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PostSubject: Key 12- The Hanged Man (The Twenty-thrid Path)   Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:33 pm

Key 12 - The Hanged Man - Mem - The Sea
Gematria Value: 40
23rd PathOnchya, myrrh | Aquamarine, Beryl
From Hod to Gevurah | EAST TO WEST 12


Surrender, change of viewpoint.

Suspension, study, the human form.

Samadhi - absorption into the infinite through meditation

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. is 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 Hatha Yoga.

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.

Neptune is Exalted in Cancer, and Rules Pisces. Neptune's detriment is Virgo and its fall is Capricorn.

The Sepher associated with Neptune is Kochma.


There is a place where darkness and beutay meet.
Where romanticism and love are a strength
and were the seemingly delicate shine with thier own
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