A Jungian approach to Tarot
The Hanged Man appears when your old tricks and get-out clauses no longer work. He is the advent of suspension — that moment where we are held to account for our lives, where life speeds past us while we (often infuriatingly) are left to deal with our unfinished business:
Can working with tarot, and can working with counselling, allow for what so many other modalities — the scientific method, in particular — already allow for: being human? Being limited? In
The cards are asking you to look at the details this week. This will not only assist you in getting clear about what’s going on. It will also help you to navigate your way through the tension of two states that seem to be closing in on you, vying for your attention.
Trying to unpick the kind of thoughts that meet you on your path in the Eight of Swords is to entertain an unwelcome guest who’s never going to let you go to bed. Trying to do this is trying to reason with a lack of reason,
Though this reading is about the falling away of something as represented by The Tower, it is also about redemption. Profound redemption. A re-encounter with something that is true, and inextricably a part of you.
“Grace under pressure.” These three words define this today’s reading — which feels perfect as we enter a week where the cards tally with a meeting of two powerful planets: a conjunction between Mars and Saturn.
You, Mr Magus or Ms Magicienne, are hubble-bubbling something up in that cauldron of yours and it looks pretty darn fine from this perspective — that is, if you’re looking to create something that is both collaborative and has the ability to support everyone involved rather well.
Before you do anything else, take a look at the lone figure that appears in all three of the cards in front of you. Now imagine for the purposes of this reading that this figure is you.
What if you were to entertain the possibility that what consumes your attention — so tangible, and so much more easy to focus on than the real the answer to your search — represents a signpost instead of a destination.
What has grown out of the enquiry into a love of yourself and the right to embrace the possibility of things being different, supportive, enlisted to fill you with a kind of blessing, a benediction where you are both the giver and receiver of a current that moves through you?