Wednesday, 25 April 2012
waiting it out with the hanged man
The Hanged Man is suspended and still, much like life could be for the querent if this card is drawn in a reading. It indicates a period of waiting, and this demands patience and calm. Not every time in our life is fast-paced and exciting. Sometimes we're striving towards a goal that never seems to be reached and it's all to easy too let apathy creep into our attitude. The Hanged Man tells us to value these slower times. They are a chance to reflect and take a breather. Frustration and resentment won't move things along any faster. A period of gestation and deep meditation may be in order. This card can represent the thoughtful, considered calm before the crossroads that will lead on to the next phase.
Self-sacrifice is a strong theme here too. A lot is being asked of someone under this influence and that can be tough. I feel that sometimes this card asks us to reconsider the amount we're giving. At other times it encourages us to give freely with no reservations and to see what materialises as a result of using our energy in selfless ways for the greater good. Often this card is seen as largely negative, but it can be an incredible starting point for clearer vision.