I was looking at my deck’s image of The Hanged Man, which represents my 2010 Tarot Personal Year energy. Before reading its meaning, my gut reaction was, “I’m seeing everything from a dramatically altered perspective–at least temporarily–and judging by ‘my’ posture and expression, this topsy-turvy perspective brings me satisfaction and/or pleasure.”
Then I read that the card’s archetype/expertise/wisdom is personal sacrifice. After a little head scratching–and noticing that the card’s astrological correspondent is Neptune–it occurred to me that all the “sacrifice” may begin inside me. An example would be a sacrifice/surrender of ego-ic attachment to believing things had to be done a certain way in order to be “right.” (And even that there’s such a thing as “right.”) Another would be a surrender to creative inspiration without worrying whether it would lead to a commercially viable product. Another might be demonstrating compassion/forgiveness in a way that requires me to release any previous attachment to judgment.
In other words, a year of being willing to surrender everything I think I know, in order to make room for something bigger than me.