The Hermit speaks of introspection, soul searching, wisdom and enlightenment. He is the keeper of a rare and precious wisdom.
The Hermit is the card of reflection. To understand certain truths, you must step back and stay away from the world. The Hermit travels alone and hides the light he holds with his long dark cape. Because not everyone could actually understand the knowledge he carries or the message he holds.
The Hermit is humble and secret. He stands for imperceptible yet solid change. A seed has been planted. But it is not yet ready to be sowed.
This card speaks of time spent alone and deep thinking. In a negative spread it is also the card of loneliness. But the Hermit is a bearer of hope telling us that from any situation, no matter how difficult, a valuable lesson can be learned.