The Hanged Man Card
Flexibility of the mind and adaption are two important aspects of The Hanged Man. Astrologically he is associated with the watery world of Neptune. A deeply mystical and dreamy planet, inviting us to become more intuitive and contemplative, to allow our inner voice to surface, to guide us into a more positive and empowering direction. A calling to ask ourselves, what issues or situations in life could benefit from a more flexible approach. An invitation to confront our challenges and difficulties from a new perspective.
The Hanged Man is often portrayed as hanging from a living tree, a reminder that we are always in union with a universe that is alive and breathing. The archetype of sacrifice and resurrection, the time to abandon thoughts and actions that bind us to our suffering. Let yourself fall into the arms of the beloved, to emerge with a renewed perspective, a journey of adjustment and change. Like a clenched fist that becomes pale with pressure, as the blood shifts with the force and tension, it’s time to stop fighting, let go, surrender your pain and struggles, drop your shoulders and soften your brow, and allow your healing and transformation to begin!
Relinquish control, permit the subconscious to fall into your reality as they both descend into the great light of awakening, those times in life when we experience a profound and systemic shift in our awareness that triggers deeper spiritual development and growth.
The power lies within, for the mind is the catalyst of the change you need. Sacrifice all notion of external assistance, for the wisdom lies within. For there are times in life when we need to succumb, fall into grace, the experience needed to gain greater revelation and change. For here lies a mystical truth, there are times in life when we need to fall, to rise in glory once more.