Waiting, Uncertainty, Lack of direction, Perspective, Metamorphosis, Sacrifice

Ruling Planet: Neptune

Element: Water

The Hanged

The Hanged

Number 12, The Hanged card.

The Hanged card shows a Pixie hanging from a tree by the leg, tied up in a straight jacket. We also see that the sky has been clouded over and there are signs pointing in many directions. With the sky covered and multiple unmarked signs, it's evident that the pathway is not so clear...
The Hanged Pixie suggests wanting change, but being unsure of what direction to take. The Pixie hangs from the tree all tied up, and when they are ready, they will figure out a way to free themselves. Getting out of a straight jacket is hard, but not impossible. This reminds us that though things may seem impossible, if you put your mind to it and give it your all, you will find a way to get what you want.
The Pixie recognizes that it's important to really examine all possibilities and look at all perspectives before making a clear decision. It's important to wait and have patience, even if it means we must sacrifice our time or something of importance. The right things happen at the right time for the best reasons.

Reverse:

Upright:

Missing opportunity, Stalling, Stagnation, Egotism

Card in Reverse:

In reverse, The Hanged card can tell us that perhaps there are lots of opportunities in front of you, but you're just not seeing them. They don't seem obvious or perhaps you feel that they are unrealistic. Maybe you even feel like you're undeserving of these opportunities. This might suggest that you have some past wounds that need healing in order to build up some self-esteem.
This card could alternatively suggest that maybe you're putting in a lot of time and effort into certain things, but you're not seeing any results. You feel at an absolute standstill and nothing seems to want to progress.
Take a step back and try to look at what is in front of you. Try to slow down and re-examine all your options. What do you want to see happen? What steps can you take towards that goal? What opportunities can you open yourself up to?

The Hanged

Upright:

Love

Patience in love, Avoiding pressure, Sacrifice

Reverse:

Changes in love, New perspectives

Career

Upright:

Uncertainty about work and finances, Waiting, Planning

Reverse:

Things not working, Procrastination, Avoidance

Upright: The Hanged card in love can tell us not to rush. Love is not something that is rushed or forced. The Hanged is all about new perspectives, sacrifice and patience. While you are waiting, take a look at your perspectives while you are alone. Is there anything you feel you need to change?

Reversed: In reverse, the Hanged card tells that you've done a lot of waiting and work on yourself. You have different perspectives on love and feel ready to take action. You have a clearer understanding of relationships and know what expectations are healthy.

Upright: You may feel like work life has been put on pause. You may feel stuck in your career, or perhaps things have slowed down so much that you're forced to take a break. We can push and put a lot of energy into something, yet still see no change. So sometimes it's best just to wait things out until work starts to flow again. Relax and take comfort in knowing that it wont be this way forever.

Reversed: The Hanged in reverse tells us that maybe the sacrifices you've made in regards to your professional life feel as if they haven't paid off. Things feel like they are not working in your favour. Things may feel so difficult, you've started procrastinating and can't seem to take that next step forward. What can you do to be an active participant in your life?