Originally Posted by SpiritOfTheDogz
He might be hanging but he doesn't look unhappy!
In some decks he looks...
Besides, i've seen many people who are actually, not happy, but IN PEACE just for thinking about leaving this life. I think the pictorial analogy would be right.
8 of cups, maybe following a strong sword cards like a 9 of Swords (could show thedesire to leave because of a internal turmoil). Possibly the Moon nearby.
The Death in a position that shows what the querent wants.
I like the idea of the reversed Temperance, although i don't use reversals...