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The Hanged Man

Danny Wilsher

Key Meanings: Surrender, sacrifice, perspective, letting go


The Hanged Man depicts a figure suspended upside-down symbolizing surrender, sacrifice, and gaining a new perspective through letting go. This card represents a time of pause, reflection, and seeing things from a different angle. It signifies the need to release control and embrace a state of surrender in order to gain insight and clarity.


When The Hanged Man appears in a reading, it suggests that you are in a period of transition or suspension, where it may feel like life has come to a standstill. This card encourages you to surrender to the present moment and let go of any resistance or attachments. Just as the figure in the card hangs suspended, you are being called to release control and allow yourself to be open to new perspectives.

The Hanged Man invites you to embrace a state of surrender and acceptance, knowing that sometimes the greatest insights and revelations come when we let go of our preconceived notions and expectations. It’s a time to trust in the process of life and allow yourself to be guided by intuition rather than logic.

This card also signifies the need for sacrifice and letting go of old patterns or beliefs that no longer serve you. You may need to make sacrifices in order to move forward or gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation. By releasing attachments and embracing change, you can find liberation and enlightenment.


  • Embrace a state of surrender and acceptance, allowing things to unfold naturally.

  • Let go of attachments and resistance, trusting in the process of life.

  • Seek new perspectives and insights by stepping outside of your comfort zone.

  • Be willing to make sacrifices in order to gain clarity and understanding.



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