Inspired by a friends daily Instagram, I decided to start pulling a tarot card every now and then and using what it tells me for “guidance”.
After spending today, like many recent days, thinking about how to change my life for the better, I pulled The Hanged Man. The Hanged Man!
“This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and of martyrdom and sacrifice to the greater good. This is the archetype to meditate on to help break old patterns of behaviour and bad habits that restrict you”
“The main lesson of the Hanged Man is that we “control” by letting go – we “win” by surrendering. The figure on Card 12 has made the ultimate surrender – to die on the cross of his own travails – yet he shines with the glory of divine understanding. He has sacrificed himself, but he emerges the victor. The Hanged Man also tells us that we can “move forward” by standing still. By suspending time, we can have all the time in the world.”
“In terms of career path The Hanged Man may indicate volunteering or working for a not for profit”
I’m not trying to be a martyr – I’m just looking for something more. Pulling the Hanged Man tonight makes me think that the universe is behind this goal of deep change.