In a world that encourages a Go on! Go on! Go on attitude – always thinking ahead, setting bigger and better goals, and being on the move – it can feel rather luxurious to step back and take a major break. But the Hanged Man tarot card encourages us to do just that… which actually means doing nothing at all!
Yes, that’s right, my dear: when this card appears in a tarot reading, it means that the best move may be no move at all. If you’re feeling stuck, now is the perfect time to take a break and seek a new perspective. Only in silence can we truly see what is happening and notice something we might have missed before. Leisure and contemplation are just as important as productivity and initiative. Enjoy the moment for what it is, rather than trying to force it to do something it isn’t.
Sometimes things don’t go as planned, but that doesn’t mean it’s an epic fail. It could just mean that the time is not right, so release those expectations of what is “good” or “bad” and right. be. Everything falls into place, even if it doesn’t happen as quickly as you would like. And hey, you never know what’s to come… whatever’s ahead of the bend could be a whole lot better than you initially hoped.
Pause, new perspective, the space in between, reflection, waiting, indecision, blockage, surrender to change, sacrifice, letting go
The Standing Hangman Meaning
Welcome to this break! Every sign in the universe has you hitting pause, whether it’s the fact that your routine has been disrupted, you’ve been waiting in agony for news that hasn’t arrived yet, or nothing seems to connect, little doesn’t matter how hard you try (and OMG are you trying to make it work!).
Sufficient! Listen to what everything tells you and stop resisting. Trying to force things will only create more obstacles in your way. Instead, just surrender to this situation. This is your cosmic reminder that you just can’t control everything, so sit back, relax, and get comfortable in the void of the unknown.
Yes, it can be uncomfortable, but it’s not excruciating. You need this break to take a step back or finally see unexpected opportunities that you may have missed before.
The opposite direction of hangman
Stop procrastinating! Honestly, what are you waiting for? You know exactly what to do, but for some reason (and believe me, you’ve found every excuse in the book here!) you’re avoiding what needs to be done. Distractions are plentiful when you don’t feel “ready” to make a decision or move forward, but they are unnecessary. Believe me, there really isn’t a time when you will feel COMPLETELY ready. You can’t wait forever, so make your choice now, before the choice is made for you!