THE HANGED MAN
Move slow and methodical today. No need for major decisions. If you're feeling extra sensitive, breathe into the heart. Through inaction, you allow the mind to slow, so that you may be gifted with an enlightening new perspective. Such a sweet, nurturing, and home-y moon to balance out our very ambitious, goal-oriented Sun in Capricorn. Be easy!
How can I best assert my independence to be an agent of change? The Hanged Man. ✨You were incarnated in this time, in this place, in this body for a reason. Fully accept this Sacred Truth. You were born into the world in the absolute perfect form, fully equipped to make tomorrow a better day. It's not about how to "assert" your independence, but rather how to EMBODY your independence. ✨It first starts with ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. "Here I am. I am an individual." And even though your wild spirit may at times long to be set free from your limited reality, to dance with the entire universe, now is the time for you to FULLY ACCEPT that you are here and that all of the beautiful variables that form together to create the unique you are PERFECT. ✨When you own your right to be an individual, to act in the world in a way that is fully aligned with the most authentic expression of your heart, you will undergo a deep transformation in which both your personal and the collective unconscious will be brought into consciousness and assimilated into the whole of your personality. This is the individuation process, the birthing out process of The Hanged Man. ✨Don't be scared. Be gentle with yourself. Remind yourself on the daily, "I have a right to be here. I have a right to be seen. I have a right to be a living embodiment of the fundamental truth I so deeply feel in my soul that 'We Are One.'" ✨When you fully accept yourself, your body, your quirks, your strengths, and when you fully accept whatever privilege you may hold, the unique combinations of variables you were gifted upon being birthed into this realm, you open yourself up to stepping forward on a path of empowerment, towards a future where we are all given the equal rights to feel safe, protected, and loved.
The Hanged Man reminds us that once we can still the body, we can still the mind. On a very mundane + practical level, his deepest wisdom shows up in a situation we feel STUCK, and there's absolutely NOTHING we can do but deeply SURRENDER. The best example + experience of his energy in my life unveiled itself when I broke my foot, and I literally had my leg up the wall for two months. But whether it's something physical or energetic that's asking us to slow down, the Hanged Man shows up in our lives when we are being called to CULTIVATE HUMILITY. This cultivation is readying the HEART (which btw hangs high above the head) to gain the capacity to hold a DEEP AWAKENING. Through our practice of surrendering to these more minor life situations of STILLNESS, we prepare ourselves to completely UNDERSTAND + INTEGRATE this PATIENCE + HUMILITY on a grander level.
As spirits we have no choice but to be in the body we've been gifted. By bowing to our bodies, we bow to this human experience + the limitations of physical reality. And just like our bodies, we've also incarnated into a particular time + place. And whether we chose this on a soul level or not, the reality is, we are HERE + NOW. We may kick + scream, try to escape, resist, or even ruminate on the injustices, but eventually whether through EXHAUSTION or GRACE, we will wake up to the truth that life is never meant to be a struggle. We've been gifted with these fixed realities, not as a punishment, but as a gift. Once we fully ACCEPT the things we cannot control, the grip of the rope loosens so we can fully come home to ourselves. It is only then that we see this HUMAN EXPERIENCE from a NEW PERSPECTIVE. We become the witness. We free ourselves from the the spiral of current culture, and can simply watch it all beautifully unfold. Here we are, completely suspended in this body, time + place. Be in awe of the spiraling world around you. Partake with a light heart. This is how we truly heal ourselves, so we can reach out and heal the world around us