The Hanged Man – Kindness Untamed

The Hanged Man


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Content by: @rositabustiiios

 
The Hanged Man is the thirteenth card in the Major Arcana. Most often, we see him suspended upside down by one leg - quite literally hanging around. Sometimes, you just need to stop for a second, and have a change of perspective. This is the Hanged Man’s message. This card often appears when you feel suspended between the past and the future. Reversed, it may indicate that you’re at a crossroads, struggling to make a decision. No matter what, however, a change is coming, and although it is scary, sometimes you simply need to surrender to a situation and make sacrifices in order to be your truest self and continue to grow. By letting go of old patterns, stepping back, and switching your perspective, you might just see things in a different and better light.


Julian as The Hanged Man


Generally, the change in Julian’s life has not been of his volition, or under his control. When Ward Earp pushed him out of the triangle, he lost his memories, forcing him to see the world anew. If the Hanged Man encourages us to cede to events, take a step back, and change our perspective, then Julian’s story takes this to the extreme. As the Hanged Man reversed, he wandered outside of Purgatory for over twenty years, suspended between his past and his future. In the end, his sacrifice and surrender become literal, as he saves Nicole’s life and eventually loses his own in the battle against Bulshar Clootie.
 

00_thefool
 
0
Upright:
new beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, a free spirit
Reversed: holding back, recklessness, risk-taking, inconsideration
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
01_themagician
 
I
Upright:
action, power, self-empowerment, manifestation
Reversed: manipulation, poor planning, untapped talents
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
02_thehighpriestess
 
II
Upright:
intuition, the subconscious mind, higher powers
Reversed: need to listen to inner voice, withdrawl and silence
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
03_theempress
 
III
Upright:
femininty, motherhood, beauty, nurturing, abundance
Reversed: creative block, dependence on others, neglect
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

04_theemperor
 
IV
Upright:
authority, structure, solid foundation, father-figure
Reversed: domination, excessive control, lack of discipline, inflexibility
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
05_thehierophant
 
V
Upright:
group identification, conformity, tradition, beliefs
Reversed: personal beliefs, freedom, challenging the status quo
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
06_thelovers
 
VI
Upright:
love, union, relationships, value alignment, choices
Reversed: disharmony, imbalance, misalignment of values
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
07_thechariot
 
VII
Upright:
determination, control, will power, victory, assertion
Reversed: lack of control, opposition, aggression, powerless
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

08_strength
 
VIII
Upright:
strength, courage, patience, influence, compassion
Reversed: self-doubt, low energy, lack of self-discipline
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
09_thehermit
 
IX
Upright:
soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance
Reversed: isolation, loneliness, withdrawl, misfit, lost
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
10_wheeloffortune
 
X
Upright:
good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point
Reversed: bad luck, breaking cycles, resistance to change
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
11_justice
 
XI
Upright:
justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law, responsibility
Reversed: unfairness, lack of accountability, dishonesty
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

13_thehangman
 
XII
Upright:
pause, surrender, restriction, letting go, sacrifice
Reversed: martyrdom, indecision, delay, stalling, resistance
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
12_death
 
XIII
Upright:
endings, beginnings, change, transformation, transition
Reversed: resistance to change, unable to move on, delayed endings
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
14_temperance
 
XIV
Upright:
balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning
Reversed: imbalance, excess, lack of long-term vision, self-healing
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
15_thedevil
 
XV
Upright:
shadow self, attachment, addiction, sexuality, materialism
Reversed: detachment, breaking free, power reclaimed
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

17_thetower
 
XVI
Upright:
disaster, upheaval, chaos, sudden change, revelation
Reversed: avoidance of disaster, spiritual growth, resistance to change
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
16_thestar
 
XVII
Upright:
hope, spirituality, renewal, inspiration, serenity
Reversed: lack of faith, despair, discouragement, inner child
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
18_themoon
 
XVIII
Upright:
illusion, fear, anxiety, insecurity, subconscious
Reversed: release of fear, repressed emotions, unhappiness, confusion
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
20_thesun
 
XIX
Upright:
fun, warmth, success, positivity, vitality, joy, enlightment
Reversed: temporary depression, lack of success, overly optimistic
FULL TAROT MEANING


 

 
19_judgement
 
XX
Upright:
judgement, rebirth, inner calling, absolution, awakening
Reversed: self-doubt, refusal of self-examination, inner critic
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
21_theworld
 
XXI
Upright:
successful conclusion, possibilities, accomplishment, travel
Reversed: lack of completion, lack of closure, delayed success
FULL TAROT MEANING


 
 

 

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