Your Chosen Card – The Hanged Man Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, the Hanged Man suggests that you may be clinging too tightly to an illusion preventing you from gaining a clearer perspective. Refusal to make a necessary sacrifice can result in further loss and suffering. Playing the martyr will not be productive. In Renaissance Italy, hanging someone upside down was a punishment reserved for traitors. After betraying Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor, the Spanish conquistador Cortés killed the Aztec warrior by hanging him upside-down in a Christ-like pose, as is vividly depicted in the mural by Diego Rivera entitled ‘Exploitation of Mexico by Spanish Conquistadors.’
Keywords Reversed: Selfishness, egotism, betrayal, stagnation, reversal, delay, self-pity, clinging, rigid thinking, self-deception, treason, playing the victim, foolish martyrdom, helplessness, unease, disillusionment, hangups, conformity.
Key XII: The Hanged Man (The Traitor)
Myths/Archetypes: Jesus. Buddha. Odin. Cuauhtémoc. The Martyr. The Sacrificial Lamb. Benedict Arnold. The Traitor.
Astrology: Water (Neptune in some modern decks)
Numerology: 3 (Empress) = 1 + 2 (Hanged Man) = 2 + 1 (The World)
12. The Hanged Man: Adopting A Fresh Perspective
When The Hanged Man is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If The Hanged Man is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Hanged Man is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for The Hanged Man using cards from the Mage Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The following example will make the process clear. The querent is a professional man in his early thirties. He lives with his girlfriend of many years. He asked for a general reading to reveal which issues might be important in his current life.
Complete Book of Tarot: Trump 12: The Hanged Man. Despite our most valiant efforts (trump 11, Fortitude), life can throw us for a loop and leave us feeling suspended and at the mercy of fate. We may have no choice but to adopt a new perspective as we accept our fate, just as Jesus accepted his destiny of hanging on a cross to save humankind.
Elements of the Psychic World: Zoomancy can differ from country to country and area to area. Perhaps the best-known example of zoomancy is that of a black cat crossing your path, which is believed to be a warning of bad luck to come. In some areas it only is a bad omen if it crosses from right to left. If it crosses from left to right then it signifies the onset of good luck. In other areas this is reversed.
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Development for Beginners: As is the cases with most psychics, Edward has met with his fair share of skepticism and controversy. His critics claim that he conducts his readings using hot and cold reading techniques, which either rely on the use of prior knowledge or a series of quick, generalized guesses to feign psychic ability.