The Hanged Man

Now is not the time to make any big moves. Put any looming decisions on hold for the time being. The Hanged Man is calling you to pause, take a deep breath, and review your plans thoroughly before moving forward.

You are entering a transitional phase when you're being urged to pause and consider your situation from a different perspective. Step back and look at the bigger picture to see what new insight comes to you.

This time-out may make you feel anxious, vulnerable, or may even feel like a punishment, but know that it's needed in order to move forward in the direction meant for your highest good.

General Readings

When you receive the Hanged Man in a general reading, it's not the time to make any hasty decisions. Remove yourself from the situation and try to see things from a different viewpoint before moving forward. Weigh the pros and cons, and really listen to what your intuition is trying to tell you.


When you receive the Hanged Man in a love reading, it's a sign to spend some time alone to reflect on how you're feeling and what you really want out of your love life. This is not the time to rush into a relationship, or to make any big decisions. Sacred alone time is favored now.


When you receive the Hanged Man in a career reading, you're being called to relax and take a step backwards. If your work situation has you feeling uncertain, now is the time to contemplate your next move. Don't try to force situations to work in your favor. Just wait and see what happens.

Negative Aspects

When the Hanged Man shows up in a reading with negative aspects, it indicates that you're coming out of a waiting period where you may have felt stuck or stagnant. It's likely that you have a totally new outlook on your situation now, which will help you make the right decision moving forward. Now is the time to act. The waiting game is over.