In its upright position, The Hermit card represents solitude, introspection and retreat.
If it appears in the Past position, it indicates a time spent in solitude. Perhaps a rest after a long journey — either a real one, or one of the soul. During this time you may have had time to realise what your own truth was, rather than truth of others.
This card is associated with Earth and the astrological sign of Virgo in a wider sense, and keywords that are associated with The Hermit are: