The Hanged Man is the card of sacrifice, surrender, and waiting. The Hanged Man is suspended upside down, viewing the world from an entirely different perspective. Even so, he shows little discomfort. He is serene and calm, with a halo around his head. This new perspective is giving him enlightenment.
The Hanged Man is a reminder that though we may want life and love to go a certain way, it is not always up to us on how things play out. Sometimes, the timing may not be quite right. Other times, being patient, doing nothing, and just letting the situation play out by itself gets us a better result. Additionally, there are times in life where sacrifice and a shift in perspective are needed.
If you are asking a yes or no question, and you draw the Hanged Man, it indicates a yes. You know that you aren’t like everyone else. You see things differently, but it doesn’t bother you — instead, your unique way of thinking is what enlightens you and enables your enlightenment. Though you know that things may not always go your way, you also value patience and understand that some time and someday, things will play out as they’re supposed to.
For love questions where you want a yes or no answer, the Hanged Man indicates a calm yes. You aren’t in a rush, which is good when it comes to romance. You aren’t in a rush to find your special someone, staying in a constant state of calmness and stillness. You aren’t necessarily taking steps forward, you are simply going with the flow, staying unbothered and at peace with yourself.
For career questions where you are looking for a yes or no, the Hanged Man indicates a possible yes or no. This card indicates that sometimes there is a need for sacrifice and that you cannot control external forces. Whatever happens, happens, but if you want to change the outcome of things, it’s necessary to give something up too. You cannot stay the same forever. This is your chance to allow things to play out. Come what may, you’ll be alright in either outcome.
For new and potential relationships, the Hanged Man is a possible no. It’s possible that you feel as though you aren’t ready to start a new venture. You aren’t in a rush, so you aren’t scrambling to ensure that your connection deepens. You want to allow time to take its course. You have feelings for your partner and can feel that they feel the same way, but there is also something in the back of your mind that is keeping you from leaping into this new relationship.
For existing relationships, the Hanged Man is a no. You feel as though you’ve made plenty of large sacrifices in this relationship, and you feel that things have grown stagnant. You have nothing else left to give and are at peace with not moving forward anymore. For the long term, this isn’t a good sign. If you want to keep this relationship going, it’s important to reach out to your partner and let them know what you think. Work together to make your relationship fairer and happier in the long run.
If you are asking about reconciliation with an ex, the Hanged Man is a yes. This card symbolizes surrender. Whether your ex has been fighting off their feelings for you, or they’ve been putting off reconnecting with you for the sake of other areas in their life. Either way, they are done hiding their feelings and are ready to make peace within themselves. They are finally reaching the stage where they want to reach out to you once again.
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If you are asking a yes or no question, and you draw the Hanged Man reversed, it indicates a no. You are reluctant to change at the moment and are unable to find peace within those changes, should they come. You don’t want to take action even if it means you’ll stay at a standstill for a while. Don’t worry, don’t push yourself, and take all the time you need.
For love questions where you want a yes or no answer, the Hanged Man reversed indicates a no. You aren’t ready to cater to someone else’s needs as you’re struggling to take care of your own. You’ve taken a long period to self-reflect, but feel as though you’ve gotten nothing from it except more confusion. Just keep on taking this time for yourself as change is on the horizon.
For career questions where you are looking for a yes or no, the Hanged Man reversed indicates a yes. However, don’t lose patience. You are indecisive about where things are going right now, but things will fall into place soon enough. Change is coming, just let the universe take its course and you’ll get what you’ve been wanting, even if you feel stuck where you are currently. Not all hope is lost!
For new and potential relationships, the Hanged Man reversed is a hopeful yes. You feel indecisive about where things are heading but know that things will work out. Stay patient and know that the universe won’t leave you behind. You can’t control everything, and that’s okay. Take your time to consider all of your choices and you’ll get a clearer understanding of what you want to happen next. Don’t rush but also don’t stay static for too long as it won’t be fair to your interested partner.
For existing relationships, the Hanged Man reversed is a no. You’re probably getting distracted by other areas in your life, which could make your partner feel neglected. It’s understandable that it’s hard to come to a decision immediately, but it’s good to know that you must come to one sooner or later. After all, it wouldn’t be fair for your partner if you left them waiting around for an indefinite amount of time.
If you are asking about reconciliation with an ex, the Hanged Man reversed is a no. Your ex still isn’t quite sure about their feelings for you after the breakup, but it doesn’t mean that they resent you for it. They are finding it difficult to move on, but even still, it will take some time before they can make their mind up. Don’t wait around for them because you may be waiting for months or even years.
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For relationships and feelings, the Hanged Man reveals that everything comes at its own time. No matter how much we may want to, we cannot force love or a relationship. Sometimes, the best thing to do is nothing. When we are patient, opportunities will come. If we lean into the Hanged Man’s energy of patience and sacrifice, we will be ready to embrace opportunities when they do come–to the fullest.
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