The Hanged Man Card Meaning

The Hanged Man Card Meaning

In Tarot, the Hanged Man card represents trial or focus, selflessness, and sacrifice. This card's basic symbols are a man hanging by one foot from a tau cross. His free leg is constantly crossed to create a "4", and his expression is always calm. His hands could be bound or dangling. Some coins may fall from his hands or pockets at times.

Upright Meaning

In a Tarot reading, the upright Hanged Man card represents suspension, evolution, reversal, giving up, readjustment, development, and rebirth. The card indicates that it is time to quit resisting and start gaining illumination. It is time to pause and consider before proceeding. Whatever is going on in your personal affairs, you can right the ship and continue forward.

Reverse Meaning

When the Hanged Man card is reversed, it represents a refusal to make an attempt, a mistaken prophecy, and an ineffective sacrifice. You may be making rash and/or poor judgments to detach yourself from anything in your life that you are unhappy with. You might also want to take a step back, take a deep breath, then allow yourself a second (or more!) as you figure out what your next action should be. And, unfortunately, you may require a significant attitude shift.

Love Meaning

In a Tarot love reading, the Hanged Man card usually represents bad news. If you're single, it could signify that you need to let go of whatever is holding you back before you can find love. If you're in a relationship, it could indicate that you're dissatisfied with how things are going. Allow yourself time to evaluate your connection. Avoid making hasty decisions.