The Hanged Man
The Major Arcana
They say that going back to someone or something from your past isn't normally a good idea, as though 'going back' is a 'step backwards'.
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 something up.
We all know how very difficult this can be!
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.
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 our members' Sign Post and What 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.