The Hanged Man features one of the most fascinating and poetic images of the whole tarot card deck: a man hanging upside down from a tao cross (sometimes a tree or bar) by one foot, his hands bound or tucked behind his back. He is suspended in mid air, his free leg forming the number “4” with his other leg. Unexpectedly – he is not struggling to escape and instead has a look of complete satisfaction on his face. What is the story behind this strangely calm hanged man?
The Hanged Man
The gallows from which he is suspended forms a Tau cross,
while the figure-'from the position of the legs-forms a
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