The Hanged Man is one of the Major Arcana cards I find is most easily misunderstood. Many think it presages that they will suffer martyrdom of some kind (hopefully they don't think literal martyrdom is in their future when this card pops up!). That's not how I read this card.
Perhaps there was a time when martyrdom was commonplace enough that the image of a man hanging upside down from a tree would conjure such doom and gloom. But this is not how I view the card. Rather, I see The Hanged Man as a call for a change in perspective and the patience that this requires.
As a tarot reader, I give people the gift of perspective. I also regularly enlist my fellow readers to pull cards and give me readings because I too need that gift from others. None of us can see our own forests when we're dancing through our own trees.
What An Outside View Can Do For You
When I'm not reading cards for visitors to Tea & Tarot, I offer book coaching. I work for a company that trains book coaches. I write. My whole life shapes itself around helping others gain new perspective.
An outside perspective can help us realize what we already know about ourselves. I can't tell you (because I haven't counted) how many times I've sat in the tarot nook with someone, pulling cards and talking with them, that they say they've known the truths we're discussing to be true, but they weren't ready to admit them to themselves. To face them.
Facing the truths we don't want to face can help us level up. I'll get to this more later in this post. Doing so can also help clear pathways for us to take forward. It can make us feel seen, heard, and loved--even if "just" from ourselves.
This is the same sort of objective but compassionate perspective I seek to offer in all walks of my life. I'm so fortunate that I get to do this work at Tea & Tarot, a place where I get that same perspective from our stable of readers. I've had tarot cards pulled by Heather, Eden, Anastasia, and Klaudia, past life readings from Jess, mediumship readings with Stephanie, and more. I try to get perspective from all of our readers because it helps me on my life path (and they're all lovely people, too!). I read for them, too. Because we all know that what these readings provide is clarity and truth.
From clarity and truth, love is possible.
Reading Cards Is A Calling
I'm in this life to teach others how to be more loving toward themselves and others. How to turn fear into understa