XII - the Hanged Man
man hangs upside-down from a crossbeam. One leg is crossed over
the other, and despite his predicament he looks quite calm and
impassive. The cross-beam from which he hangs is sprouting leaves,
signifying that perhaps this is Attis, or the pagan Green Man.
that all will get what they deserve.
may be necessary, and not all battles will be won. Some are
not worth fighting, and are better off foregone. Self-control
may be necessary in times ahead - you may need to bite your
tongue and accept that others will get what they have coming
to them, without need for you to intervene.
A tendancy toward masochism and playing the martyr needlessly)
from v1.0 pic to a more appropriately
serene looking Hanged Man (my old one didn't look too happy
about being hung, drawn & quartered). This card is similar
to the Rider-Waite card, although I've been more direct about
the older traditions of this card - the legend of Attis, and
the later Christian version of Saint Sebastian. The cross on
which the man hangs sprouts leaves, and he has an indifferent
look on his face. I love this guy's underwear! Although I've
only used three paintings to produce this picture, they were
heavily manipulated and rearranged to produce the final work.