The Hanged man
Ruled By Neptune and
Hanged Man is one of the strangest cards in the Tarot. A
man hanging upside down from a branch or scaffold, who
doesn't actually seem to mind. The key to the figure lies
in the man's expression which is of pleasure, exactly the
opposite of what one would expect. This is the central
theme of the card - a reversal of the expected. The card's
ruler, Neptune, is a planet associated with self
sacrifice, dreams, inspiration and mysticism. Its watery
nature shows that time is fluid and dissolves all
prejudices and preconceptions eventually.
Meaning: A temporary pause in life. Go with the flow and
accept the changes that are occurring. Cultivate patience.
Perhaps you have to sacrifice something so something
greater can be gained. Rarely,
the Hanged Man can mean illness. You may feel that you are
walking a tightrope for a while because events around you
will make you feel very uncertain.
Reversed Meaning : Selfishness is holding you back.
Manipulation, especially emotional blackmail. perhaps you
are playing the martyr.