The Hermit shows a man in long grey robes. In one hand he carries a lantern ,showing that he is enlightened,one light in the darkness.He is usually barefoot and sometimes a pauper in rags. At his feet is a river, on which floats by the flotsam and jetsam of life He is a man who sees all, and keeps it within himself for greater knowledge.Often there is an association with the stars, again showing lights in darkness, a metaphor for knowledge.
This card means , among other things
A man who holds himself apart, and will not allow others in.
Take time to think things out
As a one question reading, this card would urge you to take one step at a time, and to think long and hard before making any decisions.....
A time of loneliness and a need for thought and wisdom;
Someone has put up barriers which make it difficult for you to be close.