For many of us, whenever we talk to psychics, we want to straight up know all the answers to what’s coming up for us. It gives us some sort of illusion of control, when really if we have too much information, it can misdirect our energies, then alter and screw up that path. Again, like I’ve mentioned before, there are always multiple paths we can take, and the future is constantly in flux because of our and others’ free will.
Typically, I get the ten of swords, hanged man, and two of wands in relationship questions, but they've also come up during job questions too. It's usually because either someone doesn't know what to do, or wants to know if something is going to work out, as a means to try to beat pain to the punch in case it doesn’t. These cards convey to me that it's time to STOP OVERTHINKING, LET IT GO, and LET THINGS UNFOLD ORGANICALLY.
The ten of swords card can sometimes mean putting a stop to something, or being at rock bottom, but for me when I pull it, it usually tells me that the person I’m reading for is thinking something to death, and needs to pull back a bit. This could be wondering what to do in a relationship, wondering what someone is feeling, wondering if you’ll get that job, wondering what decision to make about something. The second your mind starts doing this, the seemingly never ending rabbit hole spiral into hell, it overrides your natural ability to suss out information intuitively. If you don’t know what to do about something, more often than not, you either have already realized what the solution is, but insecurity/indecision is stopping you from carrying it out, OR, it’s because the right solution has not yet presented itself and you need to let life unfold a little bit before what to do becomes apparent. And that is where the two of wands comes in.
On the card you have this guy who's holding the world in his hands. This could take on several meanings. Some obviously good (cue some hippy elementary children singing “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”), but if you look closely, he’s looking beyond what he has in his hands, which to me kind of says, don’t make your world too small by focusing on what’s in front of your face, think BEYOND that. Recognize and be at peace with the process. When the two of wands comes up for people in readings I say that they need to let things unfold still here. They aren’t supposed to know more details, but they can rely on the fact that a story is still unfolding.
Outside of my tarot work, I’m a writer. Mainly of plays and other types of scripts. When I first started out, whenever I would begin a script, I would want to pack in SO MUCH INFORMATION about the characters and the story line in the first however many pages, rather than tease out information gradually. I would want it always to be everything RIGHT NOW, rather than letting process take its part here. I realized that I’d been doing the same thing in my life and for my WHOLE life. With relationships. With jobs. With hobbies. Ever since I was kid. My first instance of this behavior was when I broke my leg when I was 8 after trying to accomplish an Olympic-style triple lutz despite only having two weeks of ice skating lessons at that point. Too much too soon in nearly all cases rarely works out. What I’ve learned and am constantly working on, in life and my writing AND my relationships, is to be comfortable with the process, knowing that I will discover more and more later on. Stuff that might transform my initial ideas and make things infinitely richer. There is a certain joy (if you allow it) in letting life just unfold sometimes. Learning that you can’t always and shouldn’t always try to control the situation or control or know what comes next. This is where the Hanged Man comes in.
This guy can mean delays in results, but usually I see it come up for people when the one thing that they can do for themselves in a situation is that they can exert control by simply letting go. There’s a lot of power in that. And it takes some courage and faith, but in many instances in life, ESPECIALLY with circumstances that we can do nothing about and are out of our hands, is to just…let it go. Know that things will become clear once we allow ourselves to be still enough. To know that there is going to be more story down the line when we might know clearly what the next steps actually are.
If you have some problems doing it, some of the solutions that might help are meditation, physical activity, watching a movie, listening to your favorite music, ANYTHING else that you can enjoy that will take your mind off things and force you to let the energies balance and restore themselves. If you're religious, give it up to God to handle. If you are just into metaphysical things, give it up to the universe. Give your mind and heart a break, and just trust in the rhythm of your own personal narrative.