The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man Description
The Hanged Man card shows a man suspended upside-down, hanging by his foot from the living world tree. This tree is rooted deep down in the underworld, and it is known to support the heavens. He has a serene expression on his face, suggesting that he is there of his own free will. He is viewing the world with a different perspective. A halo around his head suggests enlightenment and insight. Although his right foot is bound to the tree, his left foot is free. He is wearing red pants symbolizing the human body and passion. This card represents the ultimate surrender and sacrifice for the greater good.
What does it mean when The Hanged Man is pulled?
When this card is presented, it suggests the need to make a sacrifice in order for progression to be made. The upside-down perspective indicates the need to see things from a different perspective. Perhaps you are making a sacrifice that others do not understand, or it is you who does not understand the need for sacrifice. The Hanged Man card can convey the need to suspend an action or decision, taking time for reflection before moving forward. If a situation has naturally come to a halt or does not seem to be progressing, it is time to surrender to the pause rather than keep on pushing forward. Take this time to reflect.
What does it mean when The Hanged Man is pulled reversed?
When reversed, this card indicates you may be feeling that you are sacrificing a huge amount but not getting anything in return. You may be feeling frustrated at a situation but you are being encouraged to surrender rather than resist. You may have felt that your life has been paused, but this card suggests that a change in perspective will help you move forward. Maybe you have been stalling on making a decision, and this card reassures you that you can take a leap of faith.
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