The Hanged Man

Number: 12
Planet: Neptune
Element: water

Positive associations with this Tarot card: transition, flexibility, rebirth, deliverance, release, wisdom, circumspection, discernment, trials, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy. This card represents a trial of passage and hence the self-sacrifice aspect of this card has spiritual overtones.

Negative associations with this tarot card: materialism, inflated ego, lack of willpower, easily influenced, martyrdom, selfishness, the crowd, body politic.

The Hanged Man symbolizes self-sacrifice, whether that is material or emotional, an ability to adapt to changing circumstances. This card can represent a time of limbo or a pause in life until something is sacrificed for the sake of advancement. The Hanged Man can represent ill health, stress and anxiety. This is a time for patience and avoiding worries.

Negatively The Hanged Man symbolizes selfishness. The martyr is the epitomy of emotional blackmail.

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