For me, the difference is solitude is something you WANT
and feel comfortable with, a peaceful, relaxing and
inspirational space, and loneliness is an UNWANTED
experience of being on your own.
I believe one of the greatest fears we have is the fear of
loneliness, especially the loneliness that we feel when
we are without a lover.
This fear traps many of us into unfulfilling or
destructive relationships, or leads us into pursuing the
wrong person just to AVOID being on our own.
When The Hermit appears in your reading, it may represent
the loneliness you feel at the time. And remember, it is
possible to feel more isolated and lonely in an unhappy
relationship or marriage than when you are actually on your
If this is the case, the card is suggesting you take time
out for inner reflection. In fact, The Hermit is also known
as the Contemplation card in some Tarot decks. Why do you
feel lonely? What can you do to help turn unwanted
loneliness into welcome solitude?
Do you believe you can transform your loneliness into
solitude? I believe you can. Focus on contemplating
positive opportunities and outcomes. Spend your time
reflecting on past joys and accomplishments. Consider what
you can do with your life to create more satisfaction and
The Hermit is saying ‘take your time and chill out, don’t
make any hasty or impetuous decisions, THINK about the
issues in your life carefully and from a more open-minded
perspective and with a more positive attitude’.
The card also suggests you should be patient, as it may
take a little more time before the period of unwanted
loneliness you are suffering will pass. Of course, it can
also mean don’t let the fear of loneliness hold you back
from making an important decision!
When The Hermit appears in your readings, don’t rush any
decisions, take time out to think about and contemplate
your options carefully, and if you feel lonely consider how
you can change the way you view your ‘loneliness’ to create
a sense of solitude instead.
Love and Joy,
omg! i tried this online tarot reading before (sheyzz this is your fault! hehehe!) that was around may i think... i registered there so they kept on sending me mails (mostly advertisments) but when i checked my mail, i found this email from them... and OH-MY-GOLAY! her letter told me what to do to my problem! (how the hell did they know that i was miserable?!?! maybe they are reading my blog...lolz) but holy S**T! i got goosebumps the moment i finished reading the letter... yikes! but then i think it will help me... a lot! she's right... i'm just lonely, i just have to channel my energies to other stuff rather than just sulking on what is happening to me right now... i really really have to focus on my studies (now that i am almost finished...) yeah... i will! and maybe a little sports wouldnt hurt... i need exercise...badly!... my body is not functioning well, i dont get to sleep that much anymore and i feel so restless... maybe i will just folloew her advice... there's nothing to lose :) thanks alison! ;)