The Hanged Man, general description
The Hanged Man is the 13th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.
The card’s smattering meaning is that we got stuck, we are up the pole. However, the deeper meaning is different: the outer movelessness of this enforced poise shows necessity. It’s an opportunity to change our world view and our whole life with elaborate analysis. This stage of life urging for passivity can manifest with the presence of illness and this card often means that.
C.G. Jung writes the following about the experience expressed by the Hanged Man: “stoppage…the hanging can have a positive message as well which, although at first means a seemingly insuperable obstacle, in the end it depicts a situation that requires maximal effort and thus a whole person.