Hanging Man


12 | Hanging Man


General Aspects:

Androgynous, revelation, individuation, sensing, release, balancing, synthesis

Channeled Through ouija Board:

"HANGING MAN signifies redemption; just desserts by own activities. The HANGING MAN awaits the redemption of the act."


The HANGING MAN enters the Aquarian Age facing a reversal from the Piscean times. The Hanging Man is in a dilemma; he is hanging others. As the Hanged Man was trapped physically, he is trapped morally and he is weighted down by the two figures dangling by his outstretched arms. His sole salvation is by redemption.

The HANGING MAN indicates the balancing of all opposites by permitting all to flow through him. His task is to mediate between earth and sky, matter and spirit, male and female. He must drop the ego illusion that he is indispensable to others.

Interpreted use:

Reconcile and bring together seeming opposites, yet beware of hangers-on.

Reversed (card received upside down):

You have those tears from allowing others to drag you down; let them go!