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~THE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE TAROT~
12
THE HANGED MAN

*SELF-SURRENDER TO THE HIGHER WISDOM*


+A life suspended, a point of transition; the changing of life's forces. Sacrifice; readjustment; rebirth. effort and sacrifice man be claled for to more toward a goal that may nonetheless not be reached.
-A lack of sacrifice, failure to give of one's self preocupation

TRANSLATION:Spiriutal Growth; surrender to a higher wisdom. a complete reversal of one's usual way of life. Dependance no longer ont he self but on the Creative Intelligence that runs the universe. Material temptatins should be conquerd. a period of indecious in one's life. the abiltiy to porphesy to some degree.

REVERSED. Preocupation with the concerns of the self. Absorption in the physical matters. resistence to spiritual teachings. false prophecy.
AT FIRST GLAND, MANY PEOPLE ARE REPELLED BY THIS CARD. TO THEM A HANGED MAN MEANS TORTURE AND PAIN. BUT A CLOSER LOOK SHOWS THAT THERE IS A LOOK OF CONTENMENT ON HIS FACE AND A HALO ABOVE HIS HEAD.

FUTURE: This card means that a time of approaching when he will seek more spiritual instruction.

PAST: He has already done so

REVERSED: This card can mean that the seeker takes such a great enjoyment inthe physcial aspects of life that he has no time to learn he has a soul

FUTURE: in means he will nto be guided by the wisdoem of others not trust his life to anything but his own wits.

THE HANGED MAN MAY ALSO INDICATE A PERSON WHO HAS A GIFT OF PROPHECY OR A TYPE OF CLAIRAVOYANCE. WHEN THE CARD IS RIGHT SIDE UP HE WILL USE HIS ABILITIES FOR GOOD.

DESCRIPTION: The Hanged Man is suspended from a T-cross of living wood, with his arms folded behind his back and one leg crossed behind the other. There is a numbus about his head, and his face expresses deep contemplation rather than suffering. This future embodies the idea of the uther dependancy of th ehuman personality of the Tree of Cosmic Life. The key is #12; and we find that here th elower forces of the twelve signs of the Zodiac have been transmited into thehighter, uplifting meanings of the signs. It is a reversal of thought rather than one of body- a silent, unostentatios reversal of one's way of life, conbined with perfect tolerance of other people-the aim of the practical occultist.

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