Do you remember hanging upside down as a kid; how different everything looked? It was like being in a strange new world. The Hanged Man does just that: he sees things in a new way. I painted the Hanged Man in the yoga tree pose, upside down. Even though he is backlit by a glowing full moon he is traveling deep into space towards a distant star which ignites his heart. At his third eye is a new moon, a symbol of potential. The full moon is a kind of halo which symbolizes transcendence. So often our thinking gets in a rut and we need to do something to gain a new perspective. Artists often turn their canvases upside down; the mistakes become glaringly obvious. I suggest traveling into the unconscious; there are many ways to do this from paying attention to our night-time dreams, journaling with our non-dominant hand to shamanic journeying.

Meaning: The Hanged Man invites you to look at life from a different angle. Sometimes it may even mean surrendering to what is.