Ok I never much liked the Hanged Man in the RWS pantheon and this one annoys me too LOL Plus, I have no insight from the creators so I am ad-libbing. The cow is nice though.
The Hanged Man
This deck really holds no punches in the severe category LOL Not even your cow is exempt! This Hanged Man is about expiation, penitence and sacrifice. But it is also about transition and illumination.
The Egyptians would sacrifice things to their Gods in the hopes of enlightenment, good crops/health, expiation and a good trip through the afterlife. This card is about surrender - about giving all you can without expecting anything in return. Perhaps also it gives us insight/illumination about keeping an open heart and hoping for the best as we move forward.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.