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Card Meanings: Discontentment, Useless Sacrifice, False Prophecy, Unwillingness, Impulsiveness, Apathy, Disinterest, Stagnation, Negative Patterns
The Hanged Man is one of those Major Arcana cards which tend to have a rather poor reputation – undeservedly, in my opinion. He represents the necessary process of surrender and sacrifice, which is probably why he is not greeted with open arms. Yet both actions are a part of everyday life. We just fail to understand that, every time we make a choice between two equally desirable options, we sacrifice one in order to have the other. We surrender one state to achieve another. In fact, the Hanged Man can often indicate a period of apparent inertia, where new concepts and tenets are being absorbed. Once we have digested this new material, we can emerge from our period of inactivity with a fresh approach to things. So sometimes the Hanged Man presents us with an important method of self-development. In most Tarot decks, there’s an important visual link between the Emperor and the Hanged Man – both these figures are depicted with their legs forming the figure 4. 4 is a number connected to ideas about material stability. The Emperor often represents a man who has achieved much in the material sphere. He is usually a dynamic and energetic person who forcefully directs his will toward the attainment of his desires.
In a sense, we can see the Hanged Man as an outgrowth of the Emperor – though now it is not the material world which is the object of his aspiration – it is the spiritual realm in which he is interested. So, on a day ruled by the Hanged Man, take a little time out to consider what your current spiritual aspirations are. Write them down and think them over. Think back to the last time you attempted to assess your current journey and see whether you feel you have achieved some of the things you aimed for. And above all, recognise something. This journey of the spirit is like any other – we achieve it step by step, moment by moment. We will always be surrendering things along the way – and we need always to be open to new input, new concepts, new pages to be written in the book of life.
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Elements of the Psychic World: The ghostly face of a hanged man that is said to appear at about 4 pm every day on a windowpane of Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama.
Tarot Triumphs: TriumphsThis term relates to the Italian word Trionfi, used to designate the twenty-two Tarot Trumps. It also corresponds to the Triumphs of processions that used to take place in Italy, with various tableaux representing conquering heroes and scenes of life, each one ‘triumphing’ over or ‘trumping’ the one before it.
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Tarot for Beginners: Death may appear in a reading when a situation is naturally ending, reminding us to let go of what is dead or useless, the way a tree will shed its leaves to make room for the new growth that will eventually manifest. Another appropriate symbol for this card is the mythical Phoenix, who cyclically rises from the ashes of its own demise. This card follows The Hanged Man as the soul learns to let go of the old in preparation for the new.