The Hanged Man, a card near and dear to my heart, is the first stop on our journey. There is a dualistic meaning to this card. The first, to see things with a new perspective, comes from the fact that the critters on the card are usually placed in a upside down position. When I draw this card for others, I try and get them to look at things as if they were standing on their heads. Secondly, this card is a card of sacrifice. This meaning comes from the story of Odin and how he sacrificed himself on the World Tree to gain the knowledge of the ruins to save his people.
So, in my Readers Studio journey, The Hanged Man reminds me to keep an open mind. While I attended last year’s Studio, I cannot let those preconceived notions to rule my time. Readers Studio will be everything I want it to be, as well as nothing I want. 🙂