This time is all about going inward and the experience we acquire is from learning to listen to our own inner Sage. Wisdom, prudence, research - we gain strength by learning experiences and integrating them into our knowledge database.
I like what this says, "It teaches one also to be discreet and silent in all critical circumstances." Another type of going within, learning to NOT speak or react without first thinking about it. The Hermit is our guide to self knowledge and self mastery.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.