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2019 Tarot Card of the Year: The Hanged Man

By December 20, 2018 February 28th, 2019

In 2019, it’s time to look at your world from a different perspective. Pause, step back and take some time away from your regular routine and schedule so that you can connect with a new way of thinking and seeing. Sure, you might have to literally put important projects on hold while you do this (and it might feel super inconvenient) but trust me, it’ll be worth it. Something new is emerging and you won’t be able to see it unless you allow the time and space for it to come through. 

The Tarot card for 2019 is the Hanged Man (2 + 0 + 1 + 9 = 12 – Hanged Man) 

At its core, the energy of the Hanged Man is represented by: 

  • Surrender 
  • Pause 
  • Seeking a new perspective 

Sometimes, in life, we have to hit the pause button and put everything on hold before we can take the next step (or the Universe does it on our behalf). You may have heard of the saying, “What got you here, won’t get you there.” It’s essential that you release and let go of your old mental models and behavioural patterns that are no longer serving you, so that you can see your world from a new perspective and prepare yourself to embrace new opportunities that would have otherwise been hidden to you if you didn’t hit the brakes.  

It’s a bit like when you are driving and following Google Maps to get to your destination. You’re zooming down the highway at full speed, thinking you’re on the right path, only to realise the road signs are now featuring places that are in the complete opposite direction. If you choose to ignore the signs and keep driving along just so you can feel like you’re moving forward, you’re going to end up in the wrong place. But if you pull over for a moment, re-orient yourself and adjust your directions in Google, you’ll find your way back to the right path, even if it means slowing down for a period of time. 

Here’s the thing. These ‘pauses’ can be voluntary or involuntary. If you’re in tune with your intuition, you’ll start to have a feeling when it’s time to hit the brakes and put things on hold. But if you’re out of alignment and oblivious to those intuitive signs, the Universe is likely to put things on hold for you, in the form of continued obstacles, ill-health, and breakdowns. When you feel the ‘pause’ coming, pay attention to it, otherwise the Universe will simply turn up the volume until you can’t ignore it any longer. 

And when your projects and activities come to an unexpected halt, don’t keep pushing forward, hoping that more and more force will get you to where you want to go. Instead, surrender to the opportunity to pause and see this as your chance to reassess and re-evaluate where you are on your path. Some adjustments may be needed. Or, a new opportunity may be presenting itself to you. You just need to slow down long enough to be able to see these opportunities emerging in front of you. 

So, in 2019, welcome these ‘pauses’ with open arms and be ready to surrender to the ‘what is’ – even if it is different to what you expected. This is the Universe’s way of helping you see new perspectives and preparing you for the next uplevelling that is happening in your life. If you push or resist, you will only encounter more obstacles along the way. But if you surrender and ‘allow,’ the opportunities will flow easily and effortlessly to you. 

Beloved, this is THE card for 2019, so revisit this post throughout the year and tune in to your connection with the Hanged Man. How can its energy help you and guide you during the course of the year? What lessons do you need to be reminded of, to live your fullest potential? 

Journaling Prompts 

Use these journaling prompts throughout the year to help you stay in alignment with the Hanged Man energy. 

  • In what areas of my life can I practice surrender?  
  • What do I need to put on hold right now so that something new can emerge? 
  • What new perspectives are emerging right now?
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2019 Tarot Card the Year of the Hanged Man | Everyday Tarot Deck pictured with Clear Quartz Crystal | Biddy Tarot Blog

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Brigit Esselmont is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling books the Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings and the Biddy Tarot Planner, and the brand new book and Tarot deck, Everyday Tarot. A professional Tarot reader for more than 20 years, Brigit founded Biddy Tarot in 1999, where each year more than 4.5 million people (like you!) are inspired to live more mindful and enlightened lives, using the Tarot as a guide.

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