What Zodiac Sign Is The Hanged Man?

By Stephanie N. Campos

On June 25, 2022

In Astrology, Pisces, Tarot

What Zodiac Sign Is The Hanged Man?

In the Tarot, the Hanged Man is a major arcana card that always delivers a potent message about perspective. It’s also been linked with the zodiac sign Pisces, the planet Neptune, and the element of water. Here’s a little bit more about what the Hanged Man means if you pull it in a Tarot reading.

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Pisces is an incredibly compassionate sign that isn’t a stranger to self-sacrificing. It has a natural understanding of the concept of surrendering to circumstances and allowing life to continue to flow. As a mutable sign, there are two sides to Pisces and they prefer flexibility and versatility. Pisces are also often associated with wisdom and spirituality.

Planet: Neptune

Neptune is the planet of illusion and idealism. It’s both idealistic and destructive. It’s elusive energy that is hard to grasp and it can create a sense of fog or uncertainty. Neptune’s energy is both highly creative and spiritual–it can allow us to see the highest potential of a person or situation, but it can also be destructive and remind us of our tendency to overlook red flags. Neptune blends and dissolves, which can make holding boundaries difficult. It’s a compassionate planet and energy that is inspiring and dreamy, but in order to achieve those dreams, we must remain rooted in reality. 

Meaning

Upright

In a Tarot reading, the Hanged Man upright can represent a period of introspection or surrender. This is your chance to take a pause. Similar to Neptune’s fog, not all the information that we need to make an informed decision is present. It’s a reminder that we may need to adopt a new perspective or let go of something before we can proceed. It is a reminder that rest can be productive and allowing yourself to pause and sit with where you are in the present can lead to powerful shifts in perspective and new ideas.

Reversed

When the Hanged Man shows up reversed in a Tarot reading, it can signal that you may be struggling with indecision. You may be going back and forth and uncertain about which path forward feels most aligned. It’s also a reminder to consider new avenues or perspectives.

The Hanged Man reversed can also represent that you are avoiding making a decision. Maybe you know in your heart of hearts the decision that feels most aligned, but you don’t feel ready to set the boundary or take the next step. In some instances, it can also signal a delay or frustration. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or like you’re waiting on someone else, and if this is the case, it’s a reminder that letting go and surrendering will bring you peace.

FAQs

Are Tarot cards associated with astrology?

Tarot cards and astrology do intersect. Each Tarot card has either a zodiac sign, planet, element, or placement that it relates to within astrology. The suits in the Tarot also correspond with the elements in astrology.

For example, fire signs are represented by the wand suit, cups relate to water signs, swords are representative of air signs, and earth signs relate to the pentacle suit. 

Is Tarot astrology?

Tarot is not astrology. While both are forms of divination and have points of intersection, they are different practices. Astrology is the study of cycles, timing, and patterns while Tarot is a practice you can use to access your intuition and strengthen your psychic muscles. 

What zodiac sign does The Empress represent?

The Empress, a goddess of creation, is associated with Taurus, the earth element and the planet Venus. It’s a card of creativity and abundance, which marries well with Taurus, the zodiac sign ruled by Venus, a planet of blessings and creativity.

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