|Sacred Rose Tarot|
The second figure and two other hands are said in the Little White Book to represent 'negative forces' that the central figure is doing battle with. This could be all sorts of things, anything, really, that exerts a negative force in life.
I don't think the central figure is going to actually fall, though. He looks there to stay. I don't know why I think so, I just do. He won't be defeated, though he might get pretty darn tired before all is said and done.