12-The Hanged Man Upright Rider Waite Health Tarot Reading

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Well-Being, Physical Health Or Mental Health:

You may change your mind radically about something that you think is wrong with you physically. This is not a siren song to just ignore everything your doctor has told you, but give it some deep thought, do some research. It’s possible that something you thought you understood could best be treated in another way. Your health improves, but it’s a process.

Card Meanings: Boredom, Feeling Trapped, Rebirth, Confined, Uncertainty, Lack Of Direction, Self-Limiting, Reversal, Change, Needing Release, Improvement, Suspension

The Hanged Man generally shows that you are at a crossroads – one with only two options i.e. in or out, up or down, yes or no. You may find yourself very much wanting to do ‘something’ but having no idea what it is or how to do it. If that happens, that’s a clear sign that you should stop, relax, and look at ways that you might need to let go of attempts to control life/situations/people/things.

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Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Sun is a positive card that typically symbolizes a period of success, achievement, recognition, warmth, happiness, popularity, and contentment. Health improves and personal relationships prosper. Work situations and new ventures go well. Because of the Sun’s connection with Leo and the fifth house of the natural zodiac, modern astrologers believe that this card can also signify romance, marriage, creative self-expression, the birth of children, or other matters related to offspring. Now is a time of clarity, illumination, and enlightenment. Ponder the words of the bard: ‘How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world’ (William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1600).

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Complete Book of Tarot: 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.’

Tarot Triumphs: The Hanged Man has turned his world upside-down, and he delights in this fresh view. Playfulness and poise are indicated. So are loss of status, stripping of authority, and reversal of intentions. The meaning is in all these aspects: inversion, vision, sacrifice, revelation, cleverness, balance, and the need to understand matters from a different perspective.

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Tarot Triumphs: The Hanged Man may look alarming on first viewing. He is often taken to be a dead man, a criminal who has been hung, or a traitor suspended by his feet according to the Italian custom, and his name at first (Le Pendu in French) seems to support that theory.35 But the way he is depicted suggests that he is in fact an acrobat. In nearly every version, he looks calm and happy, a man who is in control of what he’s doing. Reverse the usual meaning, and you will find a man studying the world in reverse!