I made my own deck of tarot cards based on my astrology chart. I combined my planets, signs, and houses together to make them, and I draw one on mornings where I feel compelled. I have been getting Pluto a lot recently, which actually makes sense as Pluto in Capricorn is making a t-square with my Mercury in Libra and my Chiron in Aries. Pluto is stationing to turn retrograde on April 28 at 26° 48’ Capricorn. But what really struck me was the symbol for Pluto: the circle of spirit held in the chalice or crescent of soul which is linked to the cross of matter. And it is the exact opposite of the Hanged Man Tarot card.
The Hanged Man is Spirit trapped. The man (or woman) is nailed to the cross of matter, and there is no soul here. People talk about soul as if it is a given, but if you have ever looked into someone’s eyes who wasn’t really alive, there is little to no soul there. When Spirit enters matter, soul has to be grown. If you look at the image of Pluto again, the crescent of soul is growing from the cross of matter like the limbs on a tree, forming a chalice or a container to properly receive the spirit. This is very significant because we are in a time now where we have to choose: Hanged Man (or Hanged Woman) or Pluto (live a life where matter is spiritualized and vitalized and we are turned right-side up again, growing soul). Life comes with pain, but you can learn and grow from any experience, no matter how challenging. Pluto will teach you that if you let it. The caterpillar creates its own cocoon, where it will be turned into a black goo. But through that alchemy, a butterfly is born.