Hanged man (Cross Spread)

Hanged man

The Hanged Man indicates a need to put off action. Decisions or actions that need to be put in force will be postponed, even if presently they have a sense of urgency. If you are able to hold off any further activity, you may actually produce a different and better outcome. This card is all about suspension and waiting, and it suggests that maybe this is what you need to let new possibilities arise.
The Hanged Man represents a reversal of your usual way of life and seeing the world from a completely different angle. Consider hanging upside-down and looking around you. You will see that your perspective has changed completely although your physical surroundings are exactly the same as before. The Hanged Man urges you to view your situation in a different way. If you do this, you will find something new that will be of a greater value on a more profound level.
This card can sometimes reflect that you are feeling restricted or stuck in our life. You need to understand why you are feeling this way and work to break free from these restrictions. In this way, this card is about letting to. You need an emotional loosening of whatever is making you feel stuck. It is only when you really let go all the worries and concerns that a new reality is possible.
The Hanged Man is someone who has chosen the path of sacrifice to achieve a greater goal. The Hanged Man represents the willingness to renounce to the temptations of instant gratification for a higher cause, and because of this willing sacrifice he accomplishes the goals he has in his heart. Think about areas in your own life where you need to act in a more selfless manner. On the contrary, you may need to assess your life for areas in which you are giving up too much to others at the expense of your own mental and spiritual wellness.
Similarly, the Hanged Man suggests that you should be willing to lose something lesser to fulfil a greater goal, which is likely to be personal and spiritual. Maybe an investment of energy, time and/or money is needed to reach this higher level of accomplishment.