I love how this card confuses the sitter when I read for them and it comes up. It’s amusing to see them trying to tell me that the card is upside down or them trying to position themselves so that they may see “what the picture is about”. The truth is that they are doing exactly what this image compels us to do.
The Hanged Man wants us to change our position in certain matters or even just stop for a moment and realise that not all is what it seems. Pause for a short time and reconsider if a situation is the right one for us. It encourages us to inspect things from a different side, maybe even from a complete opposite angle.
For us to be able to do that we need to let go of he comfort of our current position and trust that while we do that we are still safe and protected. So in this aspect this card is as much about trust as it is about change.
Trusting that the change is something that we need, whether we think so or not. Sometimes we need to accept that giving up control and our rigid way of thinking is something that is moving us forward. When the Hanged Man comes up in a reading, he signals the need for a deeper change from the inside. For that to happen we need to accept ourselves as we are in that very moment.
Try this simple exercise to ask yourself what needs to be changed in your life, what views you need to reconsider and what aspects of your life may need to be put on hold right now.
Create yourself a sacred space you feel comfortable in, light a candle, burn some incense, play some soft music. Have a notepad and pen ready. Stand in front of a mirror and look at your image. Take your time, go through every little detail of your reflection. Don’t be concerned about imperfections. The Divine Power created you as you are. Look into your eyes and connect with the image in the mirror. When you feel you have a deep connection, ask questions like, “what views do I need to change about myself” or “what behaviour do I need to move away from” or “what is it that my soul needs that I am not providing for it now”. Follow your intuition and add your own questions.
Pay attention to the answers you are being provided with. When you feel like you have asked your questions, start writing or drawing on your notepad. Put everything down on the paper that comes into your mind, whether you think it’s relevant or not. Leave it for a day or two and then revisit it and take action on the changes suggested in your channelled writing.
Image from The Housewives Tarot by Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum
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