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TAROT: The Hanged Man

by Heather B., 23 year old Geek from Florida, United States

0 comments · September 28, 2010


Heather Babcock - Streets Of Nyc Black Scarf, Halter And Tube Top Striped Shirt (Alternates), Pacsun Black Super Skinny Jeans, Mcspedon Black Ankle High Boots - TAROT: The Hanged Man
  1. Black Scarf

    Streets of NYC

    , in Scarves
  2. Halter and Tube-top Striped Shirt (Alternates)

    , in Striped Shirts
  3. Black Super-Skinny Jeans


    , in Denim Jeans
  4. Black Ankle High Boots



    , in Boots


With Neptune (or Water) as its planet, the Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. This is a time of trial or meditation, selflessness, sacrifice, prophecy. The Querent stops resisting; instead he makes himself vulnerable, sacrifices his position or opposition, and in doing so, gains illumination. Answers that eluded him become clear, solutions to problems are found. He sees the world differently, has almost mystical insights. This card can also imply a time when everything just stands still, a time of rest and reflection before moving on. Things will continue on in a moment, but for now, they float, timeless.


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