The Hermit IX’s long white beard is a symbol of his experience, earned wisdom, understanding and integrity. White is the colour of perfection and often represents successful beginnings. The white of the snow on which he stands, also, indicates a place or space of peace and purity.
The energy of the number 9 offers an opportunity for gaining heightened perspectives and personal wisdom; an invitation to focus on individual traits that represent strength-of-character. The number 9 also signifies the end of a cycle and bids us to pay attention to our future: destiny, hopes, dreams and purpose. Nine is the number of completion, perfection and of being-of-service.