X11. The Hanged Man
My self-study of Tarot continues with The Hanged Man. Or, as I just heard, “upside light.”
Comfort in discomfort; promise; hope; redemption; uncertainty; self-sabotage; money as a god or guide; suspension; confined strength; conformity; enlightenment.
Light; rope; cross (of sorts); vines.
The head of the man reminds me of a candle; specifically Lumiere from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
White, blue, red, yellow, green, brown, gray.
White. There’s so much white space on this card. It has me wondering what’s missing. What’s meant to fill in that empty space? What is the hanged man missing through his… folly? lack of insight? perceived imprisonment?
What the Guide Says
“Wisdom, trials, circumspection, discernment, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy. Reversed: Selfishness, the crowd, body politic.”
Circumspection: the quality of being wary and unwilling to take risks; prudence.
Body politic: the people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens.
What Spirit Says
We see a person who has created their own captivity.
We see a person who asked to be confined.
We see a person with knowledge which is not shared.
We see a symbol of the unawakened.
We see a person who is an example of extremist reasonings.
We see a person misled by a crowd or a creation or a consideration.
We see a person who believes a choice is not theirs to make.
We see a person without strength of independent thought and action.
We see a person with great intuitive prowess.
We see a person who uses sleight of hand to trick themselves.
We see a person who is as a Houdini.
We see a person who creates new ideas and neglects implementing them.
We see a new wave of awakenings in the near future.
Cheerful captivity; awareness of abilities without usage of abilities; over aware of self-limitations; creation of a new paradigm without any course.
Overall, I notice great disparity through this card. Appearances are not as they seem. Look closer. Consider another perspective.
Also, I want to take all the letters of The Hanged Man and see what other words may be formed with them. Like…
Manage / managed
Tame / tamed
Name / named
Game / gamed
Age / Aged
Hate / hated
For me, the energy of The Hanged Man resonates most with Light the Fire essential oil blend.
What came up for you around The Hanged Man?