MAJOR ARCANA NUMBER 12
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN or PLANET: PISCES, NEPTUNE
The Hanged Man card represents sacrifice, surrender and selfless acts. This is a time for your patience and renewal. Understand what your future needs might be. The Hanged Man embodies the notion that sometimes to lose is to win. It is time to give up trying to do things your way. It might be the time to do the exact opposite. He creates his fate through inaction and accepts his fortune passively, without resistance. He does not struggle to control the path his life takes, but rather allows events to sweep him where they will, even if he is called upon to sacrifice himself. So at ease with the fate that the Universe has chosen for him, even hanging upside down from a tree does not ruffle any feathers. In other words, outcomes are based on faith, rather than knowledge. He relies on his intuition, is not shy of prophecies and may use divinations.
In the reversed position, the Hanged Man card signifies an unwillingness to help, martyrdom or even loss. It can indicate a failure to act, a lack of progress or apathy. It might be a time to reevaluate, but not a time to make final decisions. Your current state and situations may take a different turn, whether to the positive side or the negative side. You may be experiencing spiritual bankruptcy. It can also signify materialism and selfishness. You might be unable to let go of anger and resentments and harbor self-pity. There are those who may take advantage of you by using emotional blackmail. This is not the time to pay the martyr.