What Does the Hanged Man Card Mean?

To see another perspective, you need a different viewpoint. Surrender to the Hanged Man so you can see what you are missing. The answer is right in front of you – take a look.

Lo Scarabeo Tarot

Tarot Card Meanings for the Hanged Man Card

Letting go, sacrifice for gain, surrender, breaking patterns, a crisis, delays, seeing from another direction, a fresh perspective, suspension of activity, giving something up, experiencing a metamorphosis, spiritual advancement, a detachment from the material.
In limbo, being narrow minded, not seeing from all sides, re-emergence, re-entering life, coming back to life, not letting go, having false motives, inability to release, holding back, holding onto the material.
As People
Executioners, trapeze artists, contortionists, bungee jumpers, freedom fighters, shaman, political, humanitarian & eco warriors & protestors, truth seekers, secret agents.

Hanged Man Correspondences

Hebrew Letterמ – Mem (Mother Letter)
Timing undetermined
Related toThe Empress 12/1+2=3
Count3 – primordial element


The Hanged Man as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Time stands still for no man but sometimes time doesn’t make any sense at all.


The Hanged Man doesn’t turn your world upside down like the Tower. Instead, it asks you turn yourself upside down and see something from a different perspective. Seeing something through someone else’s eyes can help you understand a situation better. You must remind yourself that opinions don’t make facts and opinions can change.

While you are pondering the finer points of something you got wrong, you may or may not notice that you have literally stopped doing anything else. This makes for a less than productive day and you may feel you achieve nothing at all except ponder your thoughts. If you can only see from one direction, they needed checking.

In other ways, the Hanged Man can create problems through delays, inertia and time just seemingly doing its own thing. It’s an Alice in Wonderland kind of day so roll with the punches and if you need to check yourself, you’ll have plenty of time to do it.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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