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Faith, Spirituality Or Psychic Progression:
It’s crucial now to let go of any negative, self-limiting beliefs. Remember the idea of the ‘self-fulfilling prophesy’ and be very careful about what you allow yourself to say or think about our life. Make sure the ‘prophecies’ you are making about your life bear some resemblance to the life you really wish to see.
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: Thus, the Moon and the Hermit cards are believed to have lifelong symbolic importance for a person born on this date. If we consider that the Moon card is linked to Pisces, the sign of selfless service, and the Hermit card to someone seeking spiritual truth, these two cards appear to be relevant to the life of Mother Teresa.
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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!