Happy Vernal Equinox everyone! Those of us in the northern hemisphere enjoy today as the quiet equidistant balance before the shift to light begins. It is the space between breaths, thoughts; the action between jumping and landing. Western society in particular has a hard time with the notion of in-between space. It either is, or it isn't... and we are driven to distraction trying to attain, be, do, meet and so on. Sometimes the most important work we can do, the only work we can do; is to hang in the balance.
The hanged man tarot card is tied to the story of Odin who hanged himself from the World Tree who learned from that experience learned the secret of the runes. The Hanged Man is the time of not doing, not being, not running around like crazy. This times are not always chosen by us and so when they occur and we feel like we can't move forward we can either gnash our teeth in frustration, or sit within the unstructured space, and even enjoy it, hanging in the balance.
Notice that the Hanged Man is never in agony and usually he has a serene look on his face, there is a lesson there for us all!
1. Do you allow yourself to sit without endless distractions?
2. How do you handle ambiguity?
3. Do you resist having unstructured time/plans or undefined relationships? If so, why?
4. Why do you think the in-between moments cause anxiety? How do you think they might be helpful for you?
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