The Hanged Man in the Marseilles Tarot - Card Reading




Find out the explanation of the meaning of the Letter The Hanged Man, what it indicates when it goes backward or forwards, and its possible application to the various facets of your life and day-to-day issues.

The Hanged Man is Card XII of the Major Arcana of the Marseilles Tarot. Considered one of the most enigmatic letters, it symbolizes salvation and redemption. The eyes of the hanged man are open, and his gaze is alive and attentive, observing and recognizing everything that is around him. Know the meaning of the Card The Hanged Man in the Tarot, what it indicates when it comes out of the right, backward, or combined with other Cards, and its possible application to the various facets of life and day-to-day problems.

The Major Arcana numbering tells you where you are in a particular situation or problem. Ask your question to the Tarot and interpret the Arcanum according to its number and respective position in the deck. When his life experiences are complete, El Loco returns to zero. Despite the divinatory meaning of the Cards, think of the Tarot as a journey. If you look at the Letters that are coming out in this way, for each topic you place, it becomes easier to intuitively interpret the Letters and face their messages as, also, a life story.

The figure and The Symbiology of the Card The Hanged Man in the Tarot of Marseille

  • Arcanum XII
  • Zodiacal Affinity : Neptune
  • Keywords: Transition, readjustment, limbo, paradox, self-awareness, need for expression, spirituality, salvation, redemption, defeat, starting over.
  • Key expressions: It may be necessary to sacrifice, a relationship that is stagnant, need to see life from another perspective, change of priorities in life, give up control, desire to move on, need to go back in order to move forward.
  • Tip: Accept where you are.
  • Reverse Meaning: Naivety, unnecessary sacrifice.

The figure

In this Letter, a young man is seen suspended by one foot, head down. The gallows are green, and the rope is short. The gallows are supported by two wooden stakes, with scars on each cut branch. The legs and arms of the figure are crossed behind the back.

Like The Devil or Death, this Card can arouse concern when it appears in a Tarot reading. However, his performance also has a positive side. This Arcanum is linked to the martyrs and, therefore, brings a message of salvation and redemption. In the Kabbalah, it corresponds to path number 23 of the Tree of Life: the severity of splendor.

The Symbiology

The Hanged Man Card is considered one of the most enigmatic of the Tarot deck. The ambiguity of this Charter is related to compulsory or voluntary sacrifice in the face of a specific situation. It can represent a temporary reversal of the natural order of things or self-sacrifice, especially of spiritual values. It can also signal the need to abandon old habits and beliefs to make room for new realities.

The apparent sacrifice of the figure The Hanged Man has a spiritual implication. In some ancient religions and mystical practices, sacrifice and personal testing were part of the rituals of purification and approval. In that sense, this Letter can mean change or the passage from one phase of life to a fuller one, while self-awareness and spirituality develop.

Reading the Card The Hanged Man in the Marseille Tarot Game

Reading of the Letter to the Law

This Letter reminds us that it is not possible to fight against the facts. The best option will be to accept the situation, surrender to the circumstances and seek solutions. It’s like a starting point to start something over, be it on a personal or professional level. The person may feel stuck or cornered in a given situation or relationship. These limitations or obstacles can either be self-imposed or arise from pressure or influence from another person. The person is tied to someone or something. It only remains for you to accept that circumstance and define what you want to do to change or then accept the situation.

Reading the Card that comes out the other way around.

When turned upside down, the figure of the Letter The Hanged Man appears to be leaning on one foot, which is attached to someplace. Symbolically, this can be interpreted as the person having the desire to move on, but some difficulty prevents him from letting go of the past. This position may also indicate that the consultant is being manipulated by third parties, which will emotionally blackmail him to get what they want. On the other hand, it can symbolize that it is the person himself who becomes the martyr, to draw attention to himself or that he is being a masochist by unnecessarily punishing himself for imaginary detestable acts.

Reading Combinations of The Hanged Man with Other Marseille Tarot Cards

The self is the key to all combinations of the Hanged with any other card of the Tarot. With The Empress, it is the emotions that must be controlled; with Justice, it is necessary to have objectivity in the interpretation of facts and reality. With The Moon, The Hanged Man has a higher expression, referring to spirituality, reporting possible obstacles on the karmic path.

Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille

The Major Arcana, or Great Mysteries, are seen as symbols of great problems, moments, or people. His Letters represent a human archetype, evoking the most varied feelings, moral positions, and behaviors. Discover the Major Arcana and reveal the meaning of each of the Marseilles Tarot Cards.

Reading, Symbiology, and Interpretation of the Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille

The Tarot is used as a tool for self-discovery and self-knowledge. In this sense, more than guessing the future, it serves to read and interpret all the elements of our life: it describes the current moment, clarifies the motives, desires, and intentions, and points out the path and the energies that are present in our life.

The possible readings for each Tarot Card are of virtually infinite variety. There is no single interpretation for each Card, for each Card arrangement, or for each reading method. The Tarot is based on intuition. Each person who reads the message of a Letter, or of a set of Letters, intuitively reveals the meaning of the message of the Letter and how it is associated with their own reality and life circumstances.

The word “arcanum” has its origin in Latin and means “secret.” In the Tarot, the Major Arcana are seen as universal, symbolic, and figurative figures: they are considered symbolic of great themes, moments, or people. They are considered archetypes; that is, they represent the most diverse feelings, moral positions, and human behaviors. When they arise in a reading, they indicate an important event or decision, be it practical, spiritual, or emotional. They also establish correspondence with the signs and planets of Astrology.