The Hanged Man Classic Tarot Major Arcana
You know life can be difficult. You are a person of passion restricted by the mundane world, a creative soul bound by convention. You are full of knowledge and wisdom but seemingly unable to let it flow forth. You are the Hanged Man. A bit of a martyr and a bit of inspiration, this design is resplendent with primary colors that makes it perfect for basic whites, light hues, and the light background lets it stand out on dark colors, just as you stand out from the crowd.
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The Hanged Man shows a man suspended, upside-down, from the living World Tree, rooted in the underworld and supporting the heavens. Given the serene expression on his face, it is believed he is hanging on the tree of his own will. His right foot is bound to the tree but his left foot remains free, bent at the knee and tucked in behind his right leg. His arms are bent, with hands held behind his back, forming an inverted triangle. The man is wearing red pants representing human passion and the physical body, a blue coat for knowledge, and yellow shoes representing his high ideals. Around the Hanged Man’s head is a bright yellow halo showing spiritual attainment, with the grey background suggesting invisibility (a good reminder to not flaunt your spirituality). This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and of martyrdom and sacrifice to the greater good. This is the archetype to meditate on to help break old patterns of behavior and bad habits that restrict you.
MEANINGS: Upright: Suspension, restriction, letting go, sacrifice Reversed: Martyrdom, indecision, delay