This is a quite different representation of the Hanged Man. The common idea of stagnation is put aside. It's very dynamic and emphasizes the strugle for our deep gouls.
Talking a little more about tts meanings,it is a card of dedication, looking for new angles of perspective in life. It is the acceptance of some discomfort or work to achieve the desired richness, liberation, as illustrated in this image of the pearl diver.
It is often seen in a very limited way meaning prison, immobility. Of course we can look at it negatively, however the bright side is the finding of balance by diving into the deep meaning of life believing in the importance of the role we have, with a sense of mission. The legs form the number four symbolizing the search for balance and the rope binds the Hanged Man to safe land and to life.
So, I suggest you to allow yourselves some time in your day to become aware of your deep goals in life and how important it is for you to attain these objectives. Without this deep meaning the Hanged Man represents only forced or unnecessary suffering.
Meanings over time:
- Positively - altruism, dedication, devotion, prophecy, idealism, regeneration, mission;
- Negatively - sacrifice to blame others, projects frustrated, paralysis, betrayal, false prophecy, broken promises, victimization, boredom ....
Tarot of the Journey to the Orient - Riccardo Minetti & Severino Baraldi - Lo Scarabeo 2002.