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The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man Tarot Card

General Meaning of the Hanged Man Tarot Card

The Hanged Man Tarot Card

Nothing is flowing freely at the moment and you have come to a halt with a project or situation in your life. This has happened for a reason. That reason is for you to stop and look at the situation from a different perspective. You could be on the wrong path and this pause is to enable you to readjust your approach. If your intuition is serving you well, you will feel the need to hit the brakes before the lull comes. If you are not in sync with your instinct, the Universe will just stop the flow by creating obstacles, problems, ill health or repeated failure. The Universe is telling you that this isn’t right, so take a breather, surrender yourself to this stagnant energy and spend some time with yourself to see why this isn’t working for you. This will allow you to reassess your predicament and make the necessary changes. Alternatively you could be feeling trapped in a situation. The same goes, take yourself away from the situation and explore ways to move forward giving yourself as much time as you need to discover the solution.

 

MAIN ISSUE – THIS IS YOU

You are finding yourself in a situation that no matter how hard you try and whatever angle you look at it, nothing is flowing or moving forwards. It is very frustrating as you have tried so hard to make it work. The reason it is not flowing is because something has gone wrong along the way. This is the Universe telling you to step back and look at this situation with a larger perspective. By taking time out from it, you can then approach it with fresh eyes. Re-assess everything that you have done and see where it all started to break down so that it can be rectified. This could be in a personal or work project or even a relationship. Alternatively you feel trapped in your life and stuck with nothing to aspire to. Spend some time with yourself and discover what it is you really want and come up with a solid plan to make change.

 

THIS HINDERS YOU/REVERSE

When we are focused, hard-working and driven we can sometimes forget to hit the pause button. We want to get a project finished so desperately that we ignore the signs that we are heading towards a burn out. If you don’t stop pushing yourself, the Universe will eventually do it for you by putting you into a huge crash. By using work or chores as a distraction, you are avoiding what actually needs to be dealt with. Take some time out. Look at what really needs to be sorted in your life and face it head on. Sometimes when we just stop, have a good break and look at our lives we can see our projects, relationships and aspirations so much clearer. After some rest and a new perspective, we may find the winning formula for a triumphant conclusion. If you are waiting for someone in a relationship to sort themselves out that’s fine if it’s complicated, but don’t wait too long as you could be missing out on someone who is ready to love you and move forwards without so much grief.

 

GOALS AND IDEALS

You want to see projects through to the end and for them to run smoothly. You are focused and love to bring your passions to a successful conclusion. In a work situation you want to see quick results as you have been tenacious. In a project whether it is creative or professional you have worked on every aspect of it to make sure it is successful and abundant. If it is a love relationship that is the most important thing in your life, you are waiting patiently for it all to come together and be harmonious. All of these things are on your priority list and with your strong focus, they will no doubt be successful and exactly how you want them to pan out. Just make sure to not burn out in the process and ignore anything if it doesn’t feel right. Keep everything tickety boo in your planning and execution for amazing results.

 

SUBCONSCIOUS INFLUENCES

There is an underlying, nagging thought that keeps rising up to remind you that you need to stop for a while and re-assess your situation. Whether this is work, personal or a love relationship it really is time for you to hit the pause button and see if everything is working out as it should. That little nagging thought is your intuition telling you that things are not progressing as well as they should and that is why you keep hitting dead ends. If you don’t listen to your intuition then you could potentially hurtle towards a huge crash. This is where the Universe will stop you because you have chosen to ignore the red flags. You can feel something isn’t right, so surrender to your inner voice, take a step back and analyse what is not flowing. Things keep going wrong for a reason. Your intuition will help you assess if you need to drop it or approach it with a new perspective.

 

YOUR PAST

You are such an understanding soul! In the past you have waited for people in relationships to sort themselves out and have put yourself on hold in the meantime. You have pushed yourself through hardships and setbacks and remained diligent to the bitter end. But what have you learned from these situations? Did you nearly burn yourself out when you were fighting against the odds? Did you lose your power to a partner or friend whilst you carried them along? Take the positives from these previous situations and people as they have served you with great intuition. From now on you may not want to wait for someone to sort themselves out. You may know now that if something isn’t flowing, rather than flog a dead horse, you will step back and see where things are going wrong. You have learned to surrender, hit the pause button and reassess some of the challenges you find yourself in. Oh the beauty of life lessons!

 

YOUR NEAR FUTURE

You could be entering into a phase where plans and projects may hit a dead end. Things may stop flowing and you may feel frustrated as one thing fails after another. Do not lose heart though. This is just the Universe telling you that something has shifted and needs re-assessing. You are being urged to take some time out and see why you are stuck in this situation and can find no way forward. Look at your project, relationship, or work environment, whatever the problem is, from a distance as you will see a bigger perspective. Perhaps you just need some rest to fire up your inspiration again. You don’t want to burn yourself out pushing for solutions, so just chill, adopt a gentler approach and watch your intuition fire into life and steer you in the right direction.

 

SELF PERCEPTION

Why is it that when something stops flowing or a few problems hit you, you blame yourself? That is the first thing you have to eradicate right now! The reason why you are feeling so stuck is because the Universe is showing you this situation needs to be rectified. So stop blaming yourself for this staleness and assess this situation with a fresh set of eyes. You can only achieve this if you take time out, rest up and think things through in a calm and peaceful manner. Be kind to yourself. When you analyse this situation whether it is a relationship, project or work thing, you will see that there are other factors that have affected this moving forwards and that you had nothing to do with it! It is only when you see the reality of any situation that you can get inspiration on how to move forwards. Seek the truth of all situations without blaming yourself first!

 

WHAT/WHO INFLUENCES YOUR SITUATION

Nothing seems to be going to plan and it is driving you crazy. Every time you think you are steaming ahead on a project you hit a dead end. You feel that you have been stuck in this situation forever with nothing really moving forward. These people or situations around you that are making you feel stuck are happening for a reason. It is the Universe’s way of telling you that changes need to be made. So stop blaming yourself as you may be surrounded by the wrong crowd. Take time out and look at the whole picture. It is only when you rest and recharge your batteries that you will see the missing links in the chain that is your career, project or relationship. These things around you are happening to wake you up and make you realise things have to change. This is a good thing as you will end up finding the right path forward to a successful conclusion.

 

HOPES AND FEARS

You are hoping for this time in your life to end sometime soon. You feel stuck and feel that nothing is really going forwards. You are longing for everything to start firing up again and to give you something to look forward to. You may also be waiting on a certain someone to make a decision in your love life, but how long do you wait for them to sort themselves out? You fear that as you wait for them to make decisions you are going no further forward and before you know it another year has gone by. You are also worried that if you don’t find some drive sometime soon, you will be stuck in this discontent even longer. This is a wakeup call from the Universe when everything stops and doesn’t flow. You are being urged to look at everything from a distance with fresh eyes and make changes. Hit the pause button, take time out and see what you need to do to make things happen.

 

POTENTIAL OUTCOME

You could be entering into a phase right now where you feel stuck with nothing much changing. If you ignore this situation you will remain motionless and find yourself in exactly the same spot a year down the line. If things at work, a personal project or even a relationship are hitting a dead end, it is a sign from the Universe that you need to stop what you are doing and have a good look at what is occurring. By stepping back from the situation, you can start to glean some truths and the reality of what is happening. You can then make changes, chose a different path or move on from the person or situation that is causing this inertia. Look at these setbacks as gifts from the divine, they are telling you that something isn’t right and it’s time for you to make the necessary changes.