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Tarot - The Hanged Man
By Alison Day
Article courtesy of Lotus Tarot library
They say that going back to someone or something from your
past isn?t normally a good idea, as though 'going back' is a
Although this may sometimes hold true, it certainly isn't
always the case.
Finding yourself in such a dilemma can cause a state of
impasse or limbo where you really don't know what to do for
the best. This brings me to The Hanged Man card, a card
that normally indicates the need to make some kind of self-
sacrifice, or indicates a need for you to give someone or
We all know how very difficult this can be! ;- )
The Hanged Man Card above is from The Rider Waite Tarot Deck
Contemplating how challenging such situations can be,
especially when it concerns affairs of the heart, inspired
me to write The Sign Post reading, which is now part of
the membership readings at Lotus Tarot.
How do you know what or who you should give up? Are you
considering giving up the right person or the right thing?
Are you looking at your situation from the right
perspective? Perhaps all you need to 'give up' is a certain
attitude you have towards someone or something.
The Hanged Man doesn't always mean giving up something
material or giving up a certain person. It can mean giving
up inappropriate or negative attitudes or emotions that are
creating a state of impasse for you.
If you feel confused, or fearful of making the wrong choice
or decision, because of mixed emotions or powerful and
addictive attractions, you can focus or meditate on Tarot
readings to help guide you to an intuitive answer.
When The Hanged Man appears you can be pretty sure he's
saying "you've got to give something or someone up in order
to move on, or at the very least try and look at your
situation from a fresh perspective."
In releasing ourselves from a situation that has become
stale, neutral or indeed negative, we can create a new
freedom. Limbo-land, or a state where you are lost without
direction, is not a great place to be.
So if you find yourself asking questions such as:
- Should I go back to someone in my life or let them go?
- Should I go back to an ex-lover or not?
- Should I stay in my job or leave to pursue greater goals?
- Should I end an affair?
- Should I leave my partner?
- Should I accept that my current business attempts are
failing and go back to a job?
You may find ‘The Sign Post’ and the ‘that should I let go
of’ readings helpful guides when you're making a difficult
choice or trying to make the decision that is right for you.
Lotus Tarot: Alison Day's site offers free online tarot card readings, card meanings, a learn tarot course, tarot articles and a discussion forum.
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