Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Era of the Hanged Man

I don't have any doubt that the Tarot reading is one of the most powerful way to understand what is going on in the world of the humanity - both personally and globally. And my duty is to tell this obvious fact to everyone who is willing to listen: We are living in the era of the Hanged Man. The tragedy is, of course, that we have willingly allowed us to get hanged. By whom? Or by what?
                We have been hanged by the global market economy. And now it is too late to regret this. We are just as helpless as the Hanged Man of the Major Arcana.
                How long will the era of the Hanged Man last? No one knows for sure, but it seems like the length of each tarot era cycle has lately been about 40 years. For example, 1910 - 1950 was the era of the Tower, and 1950-1990 was the era of the Magician. The Magician brought many wonders to us, but also many illusions that lured us to hang ourselves - most importantly the illusion of constant growth.
                And which era will follow the Hanged Man? If we could act wisely, it might be the era of Temperance. But I fear we are not yet wise enough, and even if we were, the very essence of the Hanged Man is the disability and unwillingness to act at all. So it will probably be the era of Judgement, Death or (at worst case) even another Tower.


  1. That's an interesting point of view. Never thought of it like that. Hmm.

  2. Thank you, Fickle Cattle. In my opinion, the greatest gift you can give to another human being is to show a new way to think. And we all casn give this gift to each other, because we all are different and think differently. All we need to do is to openly express our thoughts, and to be open to different ideas.