earned it and are worthy of your faith. Perhaps the way forward is to trust them slowly and give them time to prove themselves rather than making an all-or-nothing decision.

If you are considering giving someone your trust, look within yourself to see if you feel comfortable doing so. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. If you feel that someone is trying to take advantage of you, be wary and don’t be afraid to walk away. Trust is a precious thing, so don’t give it away lightly.

What Is the Hermit Trying to Tell You?

Beyond a limited yes or no spread the Tarot card has a deeper meaning when looked at in a spiritual context. A Hermit can often be seen as a sign of spiritual enlightenment. This is someone who has found the answers they were looking for and has come to a place of understanding. They may have gone through a time of solitude and soul searching, or they may have been guided to this point by a mentor or teacher.

It’s an important card and one of the more interesting ones in a yes or no spread.