Life Archetype: Hermit
LIFE ARCHETYPE: HERMIT
THE WISDOM KEEPERS
The Hermit is the humanitarian and wisdom keeper. They find their answers within and then carry them out into the world. They can go on and save the world...but should start with their own world first.
Attention: No self-sacrifice required.
MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTION ABOUT HERMITS:
Hermit is an introvert. You can have Hermit as your Life Archetype and still be an extrovert and social person.
This is the one question Hermit must ask when making a decision in order to remain balanced.
Does this contribute to my mission?
Also known as sub-archetypes.
Humanitarian & Philanthropist; Sage; Philosopher; Elder; Recluse; Empath; Healer, Counselour; Guide; Martyr
Contribution & Evolution
To make the world a better place for all.
There has to be a better way.
”In a gentle way you can shake the world.” - Gandhi
# 9, lantern, staff of wisdom, cloak with a hood, moon glyph, mountain, night, hazel nut
Dark colours of the night and silvery colours of the moon
Third Eye, 6th chakra
Athena, Brigid, Cerridwen, Hekate, Isis, Jesus, Merlin, Odin, Sophia
Freedom, independence, sanctuary, solitude, empathy, compassion, time to think, completion, wholeness, integration, culmination, peace, selflessness, sacrifice, integrity, strong ethics, travel, privacy, daydreaming, frugality, nimbleness, evolution
Listening, integrity, takes no prisoners, plays no games, holistic thinking, the ability to complete things and see them through, feeling everything, a deep inner knowing without reason, strong moral sense, understands Universal love, respects privacy of others
The desire to curate a better world.
The pain of others.
Mastering Universal love.
Letting go of the past.
Feeling constantly misunderstood.
Articulating ones needs to others.
Talking about their own feelings and emotions before they have it all sorted out .
Coming back out into the world and sharing after a period of retreat and synthesising the knowledge gained.
Stress management on all levels.
Self-sacrifice. Gaining energy from being the martyr by believing that everything requires a personal sacrifice.
Stuck in dreamland, not making use of the lessons learned and experiences had.
Not recognising ones own brilliance due to lack of reflection through others.
A deep distrust in humanity.
Stuck in regrets of the past.
Secrecy and manipulation.
PRIMARY LIFE LESSON:
Mastering the art of being with life vs. having to retreat from life.
It always comes back to the self.
Believing he needs to sacrifice his earth if he does his heaven.
The Hermit is born with this primary wound. It’s often unconscious and hard to spot.
Self-sacrifice so that others can prosper.
This is the achilles heel the Hermit must watch out for.
Too many incomplete projects.
These are the things Hermits must have in both life & home in order to have balance.
Cave-time to process and recharge, time to think something through, privacy, secludedness, movement to process the energy, completion of projects, stress management tools and practices, independence, bigger cause or mission
These are the things the Hermit must absolutely avoid in order to have balance in both life & home.
Loud and erratic environment
On the spot solutions delivery
Moon Archetype: mastering the illusions and confusion of self imposed limitations.
Do with great devotion and wisdom. Trust your knowing and leave your martyr at home. No need to sacrifice. Read more about the bigger context of Doing Styles.
Stop trying to save the world and start being a hero for yourself. There is no nobler cause than loving yourself. Read more about the bigger context of Self-love Styles.
Pour the love you have for a bigger cause into yourself first.
Harvest those humanitarian aspects important to you and funnel them into your everyday life. Read more about the bigger context of Harvest Styles.
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH THIS LIFE ARCHETYPE:
Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Adele, Carl Jung, Julia Child, Diana von Fürstenberg, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Zora Neale Hurston, Serena Williams, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith