This Major Arcana card is supposed to represent me, according to some book I've read.
I've struggled with this. I don't want to be a hermit. I really don't feel like I should be living my life alone. But in conversation with my therapist today, I've learned a rather hermit-like thing about myself: I find being around people tiring.
As we talked and I tried to think of times when being around other people was completely relaxing and rejuvenating, it was very difficult. There are a few examples: cuddling with S or hanging out sometimes with HippyChick and BeeDragon. But most often, I feel like I need to be "on" in some way.
This all came about because I tend to "check-out" when I go home at night. I know that many people do this as well, but it doesn't always feel healthy to me, and at one point led me to drinking as an attempt to check-out.
I don't know what this all means, really, but it helps me understand why the Hermit might represent me, in some way.
On a less psychological note, I get to go see my podiatrist today who I think really is a hermit. He's going to tell me how he thinks my toe is healing. I think its healing nicely, personally.