The Hanged Man

At A Glance

Positive: Change of perspectives, pause, letting go

Negative: Procrastination, resistant, indecision


The Hanged Man is numbered 12 in the Major Arcana.

A man is hanging by his right foot from a T-shaped cross with some leaves or vines. His left foot is free and he is relaxed with his hands behind him and a halo around his head. It appears as if he has chosen to be hanged in this manner which has provided him some insights.

This position allows him to see the world from a different perspective which is also emphasized with the halo representing insights, knowledge or even wisdom.

He is free to untie himself if he wishes to, or to continue in this state.

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