The hanged man is a suspended man who carries the number 12 in the deck.
The hanged man is a man who is suspended from a tree, upside down. He is called the hanged man but this is not correct, since the hanging is on his foot and not on his neck. The Hanged Man when suspended does not configure an execution, something terrible or deadly, it is just being suspended observing, and its meaning varies greatly if the card comes out in one position or another.
Kabbalistics associates this card with the planet Neptune , with the letter Lameth and the number 30 .
Esoterically it is associated with the sign of Libra , the Air element and the winter season .
In numerology it represents the number 12 or 3 (12 = 1 + 2 = 3 ).
12 is the highest octave of 3, representing careful planning and orderly growth leading to spiritual development. 1 (beginning) + 2 (reasoning force) = 3 (product of feedback).
The Hanged Man: Card Description
The card shows a man suspended upside down, hanging upside down from the tree of the living world, rooted in the underworld and supported by the heavens. Given the serene expression on his face, it is believed that he is hanging on the tree of his own accord.
His right foot is tied to the tree, but his left foot is free, bent behind the knee and hidden behind his right leg.
His arms are bent, with his hands clasped behind his back, forming an inverted triangle.
The man wears red pants representing human passion and the physical body, a blue coat for knowledge, and yellow shoes that represent his high ideals.
Around the head of the hanging man, there is a bright yellow halo that shows spiritual achievement, with a gray background of invisibility that suggests a reminder not to flaunt your spirituality.
The reading of this card is the final delivery, for having been suspended in time and from martyrdom and the sacrifice that man makes for the common good.
This is an archetype of voluntarily meditating lending itself to breaking old patterns of behavior and bad habits that have restricted you thus far.
The Hanged Man (Reversed) – General meaning
In inverted position it represents an attitude of martyrdom, indecision, self-sacrifice, delay.
When The Hanged Man appears, you may have to put aside an attitude or posture, and in more serious situations, leave a friendship, relationship or contact. This is not only for personal good but for the common good.
You probably feel now that all your efforts and sacrifices have led to nothing, that they have not been worth it. This is true on the surface, but the results will be worth the effort in the long run.
This time that you now see as dead, is just a period of dormant seed that will then inevitably blossom.
You may be tempted to let everything work out on its own, without putting responsibility or action on your part, but this is not advisable. Even not seeing immediate results, you must act and promote the changes.
This is a moment that you will overcome, and all these feelings and emotions that you have now, in which you feel helpless, without capacity or ability, will be put aside when things improve, and they will, with all certainty.
In a more negative view, if you are sacrificing yourself for something or someone, this card asks you to consider if this sacrifice is genuine and disinterested, if you do not want to show off or make yourself see in some way with your martyrdom. Think well about it.
As a final result about something, it tells us to change your approach and certain attitudes, as this will lead to a successful ending.
The Hanged Man (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading
In love, it indicates that there may be one or several very intense relationships, the kind that mark, but of short duration, Live them, if it is the case, without expectations, just enjoying the moment, the present, which will be very rich in experiences and emotions and everything adds to the end of the road of our emotional well-being.
The Hanged Man is a card that shows a crossroads, you have to make a decision and be firm in it. It can indicate that it is a good time to let go of unhealthy relationships or affections that have damaged us for a long time.
Also, in a more metaphorical sense, it can symbolize that what you should really let go of is a certain vision, a certain idealism, stop dreaming about the perfect man, Prince Charming, and value what your partner has, accepting her as she is, just He surely accepts you.
If you cling too much to an ideal, you may spend your life from disappointment to disappointment, be flexible.
The Hanged Man (Reversed) – In Job or Profession Tarot Reading
As for work, The Hanged Man warns us that in the worst case, there may be a dismissal. Although it may be you yourself who rethinks things, you decide that you should take a turn and you are going to try new directions.
Certainly now you are not satisfied with the job or your activity and you must consider things to achieve a change.
You can have a tendency to blame everything and everyone, including yourself, the economy, your boss, colleagues and partners, the state of things … try to reason and coldly analyze where the blame comes from.
Sometimes there are no culprits, things are like that for no obvious reason. You must know that this is not final, but temporary, It will change because everything in life does. Neither good nor bad last forever, and you know it.
The Hanged Man (Reversed) – In Money Tarot Reading
The Hanged Man is a pretty negative card, as it can herald significant losses of money and in the worst case, ruin.
It will depend on the other binding cards in the spread, by the way, but it warns you to have a tight control over your expenses, the investments you make, beware of scams and deceptions.
As in the position to the right, this card when reversed does not lose the sense of opening the flow, of sharing and offering. No matter how dark the situation, you must give and toast, share.
This is the mechanism that regenerates things. Give without expecting anything in return, the law of cause and effect will make up for it. This is the most positive part of the reading of hanged man regarding finances that this card has, quite negative, by the way.
The Hanged Man (Reversed) – In Health Tarot Reading
You must be very attentive to accidents of all kinds, from a simple domestic accident to more complicated things. It is a time when you do not worry about your health or your physical integrity, therefore, be careful, move wisely.
The Hanged Man that warns of some type of health problem, minor or major, but very possible. Get a checkup, control your weight, stop habits and vices.
The Hanged Man (Reversed) – In Spirituality Tarot Reading
When this card appears backwards in relation to spirituality, the old messages that you received as a child, can come back to haunt you. The things that have been recorded in your unconscious, are manifested in the light now, causing profound changes and movements.
It is also time to analyze if the old beliefs that you have and take for granted, resist analysis and the light of day. Perhaps what you set as true in your childhood is no longer true today, in light of lived experiences. If so, change, upgrade, adjust to what you need now.
Major Arcana (Reversed) Card Meaning
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