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With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of loss from a situation, rather than gain.
The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.
The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.
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As you sit on the stool by the bed, waiting for the Master to come home. Rain drops felling on the window as the storm grows outside. Alone and waiting for the man of her wildest dream. The lights flicker with each strike of thunder. With a strike right above this lights die out. Only source of light is the fire place at the other end of the room. Wearing the Black Silk Dress he got you on your trip to the Europe last summer. Looking in the mirror and smiling back. You are remembering what…Continue