The Hanged Man, a card that fascinates and calls for many questions. Who is the Hanged Man? Is he being punished? Is he meditating? Both, actually. And more.
The Hanged Man is a very complex and subtle Tarot card. It carries two main messages and symbols. The first is depression. A time of complete immobilism and the impossibility to move on.
The second most common message of the Hanged Man is about a complete change of perception and vision of the world.
In any case, whether your spread speaks of enlightenment or depression, a difficult time is inevitable. Nothing will come easy. And nothing will come fast. Due to its inherent darkness, the Hanged Man is one of the few Tarot cards often considered more positive when reversed, especially in the original Marseille tradition.
Also see my blog post: “Card by Card: The Hanged Man” for even more details and meanings.