The Hermit represents a time of introspection, a meditation on the information you have gathered to make sense of it, a regrouping of your strengths and energies so that you will reemerge energized, strengthened and vital.
I love this image for the ideal - the strength to make mountains out of your own hands, forming both a barrier and a hideaway, knowing you have the power to release that grasp at need or will.
Wisdom, Guidance, Maturity. The Hermit is willing to be perceived as strange and different in order to sort through things as they must be perceived.
being introspective, thinking things over, concentrating less on the senses, looking for answers within, going on a personal quest, desiring a new direction, receiving/giving guidance, accepting/offering wise counsel, turning to/being a trusted teacher
seeking solitude, appreciating stillness, giving up distractions