In the beginning, there was the Fool; and the Major Arcana plays out the rest of his tale. “The Fool’s Journey” is a fascinating and important concept for both beginners and tarot pros alike. Come along with me as I revisit this journey through 22 cards from 22 different decks.
The Hanged Man: Seeing from a Different Perspective
At this point in the Fool‘s journey, he finds himself trapped in a difficult and uncomfortable situation. At first, he struggles to free himself, but as he slowly relinquishes that need for control, he feels a sense of serenity and joy. By surrendering instead of struggling, his openness and vulnerability allow him to view his situation from a new perspective.
In The Elemental Power Tarot by Melinda Lee Holm and Rohan Daniel Eason, the Hanged Man card literally allows us to see the world from a different point of view. This deck shows no human figures, so in this card, we are placed in the position of the Hanged Man, simulating his upside-down view of the forest.
I’ve had my fair share of feeling stuck, and I often have to stop myself from trying to control a situation that I feel needs to be changed. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself and for other people is to just surrender, let go, and try to find a new angle.
What do you think of when you see the Hanged Man? Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below!
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