Is the Hanged man (Tarot) a positive or a negative card?
I’ve read a lot about this card and I have been reading tarot cards for almost 11 years now and this card is the hardest to interpret. To me, it has a negative significance and should be more feared than Sword 10 or “The Tower”… But some books describe it as positive: “out of self sacrifice comes enlightenment”.. something like that…
How do you interpret this card: in relationship or love Questions? In profession / career questions?
What is your opinion about this card ?
Suggestion by Eris’s Gift
Like most cards, it has a positive side and a negative. If you are using reversals, it can denote the inability to decide between multiple choices, or an unwillingness to take control of a situation to further it.
Generally, I consider it a positive card because it basically means that you’re open to anything that the world throws at you. This card implies that you have faith in the process and that you are exactly where you need to be at this time.
*That is truly the most boring troll we’ve ever had here…
Suggestion by Kristy
I’ve never seen it as a negative. To me, it hearkens back to the story of Odin hanging on the World Tree for nine days to gain wisdom. It’s self-sacrifice, it’s surrender, and it’s also patience – knowing that enlightenment will come in time.
When I see the Hanged Man in my spreads, to me it indicates that this is not a time to act rashly. It’s a time to accept the position you’re in, even if it’s an uncomfortable one to you – maybe even step back and let another person “win.” Take some time off from striving to succeed, and instead contemplate the situation. Metaphorically speaking, hang from a tree for nine days and see what wisdom it brings you!
…also, wth was with the “TD” guy?? Seriously, that was dumb.
Suggestion by Scarlet MacBlu
There is no single card in the deck that is “positive” or “negative” outside of the context of a specific reading. Even the 10 of Swords and Tower are not negative… they merely represent conditions within reality… anxiety isn’t always a negative thing as it can help us plan for the future and tragic pride isn’t always bad because from tragedy we can grow.
The Hanged Man can mean stagnation, pause, waiting. It can mean a rite of passage, enlightenment and peace. It can mean sacrifice, discomfort and feeling trapped. It can mean gaining a new perspective or looking at things from a new angle (he’s usually up-side-down, isn’t he?).
One way to get a good idea about a card that is bothering you or that you are having difficulty with is to “walk in” to the card. Sit with the card, stare at it, memorize its appearance. Then, close your eyes and start a meditation (whatever method you prefer)… once you reach a good calm meditative state, visualize yourself standing in front of a life-sized version of the card, then step through the frame and into the scene. Walk up to the character in the card and ask him questions… ask him yourself if he’s positive or negative. Ask him yourself what he means. Start a conversation with him. Let him tell you his story on a one-on-one basis in his own words. Journal about what you observe and discover.
Forget the books written by “experts” because these are YOUR cards and YOUR interpretations of them. Doing this may also show you not just what the card means, but may show you WHY this particular card is giving you difficulty. Something about it may speak to a deep part of your psyche that needs healing… it bothers you because you have a particular problem with something that the card indicates. For instance, I had a breif period where I disliked this card and after some journaling and self-exploration, I realized his message of sacrifice bothered me because I had an issue with selfishness and needed to work through my own bitterness towards thigns that had happened in my past. You might have a similar issue or your issue might be completely different. Cards dont’ have singular meanings… they’re interpretive tools and have layers upon layers of complex meanings.
What queen is the queen of material items?
i got my tarot cards read and one was about i’m materialistic and how i like anything you can touch like objects. what queen could it be?
Suggestion by Pop N Fresh
That Queen would be my sister… she is totally materialistic.
Suggestion by A. G.
Suggestion by Pinky
If you can, can you answer mine?