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XII. The Hanged Man: Trials and tribulations

Explanation of this card

“In order to grow, one dives deep first.”

Many myths and legends, and nowadays even computer games, are about this: the Quest, the victory over our own selves. To become pure, and to learn to see things from another’s perspective, we go through trials. Only when we have survived these experiences can we find ourselves through them. Without this experience, there can be no I-development.

It’s the emotional trials and tribulations that make us observe life from another angle. Without them there would be no need to invent fire, the wheel, the plough or the computer. The way to learn from a trial or tribulation is to make the leap and undergo what it feels like.

Tool: Healing Tears

A good cry never hurts. It releases toxins out of your body and takes the pressure off the stress valve.

Characteristics of The Hanged Man

Trials, the dance of life, quest, victory over oneself.

Individual properties of this card

Trump Cards: Evolving Soul

The Trump Cards, or archetypes are numbered I through XXI, and are distributed over three layers of seven cards each.

1. the Temporal Body (cards I-VII)
2. the Evolving Soul (cards VIII-XIV)
3. the Eternal Spirit (cards XV-XXI)

The Storyteller is the unique Nil Card, who ‘ignorantly’, without preconceived notions, wanders through the experiences of the other 21 trump cards.

The second layer of the Trump Cards (cards VIII-XIV) addresses the evolving soul or peace of mind. This reflects the journey that the soul makes during its earthly existence.

Number: 12

Every number has a unique energy, and therefore a unique meaning and role in the interpretation of the card, in combination with the color or the archetype.

Twelve, added together to make the number 3, stands for creativity. As separate numbers, the 1 stands for potential and the 2 for duality. In this instance: to grow, one must first take a leap.

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