The Fool and The Hanged Man compared
Both the Fool and the Hanged Man cards are Major Arcana cards. Because Major Arcana cards tend to indicate long-term or life issues — this combination is probably a meaningful one. When two Major Arcana cards appear together, it's a sign that there's an interplay between two major forces or major life-concepts at work.
The meanings of the The Fool and The Hanged Man cards
The Fool means
The simplest way to think about the Fool is that it references: Beginnings, a free-spirit, innocence and optimism
Summary meaning of the Fool:
Youthful naivety. Showing optimism. One who rushes in to new things and embraces new ideas very easily. The beginning of a new process or journey. Youthful idealism.
(For a more detailed description of the Fool visit the Fool tarot card meaning page.)
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The Hanged Man means
The simplest way to think about the Hanged Man is that it references: Englightenment, sacrifice, prophecy and discernment
Summary meaning of the Hanged Man:
An unusual point of view may be correct. The acquisition of knowledge and new perspectives after hardship. Higher knowledge and vision come after pain and setbacks.
(For a more detailed description of the Hanged Man visit the Hanged Man tarot card meaning page.)
Yes or No meanings of the Fool and the Hanged Man together
Both the Fool and the Hanged Man have a Yes or No meaning of "Yes". This means the combination of these two cards is strongly affirmative if a Yes or No question is being asked.
NOTE: While there is a general consensus on Yes or No tarot meanings, the truth is there is no universally accepted Yes or No interpretation of every tarot card. iFate uses the most generally accepted Yes or No interpretations, but different systems exist which may conflict with this one.
Astrological comparison of The Fool and The Hanged Man tarot cards
According to the Golden Dawn system of connecting tarot cards with astrological correspondences, the Fool is associated with the primary element Air.
The Hanged Man on the other hand, is connected with the primary element Water.
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