The Hanging Man – Gilded Tarot Deck

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I. Meaning of the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot

More than any other major Arcana character, the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot is like Fool. With the posture of hanging upside down from a tree and performing behaviors that are not in line with social norms, Hanging Man can be judged by many as a fool. However, the difference between these two cards is very important. Hanging Man overcoming challenges gives him a sense of peace. Moreover, he understands that only those who succeed in going through great trials can have such peace. The sun symbolizes his vision and place in the universe. He may be awkward but knows who he is and where he gets this power from. He is willing to sacrifice the approval of society to be real with himself.

Meaning of the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot

II. Message of the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot

The meaning of the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot is knowing when to sacrifice and what to dedicate. Let’s define and understand who you are and let your actions and decisions be based on that vision. Even if your actions are unsightly or inconsistent with others, it is better to ignore their good opinion than to be untrue to your heart. Don’t worry too much about what other people think rather than what you think is right. Be careful of rationalizing weird, unusual, and inappropriate behavior by saying you are who you really are. Are you sure you are adhering to your true values and showing your true colors? Or are you looking for excuses for your wrongdoing while you feel proud of it?

III. Interpretation of the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot in a spread

When the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot appears in your Tarot spread, you first need to confirm whether the card refers to you or another person. It is important that you ask yourself honestly what role do you play in the situation you are asking for a reading?

In the past position, the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot means that the foundation of the present situation is from the time when you have stepped back. Perhaps you compromised for the sake of others, or you were not active enough in the previous situation. Since the card is in the past position, the Hanging Man indicates that you have completed this lesson. The meaning of the Hanging Man in its current position is based a lot on who the card points to. If you are the querent, the card says that conflicts will come, so you need to learn to stay calm and analyze the situation first to draw out a conclusion. The aggression will affect you in the long run. When the card represents someone else, it will carry the meaning of a warning. It is important that you should be careful with that person’s malicious behavior and decide frankly if it is worth suffering all harm caused by that person. In the position of directing the future, the Hanging Man says that a decision will have to be made. You can either stay and fight or surrender. It is time for you to decide which way to go.

In terms of work, you seem to be not sure about your career path. The Hanging Man Gilded Tarot in the spread referring to the past urges you to step back and look at the situation objectively. If you are thinking about quitting your job, the card advises you to interview for a new job in advance before you decide to write your resignation letter.

In terms of love, when the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot appears, it tells you that you need to temporarily stop giving signals and re-examine your current situation. Perhaps this relationship is either moving too fast or too slow. The other cards in the spread will help you decide what the particular problem is. The Hanging Man when appearing in a love reading of a person who just started his/her relationship is a sign that two people involved are overplaying their game. You will need to decide whether the relationship brings about problems that you are willing to deal with.

In terms of finance, if you are considering big-spending, the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot is a sign that you need to evaluate all options and follow your hunch. If a certain contract looks flawed or could end up costing you a big loss in the long run, it is time to stay out of the deal. Make sure you only spend on the essentials and trust your instincts.

In terms of health, the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot notifies you about the symptoms of your physical body. This is a reminder that you need to get checked out, as well as find a balance between eating and exercising. This is the best time to eliminate bad habits like smoking or drinking. With more serious health concerns, this card suggests that you should consult other reliable sources.

In terms of spirituality, it is important to dispense with negative thoughts and beliefs that limit yourself. You still remember the principle of auto-suggestion, so be careful what you allow yourself to say and think about life. Make sure the suggestions you give are at least similar to what you want.

The Hanging Man Gilded Tarot in reverse means that you don’t take the time to consider your options before jumping into action. This type of reckless and impulsive behavior will not bring you any benefit. Therefore, this card advises you to slow down before causing more chaos in your life. Chances are it is time to let go of opinions, situations, or relationships that are no longer needed. Think about the past, of course, and understand that sacrificing things is no longer useful. The present will most likely bring better things. The reversed Hanging Man especially encourages you not to struggle with change.

In terms of work, if your job is not going well, the first thing you need to do is get rid of the attitude of blaming everything and everyone (except yourself) for what is happening. At the same time, don’t take all the responsibility on yourself and get in the way of your own progress. You may have to change some key elements of your job. Think about what your ideal job would be.

In terms of love, with the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot in reverse, the dominant theme is generally letting go. You may have to let go of your expectations for a typical relationship or a relationship where you believe you cannot live without the other person. If you are in a close relationship, chances are you are at a crossroads. If that is the case, there is no need to be overly concerned but just take some time to subtly notice the little recent signs. 

In terms of finance, perhaps you don’t know what you are doing with your investments. One of the most important things to know right now is that you are not alone and don’t have to try to do everything alone. Don’t hesitate to seek help. Besides, just like the upright Hanging Man Gilded Tarot card, even if you are tightening your belt, just give away to widen the flow. Understand that there is always someone around ready to reach out to you and to give you the rare piece of their bread. In turn, find people in need and share with them. Simple things like this can turn the wheel and bring your prosperity to a better stage. 

In terms of health, it seems that the situation is not very good. Maybe now you need to consider radically changing your living habits to see how it affects your health and helps things get better. For example, many people see a dramatic improvement in their health when they stop consuming dairy foods, bell peppers or meat. You may find that the things you thought were not good for you turned out to be not. As with the upright Hanging Man Gilded Tarot, if you are not feeling well, think harder to come to a conclusion. Chances are there are things you think you already know but that is not the case, so it is better to do it differently. Listen to your body and consider the relationship between mental and physical symptoms.

In terms of spirituality, the Hanging Man Gilded Tarot in reverse implies that the lessons from childhood can make us think again, especially for those who were raised in orthodox or evangelical families. You may consider your long-held belief to see if it is relevant to your current life. Ideally, spirituality is a growing process. A concept that was true when you were twelve years old may become too narrow for today. Don’t hesitate to find someone more knowledgeable and learn from others. You can take their point of views into account and refine the ones that are right for you.

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