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Hanged Man


The Hanged Man is a card about letting go, surrendering to experience and accepting fate. The Hanged man has no control over the outcome of events, and is literally hanging around waiting to see how things will turn out. On another level, the Hanged Man is a martyr, the one who stays back and allows others to take the glory and rewards. A third interpretation is that the Hanged Man portends a change of mind, an overturning of old priorities and insight from a new angle.