Samadhi - absorption into the infinite
Key 12 is a probationary period
in the realm of the soul, reflected in the primary colors, red, yellow, and
blue, that are predominant.
He hangs from a "T" shape made
from tree parts. "T" is Tav (The World) and Tet (Strength)- concepts rendered
in a human construction of living parts, like Ets Chaim, the Tree of Life.
"Mind" and "Man" share the same
Sanskrit root - here we have the "Mind in Suspension."
Here, human will surrenders to
divine will, represented by the tree/cross.
The Hanged Man shows reflection,
among other things. The letter assigned to Key 12 is Mem - which means waters,
or oceans. Water was the first mirror - and the mirror gives us pause, forces
us to re-evaluate.
The number 12 shows the 12 signs
of the Zodiac, a cycle of completion, and a balancing of the archetypes. Recall
the 12 labors of Hercules, after which the young man is "left out to dry."
This circular cycle is reflected on the opposite side of the Tree, with Key
10, Wheel of Fortune.
This is where the numerical flip
occurs in the tree. This is the transition zone, where the polarity is reversed.
Here's a deeper look at the Tree - Helix.
Inversion is part of a process
of mixing; the man, hanging pendulum-like, waits meditatively. It is his only
option, being bound by circumstances.
His position, ,
is an inverted alchemical glyph for sulphur, the chemical assigned to the
Emperor card. His legs, in red, form a 4, number and color of the Emperor.
also a symbol of "Accomplishment of the Great Work-" a successful transformation
of lead into gold.
His relationship to the Emperor
goes deeper. Aries, home sign of the Emperor, is impulsive, always leaping
ahead. The Hanged Man shows holding back, a poised waiting, an assessment
of the situation.
His Red/Yellow/Blue color scheme
refers to the Gevurah/Tiparet/Chesed triad.
His position also suggests Hatha
Yoga, a system of exercise. "Yoga" means "yoke," another form of restraint,
or discipline. This is not hanging as in "lynching," or punishment, this is
self control for a higher purpose. Here is more about
His calm expression tells us
that he has chosen his position willingly. His feet are rooted in Heaven.
Key 12 shows inversion, reversal,
mirroring, seeing the other point of view.
Neptune's placement at birth influences
the person's connection to the superconscious, to their generational position.
Neptune shapes how a person will
identify with their peers, how their spiritual love will develop. Neptune
is the higher octave of Venus. Afflictions to Neptune create delusions, obsessions,
psychoses, addictions, being an outcast, a two-dimensional person.
Troublesome Neptune transits can
lend a dreamlike quality to life, lack of focus, confusion and ambiguity.
Good transits can be "Dreams Come True," flashes of insight, and inspirational
dreams or encounters.
Neptune takes 164.8 years to complete
its orbit through the zodiac.
Neptune moves so slowly, that
its house placement is considered of more vital importance.