12 – The Hanged Man:
Keywords: Sacrifice, being willing to suffer for the greater good, being in a holding pattern, inability to move forward, suspended animation, consider things from another point of view, postponement
There are many stories about just who the Hanged Man represents. Some say he is Saint Peter, who refused to allow himself to be crucified in the same manner as his master. Others have said he is Judas Iscariot, which is why he is sometimes depicted with coins falling out of his pocket. Still others have said he is Odin, who agreed to hang in a tree until he should receive enlightenment. I can’t say which is the historically correct assertion, but I do find the Odin tale more applicable for me, personally. Being willing to sacrifice for the greater good is an important part of the Hanged Man’s meaning, but he also means that one may feel ‘stuck’ or unable to move on. Sometimes there is a particular lesson that must be learned before we will be able to so do. There is an implied letting go of ideas that may be necessary… When you find things just aren’t moving along and there is no explanation why, try considering your problems from another vantage point. Sometimes the universe turns things upside down for us so we can see things from a new perspective…
The Hanged Man Card #12
Letting Go, Time of Limbo and Pause, Sacrifices, Guided by your Intuition, Suspended Decisions, Transformation, A Period of Hanging Around and Waiting for an Outcome, New Perspectives are Required, Seeing from a New Angle, Wisdom, Time to Look at the Situation from another Angle, Old Ways of Thinking are Put Aside, Accepting God’s Will, Having an Emotional Release, Delays, Subconscious Wisdom, Devotion to a Worthwhile Cause, Pausing to Reflect, Rebirth, A Waiting Period, Soul Searching, Boredom, Take some Time Out and be Patient, Waiting for the Best Opportunity, Temporary Suspension of Progress, An Ability to Adapt to Changing Circumstance, Listen to your Higher Self, Sacrificing One Thing to Obtain Another, Prophecy.
Advice – Do Not Play the Victim!
Selfish, Given Up on Spiritual Pursuits, Coming Out of Limbo, Playing the Martyr, Not Hearing your Unconscious Mind, Lack of Spirituality, A Useless Sacrifice, Lack of Willpower, Lack of Sacrifice, Preoccupied with Material Matters, Inflated Ego, Arrogance, Failure to Make an Effort, Absorbed in Physical Matters, Surrounded by False Hope and Security, Wasting Precious Time, False Prophecy, Refusal to Change, Lack of Commitment, Not Seeing the Spiritual Side of a Situation, Psychological Blocks, Efforts on Projects are Being Wasted, Preoccupied with Yourself, Refusing to Accept Reality, Not Examining your Attitudes,