What greets this week is The Hanged Man – card XII
This card often strikes fear in the hearts of someone who has requested a reading, but there is no need. The man, though suspended by one leg with his head hanging down, does not look as though he is in pain, and it appears he has willingly allowed himself to be hung from The Tree of Life. Around his head is a halo, indicating a spiritual aspect to his choice.This card counsels us to not take any action at the moment, it is a time for ‘hanging about’ and seeing things from a different angle (try hanging upside down and the world looks totally different). It indicates that we are stuck and feeling the need to make a decision (which may even feel urgent for us) but that now is not the time to make that decision. Rather wait and see if the new angle we get on things from our different viewpoint leads us to a solution that we had not thought of. It is possible that we have overlooked something that will be more useful than our usual point of view for making us achieve what we want. If it does not feel right, do nothing and look at the situation from different points of view, it may be that the universe is sending us a solution we have overlooked so far.
What meets this week is the Hierophant – card V
This card represents organised and traditional belief systems – the Hierophant (also known as the High Priest or Pope) is in possession of the knowledge to lead to Spirit and is charged with leading initiates along this way. This card means that now is not the time to start being innovative in our belief systems, but rather to adapt to the existing system – leaving the status quo alone. This may be a time of some formal education, which will bear fruit later. The message the Hierophant sends us following on from the Hanged Man is that whilst we are hanging about it may be a good time to examine our belief system honestly, throw out those parts that no longer serve us, and ask ourselves how we operate as a result of our beliefs and how our beliefs affect our lives. It may be time to join a group or organization, though this may just be as simple as joining a gym, or as complex as committing to a structured system of spiritual teaching. It may also indicate that we will meet someone who will help us advance on our Path, (a guru if you like) who will lead us with integrity and without ulterior motives.
The week ends with The Magician – card I
The Magician has absolute power – as we have seen in previous readings. He is a sign that we have more power than we are aware of and that our potential is unlimited. With his multiple symbols of Eternity, and all the elements combined, the Magician indicates that we have at our disposal unlimited possibilities to manifest what we want – provided we are acting from our Power (presumably worked out by the spiritual searching the Hierophant counsels us to do). A situation will be presented to us (soon) that has all the inherent elements to allow the manifestation of our desires. The Magician asks us to be very clear about precisely what it is we want, and then to use all our gifts, skills and knowledge to set about manifesting that.
Overall then, a week that starts slowly – asking us to suspend ourself and our actions, take stock of our belief systems and how they affect what we are, ditch what does not suit us any more and then at the end of the week we shall be in a position of power and unlimited opportunity. The time for starting a ‘new’ project (or renewing focus and commitment to an existing project) is towards the end of the week – provided we have considered new angles, done our work on belief systems etc. it should be a fruitful beginning to something new.
Have a great week everyone.