A Hanged Man Tarot Reading Reveals the Truth
When an ex-lover unexpectedly reaches out asking to reconnect, it can stir up a whirlwind of confusion.
- Why does he want to meet up now?
- Should I agree to see him?
- What are his true intentions?
I recently provided a tarot reading for a woman facing this relationship dilemma, hoping the mystical cards could offer insight. The main card drawn was the Hanged Man, suggesting her ex-boyfriend was in a state of limbo and uncertainty. However, a surprise secondary card at the bottom of the deck—the Ten of Wands—added an extra layer about the heavy burdens potentially motivating this encounter. Let’s explore the meaning behind these cards and the guidance they may provide.
The Hanged Man: Pausing for Internal Reflection
The Hanged Man depicts a figure suspended upside down in contemplative stillness. This Major Arcana card represents the act of letting go—a surrendering of control in order to gain new understanding. For this woman’s ex-boyfriend, it seems he may be giving pause, torn between reconciling with the past and seeking closure. The Hanged Man encourages us to reflect inward, shifting perspective to unveil insights that eluded us before. It’s likely this ex is hoping meeting up will provide an opportunity for deeper understanding—of the relationship, the breakup, and even himself. However, as with the figure on the card, he appears suspended in uncertainty over what exactly he wants from this potential reconnection.
Proceed with Patience and Caution
While a desire for closure could signify personal growth, the woman was rightfully wary of rushing back into the relationship. The Hanged Man reminds us that not all things reveal themselves instantly. This card advises proceeding slowly and giving the situation time and space to unfold naturally. Pushing for a specific outcome may backfire.Better to let go of expectations and be open to where this encounter leads organically. My guidance was for her to clearly communicate her reservations if she agrees to the meeting. Honesty allows them both to manage expectations and process emotions at their own pace.
The Surprise at the Bottom of the Deck: The Ten of Wands
Now we come to the unexpected second card revealed—the Ten of Wands at the bottom of the deck. After the open-ended mystery of the Hanged Man, this Minor Arcana card hinted at a more concrete motivation for the ex’s desire to connect. The Ten of Wands depicts a figure weighed down by the burden of ten heavy staffs. It points to feelings of overwhelm and intense pressure. This suggests the woman’s ex may be grappling with significant struggles and stressors in his life.
Seeking Support to Relieve the Burden
The reading illuminated that her ex might be hoping to alleviate his burdens by seeking the woman’s nurturing energy and stable presence. However, this motivation is unfair if he cannot first offer understanding regarding the original breakup. While reaching out is human when we feel overwhelmed, the woman deserves respect for her own emotional process. The cards advised loving detachment—she can be supportive, but with firm boundaries that honor her needs first.
Trust the Tarot’s Insights, But Follow Your Heart
In the end, the Hanged Man reminds us that letting go allows space for answers to arise organically. The Ten of Wands added the extra layer that the ex is likely weighed down by intense pressures. Together, these cards provided perspective into his state of mind so the woman can make empowered choices about reconnecting. The tarot reading illuminated pieces of their story, but only she knows what truly resonates in her heart. By tuning into her own wisdom, she will find the best path forward.