• Tarot Major Arcana

The Hanged One

Tarot Major Arcana

The Major Arcana Tarot cards (also known as the trump cards) form the foundation of the Tarot deck and consists of twenty-one numbered cards and one unnumbered card (the Fool).

They represent a path to spiritual self-awareness and depict the various stages we encounter as we search for greater meaning and understanding. In this way, they hold deeply meaningful lessons.

The Major Arcana Tarot card meanings illustrate the structure of human consciousness and, as such, hold the keys to life lessons passed down through the ages. The imagery of the Major Arcana Tarot cards is filled with wisdom from multiple cultures and esoteric traditions

The Hanged One


“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us.“

The card shows someone hanging on the Bodhi tree upside down to view the world from a different perspective. His expressions are calm and serene, which shows he has chosen this position himself. The halo around his head represents enlightenment, refined awareness, and new insight into the world around him. The Bodhi tree represents wisdom and enlightenment. It symbolizes one’s internal potential to realize his ultimate goals in life. The Bodhi tree is of sacred importance because it helped the Great Buddha to attain spiritual awakening.

His hanging position and the robe denote his passions and knowledge. The clouds/reflection of water in his background represents celestial mobility and psychic abilities. It indicates an opportunity to introspect one’s mind, spirit, and present. The hanged one is the card of giving up and willingly sacrificing yourself for the greater good.

The draw of this card in your reading reveals that you are readily victimizing yourself and allowing others to blackmail you. It reminds you that sometimes you have to take a break before taking your next step. It is the time to release all the old patterns and leave everything that no longer serves you.

The pauses in your life can be voluntary or involuntary. It will help if you tune with your intuition. It will allow you to sense the forthcoming circumstances and decide when you should hold yourself and take a break before things might get out of your control. But if you resist the messages sent by the universe, you have to face ill-health issues, continued hurdles, and breakdowns in your initiatives. Instead of surrendering to the obstacles, take a pause, evaluate things from a different perspective and reset your plans. Do not ignore it when you feel the universe wants you to pause because ignorance will add more to your damage.

The draw of the hanged one indicates that abrupt changes and unexpected halts are on your way. Do not keep pushing yourself against the wind. Stop yourself for a while and take a chance to contemplate to reassess all available options. New things are also on the way, and soon you will get through them. This card invites you to welcome breaks and pauses with open arms and accept what it is even if it is not what you desired. Universe wants to help you. Allow the opportunities to smoothly come to you and then turn them into competitive advantages for yourself.

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