The Hanged Man Tarot Meaning (Major Arcana Card)

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man: This card shows a man who has been hanged upside-down, who probably does not seem to mind that he's there.

This card represents the need to adapt to changes so that we can find inner space. This is also about letting go of pre-defined ideas to get a new perspective. A new outlook will soon be apparent, either through our own choice or by the circumstances around us.

Enjoy the view and learn from it.

The Hanged Man General Meaning

In order to make changes in your situation you need to step back and try a different approach. Look again and see if you can find a more imaginative way of doing things. You may find that the key to unlocking your predicament is to work out what it is you need to give up or what sacrifices you could make at this time. The Hanged Man can often turn up when we are trying and trying hard to achieve something which just isn't coming our way. At these times he comes and taps us on the shoulder, saying: "You're going about this the wrong way. Your trying is the problem, so give it up and take a different approach!"

Upright Meaning: What this upright card means?

The Hanged Man in Upright position, this card has the following meanings:

Reversed Meaning: What this reverse card means?

The Hanged Man in Reversed position, this card has the following meanings:

Interesting Bits: What else?

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