The Dervish, or Hermit in traditional Tarot, is a sage, a mystic who has removed their ego from the center of the Universe and placed the Divine there instead. Although the word Dervish (literally ‘doorway”) is associated with renunciation, to be a Dervish today does not necessarily mean asceticism in the literal sense. Instead, it refers to a (spiritual) state of being that is connected to something other than our physical lives. When this card appears for you, you are being guided to a place of silence and stillness within yourself. Have you been caught up in the rat race or drama of the world? This card points to a need for introspection and inner reflection, to examine the effect the outer world is having on you and to focus on your own needs.