XII - The Hanged Man

The Constellation Tarot deck - Learn tarot card meanings for the Hanged Man

Tarot Card Meanings

Keywords: surrender, change of perspective, releasing control, sacrifice

The Hanged Man Tarot card is symbolized by the constellation Capricornicus in the Constellation Tarot deck. In Ancient Greece, Capricornicus represented Pan, the goat god of nature - half goat, half fish. Fleeing the monster Typhon, Pan jumped into the river Nile and transformed his lower body into a fish to avoid detection. His upper body stayed above water and remained a goat. 🐐🐟

When the Hanged Man card shows up in your Tarot card reading, he brings a message that sometimes a change in our perspective shows us the solution we are looking for. The moment we surrender and choose to trust life, we let go of control, and notice that life has its own rhythm. We being to see opportunities in front of us. This brings relief and relaxation. As tension and fear disappear, we accept things as they are, we see more clearly, and answers come more easily.

The Hanged Man Tarot card meaning indicates that we many need to give something up - control, attachment to an idea, belief, or something physical - to receive clarity of mind, understanding and the answer to a situation. This is a time whenyou may achieve more by being still and contemplating.

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