The character is stuck, immobile, there seems to be no possible way out. His situation demands a complete redesign, a revision of what has been experienced, of inherited and sustained concepts, of values; upside down everything looks different. This stage of internal growth requires courage, and we often experience it with angst. It is about letting go of binding postures and opening up to an intellectual vision.
The external paralysis causes the internal freedom that enables change of attitude to sprout; linear thought based on cause and effect gives way to analog thinking that encompasses other aspects of life, expanding our vision of the cosmos.
The Hanged Man is the archetype of surrender.
- Astrological relationship:Water.
- Hebrew letter:Mem