The Hanged Man Reversed Tarot Card


The hanged man reversed tarot card is a representation of a crossroads in your life. Each path leads in a different direction. You have reached a point where you must make a decision between these two opposing possibilities. You must analyze your choices carefully to make the right decision about which way you should go.

The hanged man card has an inherent darkness. Because of this, people tend to consider the reversed hanged man as being an overwhelmingly positive sign. It is certainly true that the hanged man can have a positive meaning when reversed. However, it could also be a neutral or negative presence as well.

Stuck in One Place

The appearance of the hanged man reversed may indicate that you are currently finding yourself at a standstill. No matter how much effort you put in, it seems that you end up with nothing to show for it. You are completely stuck with no escape. For the time being, your ambitions and dreams must wait until this time in waiting has passed. Looking back later, you might find that this time served as a catalyst in your future experiences.

The experience of being stuck can be very challenging to handle. You might find yourself losing faith in your ability to cope and deal with problems. Meditate and search within to find your inner strength. Keep your eyes focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how hard things are right now, this difficult time will pass. You won’t be treading water, desperately trying to stay afloat, forever.

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Another reason you could see the reversed hanged man is that you are being indecisive. You are stalling about making a decision, likely because of a sacrifice that is involved. These situations do not generally resolve themselves. You must face the inevitable and make a choice.


In a tarot reading about a relationship, the hanged man reversed is a sign that the relationship is currently on hold. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Many relationships take time to develop and grow. In fact, you may be quite content to wait around and see what happens with this one. Just be aware that it should not stay on hold forever. At some point, it will be necessary for you to decide whether the relationship is worth continuing forward with or not.

While the reversed hanged man can indicate a good partner that you need to be patient with, it could also be a warning of a problematic relationship. On the surface, your partner might seem to be romantic and sensitive to your needs, but they are completely avoidant when it comes to commitment. In the best case scenario, this person is simply unready for a serious relationship or is unable to fulfill your wants and needs. Or, they could have serious problems, such as drinking or drug use. Continuing forward with this relationship will only lead to heartbreak and unhappiness.


The reversed hanged man can also indicate problems in your workplace. When being confronted with a  problem, it is very common for your first inclination to be to blame everyone that is involved – except for yourself. You should not be blind to your own shortcomings. However, do not take it to the opposite extreme and blame yourself for everything. Attempting to do so will only wear you down and prevent you from moving forward. Reflect upon your needs and wants in the workplace. It might be the time to make a significant change in your job.


If you see the hanged man reversed, it might be time to pay more attention to your health. Make those important changes that can have a big impact on your general health – like giving up certain foods or making time to exercise. Listen to your body to learn what it needs.

Truths vs Beliefs

In his normal state, the hanged man can represent viewing things from a new perspective. When reversed, the hanged man is facing upright – seeing everything as he usually would. Although it may seem as though being back on his feet would be a good thing, it can actually be quite problematic. Unable to change his vantage point, the reversed hanged man cannot view the world from a different point of view. Instead, he accepts his own personal beliefs as indisputable truths.

This unwillingness to consider different perspectives leads to stubbornness and selfishness. Instead of working cooperatively with others towards the greater good, you are too preoccupied with your own arrogant ways. If this behavior persists, you will suffer a loss. This loss could even be the dissolution of an important friendship.

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