Upright: grace, patience, letting go, new perspective
Reversed: arrogance, stagnation, procrastination
A person hangs from their left foot on a crossed gallows with their hands behind their back and their right leg crossed behind their left. Their facial expression is calm as they view the world from a new perspective. A halo around their head symbolizes enlightenment and inspiration. The person’s tunic is blue, indicating serenity, and their leggings are red, a symbol of strength and vitality. The sky is gray, contrasting with the Hanged Man’s bright clothing and halo.
12 = 1 + 2 = 3: Growth, abundance, creation, path to success
The Hanged Man Upright
You may be going through a time of creative or spiritual growth. If you are feeling blocked it’s likely that you need a new perspective. Ask a friend or mentor to be a sounding board or second set of eyes. You will be pleasantly surprised if you open yourself up to other spiritual views and aesthetic tastes. Rather than trying to control everything around you, see what happens if you let go. Breaking your routine every so often will keep things interesting and prevent you from feeling stuck.
The Hanged Man Reversed
Your way of doing things is not the only answer— open yourself up to other people, experiences, and viewpoints. You may be avoiding an unpleasant task or difficult conversation, and a shift in perspective could be what you need to get started. You may be ignoring the full potential of the resources at your disposal. Remember that not everything has to be utilitarian: food can bring pleasure as well as sustenance. Small talk may lead you to learn something surprising about your conversation partner. Clothing can be a form of self-expression as well as a way to stay warm. Make sure to challenge your assumptions regularly and be open to others’ approaches to solving problems and moving through the world.