It is still hot and moist here and I don’t function very well in this kind of weather. It is wearing me out and I am looking forward to some serious rain and thunderstorms (and so is my garden). So the Hanged Man from the Original Rider Waite Tarot is a very timely card for me. This card is all about letting go and coming to a standstill; life in suspension. Summer is the time for me to put many activities on hold. If I could go in a summer hibernation I would gladly J. But putting things on hold is only effective if you can let go of the desire to be active and energetic and accept how things are right now. The Hanged Man isn't resisting his status quo. Look at his peaceful expression. He is making the most of it.
The halo is the symbol of wisdom and tapping into your intuition. I read this as an advice to make time to ponder and meditate and to find new ways of connecting with the Divine, reviewing my beliefs and practices for whenever the heat cools down. Lately I've been thinking about observing the moon cycle more elaborate than just my usual new moon readings. The hanged man is also the one who urges me to see things from a different point a view. To revisit this practice and adept it to my current needs. I want it to be a fluid and intuitive practice without rules and lengthy texts and rituals. Maybe burning a candle, sit outside, pull or pick a card, draw or write something . Anything goes as long as I feel comfortable with it.
Maybe I also feel like this Hanged man because I've finished my painting recently, which leaves me in a kind of limbo. Not knowing where to go from here and a little bit anxious if the next one will be "as good" as this one. This too will pass, I know. I guess acceptance is my keyword for this card today.