The Hanged man represents the surrender of ones life to God."
Thy will be done " and "I trust completely" are the mottoes
of the Hanged Man. Although he appears helpless he is actually
gaining greatly. The Hanged Man surrenders not only his lower
nature but also his preconceptions. This frees him to partake
fully in all the universe has to offer. Paradoxically, he gains
great power by surrendering his personal control. Although he
has attained spiritual gifts prior to his surrender they have
no value to him because he seeks the highest truth. His head
is towards the ground because he understands the world but his
feet face the heavens because he wishes to be guided by that
which is not of this world.
The Hanged Man represents, for the questioner, a feeling of
"Is this all there is." Its appearance indicates that the questioner
has undergone great inner turmoil and has reached a point where
there is a radical, internal spiritual change imminent in their
life. Rebirth is underway.
The Hanged Man reversed may indicate enslavement to a rigid
point of view. The questioner is stuck emotionally and spiritually
due to their habitual negative thought patterns. They may believe
that spiritual and emotional change is necessary for their growth,
but they have decided that such growth is unavailable to them.
They should suspend judgment and ask that their highest path
be revealed to them.