The Hermit card is aligned with Virgo’s love to analyze and painstakingly seek to know and understand. This is a time when you need to be alone to sort out the confusing patterns in your life. On the emotional level, you are searching for a breakthrough. You are looking for a release from the frantic pace of life. You know there is more but chasing after it doesn’t seem to work. You are now forced by your reality, or by a need, to understand who you are in the grand picture of life. To do this you must look inside at the shadow aspects of yourself that you have been avoiding. Here the only guide is you. No one at this time will have the answer you are looking for. If you keep searching for the perfect answer, teacher, or guru you will find disappointment and frustration. It is time to begin to look into your own shadow aspects; the parts of yourself that you have not wanted to see. Questions to ask: Why can I not sit still? How can I allow my brain to stop for just a moment? Who am I if I don’t do what everyone wants me to do? Where am I obsessive-compulsive? With the card reversed, you are unwilling to listen to the quiet voice within. Your life is too full of noise. You may not know how to take a break. You are a person in danger of burning out. You may be so concerned with the physical world that you are neglecting your emotional and spiritual well-being. Eventually this will take its toll on your health if you are not careful.