"The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere" -- James Russell Lowell
The Hermit is associated with Virgo energy. It is the 9th Major Arcana card.
Nines in the tarot indicate a need to learn, to go inward. The Hermit holds a light only for himself. This is not a selfish act, it is a reminder that we must know ourselves intimately if we ever hope to intimately connect with anyone else.
The Hermit can be a lonely card and can indicate that right now it is a time to focus on yourself rather than partnerships.
If this card comes up between you and a partner, it can mean that you are both learning a lot of lessons from each other at that time.
This is card of also going back to school, of academia, of learning.
Virgo energy is meticulous and can also be quite critical. Sometimes the Virgo card can indicate an astute but perhaps critical take on something.
The Hermit can also indicate old age and can be one to watch if it comes up in relation to health questions. It can indicate troubles especially when reversed. Look to the cards coming out beside it for clarification.