Cards combination description

Withdrawal, time out, a retreat.
Hermit tarot card

Card 1 - Hermit

The Hermit depicts an old man standing alone at the peak of the mountain while holding a lantern in one of his hands and a staff on the other. The mountain denotes accomplishment, development, and success. The hermit tarot card refers to the level of spiritual knowledge that he attained, and that he is ready to impart that knowledge to everyone. There is also a deep commitment he has to his goal and a solid awareness of the path that he is taking. Inside the lantern, you will notice a star with 6 points which is also known as the Seal of Solomon. This symbol represents wisdom. The staff that he holds depicts authority and power.
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Four of Swords tarot card

Card 2 - Four of Swords

There is a quiet stillness that is present in the Four of Swords, a sense of calm peace that is contrasted so deeply with the pain in the Three of Swords. Here, in a church, there is a carving of a knight that lies upon a tomb with three swords hanging above him while the fourth one lies beneath him. These three swords are a reminder of the suffering that he has endured in the earlier card. The position of the fourth sword seems to be a signal that the fight has ended. A child and a woman are depicted by the stained glass place behind the statue, giving the scene a sense of warmth and welcoming after the retreat. The knight has his hands positioned as if he is praying.
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Similar tarot cards combinations

can show stormy emotions, upsets and quarrels but also distance relationships (people separated by distance, particularly if the Three precedes The Lovers). Similar to the Five of Cups, it’s a ‘small’ card so check the card following to clarify where it’s going.
start of a new relationship (also when order is reversed)
cunning trickster, someone is not to be trusted, (also watch for a King or Queen preceding the Five, for an accurate personality description).