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The hanged man tarot card is one of the 22 cards in the Great Arcana. The hung is not a nice card. The card mostly symbolizes sacrifice, humiliation, exploitation, and being made a scapegoat. Sometimes the card means that nothing happens and that everything stops in life, something that leads to a feeling of stagnation and helplessness.

When the hanged one appears, one has become the subject of others’ misconceptions. Usually, you can not do anything about this. The only thing you can do is let go and currently accept your situation. Soon a change of perspective will take place.

General Interpretation

The card stands for trials and sacrifices, but it also stands for prediction and intuition. All symbols together create a representation of wisdom and perception. Wisdom in connection with difficult trials.


At work, things stand still. Maybe you’re wrongly accused of something you did not do. A feeling of stagnation and helplessness ensues.


In love, the card means that nothing happens. Maybe you are even exploited by your partner or even a bad reputation is an obstacle for you to find a partner.


In the economic field, it stands hung for a time of waiting. Things do not improve in the short term. Better times will come then.