The Hanged WOman

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HANGED MAN TAROT CARD MEANINGS

HANGED MAN TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS

Upright: Pause, surrender, letting go, new perspectives.

Reversed: Delays, resistance, stalling, indecision.

HANGED MAN TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION

The Hanged Man shows a man suspended from a t-shaped cross made out of living wood. The man is hanging upside-down, viewing the world from a completely different perspective. His facial expression is calm and serene, suggesting that he is in this hanging position by his own choice. He has a halo around his head, symbolising new insight, awareness and enlightenment. His right foot is bound to the tree, but his left foot remains free, bent at the knee and tucked in behind his right leg. His arms are bent, with hands held behind his back, forming an inverted triangle. The man is wearing red pants representing human passion and the physical body, and a blue vest for knowledge. This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and of martyrdom and sacrifice to the greater good.

NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.