The Hanged Man is the 12th Major Arcana card among all the other 22 Major Arcana cards. On this card, a man is hanging upside down by his foot from a block of T-shaped living wood, viewing the world from a different angle. It appears that the man is in this position by his own will which is evident from the calmness on his face. His right foot is tied with the wooden block while his left foot is free. He has bent his left leg from the knee which is tucked behind his right leg. His arms are bent behind his back. He has a halo behind his head, denoting his intuition, understanding, judgement, and enlightenment. He wears red-coloured pants, symbolizing power, determination, passion, desire, and courage. On the top, he wears a loose blue-coloured vest symbolizing his wisdom, patience, faith, hope, and heaven. The yellow colour of his shoes and hairs symbolizes his intellectual abilities and potentials.
- Faith and Trust
- New Perspective
- Feeling Trapped
- Lack of Directions
The Hanged Man card suggests keeping some patience as there might be the chances that some of your important projects or work may stop unexpectedly. Stop forcing the things as all work will be done at the right movement. This card advises you to welcome the pauses by the universe as everything is happening for some good reason. It also advises you to take a break from your daily routine and connect to the new way of thinking and seeing. This universe is allowing you to see the new opportunities. Don’t force things on you. Whatever is happening, accept it and flow with life.
If ‘The Hanged Man’ appears in the upright position in your spread, it has several meanings depending upon its position with other cards in your spread. Generally, this card suggests keeping some patience as everything will happen on the correct times. Suddenly your certain projects may stop unexpectedly due to the universal forces. In such a situation, this card advises you to welcome the pauses with open arms as a certain course action will be cleared at the right time. This card also advises taking a break from the monotonous life and get connected to the new way of thinking and seeing the things. The universe is helping you to see the new perspectives in life. Instead of forcing things, allow the opportunities to flow smoothly to you.
This card also advises you to eliminate the old patterns which are no longer serving you. Keep patience as new possibilities will be coming your way. Sometimes, this card also shows that you are being stuck or trapped between the choices. You are under the dilemma and unable to decide to choose the path. Some unexpected things are happening which are affecting you in all the ways. Whatever the situation is, accept it as certain things will be cleared at the right time.
This card in the reversed position has several meanings depending upon its position with other cards in the spread. Generally, in the reversed position, it signifies that your body and soul might be asking you to take a break from your routine but you are paying attention towards the signals. This card advises you to take a rest from your daily tasks to develop a new perspective for yourself. It also signifies that you are being stuck in some unexpected situations and failed to see the directions. The best choice you can make is to take a pause and consider every fact before taking a final decision. It is better if you let go your certain attachments which are acting as an obstacle in your path. If you have already taken a pause from your life than the appearance of this card is a good omen which advises you to stay focused and move forward with the new perspective. Eliminate the old patterns which are no longer serving you. Your new ways of thinking will help you to find new opportunities.
The Hanged Man in Past Spread
In the past spread, the appearance of this card shows that there were certain situations in your life where you kept the patience to find the answers to certain things. This act of patience has helped you to find the correct paths of your life. You have successfully opened the doors for the new opportunities which will prove to be beneficial in the coming days.
The Hanged Man in Present Spread
In the present spread, the appearance of this card advises keeping patience as certain things will happen on the correct time. Welcome the pause which this universe is providing as it will help you to find a new perspective of life. Stop forcing the things and allow the opportunities to flow smoothly and effortlessly to you.
The Hanged Man in Future Spread
In the future spread, the appearance of this card tells that soon you will be going to face a certain situation where you will be asked to keep the patience. Things may appear to be complicated but patience and trusting the timings of God is the only key to find the path. You may feel that you are being trapped in a certain situation which may no longer serve you well. This card advises you to pause as new opportunities will be coming your way. Just relax and analyse the things and then take the final decision.
The Hanged Man in Love Spread
If you are single, this card advises you to overcome the memories of your relationship as a new love might be coming your way. You need to open the doors to find a suitable partner. This card also suggests that you have to make certain changes in your choices regarding an ideal partner as nobody is perfect. If you are committed, this card shows the phase of your relationship where the things are not going well. Some unexpected issues arise which results in frequent quarrels. Instead of putting the allegations and making assumptions, it is better to communicate well to resolve the issues. Sometimes, the appearance of this also advises that if you are not happy with your relationship, you can mutually decide with your partner about parting the ways.
The Hanged Man in Career Spread
In the career spread, the appearance of this card shows that you are in a dilemma and unsure about what path should be taken. You have several career options but failed to choose the one. This card advises you to consider every fact before making the final decision. You may also feel that certain things are not going as per your plan. This card advises keeping patience as all the things will happen at the right time. Pause for some time as new opportunities will knock your doors soon. This card also advises you to eliminate the old patterns and start developing the new perspective which may help in your future growth.
The Hanged Man in Finance Spread
In the finance spread, the appearance of this card advises you to take a break before investing your money recklessly. Try to consider every fact about the financial decision before making a final choice. If you are unable to find a suitable investing proposal, it is better to pause for a moment as soon certain opportunities may knock your doors. This card also advises that certain debts will be recovered soon but there might be some delay.
The Hanged Man in Health Spread
In the health spread, the appearance of this card suggests that you are not paying any attention to your health. The universe is sending you certain signals to keep a regular check on your health. This card advises you to take a pause from the daily routine and pay attention to your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. If you are going through a certain health issue, this card suggests taking a timely precaution before the things get worst.
The Hanged Man in Family Spread
In the family spread, the appearance of this card shows that there might be chances of certain misunderstandings among the members of the family. Try to communicate well instead of getting involved in arguments. Also, this card shows that due to the burden of your daily routine, you are not paying attention to your family. Take a break and spend some quality time with them. This will help you to keep a proper balance of your both professional and personal life.
The Hanged Man in Yes or No Spread
The Hanged Man card always advises you to keep patience to find the right path. So, the answer to your question will be revealed at the right time.
- Elements: Water
- Astrology/Zodiac Sign: Neptune