The Hermit card should be fairly easy to interpret. Yet I am surprised by how many people say that the Hermit is, among other things, a teacher. He really isnâ€™t. He may teach by exampleÂ simply by living his life, but the role of teacher is that of the Hierophant. But these days people would rather follow a rebel and feel very suspicious of being taught what is approved of by the status quo.
The Hermit is the experience of finding and following your own inner light. This is not something that can be taught, for everyoneâ€™s inner light is their own. Someone who is truly following his own inner light would probably tell those who would follow him, â€śdonâ€™t follow me! This is MY light. You go find your own.â€ť Well, in my head thatâ€™s what The Hermit says.