The keyword for the Hermit is: Knowledge.
Card Number 9 is (to me) about sorting things all out, re-evaluating the situation and going about it in a quiet manner. The most obvious thing in this image is that the Hermit is alone. The Hermit has a lantern and a staff. Wisdom and light.
This is one of those cards that always makes me think of someone who is trying to get something done or is figuring out the solution to a problem-and does not wish to be disturbed. I can identify with this card! I crave time to just think and explore on my own, when I'm ready to ask for advice, I will...until then, you can usually find me finding my own way.