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The Hanged Man Tarot Card

The Hanged Man Tarot Card

The Hanged Man Tarot Card Meaning

wisdom, self-sacrifice, get a different perspective

The Hanged Man Tarot Card Reversed Meaning

selfishness, feeling like a victim, traitors
Major Arcana

A Description of The Hanged Man Tarot Card

The Hanged Man. This is the symbol which is supposed to represent Prudence, and Eliphas Lévi says, in his most shallow and plausible manner, that it is the adept bound by his engagements. The figure of a man is sus- pended head-downwards from a gibbet, to which he is attached by a rope about one of his ankles. The arms are bound behind him, and one leg is crossed over the other. According to another, and indeed the prevailing interpretation, he signifies sacrifice, but all current meanings attributed to this card are cartomancists’ intuitions, apart from any real value on the symbolical side. The fortune-tellers of the eighteenth century who circulated Tarots, depict a semi feminine youth in jerkin, poised erect on one foot and loosely attached to a short stake driven into the ground.