The Hanged Man No 12
3 might seem a strange number to assign to a card that looks more like self sacrifice (9). However it is the power of the 1 focussing on personal spiritual development and the ability to weight things up and reason(2) that results in a new outlook and rebirth - the number 3. 3 is the number of creative thought. When the Hanged Man turns up in a reading it does say standing still and contemplating where you are will actually lead to progress. It is inspiration and awareness from doing nothing but receiving enlightenment. Often the hanged man is depicted with the halo of illumination. In some decks coins are falling from his pockets. This card represents a sacrifice of some kind in order to achieve something of great personal value and of a higher emotional or spiritual value. It can also mean a change of attitude or outlook may be necessary which allows you to see things from another person's point of view. Others may not understand your actions or decisions and may see you as irresponsible or eccentric. This card says you are prepared to cope with whatever people think as you know a reward is coming for the sacrifices you are making. You feel liberated in your attitude.It is a card of patience and waiting , of giving up your physical input or will in a situation. It can mean surrender to the universe and a positive outcome and reward will take place. It takes time and sacrifice at the moment but the outcome is positive. Keywords sacrifice and dedication
Reversed: dissatisfaction, depression and apathy. You may need to find a new purpose and something worthwhile to focus on. you may have your life out of balance focusing on material gain and not on your spiritual growth and well being whilst trying to please others and keep commitments. There is a need to reorder priorities.(3 - change in thinking, Take a different attitude or view by flipping the situation 180 degrees).