When Bat appeared to me on two consecutive nights a couple of weeks ago, I knew there was a significant message. As I shared in an earlier post, it is about facing one’s fears.
Ted Andrews, author of Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small, also explained that it will be beneficial to meditate on the tarot card The Hanged Man.
I’m sharing below parts where I resonate the most. I’m still integrating my thoughts and going through my inquiry and reflection as I read and re-read the information. And I will share in another post my insights on these Hanged Man messages and how they apply specifically — and so aptly — to my current miserable, chaotic and very uncertain living situation…. 😮 …..and I’m sensing Life in general! 😮 😮 😮
Meantime, may you have a pleasurable read especially those to whom the Hanged Man may speak directly and appropriately as well! 🙂
“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 Hanged Man reflects a need to suspend action… in order to allow new possibilities to arise. Sometimes not acting will help to shed more light on what other options are available to you and will allow more attractive opportunities to emerge.
“The Hanged Man is also about letting go. You need an emotional release from whatever it is that is leaving you feeling stuck. Accept and surrender to your present circumstances. You may need to become more vulnerable and open to different experiences but this will help you end the struggle and give up your need for control. It is when you can really let go of all the worries and concerns that you have, that you find these concerns suddenly disappear and a new reality is possible.
“The reversed position of the man in the Hanged Man indicates the need to look at yourself from an entirely different perspective, while the hanging indicates that your life is simply suspended for a time in order for you to recognise what needs to be changed in your personality.
“The Hanged Man asks you to turn your world around and view your situation differently. When you do this, you will find something new that will prove to be of greater value to you on a much deeper level. It may be that you have to sacrifice your previous beliefs or even way of life but it is a time of renewal and your life will go forward.
“The main lesson of the Hanged Man is that we “control” by letting go – we “win” by surrendering.
“The Hanged Man appears to remind us that struggle at this time is futile and it is best to surrender to the situation and let it go, for as much as you fight to stay on top of whatever is involved, it will only succeed in depleting your energies, encouraging you to slide further into despair, negativity and pessimism. You are just not going to get anywhere at the moment or change much.
“The Hanged Man represents that time when no matter what we try to do, it just doesn’t work out. No matter how much we plan or try to force life to obey our commands and desires it seems to have a mind of its own and goes the opposite way. It can be a frustrating time when we become impatient and negative, and compare our failings and obstacles to the apparent success and luck of others. We may feel powerless to change our circumstances and feel restricted. Justice has appeared in our life to address our situation and now attempts to balance the scales. Finding the right balance may be difficult, and may also take some time. Justice has stepped in to remind us of our Spiritual Purpose and Duty. She has stopped us in our tracks, hung us up and restricted our movement so that we may focus our attention inward for a while. The knots Justice has tied cannot be undone by any mere mortal, and so The Hanged Man may as well surrender to his fate and wait.
“If life is not going the way you planned or want, no matter how much you do, then much is to be gained by letting go of your constant struggle and look at things from another perspective. Take time to stand outside the situation and view the bigger picture. It is a time to surrender and trust that life will support you and deliver you to a better place than where you currently are. You must look within for fulfillment in life. It would be a useful time to meditate on the underlying currents in your life and see what part you play, or have played, in your predicament. A time to take responsibility for where you are now, and less blaming of others and feeling victimized. This is no time to struggle, for what ever you attempt under the influence of The Hanged Man is bound to come back at you and deplete your energies.
“The The Hanged Man is associated with sacrifice. Sometimes, for the greater good of all, we may have to sacrifice our own desires and plans for the needs of someone or something else. The appearance of The Hanged Man in a reading may suggest that you are being asked to sacrifice or give up something of great value to you. What is it that you have to sacrifice, and who is it that demands or expects this sacrifice? Look at the bigger picture and see if the sacrifice is worth it.
“Enjoy this period of suspension and take the time to go within. It is only on the outside that things have ground to a halt. On the spiritual plane things have already started to shift, and time spent in reflection now will put you in a better place for when life activates again. It will allow you to apply your new insight and knowledge gained to what is truly useful and of worth. It can signify a quiet peaceful time after a difficult period.”
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