This card is telling the asker to take a step back because he needs to take time to think and recharge his emotional or physical batteries; or to simply reflect on where the road leads from here.
Since the asker will soon reach a satisfying conclusion that will make everything better, this card is great if he’s thinking about his future. He needs to observe his current situation from afar and keep all options open. The Hermit can also tell you to be a little careful because the asker doesn’t know all the details yet – perhaps a new side to the story will come to light. Also, this card suggests you don’t need to suffer by yourself and should ask other people for help or advice.