Recluse/Hermit dream meanings

General Meanings:

Desire to step away Recluse (Hermit) may actually stands for desire to withdraw from life and people. Perhaps this is due to frustration and resentment, bitterness which you can not allow to overwhelm you, otherwise later you will regret about that.

Support and advise Some wants to withdraw in order to find themselves – this may be a good decision. The recluse appears as a teacher and a counselor, often with a long white beard (he reminds an old depiction of Father of God). In the old dream books there are several interpretations:

  • To see a hermit – this symbol warns against treacherous and hypocrisy, somebody wants to make harm for you. Also sometimes you have to reckon with your own failures.
  • To be a hermit – signifies that the dreamer desires for more sociability.
  • Hermit in a circle of other people – the feeling of not being understood by others and therefore isolated.
  • Indian dream books interpret hermitage (the dwelling of a hermit) often as a reminder to love more your neighbor.
  • To be in a hermitage – To see yourself with spouse in the hermitage, points to relations which leaves too little space for exterior impulses and has become monotonous.

Psychological Meanings:

Feels loneliness This symbol of recluse/hermit and our soul want to show how lonely we feel in the life, in fact, even although we might be very sociable and cheerful in the company. It is the loneliness that comes from within, possibly because of searching for persons who understand you completely and take you in such a way as you are.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Warning if hermitage – The sign that you have to take care of your loved ones if you do not want to loose them;
  • Improve your relation if live with a spouse such life – You are living bored life with your spouse or loved one, and you need a revival of the relationship;
  • Pretenders around you if see a hermit – Means that you’re not a practical person, you will have to deal with hypocrites;
  • Sadness if see one recluse – This dream announces sadness and loneliness caused by unfaithful friends, you need a wise counsel;
  • Unpleasant news if encounter with torn or tattered clothing -This dream announces a bad news;
  • Unproductive job if be yourself a hermit – in the dream your are a hermit with torn clothes, shows that you will undertake a fruitless work;
  • Prolonged separation if see a hermit in your own apartment – In the dream hermit is in your own apartment and you do not know him/her, this symbol signifies that you will have a long separation with family;
  • Unselfish if be at home of a hermit – This dream signifies that you will be selfless to others.

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • Warning if see recluse – In the dream you see a recluse, this is a warning that you have to beware of dangerous society;
  • To be more friendly if be a recluse – The dream shows that your soul feels lonely, you have to be more sociable.

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Difficult time if see recluse or hermit – This dream that you will have to get through hard times;
  • Calm life if be yourself – You are a hermit, this announces that you will have a comfortable life in prospect.

* Please, see meaning of wasteland, guru.

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