The Hanged Man Tarot Card

The Hanged Man Tarot card is numbered 12 in the Tarot. This card is one of the Major Arcana cards.

The Hanged Man Tarot card meaning usually indicates some form of sacrifice needing to be made. It indicates reaching a crossroad in life where you need to move on from something or someone.

The Hanged Man can be a negative one in Tarot Readings and shows a need to cautious and not rush into things too hastily if you are trying to make a decision. 

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In questions concerning love and romance in Tarot Readings the appearance of the Hanged Man Tarot card can indicate a harmful or toxic relationship that you need to move on from. It can also mean giving up or letting go of an unrealistic dream of having a relationship with someone who is unattainable.


For career or business questions asked in Tarot Readings the Hanged Man Tarot card often represents feelings of being trapped by circumstances. You may feel in a rut and are on sure how you can become more fulfilled and satisfied. This card always encourages a time of reflection and inaction. Do nothing for the time being but wait patiently.

The Tarot card meaning can show the realisation of a business failure. It can be a reality check on exactly how bad things may have become.


When the Hanged Man has prominence in Tarot Readings it can show a need to accept the situation you are in. If you have been burying your head in the sand, ignoring debts, stalling repayments or avoiding bills, this card indicates a wake up call.

The Tarot card meaning of the Hanged Man in questions of finance also refers to being taking advantage of with bad deals, scams or cons.


The Tarot card meaning for questions concerning health can often show ill health and feelings of being over stressed, down or depressed. It can also indicate a radical turn around in how you deal with illness.


The Hanged Man, as with all the Major Arcana can be a representative of an individual or aspect of a personality. The Tarot card meaning for this card can indicate someone with a self sacrificing character and a compassionate, kind and caring nature. They tend to be people pleasers and put others too much before themselves. It can also indicate someone born under the sun sign of Pisces.


If the Hanged Man is prominent in a Tarot Spread it can indicate a time to let go and release something that has had a negative effect on you. This could be a bad relationship, an unfulfilling job or an environment where you have felt uncomfortable.

This is somewhat an indicator of arriving at a crossroads in your life. You may be apprehensive about which way to turn but you know you cannot stay stuck where you are right now.