The Hanged Man tarot design features the crow, bound upside down and helpless. This is an inner projected torture which has festered into defining the hanged man in the outer perspective. This tarot card suggests looking outward for the strength to persevere the mind's struggle as the hanged man alone cannot free himself. Seeing what binds you may shock the mind and re-instill the feeling of helplessness, but there is a way out if you allow the perspective of others to influence you at this time of vulnerability. The classic gothic design is set among the trees of the forest where discernment and sacrifice are expressed. The hanged man is his own culprit challenged with the subconscious struggle to regain life or lay helplessly and accept a slow and painful death.