Tarot Cards Meanings - Major Arcana - The Hanged Man - Meaning

The Hanged Man - tarot card meanings and illustrations

The Hanged ManBasic Meaning

Upright - Devotion to a worthwhile cause. Temporary suspension of progress. Flexibility of mind and a willingness to adapt to changes. Sacrifice in the present to reap benefit in the future. A waiting period. Rebirth. Sacrificing one thing to obtain another. Transformation. Circumstances literally turned on their head.

Key Words: Surrender to circumstance, suspension, rebirth, transition, sacrifices in the present to reap benefits in the future

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Lack of commitment. Preoccupation with selfish and material things. Despite drawbacks a preference for the status quo. Oppression. Apathy in pursuit of goals. Taking the view 'Better the devil you know'. Failure to act with an inability to move forward or progress.

Key Words: the devil you know, wasted effort, try to forgive your enemies, material world may dominate the soul.

The Hanged Man meaning and symbolism in detail.

The Hanged Man Card illustration.

The Major Arcana suit.