Saturday, 1 June 2013

Just hangin' around

Joie de Vivre Tarot, US Games 2011
I have a new tarot deck and it's all the fault of Siddaleah and Prince Lenormand!  They have used it on their blogs lately and I was forced to buy myself a copy as a result.;) Today I drew a Card of the Day with it, my first draw from it, and got this guy: The Hanged Man.

I've looked through this deck a few times since I received it and I believe these characters may be just as cheeky as the faeries in Brian Froud's Faeries' Oracle! Because today's card is more or less exactly what is going to be happening at work today. With the entire computer network down, there's not a lot we can do but 'hang around' and put in our time. That and apologize to customers and send them to the only other place in town with public access PCs, the Community Cafe. :)

So yeah, I'll be hanging around.

There's another aspect to this card that I will need to exercise as well. How can I put this diplomatically? One of my work colleagues, the kindest soul you could ever want to meet, doesn't deal very well with disruption of ANY kind. She gets herself into a right flap about things, particularly things that are beyond our control. So the other aspect of the Hanged Man, one of patient endurance, will most likely be called into play as well.

I notice, though, that this Hanged Man's hands aren't bound, and neither are his feet. He's got his own stripey tail wound around one leg and the branch. He can let go at any time! He's in way more control of this situation than he at first appears! And that is a reminder that I don't 'have' to go to the job, it's a situation I put myself in, and it's a situation that could as easily be changed. Well, that thought came out of the clear blue this morning! But it does help to remember that I am not a victim in my life, even when I must exercise patience and endurance. Our hands are never truly tied.

5 comments:

  1. You're so right, it's easy to play the victim, even in our own heads, when really, there are always choices. Not always good choices, which may be why we choose to wait until we see a better choice emerging... :)

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    1. Especially when so many LWBs say the Hanged Man means 'self-sacrifice for the greater good' or some such!!

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    2. Well, you can also choose to sacrifice yoursef for the greater good. I more often see this as a period of enforced inactivity, or just not being able to get things done, often with the idea that we'll learn from it even if we don't see the point right now... :)

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  2. This hanged man has a look on his face that makes me think he's actually enjoying himself, maybe plotting something while he hangs around. You're right. Very cheeky. :-)

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  3. I'm glad you got it in the end :)
    Looks like you're having a fab time with it too!

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