Hanged Man Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Hanged Man Spread

On This Day

The Hanged Man and his mode of being upside down is a symbol of initiation, the transition between one state of consciousness and another. This sacrifice leads to growth, progress, and understanding.

Confucius’s birthday is celebrated today in Vietnam. Confucius and other philosophers are prized for viewing the world through a different set of eyes than most. Alternative views align philosophers with the Hanged Man, card of artists, mystics, and seers.

Summation of Spread

The Hanged Man expresses a moment of difficulty, of pain and the inability to act. This is temporary, and his position is entered into voluntarily and knowingly. It is a necessary step for growth and evolution.

This spread is based on symbols found in the Hanged Man card.

Cast Your Cards

Use this spread to answer any question. Format your question before casting the spread or simply let the cards answer the questions posed. Pull the Hanged Man card from your deck. Place it in the center of the spread and cast your cards around it as follows:

1. Gallows/Cross: What are the boundaries of my state of existence?

2. Leg Position: What crossroads am I at?

3. Arms: Over what am I powerless?

4. Halo: How am I charismatic?

5. Foliage: What am I growing?

6. Serene Face: What insight do I need to know?

7. Ropes Binding Feet: How can I give up the struggle?

8. Upside Down: What issue needs reevaluation?