Alright, so I lied about getting another post out yesterday. I think I was a little too ambitious about the one-a-day posting idea. At least this early in the life of this blog. I’m way too busy promoting and building right now. In fact, this post isn’t going to be anything special, either. I was crawling someone’s site today and saw that she displayed what kind of tarot card she was.
You know, I don’t typically like these little “fill this out and find out what you are” survey thingys, but I hadn’t seen this one before and I thought I’d give it a shot. I’ve always been interested in fortune telling. A) It’s amazing how accurate the fortune seems, if only because it’s so general. B) It’s also amazing how many people believe this stuff.
Anyway, this is me as a tarot card:
You are the Hanged Man
Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.
With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of loss from a situation, rather than gain.
The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.
The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.