The Hanged Man is a card that asks you to pause and reflect. It may be asking you to surrender to what is or to take a different view. Maybe it is about voluntarily sacrificing for a greater good. Sometimes sacrifice in your life is to take one step backward so later you will be able to take two steps forward. The key here is free will. Watch out that you do not become a martyr.
The woman in the painting has sacrificed her hands of her own free will. She is letting go. She is in a suspended state, a state of meditation and learning. The sky behind her is constantly changing from morning to night, implying that time is moving around her. She is oblivious to the movement of time, the comings and goings of the sun and the moon and the stars. She has surrendered in order to learn what she needs to learn and give what she needs to give. Her Ravens impart knowledge, the cherry blossoms fade, and still she remains in a state of tranquility.
I challenge you to find tarot-inspired imagery in your every day life! What are your personal cherry blossoms that bring you happiness? How can you be more serene like the Hanged Man?