Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Playing The Hand You're Dealt

I usually get a kick out of these "Which superhero/French cheese/topical ointment are you?" quizzes, but this one on tarot cards seems to have a flaw in the design, because it sounds cool but I just don't see myself this way. Then again, I've never been accused of playing with a full deck. If it is true, however, I want my mystical insights, and I want them now, damn it! On the other hand, another quiz said I should be in the Donnas, so who am I to complain?

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.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

1 comment:

CeN said...

"Which superhero/French cheese/topical ointment are you?"

OMG that made me laugh so hard. I don't know that I want to know which topical ointment I am.