The Hanged Man #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The Hanged Man is, to me, about potential energy rather than kinetic energy.  It's healing, becoming prepared to act, observing - this isn't the stillness of one who is lazy or afraid - this is the stillness of someone collecting their resources and getting ready to act.

The song I chose for The Hanged Man is "Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash.

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine, I walk the line

 

Our guest DJ for the Hanged Man is Donnaleigh De La Rose.  

Desperate for changing,
Starving for truth
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
Just hanging by a moment here with you.  

 - Hanging By a Moment - Lifehouse

When our world is turned on its head, and nothing seems to make sense, we may feel like we're in a useless place of limbo. But there is good reason for our confusion. When we turn our heads to finally  meet the world, we ultimately see things for what they are, not just what we imagined them to be.  For after the Hanged Man (12), that hanging place of "figuring it out, " comes Death (13) -- the clearing out of illusions we created, to make room for balance/Temperance (14), seeing both sides for what they are.

It is through this seeing the same world through new eyes that we are able to progress and grow,  a worldly form of enlightenment.  - Donnaleigh DLR