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Author Topic: Hangin' with The Hanged Man  (Read 150 times)

Offline libra

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Hangin' with The Hanged Man
« on: March 16, 2019, 01:03:10 PM »
So he's been stalking me, and at least one other member here that I know of, so I figured I'd dig in with him a bit, starting first with consolidating a few thoughts I've had about him elsewhere and hopefully hearing from others in the coming with their thoughts and experiences!

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One of the most commonly quoted meanings for The Hanged Man is “a change of perspective” - but, I’m going to put forward the opposite view as an alternate way of looking at the card.

See, to me, having the card mean that you need to look at the situation from a different point of view has felt like a shallow understanding based  solely on him being upside down.  I feel like the reason he’s upside down is being missed - he’s been hung, strung up for his beliefs or actions. And despite that, he has a look of peace, of enlightenment. To me, none of this says that he has changed his way of thinking. Out of that peace, I see him coming to terms with being veiwed as wrong, with being an outsider and punished. He’s got a level of clarity and understanding that gives him inner peace even when it seems that the world is agaisnt him.

When I pull this card, that is more aligned with my  view of the card. He doesn’t often come to me to ask me to change my views, but rather to take a hard look at them, to be sure that they align with my core values - and if they prove to be, to stand strong with them. If I know deep into my Soul that something is right for me, I need to live by that, even if it means going against the grain of society. It’s a sign to hold my ground - yet, to do so in a way that is only for myself. This is such an internally focussed card, where all of the steadfastness comes from a level of internal peace that is only achieved through a sense of integrity to oneself. There is no show put on by The Hanged Man, no attempt to convince anyone to subscribe to his point of view. There is just the sense that, while things may not be all right with the world, all is right within him, and that’s what counts.

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Re: Hangin' with The Hanged Man
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 01:05:39 PM »


12 & 21.

I find it so interesting how these tarot cards mirror each other like their numbers do - The Hanged Man showing him hanging from one foot, arms crossed behind him, while in The World, she dances over a treetop, arms triumphantly over her head, yet her legs cross to make the same 4 shape, showing a level of stability and completion in each of these cards.  The Hanged Man is sometimes looked at as Odin hanging from Yggdrasil to gain the knowledge of runes, tying another parallel into this deck’s imagery of The World, with her dancing over the same tree. 

To me, I read The Hanged Man here as someone in an introverted state of their learning, where you might be seen as strange or persecuted for your beliefs, but when you seek deep inside, you find that it all holds true for you.  So, you allow yourself to find peace in your inner knowledge, even if those around you would want to change those beliefs.  In this little story, it’s like The World shows a time when the world itself has caught up with you - that knowledge that was so strange in The Hanged Man, that only you knew was right, has been proven in the bigger picture.  It’s a time when you can allow your truths to shine out, you don’t need to keep it to yourself anymore. 

The World has been stalking me recently, and it’s sort of had me stumped a bit. It’s not a card that I’ve ever really had to look at too hard, it’s like ... I looked at it was a “graduation day” type of energy and it’s been easy to let the card sit with that.  But seeing it as an inversion of the energy of The Hanged Man has given it an interesting depth, even though I don’t think I’m explaining it very well!

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Re: Hangin' with The Hanged Man
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 01:07:28 PM »


A little snippit of my work today - The Hanged Man & The Hermit end up a pair if you match one end of the Majors to the other (The Fool & The World, The Magician & Judgement, and so on…)

These are two paths of unconventional thinkers - but while The Hermit up and ditched society, The Hanged Man stuck around and got persecuted for holding to his beliefs. But, he’s at peace on a living tree, The Hermit looks weary in a barren landscape. The Hanged Man holds his enlightenment inside, while The Hermit holds his high, a beacon to attract “his tribe” to him. And the colors - The Hanged Man wears a blue shirt on a grey background. The Hermit wears grey in front of a blue sky. There’s SO MUCH to be said for just this pairing like wow.

Wow.

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Re: Hangin' with The Hanged Man
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 06:31:38 AM »
First off, great thread.

And yeah, he's stalking me.  And your interpretation, Libra, makes a lot of sense to me.

I usually get him paired with the Strength card or Justice, so if I use your interpretation of the HM ..that means

I am true to my convictions despite opposition from those close to me.  I need to remain strong and I will be proven justified in my faith in myself and my abilities and my continuing on my path.

This brings so much clarity for me.  I AM on the right path and need to trust myself and stop worrying what others will think of me as I pursue this.  And I don't mean everyone in my life, just some close family who I feel don't understand or can't embrace any life choices but the ones they have made.  I was not meant for a 9 to 5 job.  I can do it, but it feels constricting after a while...and this is something I have just now finally admitted.  I am an artist, a writer and director and that is the path I must follow and I now fully choose.  No more trying to conform and fit into a square hole.  I'm an Octagon and I stand as an example of beauty and difference.

Whew....that felt great!

As for the World, it has always spoken to me as "having the world at your feet for the taking" meaning if you are true to yourself, you can have all that you desire.

The Hermit is the one who knows what he wants and sees he must stay true despite feeling like he is alone, he is not truly alone as he searches for his other's.  I like that "tribe" interpretation too.

I have been stalked by all these cards...the Hermit, The Hanged Man, the World, Justice...I'm truly starting to understand what they mean to my life.

I am on the right path. 

Great interpretations.
I am a seeker of truth both internal and external.

 

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